Kiwi Perspective

The Pulse of The Youth Movement

A few years back (July 2012 to be more precise) I started a blog post called ‘the Pulse of The Youth Movement’.  It was a very short post and it went like this: Do you feel the pulse of the…
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Kiwi Moved To WordPress

For some time now I’ve been contemplating the merits of moving my blog from the Blogger platform it has been lounging in to WordPress.  Contemplation moved to action the other day and now my blog, complete with new domain name,…
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Change is In The Future

“When the oil runs out, Saudi Arabia will be history…everybody will up and leave, including the rich Saudi who have homes and investments all over the world”.  That’s the common rhetoric you hear around the expat traps.  Even I admit…
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Saudi Youth Waiting For Change?

There is a Deputy Crown Prince in Saudi Arabia who, according to recent accounts, is wearing himself out because he wants to drag this country into the 21st Century.  There is also a huge youthful population who want to start…
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Awesome, thanks.

I got a message today from the MOI and I was impressed.  Not that the Ministry of Interior had sent me a message.  But that is was in Arabic and English. For a struggling Arabic learner (and given I’m into…
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Arabic Language, Bedu Poetry and Frozen.

Arabic is quite a poetic language I think.  This epiphany was reached while visiting a Saudi friend one day and she was attempting to teach me Arabic via the phrase ‘the sky is blue’.  Only the sky wasn’t just blue….
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10 Positive Thoughts on Living In Saudi Arabia

This post is a complete flip flop from my previous one (Of Holidays, Fragility and Visa Issues).  That was too negative apparently. I don’t think people got that part of that post was me recounting in detail a hissy fit…
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Of Holidays Fragility and Visa Issues

Kia ora people and Welcome to the middle of February 2016.  Hasn’t the New Year marched on already.  It’s been a while since I posted, largely, I have to admit, because of a slump on my mojo.  That can happen…
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