1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Who is that?
    I believe it was you....
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    06-16-2014 10:10 AM
  2. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    Something like that. I think my life is pretty good. I just wish I had more of it to myself and less to work. :P

    At the end of the day, work is work, doesn't matter how much you like it or not. :P
    Don't you get vacation from work or something like that?
    06-16-2014 10:11 AM
  3. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    Don't you get vacation from work or something like that?
    You obviously don't pay attention to the thread. Yes I get vacation and yes I travel but what's that go to do with anything? I get four weeks vacation plus bank holidays. I also have a 9 day fortnight but so what?
    06-16-2014 10:14 AM
  4. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    You obviously don't pay attention to the thread. Yes I get vacation and yes I travel but what's that go to do with anything? I get four weeks vacation plus bank holidays. I also have a 9 day fortnight but so what?
    And still you wait for weekends?
    Everyday is basically the same for me. Although working days are more fun with college, hanging out, etc.
    06-16-2014 10:17 AM
  5. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    MIA I watched the movie and I was shocked :P Saudis in general are more happy when they get a baby girl rather than a boy...because we consider girls as God's gift.
    See, that's why I wanted to ask you. I've been around the block long enough to be able to tell what was being stretched because of it being a movie and what could be culturally plausible...

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    06-16-2014 10:18 AM
  6. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    And still you wait for weekends?
    Everyday is basically the same for me. Although working days are more fun with college, hanging out, etc.
    Of course I wait for the weekends. Who wouldn't? Work is work. Some people love work. I'm not one of them. :P

    I especially love my four day weeks. They're great. :)
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    06-16-2014 10:21 AM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    they are gods gift too :P just not as special as girls :P
    So what else did you think of the movie? What was accurate and what was just movie stuff?

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    06-16-2014 10:21 AM
  8. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    Its 45 mins power cut now in Kerala.
    *sigh*
    Even after so many years, nothings changed. The power cuts, road conditions, or anything else.
    :(
    06-16-2014 10:22 AM
  9. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    And still you wait for weekends?
    Everyday is basically the same for me. Although working days are more fun with college, hanging out, etc.
    Well, in the real world of work you get to truly appreciate your time off. For instance, I'm in one of those spans...so I work six days the next two weeks. But it is July 4th here in two weeks which happens to fall on a Friday. So I will take the Wednesday and Thursday off that week and will only work a two day week.

    Rue and Chregu would think that's fair to do...

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    06-16-2014 10:23 AM
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    See, that's why I wanted to ask you. I've been around the block long enough to be able to tell what was being stretched because of it being a movie and what could be culturally plausible...

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    There are too many movies out that stretch credulity. Some pick on certain aspects of culture and you need to wonder why they do that. Sometimes it's to make something look worse than it is, sometimes it's to simply shock you. Some forms of documentaries are good at this type of thing.

    I personally would like to know where the idea of honour killing came from and why it's always the girl who is gets killed? That kind of thing confuses the hell out of me.
    06-16-2014 10:24 AM
  11. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Its 45 mins power cut now in Kerala.
    *sigh*
    Even after so many years, nothings changed. The power cuts, road conditions, or anything else.
    :(
    Dude, I was raised on power outages, bad roads and water shortages. I went back home after 10 years and there was still no consistent running water in my childhood home. It wasn't for a lack of indoor plumbing, but when you love in the middle of a steep hill, if the water pressure isn't strong enough, you're still screwed. While it was nostalgic to take a bath out of a gallon bucket, I don't miss it.

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    06-16-2014 10:26 AM
  12. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    Dude, I was raised on power outages, bad roads and water shortages. I went back home after 10 years and there was still no consistent running water in my childhood home. It wasn't for a lack of indoor plumbing, but when you love in the middle of a steep hill, if the water pressure isn't strong enough, you're still screwed. While it was nostalgic to take a bath out of a gallon bucket, I don't miss it.

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    For you its past, so no worries.
    Whereas in my case I'm still living in such conditions.
    06-16-2014 10:28 AM
  13. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    There are too many movies out that stretch credulity. Some pick on certain aspects of culture and you need to wonder why they do that. Sometimes it's to make something look worse than it is, sometimes it's to simply shock you. Some forms of documentaries are good at this type of thing.

    I personally would like to know where the idea of honour killing came from and why it's always the girl who is gets killed? That kind of thing confuses the hell out of me.
    The movie I asked Nadia about (sorry, I just cannot get used to calling her by her screen name) is called Wadjdah. I think it is good enough for you to watch it. I liked the concept behind the movie and so much of it made sense, from a gender perspective, but it was filled with such cultural juxtapositions for me that I felt I needed to ask a KSA resident for some clarity. The whole "covering" in the movie was interesting and juxtaposed alot to the point where it was slightly confusing for me. I think the filmmaker did that on purpose but I don't know how if I completely get their intent from an outsider's perspective.

    The honor killing stuff seems to be some old old school tradition that is still kept alive I guess in some circles. Don't quote me on that though...

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    06-16-2014 10:33 AM
  14. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    The power outage used to be 30 mins earlier. But the time period was increased to 45 mins because of no/less rain.
    What I feel funny about this is the fact that, its raining VERY heavily here that there may soon be a flood.
    :D
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    06-16-2014 10:34 AM
  15. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    For you its past, so no worries.
    Whereas in my case I'm still living in such conditions.
    It isn't really. If I lose my job today, I'm right back into it. It's not everywhere in the US that has bright lights and running water. I'm sure I could find a spot or two here that feels like "home sweet home" in terms of those conditions.

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    06-16-2014 10:35 AM
  16. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    Well , such is life!
    :p
    06-16-2014 10:36 AM
  17. sahib lopez's Avatar
    so who will win ....German vs Portugal ... >:)
    06-16-2014 10:39 AM
  18. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    so who will win ....German vs Portugal ... >:)
    Japan!!!
    06-16-2014 10:40 AM
  19. sahib lopez's Avatar
    Japan!!!
    ._. errrrrrrrr ok japan will come out of nowhere and win !
    06-16-2014 10:42 AM
  20. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    I am waiting for the day when India will reach the FIFA World Cup.
    06-16-2014 10:43 AM
  21. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    My mind says that Portugal will be the winning team in today's match, although I think Germany is the stronger team.
    06-16-2014 10:44 AM
  22. sahib lopez's Avatar
    I am waiting for the day when India will reach the FIFA World Cup.
    one day if they become good enough to make it to qualify:)
    06-16-2014 10:46 AM
  23. sahib lopez's Avatar
    My mind says that Portugal will be the winning team in today's match, although I think Germany is the stronger team.
    yeah Germany will win ...they are a better team overall and Portugal only has Ronaldo and that's about it
    06-16-2014 10:46 AM
  24. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    In 1950 , India was qualified to enter the FIFA WC, but withdrew.
    In 1954 , India was Denied qualification by FIFA, as they played without boots.

    The 1950s were known as Golden Age of Indian Football.
    06-16-2014 10:52 AM
  25. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    The movie I asked Nadia about (sorry, I just cannot get used to calling her by her screen name) is called Wadjdah. I think it is good enough for you to watch it. I liked the concept behind the movie and so much of it made sense, from a gender perspective, but it was filled with such cultural juxtapositions for me that I felt I needed to ask a KSA resident for some clarity. The whole "covering" in the movie was interesting and juxtaposed alot to the point where it was slightly confusing for me. I think the filmmaker did that on purpose but I don't know how if I completely get their intent from an outsider's perspective.

    The honor killing stuff seems to be some old old school tradition that is still kept alive I guess in some circles. Don't quote me on that though...

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    From the little I read about it, the movie is by the first KSA female director so my guess is that it could be her way of showing her feelings of growing up female in KSA put through the lead character. Whether is right or wrong everyone has their own perspective. Some have a good life regardless, others not so much.

    Perspective is dependent on the direction you're looking. To give an example, my ex had what I felt was a cherished upbringing. To her it was hell. It's not until you look at why the person felt that way to you get to understand those types of perspectives.

    I know you understand this doing the work you do so I'm just really babbling. :P I'll just keep quiet now...
    06-16-2014 10:53 AM
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