Welcome to my Life – Pictures of Saudi Arabia

Well seen as though some people asked, and well I was personally interested to see if I could convey my boredom here..

Here is a series of pictures intended to show the loneliness and boredom I feel here.

Can you feel it?

Here’s my cubicle and my lifeline to the rest of the world, just to show cubicles do look the same all over the world..

Cubicle

Here’s the appartment I stay in, my prison.

Prison

This is what I see here everyday, this is the boredom I feel.

Bordedom

There is a small mosque on every street, much like there is a pub on every street in UK!

Mosque

The people here drive like absolute fucking idiots, they also seem to have an obsession about making their tyres squeal at every opportunity, especially during U-turns, all the cars look like this in some way or another be it front, back or side.

Saudi Car

It’s not much different at night…it’s deserted, there’s no one about, there’s nothing happening.

No-one

There’s so little subject matter…I resort to taking pictures of my own shadow.

Shadowplay

This is the end, the building I stay in.

Building

Wonder if these pics portray the emotion I intend.

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33 Responses to Welcome to my Life – Pictures of Saudi Arabia

  1. suanie November 16, 2006 at 1:34 am #

    my god, sedihnyerrrrrrr
    coming back soon what… tahan.. tahan…

  2. ShadowFox November 16, 2006 at 1:35 am #

    poor ST. No nookies too eh ?

    Look at the bright side, at least you got net access and your head is still attached to your body. :D

  3. nyg November 16, 2006 at 2:47 am #

    Yikes, looks tall to be ya.

  4. Intensecure November 16, 2006 at 4:37 am #

    The night shots were interesting and created an atmosphere – the other’s certainly make the place look as bana1 as you describe it. Thanks for making the effort :)

  5. KY November 16, 2006 at 8:47 am #

    looks like you’re standing on your own balls on that shadow pic

  6. Tien Soon November 16, 2006 at 9:19 am #

    I like the angle captured for the picture of mosque. All the streets seem so empty be it day or night.

  7. jasonho November 16, 2006 at 9:51 am #

    Your presence there chased everyone away?

  8. Giant Sotong November 16, 2006 at 10:09 am #

    There’s life in Saudi Arabia?

  9. spiller November 16, 2006 at 12:56 pm #

    poor thing. how many times u wank yourself there? :P

  10. stephenstreets November 16, 2006 at 1:28 pm #

    Your table looks like came from the movie Officespace. How about adding something to it. Otherwise it lookS like SOME SORT OF MALLBORRO 14 PACK

  11. Hijackqueen November 16, 2006 at 1:53 pm #

    I’ll go bonkers if I were to stay there. Hey, camel is a nice pet. *meowww…

  12. luzzio November 16, 2006 at 3:07 pm #

    it looks so….dead.

    least some of us now know never to visit S.A.

  13. Helena November 16, 2006 at 3:10 pm #

    Haha…the place looks really bleak. Seriously, you should hop over to Bahrain. It’s like paradise compared to your pictures!
    The roads are not empty…there’s actually nightlife! :)
    If you get yourself here, email me and I can bring you to many decent places for makan.

  14. kimberlycun November 16, 2006 at 3:29 pm #

    poor thing…. i saw kobe bryant and the rest of the lakers.

  15. James November 16, 2006 at 3:49 pm #

    Looks like a nice place but awfully quiet.

  16. tracy November 16, 2006 at 4:07 pm #

    but it’s so bright at nite?

  17. Adam November 16, 2006 at 5:21 pm #

    No wonder even the Saudis leave the country at every opportunity they get.

  18. Faez November 16, 2006 at 6:10 pm #

    try comparing the saudi drivers with malaysian drivers. they make our road hogs look like sissies.

    WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN DRIVING IN SAUDI ARABIA.

    - Police are afraid to pull up anyone driving fast in a Mercedes, Bentley or Rolls-Royce in case he’s a Prince and they get reprimanded
    - Parents with lots of children crawling all over the front and back seats, never in seat belts or child seats, they’re instant projectiles when there’s an accident. That, and their large families, is why you keep seeing reports saying “One accident, 2 cars, 19 dead”.
    - Fathers driving with small children sitting on their lap. When there’s an accident, they’re much squishier than an air-bag.
    - People driving at speed and talking on mobile. Maybe with small child on lap.
    - Drivers who change lanes without giving a signal. They never had signals on a camel.
    - Idiots driving at speed on outside “emergency lane”, flashing lights to try and get idiots in front to move over, and being flashed by idiots behind.
    - Idiots switching lanes every 5 seconds, as though they were Formula 1 drivers or some forgotten ‘star’ in some fast and furious movie. they are not.
    (For a really frightening drive, and plenty of examples of the two above, try Riyadh’s northern ring road on Wednesday and Thursday night, as the morons make their way to the “Resters” (bars without booze) in Riyadh’s north-eastern outskirts).
    - Lazy policemen who just like to look good, flashing their blue lights, but never actually do anything. Especially when they see a Mercedes.

    Cheers!

  19. Lowzeewee November 16, 2006 at 6:34 pm #

    Hey ST, for how long will you be staying in Saudi?

  20. Dabido (Teflon) November 16, 2006 at 9:02 pm #

    Ah, the alienation of life!

    Actually, the first image brought back memories of office space [the movie]. Very much like my old job in Sydney. Now i feel all teary eyed and nostalgic! :-)

  21. Ront November 16, 2006 at 9:03 pm #

    maybe they got too used to do that with camel in the olden days…..and forgot that when camel brushed against each other they dont scratch and dent like cars.

  22. surfnux November 17, 2006 at 9:27 am #

    OMG! Its like living in a nowhere land with no one around.

  23. lilian November 17, 2006 at 3:15 pm #

    WHERE ARE THE BELLY DANCERS? Or is this another location?

  24. stev November 17, 2006 at 4:32 pm #

    you need more ‘things’ to spice up your life :P

    somehow although i dont really see sand… the only imagery that comes to mind is sand… sand… and more sand…

  25. Peter November 17, 2006 at 9:56 pm #

    Yaaaaaawn.

  26. ShaolinTiger November 18, 2006 at 2:30 am #

    suanie: Back ledi!

    ShadowFox: Yah heavily censored super slow Internet, I wonder why it’s so slow…perhaps camel pr0n? Anyway I’m definately thankful about retaining my head.

    Intensecure: No worries, pics are all about potraying messages :)

    KY: Haha yah I did notice the same thing actually.

    spiller: Till it’s red raw !!

    Helena: Thanks for the offer but I managed to get myself the hell out of there, cheers!

    kimberlycun: Die bitch.

    tracy: Well that’s one good thing I guess you can say, the streets are very well lit.

    Faez: So true…plus the right hand lane fella suddenly deciding he wants to turn left…or everyone ignoring the red traffic light and just driving faster and beeping their horn.

    Lowzeewee: I was there for a soul destroying 9 days, have managed to get out today..the project was supposed to be for 3 months.

    lilian: That’s Dubai…no such fun things here.

    stev: Yeah tell me about it.

  27. Lowzeewee November 19, 2006 at 12:07 am #

    Why the early departure?

  28. J November 19, 2006 at 1:00 am #

    Your cubicle looks like the Office Minions’ version of Hell!
    O_o

    So grey and boxey….
    (Hope you feel better soon… there has to be SOMETHING exciting… anything at all?)

  29. Silencers November 19, 2006 at 2:17 pm #

    You might want to find a camel there or something and uh… hump it? That might ease the boredom :p

  30. Ront November 20, 2006 at 9:39 pm #

    she call you her boo and you called her bitch??

  31. ShaolinTiger November 23, 2006 at 12:00 pm #

    Lowzeewee: Can’t stand it there man..

    J: No nothing exciting at all ever happens there, unless you sit outside on the road and wait for the inevitable car collisions..but then that’s not exactly that interesting.

    Silencers: Er thanks..I’d need a stool anyway I’m not THAT tall :P

    Ront: Huh?

  32. Sam April 1, 2007 at 12:12 am #

    Hmm.. i was gonna move there.. but maybe not now…

  33. Huai Bin July 22, 2009 at 1:36 am #

    This is a fucking piece of art ST. A fucking piece of art.

    Pardon my French.

    Am I seriously going to press Submit when I’m not sober?

    Hmm…