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Arabian nights revisited
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Telly Tupai

Living room of the limited options living. Classic air-con too
A TV-drunk Sahrin finds himself becoming one with the sofa
"I am monty!!", as Spawn discovers the ugly and painful truth
"No EPL live?! I am going nuts!!", exclaims Phoebe
Ross says "I have just fetched Ben from school". Honest
I dont understand what shes singing. But thats besides the point
Thus far our no-brainer pastimes have been the two basic T's. Tido and TV. Not that we have many options. I am sure we would have other activities to do as our Riyadh exploration and networking take us further. At least we have had our excursions in the weekends, so I will not complain much, yet. So far so good, Alhamdulillah.

Well what's on show on the square box here? Loads of Arabian discussion shows. I am sure they are all very intellectual stuff, but since we have a miserable command of the language, they are of very limited inspiration to us. We are basically down to less than 10 channels out of 200 available from the cable subscription. And many of the English shows are pretty much dated. Survivor 4 anyone? And Fantasia is still competing alongside Jon Peter! I am a massive footie fan, hence the lack of ESPN and particularly the EPL, is somewhat incomprehensible to me at times.

What's even more shocking - eye-poppingly daring and sometimes zany, Arab music videos from the more liberal middle-east countries. And I mean it. They can challenge Beyonce any time...

They showed Men of Honor (Cuba Gooding, Bobby D) last night. Beats having a forum on reforming of social etiquette.

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