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Dear All

It has been over year since the last time I wrote anything on this blog. After the many requests I got in my email to open up my blog, and after a special request made by my all time favorite, Dhofari Gucci, I am inclined to open my blog and keep it as an archive.

I am back in Oman, living an exciting and a very busy life. I am planning on blogging again, but for the mean time I will leave this as an archive.

Thank you!

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Attend if you can! I am sure it will be nice 🙂 ..

sh. Hamza Yusuf

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Park Inn’s Loud Music

Alright, this is the one time (maybe) where I truly believe that I have the right to say…

All those past sleepless nights.. I THOUGHT it was a bad neighbor! Unable to sleep at 2am when I have WORK at 8 in the morning. I didn’t realize till TONIGHT when I went to the roof to try and figure out which BAD neighbor it was to call the COPS!

I didn’t realize it was YOU guys! Never mind that the weather is so nice, that I CAN’T have fresh air in my room, that I CAN’T sleep without the AC on so I don’t hear you guys.. Today, I found out that SO many people have COMPLAINED .. just how INCONSIDERATE you are! All this, and I DON’T even live close to the hotel!!!

Can’t imagine the kind of HELL those who live near LuLu are in!

Having an outdoor Disco is nice for those who want to go there, but for those who have a LIFE, WORK… and my god.. KIDS… don’t need your super cool hits!

It is just NOT ACCEPTABLE

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Have you ever went to the City Center or the beach and saw Omani girls walking around with their bushy eyebrows and wondered…. why?

Well, here is the answer

In Islam, women are not supposed to pluck their eyebrows “they will be casted to hell”..
However, many “like some sects in Shi’a” say it is okay.. that is because it is not mentioned in the Qur’an but only in the Sunna “or prophet Mohammed’s sayings”..

Many people, especially from inner Oman, look at girls with waxed eyebrows as “bad girls”. Sometimes they are called “biatches” and other similar names. Some guys would not marry girls that have waxed eyebrows, others don’t care. The one theory these people have is that waxed-eye girls do that on purpose just to attract guys to them. Not that because the girl feels embarrassed from her bushy eyebrows, No! it’s always for the guyzzz…

The reason it is Haraam (against Islamic law) is because it is interpreted as changing God’s creation (altering it).

So, the next time you see a girl with bushy eyebrows… remember my post!

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The reason I’m naming this as Gulf men’s pride because it applies to most or nearly all gulf men.

And yes, I did name it exhausting pride because I’m exhausted from it and have been for a very very longs ass time! I am addicted to honesty and you can NEVER be partially fully honest with your:… its a long list… male relative, father, brother, uncle, boyfriend, fiancée, or husband!

If you are a Middle Eastern girl, you become accustomed to learning all kinds of games and ways to manipulate your way into getting what you want! I don’t know, but I really do think men are either stupid or just have an arrogant mentality that they don’t see all those games and manipulative techniques!

All this for what…. So their precious PRIDE does not get hurt!

I’m not sure if you guys realize -maybe you do if you live in the Middle East- that there is this whole other world behind the faces of these .. so called… Men!

Example One:

Typical question (guy): “have you loved anyone before me?”
Typical answer (girl): “of course never” sounds like a big fat lie especially if she is 27, which of course girls realize, so they continue by “only that my mother would always tease me about my cousin, and I used to kind of like him when i was young. But I never saw him much..”

UHUH! Yeah.. Right! Toss them with a pathetic lie half truth, and they will walk away thinking they caught an angle that was untouched by the rotting smell of the concept of “love before marriage”… stupid..

Girls are never that stupid to ask that question, cause they know that the truth would be untold or the whole thing WILL be told.. how many prostitutes, with your aunt, neighbor..etc. Other girls don’t care, they understand the concept, “we will live together for the future not the past”

Example Two:

A girl from the Gulf area always gets this advice from other women: “always downplay your smarts, and sometimes act stupid. Don’t challenge them on debates because you will always end up called: stupid, you dont understand, disrespectful, and ‘shut up and do as I say’.”

My reply… F***K THEM…..(sorry, I’m angry)

If they cannot pick a book and read it before they open their mouths, debate, and become all philosophical about it.. then don’t be offended when I site writer’s and articles!

People… Gulf men RARELY read! some of them go to college and graduate as they entered.. stupid. They never take the time to do research and actually read more than what they have to. No interest, whatsoever!

Their main interest after getting a job, a wife, a house is: eat, sleep, hang out, and gradually become fat.

How do they graduate? I wonder, they copy and paste papers from google.. I don’t think they realize their school has online subscriptions to journals!.. or that they are ALLOWED to use the library for uses other than chatting on terminals and checking out text-books in the beginning of the semester.

Example Three:

Dad: “Where are you going?”
Daughter: “Hang out with my boyfriend girlfriends and fool around drive around in the car *smiley face*” and to just give him a sense of involvement, through him a couple of lies activities that you will be doing with your friends.

LoL, poor dad!

It does not end here! wish it did…

You have to lie about going shopping, talking to a friend he dislikes or one he fought with the brother, driving somewhere, going out in general.. “many go out only when the male is not in the house”, cooking, cleaning, relationships, being mad at them…..etc.

They also think that they are entitled to your privacy. They have an urging need to know everything that happens in your life, no matter how private you would like to keep it. Just so that they can remind you later on of your mistakes and how you should be dependent on their stupidity wisdom.

I am tired of always walking on eggshells because I might hurt their pride one day… Many women don’t mind it because they don’t think that men can be any different. “God made them that way for a reason!”.. all I will say is.. God is innocent from such accusations…

My problem? I got to know better….

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Hello Everyone!

After reading several blogs out there from non-Omanis about their frustrations and culture shock in Oman, I decided to make my own blog and share some of mine.

I’ve been living outside Oman for quite some time and that taught me to be objective towards what is known to be “the norm” here. Basically, Oman is a beautiful country, but far from perfect. Actually, its imperfections are sometimes annoying and disturbing to the degree where I am depressed and sad. So, I realize I need an outlet to vent so I don’t kill myself 🙂

An Omani Dreamer: for a better Oman

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