Cooking update

A while ago I mentioned that I was going to try to ┬álearn how to cook. I promised I would give you guys an update as to how it went, and so here it is. The food turned out pretty good actually. I mean I made one curry and absolutely ruined it, but otherwise everything…

The Eid Proposal

Considering I was the only person in the room who didn’t speak Arabic, I didn’t feel so bad about excusing myself into the next room to take a phone call. I was really into a conversation with my friend in English when a stranger I had never seen before rounded the corner and started to…

Eid feast photos.

Eid is to Saudis as Thanksgiving is to Americans- a day to eat, eat, and eat some more. Then eat again. I spent Eid with a Saudi family, and they slaughtered 3 sheep, so we were able to have a bountiful feast. There was a lot of meat to work with, and they worked it…

The Sassy Slaughter.

THIS POST IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE BLOODY AND GRAPHIC AND WILL DEPICT PHOTOS OF ANIMALS BEING SLAUGHTERED. PLEASE DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO THIS TYPE OF MATERIAL. You have been warned. If you read my previous post, you probably know that I spent Eid with my friend Sara. You…

Sheeple

Eid prayer starts around 6am, so I decided it best to stay with my Saudi friend the night before Eid so that I wouldn’t have to worry about finding transportation early the next morning to celebrate with her. I arrived to her home as soon as her brother, mother, and daughter were leaving to go…

What is Eid?

I spent my Eid with a Saudi family. I am going to post a ton of photos from it here in a bit, but before I do that I am going to tell you about Eid and what it is. I know most of my followers are non-muslims from back home, so they probably don’t…

What to pack?

Most of you reading this probably read my blog regularly enough to know I work for Al Khaleej Training and Education. If you are new, you probably didn’t know that, and odds are you are a new hire who wants to know more about the company and found my blog through google. Already I did…

Co-workers

So if you enjoy reading my blog, I have a recommended blog for you. http://fromutoyou.co.uk/ This dude is also a new hire for Al-Khaleej. Inshaallah he’ll be here in KSA soon, so I’m sure he’s bound to have some interesting experiences to share.

Madinah 2k15

My students love sending me their vacation photos. And I love sharing them with you.

Closure

Probably Saudi Arabia is the only place on Earth that the world stops 5 times a day. When I first came here, it didn’t bother me. Not even a little bit. All I could think is ‘oh how relaxing it is to take a break 5 times a day’ or ‘mashaallah, how great is it…

Cinnabae

Part of why I wanted to move to KSA was so that I could have many new experiences. New culture, new people, new language, new food: so, it makes it that much more ironic that the best food I have found here is actually available back home. I finally am forced to face the realization…

$$$

So, I have been afforded an amazing opportunity. My company needed people to teach night school, so I volunteered myself. So, I work Sunday-Thursday at one branch of Qassim University, from 7 AM till 2:20 pm, then twice a week I will go to a different branch and teach from 4 PM until 9 PM…