Board… Bored…Bore …Boredom

OMG I’m so bored.

The food is boring, the people are boring, the project is boring, the place is boring, the buildings are boring.

At least it’s not so hot here now, winter is coming and it’s a very pleasant 20 degrees most of the time.

I can even walk back to the skanky service appartment wearing a jacket and not feel hot.

People here just eat flatbread and homous, or well 5 dishes or cream coloured stuff that all looks and tastes pretty much like homous..

And some grilled bbq shit like kebabs, which don’t taste of anything really.

At least there’s a croissant shop downstairs which does good chocolate croissants.

Even the indomee here tastes lousy..I had some at the appt last night whilst watching Ronin.

I went through all 213 channels on the cable TV, there is only 5 in English.

This place is ghetto, seriously.

At least I’ve managed to catch up with some decent movies…I finally got to see Gangs of New York, I bought the DVD about 4 years ago, but never watched it because it was a screener.

Good flick actually.

I’m not even motivated to take pictures of anything because it’s such an oppressive place and it’s so boring and brown and sandy.

I might take some pictures of the appt just to show how shit it is.

Every car here is beat-up, they drive like nutcases and have some kind of mental issues where they HAVE to make their tyres squeal round every corner.

And they beep immediately when the traffic lights turn green..just in case the person at the front didn’t notice.

Plus the restaurants here have two sections, the family section and the single section, which is kinda weird at first.

It took me about 3 days to realise I hadn’t actually seen a woman since I’d been here, there is non in the office (which is very strange for me as my office is full of ’em).

Then there’s this annoying guy I have to work with who can’t shut up, he’s the one that has to crack jokes and put puns into every conversation…even though non of the jokes are funny and the puns aren’t witty.

Everyone entertained him for a couple of days, but now his lame quips fall on silence, which is kinda akward. I wish he’d get the message and dose himself up a good portion of STFU.

The weekend is totally whacked here too, now is Sunday, but it’s Tuesday…I’m in the office and was yesterday aswell, because Thursday was Saturday and Friday was Sunday, so really Saturday is Monday..

Got it?

(sarcasm) Yes I’m really enjoying travelling and soaking up new and interesting cultures. (/sarcasm)

Oh dear…I really wish there were something positive about this, other than the fact it’ll be over soon, WHICH IT BETTER BE.

The end.




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15 Responses to Board… Bored…Bore …Boredom

  1. Arth November 13, 2006 at 5:33 am #

    i’d die of boredness if i ever live in a place like that.

    i’d probably die of starvation since i like tasty food.

    i’d might die too if i dont see any women for more than 3 days.

    and somebody please kill me if i do have a lame talkative colleague who just wouldn’t shut up.

    i feel you, man….

  2. cheekky November 13, 2006 at 6:54 am #

    thats saudi arabia for u….
    if u ever get to go to jeddah… GO! cause its a little better… and try the Albaik fried chicken in jeddah…. its seriously like 100x better than KFC back home. the croissant shop is a chain in saudi i believe, or at least they were a chain in jeddah. u should try some of their croissant sandwiches… seiously quite nice. and as for food… try to go to where the locals go and avoid the fast food. there’s also loads of foreign cuisine in saudi which should be fairly easy to find…just ask around.
    as for the boredom? you’re well and truly fcuked… seriously.. i was in jeddah for just under 11 years… i was so glad when my parents sent me to boarding school. if you want entertainment… pirated movies and gaming consoles are man’s best friends over there.
    drive down to the sony warehouse and u can prolly get a cheap PS2 under the table… then take it to the nearest electronics store thats run by ‘brothers’ and get it chipped and buy a crap load of games to go with it.
    and with the traffic… u just have to be brave and cut in front of people… and the beeping when the lights go green? that is because the people at the front don’t actually notice the lights going green. no, seriously, i kid u not.
    and the annoying guy? thats just unlucky, someone up there hates u, or karma or something cause u did something bad in a previous life. a lot of people in saudi can actually be pretty cool (although usually quite naive cause its really sheltered over there)
    btw… what the hell are u doin in saudi? get out get out! while u still can!

  3. Intensecure November 13, 2006 at 8:29 am #

    I understand yr boredom, but would really love to see some pics of street “life”, traffic, and anything else that can convey pictorially what you are experiencing. So that I never have to go there… 😉

  4. yuin November 13, 2006 at 1:10 pm #

    egypt’s even worse.

  5. tiredguy November 13, 2006 at 2:49 pm #

    go dubai or bahrain man it cheap to drive or fly there. even they do this on weekends.
    im stuck in doha qatar, its not as bad but dubai is awesome.

  6. v0ices November 13, 2006 at 3:10 pm #

    The steamboat was great last night… and freaking worth it too

  7. James November 13, 2006 at 3:22 pm #

    I used to eat homous & tabouleh rolls. They’re served inside thick bread which is rolled up. Slightly sour but very delicious.

  8. Helena November 13, 2006 at 6:14 pm #

    Drive over to Bahrain for the weekends. Tht’s what all of them do anyway. I’m a Malaysian currently on assignment in Bahrain 🙂

  9. Dangerous Variable November 13, 2006 at 6:34 pm #

    Mustabation is the key… try it and it will set you free of your boredom!

  10. ShaolinTiger November 13, 2006 at 10:09 pm #

    Arth: Aye…live to eat, live to party…urgh

    cheekky: Thanks for the advice, seriously…But I’m just hoping to get the hell out of here ASAP, really can’t stand it. I heard Jeddah is much better. I’ll be exiting ASAP! Yeah one of those croissant shops downstairs from here, not bad.

    Intensecure: Heh ok bro will see what I can do..when depressed I tend not to take any pictures tho..I don’t feel inspired.

    yuin: I seriously doubt that, I would choose to visit least it has some cool shit to see and visit, here is nothing..the only places of interest I can’t visit because I’m not a muslim.

    tiredguy: Yah I stopped in Doha before, Dubai is ok, I wouldn’t say it’s awesome, if you’ve never been to other cities outside middle-east it might seem awesome haha.

    James: Yeah delicious perhaps now and then…not every freaking day haha.

    Helena: Ah stuck over here in hell too 😛

    Dangerous Variable: Er thanks for that gem of wisdom..

  11. Alex November 14, 2006 at 12:52 am #

    and my fren was talkin about saudi as if it’s the coolest place on earth… chix paradise. phucking arab..

  12. KY November 14, 2006 at 1:22 am #

    Get a gameboy

  13. Aunty Ningku November 14, 2006 at 11:38 pm #

    AIyah you need some tropical fun sunshine not some dry dessert heat ……… otherwise you can die of heat stroke

  14. Faez November 15, 2006 at 1:51 am #

    Welcome to Saudi Arabia

  15. ShaolinTiger November 18, 2006 at 1:10 am #

    Alex: Yah right….if you’re idea of chicks is seeing a glimpse of something possible female wearing a huge black sheet now and then.

    KY: Why not Nintendo Wii!