The Very Colorful And Nitid Land Of Golden Souqs in Dirah

The first time I passed by the shop called “Traditionals” at Granada Mall in Exit 9, I fell in love with its kaleidoscopic atmosphere. The shop sells traditional Saudi handicraft and antiques. I have always wanted to do some traditional kind of shopping and visual feasting on something variegated here in the capital city. The luster that…

Boys’ Night Out: Prologue (Chef Bukhari)

Long before the pack and I shifted to coffee and occasional eating out at casual dining restaurants, we feasted on what is considered national dish in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Kabsa. Kabsa is a traditional food that is served originally in the kingdom and Jordan. It is made of chicken that is slowly simmered in…

The Privileged Interview On Expats Blog

“Interview with Sonyboy” (Originally published on Expats Blog last 07 September 2015; Filed under Interviews, Saudi Arabia) The blogger behind Stories of the Wandering Feet & Mind is Sonyboy Fugaban. He worked as a stenographer and part-time instructor in the capital city of the Philippines before he became an expat in April 2012. He is a…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected

Trees are very important in balancing the ecosystem, even in a place that does not have much of a vegetation. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the number of tree species is only 97, which is about 4% of the total floristic elements. Out of these, more than 80% are present in the southwestern and western regions,…

Wild Desert Flowers Could Make For A Good Day

Waking up every morning already makes for a good day. There are times though when you go live every minute of that day, you will find yourself submerged into a pit of disappointment. Things don’t turn out as you have hoped, expected, or planned. Eventually, you get consumed. This is where you usually begin to doubt. You…

A Haven for Chocoholics: “dip ‘n dip”

It was the start of winter last year when I and some friends went to Riyadh Gallery. That was when I first saw this chocolate store called “dip ‘n dip“. I was scouting around the food court for something to stuff in my sac after shopping when I passed by it. The store made quite…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Door

One of the two highlights of my visit to Ushaiger a couple of years ago was probing the unstinting, old doors of a traditional Saudi architecture that are mud-built houses in the heritage village. These designy doors truly reflect the local artisans’ talents on decorating and designing doors. It is interesting to note that the reason behind the…

I Am A Moth And So Are You!

There are many different ways that lights can be used. They can set a relaxing mood on your porches and decks, illuminate your gardens, or brighten driveways, walkways, steps and the other areas of your home or establishments. They can also provide safety. Lighted driveways and walk ways give a safe passage to those entering and exiting your…

Boys’ Night Out Redefined & Reworded

Coffee breaks have become an important part of our routine in the office and we (colleagues and friends) usually do it before settling to our workstations in the morning and a few minutes after lunchtime. The picture of the blathers that come from this break make it more fun; it adds social value to the group’s bond. After…