I Stopped Reading the News

Recently I have been attempting to do something a lot of people would struggle doing, stop consuming news (all media). The funny thing is I thought it would be easy until I realized that we are bombarded everyday with information that comes under the category of “news” making this challenge even more difficult. A few examples:

  • Social media: That person you are following that tweets things going on around your country or city such as accidents, crime and headlines from the daily papers.

Getting a PO Box in Bahrain

One of the underestimated or overestimated services that we have in Bahrain is the local post office. There is so much and so little that you can do at the local post office whether it is sending mail (snail mail to be exact), renewing your car registration, PO boxes and much more. I say that there is so little you can do mainly because you have no idea a service is offered through the post office unless you ask them or if someone tells you about it, mainly because there is no reference online on the services that the local post office provides!…

Goodbye a Not so Happy Year

It has been around eight months since I’ve lost my mother, a day that I doubt I will ever forget. In the heat of the moment everything happened so fast, from her death, to doing the paperwork, the funeral and the days that follow. To me it seemed like I was simply going through a nightmare, not accepting the truth of the matter. To me my mom was still alive but just hospitalized, a thought which sometimes helps ease my pain even today.…

Summer Updates

It has been quite some time since my last post (3 weeks or so) due to me being busy studying for some IT certifications (starting off with the basics with CompTIA's A+) and of course slacking on the blogging.

One big difference to all of us at the moment, or at least those in Bahrain is that the summer heat is starting to creep upon us. This was more evident when some of our ACs weren't upto speed and it took a few weeks from the time we called for maintenance to the time they came over (hint: service your ACs in winter).…

A Tranquil Birthday

Yesterday was a Saturday, just like any other Saturday. I woke up at the usual 5 AM (shocking huh?), fed the cat, started the coffee machine and turned on my computer. The usual routine. An hour or so later my dad comes in and gives me a present, a few minutes later its my mom giving me a present. The difference of this Saturday from the others? It was my birthday.…

When the Moon and Planets Align

I took this photo a couple of nights ago of the moon (it was a bit windy and my tripod (aka arms) were a bit wobbly). If you look closely (hint: click for full size) you will notice that it is not just the moon in the frame, but two "stars" above and below it. The stars are the planets Venus and Jupiter aligning in sky along with the Earth's moon.…