Friday, November 20, 2009

Diamonds and A Beach Festival- November Events

So the past few days have been pretty intense.
As I've mentioned earlier I haven't been feeling pretty well.  Add the stress of 'the job' and mild food poisoning, and you've got one unhappy camper.
I've got quite a lot of big news, but living on the lovely island of Bahrain (BAHRAIN I LOVE YOU!!!) 
I should keep my mouth shut until things are done. In the meantime, I can tell you about some other major things have taken place on the island I call home:

  1. Jewelry Arabia 2009 is finally here! You have no idea how many times I've heard stories about the legendary halls upon halls of diamonds! The models lounging around, dripping with diamonds, and the women flocking from all over the Gulf spending thousands of dinars on a years supply worth. So I finally got a chance to go this year, and well, it was an interesting experience.  What's always intrigued me the most was how millions of dollars worth of diamonds could be stolen every year.  It's just astounding. Apparently they can never seem to get the place locked down enough.  But them again how can you with all the people running around, and the sheer quantity of jewels. So this year according to the GDN, over BD 100,000 worth of diamonds have been allegedly stolen on the first day.  Not a good start, but if you can try and get yourself down there.  It's definitely an experience.
  2. When I heard that Bahrain was having it's very own Bahrain International Beach Festival, with the top DJ's coming in during the three days of Eid I was shocked.   At first I wanted to go out and get some tickets (after all, Bahrain's a sleepy town, this would surely be AWESOME).  But the more I though of it, the more I knew that there was NO way the religious right would let something like this happen.  And guess what.  One week to go, and look who's finally awake. Several PM's have made statements wanting to ban the event.  My thought to them- if you're so worried that this event will corrupt the morals of your children, why don't you actually teach them ethics (so that they in turn can critically think and use their minds) rather than shutting down the event for the rest of us.  What i'd really like to know is, why must you control other people's lives to fit what you think is 'right'.  Now this doesn't just go for you, but for everyone out there. All I want to know is..... why is everyone so judgmental and close minded?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

2birds and 1 wannabe Blogger

I found myself surfing the net last night, trying to get some insight into why some blogs are successful, and others, well are not as successful.

During this 'adventure' i happened to stumble across a blog by the name of 2birds 1blog, and I have to say that its THE funniest thing i've ever read.  One of the writers (Megan) is unbelievably hilarious and sharp, and I found myself wondering why I couldn't translate that sort of sarcasm (that naturally plagues me in every aspect of my life) into this sphere as well.

She has this amazing gift of putting down witty repertoire onto the screen, and somehow made a person literally laugh out loud (as known as the "Llol phenonenom" - that's right, a capital L, not to be confused with the lower case l, which as we all know is NOT the same thing- but that's a story for another day).
Anyhoozle, as I was saying she has been able to put down her daily life experiences and make it not only timeless, but consistently hilarious.

So if you haven't had the chance to check out her blog please do, trust me, you'll love it!

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Little Perspective

It's often hard to realize that the reason you haven't succeeded isn't the lack of opportunity or chance, but rather your lack of ability to grasp it. 
I've been looking through the internet trying to figure out what makes successful blogs successful, and so far haven't reached anything in particular. 
Although i haven't found an answer to one very long winded question I did find this.

Hope it puts things in perspective for you.

Much love,


Hey Y'all,

I'm back!
It's been a rough couple of months, but I've decided to get back into the swing of things and get writing. Granted, it's difficult keeping to it if you don't have a dedicated following, or anyone following for that fact, but after watching Julie & Julia, I've been given the 'zing' necessary to get on with it, so here I go!

Updates since the last time we spoke:

1. I've graduated (woohoo) and working hard at a top notch company.
It's ben hard getting used to a new routine, new people new atmosphere and a new line of work, but I've approached it as a daily challenge, which I think has helped quite significantly.

2. Moved to Bahrain
Yes, Yes I know.  I never really thought I'd move back here, but here I am.  It's crazy.  I thought I would be jumping for joy, at being back, but now that I'm here it all seems too familiar.

I love the Bahrain that I grew up in.  The serene island in the middle of the Gulf, bobbing along, doing what it does best.  But since I've been back, quite a few things have changed, and its been interesting to see how that affected the people, the attitudes and the demographics.

And since all I've been doing since coming back here is work work work,  i've decided to make this blog my little pet project, and expose the world to my little world here in Bahrain.  I will try to write as much as possible about this fabulous country, and let everyone out there know amazing life here is for an expat!

Let the blogging begin!