Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yellow Troops - Raj Kumar; Our Hero of Cleanliness

27th April - Freedom Day

Freedom Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on april 27. It celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid election held on that day in 1994. The elections were the first non-racial national elections where everyone of voting age of over 18 from any race group was allowed to vote.
The reason why I am posting about this topic due to the big numbers of fellow South African in the place where I am working. Also for the reasons that my compassion toward their friendly and compasionate personality since I have many of them that I consider as very good friends. May our friendship will be lasting forever.

Previously, under the apartheid regime, non-whites had only limited rights to vote. Some groups and social movements celebrate a version of Freedom Day called Unfreedom day in which they mourn the unfreedom still experienced by the poor.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

2009 Formula 1 Gulf Air Grand Prix - April 24.25.26

picture from bahrain gp site here
With just one more day to go for 2009 Formula 1 Gulf Air Grand Prix on 24, 25 and 26 April, There are already many rush all over Bahrain, either ticket hunting, ads, flags and cars! This biggest sporting and social event is making the kingdom more alive.

There is not much I can tell you all my readers, please just visit the link to the official Bahrain Grand Prix website here. Sigh, I could not go lah :((

Happy Browsing!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day Celebration - Lets Clean Our Desert!!!

Though the sun is blazing hot but these guys are so full of zest to collect the garbage.
Save Our Planet!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Egg Painting for the children of Hamad town

Last Saturday, we were having visitors from the neighbouring area, the children of Hamad town. We were organizing egg-painting event for about 30 children as part of support for our company CSR program (Corporate Social Responsibility). I will talk more about CSR on my next posting tomorrow as tomorrow 22nd april is also a celebration of Earth Day worldwide.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Joyalukkas Jewellery (also) in Gold City

Yesterday I had shown you about DAMAS Jewellery outlet in Gold City and today I am showing you another interesting posting of photos about Joyalukkas Jewellry. These two Jewellry outlest have the biggest showroom in Gold City with splendid display of Jewellry.

Joy Allukas is one of the famous jeweller in the world, based in Kerala India and Middle East. For further reading, please go here to their official website.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Damas Jewellery in Gold CIty

Yesterday, some friends and I went to Gold City Jewellery Mall. I was asked by a lady friend to show her some jewellery shop as she was looking for a present for her parent. I guess that Gold City Mall is the perfect place to go as there are many famous jewelry found there and one of them is DAMAS.

So today, I am showing you some poor shots from my N91 about Damas Jewellry. Dear reader, please bear with me as during the trip none of us brought a camera and unfortunately we had to use our handphone camera to capture the shops and some of the jewellries on the display.

Now lets talk about Damas Jewellery, quoted from its official website here, Damas is a group of an international integrated jewellery and watch retailer based in Dubai, UAE and operating in about 18 countries with around 450 stores, and the leading jewellery and watch retailer in the Middle East. The group’s network of retail outlets includes subsidiaries predominantly in the Middle East, India and Italy, Jointly controlled entities and Associates in countries across the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and other regions.

On MTC TV channels here (Dubai based channels), we always watch the new DAMAS Advertisement featuring Nancy Ajram, a famous multi-platinum Lebanese pop folk artist (if you want to know about her, please go here).

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fitness First Health Club at World Trade Center

Last week I went with a friend Vira visiting the Fitness First fitness center at Bahrain World Trade Center. It is located on the 6th floor of this beautiful landmark. I find that the facilities are very complete and very relaxing. They even have some computer with internet access. How kool it will be! The receptionists are very friendly (well one of them is a friend so? LOL). There is also an outdoor swimming pool with the beautiful view of Bahrain bay. When we were there, they were celebrating their 1st anniversary and offered some interesting promotion offer. I am not sure if it is still valid as it has been a week.

Fitness First is UK-based world's largest gym, health and fitness club chain, with over 550 clubs and 1.5 million members spread across the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Please go here to read on the opening coverage by Bahrain Financail Harbour site here. To read more, please go here to visit its official website and by Wiki here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Grey Steel Sillhoute of Bahrain World Trade Center

Today I am sharing you again the shot of Bahrain World Trade Center with its greyish metalic sillhoute from its outer exterior. I believe that it is the reflection from their metallic windows but I also saw the green tinted window frame in some areas. But again, I guess the grey cloud make the picture look greyish as well. LOL

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Summer Sign

Everyday, I am passing this flower bed near the buggy parking area and suddenly today I just have the urge to frame it and share it with everybody here. I still do not know the name in local language nor the English one for it.

Anybody know the name of this beautiful yellow flower?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Starbuck in Juffair Avenue

Today I am sharing you a shot of Starbuck Cafe at Juffair Avenue. One of the popular hang-out in the area. As you might see from many previous posting that there are many American branded outlet can be found along Juffair Avenue. In one way, it caters the need of the residences in Juffair area as it is one of the posh district in Bahrain and the other way is due to its close proximity to the American Naval Base (it is just down in the corner), it provides many necessities for the soldiers either for foods, residences, clubs and many others. At the end of the day, it also becomes a place where the young Bahrainis, Expats and Weekeners from the regional GCC go to hang-out during the weekend or just for dinner destinations.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Starbuck Chocolate Cakes

Today's photo is the shot of Cake display at Starbuck Cafe in Juffair Avenue.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Window Shopping at Lady Milano in Gudaibiya

Today's photo is the shot of the front display of a shop in Gudaibiya.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Kathem Al Sahir's Concert tonite!

The internet connection got a problem again in Bahrain due to the same reason I mentioned on earlier posting and it caused me unable to post on 8th April. Anyway, I hope there would not be another problem this week as it makes Sanabis DP lousy lah!

BTW, yesterday I meant to post about the Live Concert of Kathem Al Sahir at Banyan Tree Desert Spa and Resort Al Areen, Bahrain but unfortunately I could only do the posting today.

Let's talk about Kathem Al Sahir, one of the famous artist in Middle East then! Kadhum Al Sahir (also commonly known as Kazem Al Saher or Kadim Al Sahir, is an Iraqi singer, composer, and poet. He has been dubbed as the "Elvis of the Middle East", "Robbie Williams of the Middle East", "Iraq’s Diplomatic Ambassador to the world", "Iraq’s Ambassador for Peace" and hailed as a true legend of Arabic Music.

Kathem has established himself as one of the most successful singers in the history of the Arab, having sold more than 30 million albums since the start of his career with ranging from big romantic ballads to more political work and from pop to Arab classical.

For further reading please go here and here for more coverage at Wiki.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Ice Cream Stand at Gate 1, Geant Mall

Today's photo is the Ice Cream Stand located at Gate 1 in Geant Mall. Not much that I could share to my reader today but their ice creams so rock!!!! Please take a closer look on below picture, you'll be tempted!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Photo Painting Stand at Geant Mall

This is the Photo Painting Stand at Geant Mall.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Shopping at Geant Mall

Today's photo is the shot of Cheese Section at Geant Mall. I love cheese :P
Do you guys love cheese?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

GCC Flags on The Bright Sky

The last 2 day, the connection had been very bad in Bahrain as per our IT that there was an underground cable problem in Dubai where as this cause much trouble to the region. Unfortunately I could not post one photo yesterday. So today, I am posting the flags of GCC countries located at Diplomat Area which I am passing everyday to work.

GCC stands for Gulf Cooperation Council, a trade bloc involving the six Arab states of the Persian Gulfs with many economic and social objectives. The GCC comprises of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. For a good reading please read here at Wiki and here for the official GCC website.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The New Juffair Centre

Today's photo is the shot of New Juffair Centre on Juffair Avenue.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April 2009 Theme Day - Yellow

It is the theme day today at the City Daily Photo and the topic has been chosen as in Yellow. So today I am posting the shot of the new Marble Slab Cremery outlet at the new Juffair Center.

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