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· September, 2008

Stories about Bahrain from September, 2008

Arabeyes: Snapshots of Eid

It's Eid today, or tomorrow. Eid Al Fitr is a celebration which marks the end of the Muslim month of Ramadhan, and here are a few reactions on the occasion...

Bahrain: The Frappaccino Karma

Don't mess about with Starbucks’ Frappuccino. Bahraini Hassan Hujairi explains why in this post.

Qatar: Time to Break Fast

From Qatar, Bahraini blogger Ammar Talk [ar] posts pictures of children around cannons, fired to signal the time to break one's fast in Ramadhan.

Bahrain: The same racism everywhere?

Ali Abdulemam has just watched the film Freedom Writers – and thinks it describes Bahrain perfectly.

Bahrain: Mystery of the bowls

Maldita, a Filipina married to a Bahraini, has discovered why the plates and bowls at family gatherings never match.

Bahrain: Hair-raising conversation

Sous, a Swede living in Bahrain, repeats a conversation she had with an Indian woman, who after finding out that Sous was fasting told her she should cover her hair:...

Bahrain: Swapping plastic for paper

Bahraini blogger Mahmood reports on a local supermarket introducing paper bags instead of plastic ones – and interviews some of the customers for their opinions.

Arabeyes: Daily life during Ramadan

In this post we look at different experiences of everyday life across the Arab world during Ramadan. We hear how Palestinians are coping in Gaza, how an Italian deals with...

Bahrain: Lost in translation

Coolred, an American living in Bahrain, reflects on the difficulty of not knowing the language her children are being educated in: “As she quickly dug a book from her bag...

Bahrain: Traveller's tales

Bahraini blogger Cradle of Humanity, who studied in the UK, describes a recent visit to London, and the intensity of her feeling for Britain when there: ‘I’ve always been a...

Bahrain: A friend in need…

Bahraini blogger Icon explains why she has chosen to help her ex-boyfriend's girlfriend who is pregnant.

Bahrain: Gratitude to a teacher

In Bahrain, a blogger who calls herself Dedicated To Him pays tribute to her teacher: ‘It’s rare when an English teacher…becomes you becomes your friend, your mother, & your sister…...

Bahrain: Life of leisure?

Bahraini blogger Garden of Sands, currently living in the USA, is surprised to discover from a co-worker that Bahraini women do not work: ‘Nope, not a single one of us....

Bahrain: Traffic Tickets for Erring Cyclists

Cyclists driving in the opposite lanes of incoming traffic are being fined in Bahrain, reports Al Adraj, who posts an email from a Bahraini who thinks that the idea of...

Bahrain: Service for Others

Asfoory, from Bahrain, says the start of Ramadan coincides with his return to school as a teacher this year. “The best of someone can do during Ramadan to gain the...

Arabeyes: Ramadan TV – for and against

The month of Ramadan has just started, and many across the Arab world have been looking forward to the special Ramadan television series that are always shown. Bloggers from Jordan,...

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