Anyone up?

I cannot seem to sleep tonight. I have been in Riyadh for 2 and 1/2 months. It is boring.

extreem101 wrote:

It is boring.

Yeah--welcome to the Kingdom ;)

Blame yourself

My next three weekends are booked with plans

Freshlikesushi wrote:

Blame yourself

My next three weekends are booked with plans

meanie

It will get better extreem101!

only gets better if you make it better.

There are guys on the compound that just sit in their rooms. It is their own fault. there are tons of people wanting to do things, just haev to make an effort to do them

Freshlikesushi wrote:

only gets better if you make it better.

There are guys on the compound that just sit in their rooms. It is their own fault. there are tons of people wanting to do things, just haev to make an effort to do them

True :)

Freshlikesushi wrote:

It is their own fault. there are tons of people wanting to do things, just haev to make an effort to do them

:one

Freshlikesushi wrote:

only gets better if you make it better.

There are guys on the compound that just sit in their rooms. It is their own fault. there are tons of people wanting to do things, just haev to make an effort to do them

True!!!
Its a choice! You stay happy or stay bored!:D:D:D

Hi All,

It is true, we own our destiny. But sometimes, we all need someone to lean on. It is the nature of life.

We come to this world through the love of people (spouses) and our happiness become more joyful when we share them with family, friends and the loved ones; our sadness become less burdensome when we can share them with someone we can trust; even when we depart this life we need people. You know what I mean.

We cannot live without people and at times we all need someone to lean on -  it is the nature of life. And technology (like this forum) makes it easier to connect with people - to left one another.

Cheers,

Extreem101

While i do agree with you.  Normally people with 3 posts dont spill their worldly problems to a bunch of strangers.  Share it with your wife, or family. 

While technology makes it easier to complain, doesn't mean you should take advantage of it without taking other measures first (I.E. so it doesnt look like you signed up for the forum just to complain)

Freshlikesushi

I did not think I spilled my worldly problems by simply saying I could not sleep, and living for new arrivals in KSA can be boring.

And no I did not sign up to complain. It seems we  have different views on things. Your comments seem harsh in nature and judgmental. At the end of the day, you are entitled to your opinions. And honestly, I am not sure how the comments you make would earn you friendship. A commodity only appreciated by a few wise people.

Hi extreem101, welcome to the Blog, call it EB.

Hope you dint choose your username on this blog based on the kind of life you are having here. :P

I agree with the others, you should join a club or take up a hobby.

And, nobody is harsh / judgemental. Just face it.
Enjoy the witty answers on the blog and have fun. ;)

extreem101 wrote:

Freshlikesushi

I did not think I spilled my worldly problems by simply saying I could not sleep, and living for new arrivals in KSA can be boring.

And no I did not sign up to complain. It seems we  have different views on things. Your comments seem harsh in nature and judgmental. At the end of the day, you are entitled to your opinions. And honestly, I am not sure how the comments you make would earn you friendship. A commodity only appreciated by a few wise people.

I base friendship on people with likewise ideals and drive

Your first post should have been

Is anyone awake?  Im bored and tryign to find a club or group that does "insert random activity that you enjoy here"   Any help?


then you would get a different response
Self pitty is lost on those that dont belong in KSA

ghanshyampdave wrote:

And, nobody is harsh / judgemental. Just face it.
Enjoy the witty answers on the blog and have fun. ;)

Actually sometimes people are harsh.  I know I am sometimes.  And I think sushi has been in his replies to extreem (tough love? lol).

The reason for this, I think, is that we all have had the same struggles here in KSA, but some of us take a more pragmatic approach and we don't know why others can't or don't do the same.

Now, my adjustment in KSA has been good but in the beginning I was freaking out at all the talk of 'network, network' because my experience with networking is a bunch of people exchanging information based on nothing other than the fact that they might somehow be of use to each other at some point.  That absolutely is NOT who I am. 

So I decided to be who I am and set out to make a few good friends based on liking them and having things in common, no frantic rushing around to attend events or parties.  When I get together with my friends, it's wonderful.  Otherwise I keep myself occupied with other things like going to the gym, reading, filling in job applications (lol), etc.

So my advice to you, my friend, is to decide who you are and how you operate and take it from there.  And remember, nobody is going to come knocking on your door.  If you DO want a wide circle of acquaintances, you have to go out and meet them.  First step would have been iamthere's bowling party.  Did you go?

Good luck :)

Alliecat wrote:
ghanshyampdave wrote:

And, nobody is harsh / judgemental. Just face it.
Enjoy the witty answers on the blog and have fun. ;)

Actually sometimes people are harsh.  I know I am sometimes.  And I think sushi has been in his replies to extreem (tough love? lol).

The reason for this, I think, is that we all have had the same struggles here in KSA, but some of us take a more pragmatic approach and we don't know why others can't or don't do the same.

Now, my adjustment in KSA has been good but in the beginning I was freaking out at all the talk of 'network, network' because my experience with networking is a bunch of people exchanging information based on nothing other than the fact that they might somehow be of use to each other at some point.  That absolutely is NOT who I am. 

So I decided to be who I am and set out to make a few good friends based on liking them and having things in common, no frantic rushing around to attend events or parties.  When I get together with my friends, it's wonderful.  Otherwise I keep myself occupied with other things like going to the gym, reading, filling in job applications (lol), etc.

So my advice to you, my friend, is to decide who you are and how you operate and take it from there.  And remember, nobody is going to come knocking on your door.  If you DO want a wide circle of acquaintances, you have to go out and meet them.  First step would have been iamthere's bowling party.  Did you go?

Good luck :)

Good idea....

Alliecat wrote:
ghanshyampdave wrote:

And, nobody is harsh / judgemental. Just face it.
Enjoy the witty answers on the blog and have fun. ;)

Actually sometimes people are harsh.  I know I am sometimes.  And I think sushi has been in his replies to extreem (tough love? lol).

The reason for this, I think, is that we all have had the same struggles here in KSA, but some of us take a more pragmatic approach and we don't know why others can't or don't do the same.

Now, my adjustment in KSA has been good but in the beginning I was freaking out at all the talk of 'network, network' because my experience with networking is a bunch of people exchanging information based on nothing other than the fact that they might somehow be of use to each other at some point.  That absolutely is NOT who I am. 

So I decided to be who I am and set out to make a few good friends based on liking them and having things in common, no frantic rushing around to attend events or parties.  When I get together with my friends, it's wonderful.  Otherwise I keep myself occupied with other things like going to the gym, reading, filling in job applications (lol), etc.

So my advice to you, my friend, is to decide who you are and how you operate and take it from there.  And remember, nobody is going to come knocking on your door.  If you DO want a wide circle of acquaintances, you have to go out and meet them.  First step would have been iamthere's bowling party.  Did you go?

Good luck :)

agree with you alliecat... so is there another party coming so I may not be bored??? LOL!

Hello All,

It is interesting to see divergent responses based on one sentence. Of course all using their own lenses, their experiences in live if you will. Living in Saudi has not caused me a great deal of difficulty. In fact I have traveled and lived in over 6 countries. And I have no issues making friends and enjoying their company in this great country KSA.

I appreciate everyone's opinions and sincerity and commemorator of those who shared their experiences of living in KSA.

Cheers,

Extreem101

extreem101 wrote:

Hello All,

It is interesting to see divergent responses based on one sentence. Of course all using their own lenses, their experiences in live if you will. Living in Saudi has not caused me a great deal of difficulty. In fact I have traveled and lived in over 6 countries. And I have no issues making friends and enjoying their company in this great country KSA.

I appreciate everyone's opinions and sincerity and commemorator of those who shared their experiences of living in KSA.

Cheers,

Extreem101

That's the spirit. This place can do wonders to any ordinary person :)

Life is not what other give opinions.

Life is how you take it not how you see it.

Get up and enjoy. there are many things to do in KSA

Freshlikesushi wrote:

Blame yourself

My next three weekends are booked with plans

i admire your way of life .

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