Category Archives: Home Life

Ya Mamma, Ya Babba

Ya Mamma, Ya Babba When I read Bedu’s recent post, Saudi Arabia- Understanding Umm’s and Abu’s, I became inspired for this post. I suppose I should say it is a rant, but I am genuinely curious about how the following … Continue reading

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Tagged: Bedroom Art

Tagged: Bedroom Art imuslim tagged me: http://imuslim.tv/2009/03/08/bedroom-art/ Here are my bedroom shots, but I must confess, the photos look better than the real thing! These peacock feathers came from a cousin who keeps peacocks and llamas on her farm. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Best of Both Worlds, Perhaps?

The Best of Both Worlds, Perhaps? Twenty years ago, handfuls Saudi university students started graduating with a B.S. in  Medical Technology. They came to KFSH for their clinical internship, and I was fortunate to have initiated a few of them … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever in Riyadh

Cabin Fever in Riyadh 0R Living in Riyadh Before the Internet My daughters have near-native fluency in English, but sometimes they ask me about phrases they’ve never heard, like “cabin fever”.  Last week, one of them asked me about this … Continue reading

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Easy Natural Arabic Article

For those of you subscribed to Natural Arabic, http://www.naturalarabic.com, this week’s article is particularly accessible. In other words, easier than usual. تفاصيل يوم رتيب في حياة عائلة مغربية (Details of a routine day in the life of a Moroccan family) For … Continue reading

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Christmas Commentary

Christmas Commentary Many of us grew up celebrating Christmas, and some of us still celebrate. I often wonder how people feel about Christmas, once they have discovered its antithesis– loss, despair, alienation, anxiety, and grief. Yesterday my family celebrated Christmas … Continue reading

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Where is Your Husband?

Where is Your Husband? During the second year of my residence in Riyadh, I made friends with an American woman married to a Saudi. She invited me to her home, and I was thrilled. Finally! I’d get a chance to … Continue reading

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Soup for Breakfast

Soup for Breakfast I must give credit to ~W~ for the lovely soup I made yesterday: http://tootaslife.blogspot.com/2008/09/moroccan-harira-soup-recipe.html I started with her recipe, but ended up with my own variation. I simply cannot stick to recipes, because I keep thinking, “Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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