Monthly Archives: December 2012

Bubba Khan

The man standing proudly by his taxi is the sweet caring person I use as driver, Bubba Khan.  He insisted on also taking a picture of me. Bubba Khan’s name is Mohammed Latif Khan.  He came to Saudi Arabia in … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabian Cultural Night

Held at the French consular general residence.  The Saudi cultural night featured traditional music, dance, and information. Click the links below to see three videos, two with traditional dance, one with a musical instrument called an oud.    

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The Rehabilitation Department

The OT team in April.  We have doubled in size since then.  However, the OT team is also transient, half the people in this picture have left or are leaving. Above left: Hard at work in the OT office.  There … Continue reading

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Commonly Treated Pediatric Conditions in SA

The following are a list of the common pediatric conditions I see in my clinic: – Cerebral palsy/post meningitis/hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy/brain atrophy – Behavioral referrals: I get a lot of these mostly from the physiotherapist.  I find most of the parents respond … Continue reading

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Family Trip to Italy

In October I met my dad, his partner Teri, a friend of hers, her daughter, my brother and sister in-law in Italy.  We had a lovely trip and I think Italy might be my favorite country mostly because of the stunning views, … Continue reading

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Inside of a Saudi House and Segregated House Parties

Although relatively bland and generic on the outside, the inside of a Saudi house is stunning.  Often immaculately decorated with no detail left untouched.  Above are pictures from the house of the woman where I took Arabic classes early in … Continue reading

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Al Balad Tour

Above left: a shop owner and his shop in one of the many souqs.  Right: a type of sap that is used for chewing gum.  It tastes like wax and lasts for a long time.   The pictures below are … Continue reading

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Water works in Saudi Arabia

My bathroom under repair.  It is on the second floor above the dinning room.  Turns out there was a leak in one of the pipes going to the tub.  It took them a few days to figure out where the … Continue reading

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