Al Kharj’s Most Prominent Functional Landmark

My last visit to Al Kharj (“Almarai’s Central Processing Plant in Al Kharj“) in July 2014 gave me one of the best architectural pictures in my memory card. I have been seeing and capturing this high riser but I never knew what it is called. I had asked fellow Filipinos about its name but all I…

Almarai’s Central Processing Plant In Al Kharj

Last 20 July 2014, I, some friends, and colleagues were given a chance to visit Almarai Company’s (Almarai) biggest plant—Central Processing Plant (CPP). Almarai, which means pasture in English, operates dairy farms and processes food, in addition to marketing dairy products and fruit juices. In 2013, Almarai brought their massive efforts to bring connection with its…

Weekend Swim: A Perfect Disport For White-Collar Workers

During the holy month of Ramadan here in Riyadh, I and the people in my circle opt to just stay at the accommodations and busy ourselves with the boobtube. Summer has already reached its peak and–generally–this keeps people from leaving their air-conditioned rooms. As a result, excursions are like pawikan in the Philippines—extinct. Swimming is no exception….

Creating Something Beautiful Out Of The Mundane

My friends and I visited one of Almarai Company’s depots down south Riyadh last 16 August 2012 for the sake of plain wandering; to have a different kind of weekend. We were privileged to be given a gate pass embedded with free board and lodging a week before the trip so giving in to the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

Now that I’m miles away from my family, looking at the sun as it sets, like in this picture, is like seeing them via Skype. They seem so visible and reachable; so near, yet so far. So bright, yet so dark… This scenery used to rock me to the cradle of peace. What I know…