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 from around the Arab world.
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: “Swede: Well, I’m thinking to shave it all off and then that problem is solved! Indian:No!…Aren’t you married? Swede: No....
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 Ramadan in the West Bank, have a glimpse into a Saudi household about to break the fast – and get tips from Bahrain on how to curb profanities during the holy month.
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 and proudly showed it of to me…all I could think of was the fact that it was written in Arabic…and...
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 victim of nostalgia, but did not quite expect it to be triggered by mere names in the street. … To...
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… It’s rare to find a person like her among us.’
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. Not only do we not want to, we surely don't need to. Why? Because we are all sitting on oil...
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 fining cyclists is ridiculous.
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 blessings of Allah is to serve other Muslims. Teacher work is the best service someone can do for others,” he...
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, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia give us their opinion of the popularity of Ramadan TV in this post.