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I need a Break.

Sorry guys, I need a break from the formalities, being too formal nowadays could honestly kill you ... so I've decided to just 'go with the flow'. As being a new blogger here, I haven't exactly been the Grand Master (I barely could find where the HTML was :P ) but nonetheless the show ( or in this case, the Blog) must go on.

And now, An Introduction into my ' little' paradise that I call : Bahrain (besides the traffic, its alright :P).

Here in Bahrain, its a cosmopolitan society, as in we've got nationals from almost any country, something like an International City, but in this case, its a country. We've got all of the multi-national companies here, from food ( McDonalds etc..) to Fashion (Mango, etc...). The Hot spots in Bahrain is, of course, the City Centre ( Not the actual centre of Manama ! It's a Mall ). Here is where we spend most of our weekends, Shopping by Sharaf DG for the latest Techs, stopping by Starbucks for a coffee and , If Possible, go watch a movie in the LARGEST CINEMA IN THE MIDDLE EAST ( Oh yes, be Jealous :) Though I won't go there now.. No good movies really... cept for Sorcerer's Apprentice, that was cool.

Did I mention we have our very own, LIMITED EDITION, Indoor/Outdoor Water Park ! Yes, Ladies & Gentlemen, we have our very own, one of a kind, indoor water park, where the Temperature of the water stays at a comfy 30 Degrees for the entire year, EVEN DURING WINTER (That wouldn't matter though, since Winter temps here are Min 22 Degrees :S ), In addition to that, we also have a water ride, that is SOO rare that only a dozen are still in use, and we have ONE !! (forgot the name :S)

P.S. There's also a hotel :P
Yep.. Bahrain is a lively country, oh and by the way, that was just one mall out of the (i think) 2 dozen malls we have. Main point is : Bahrain is a fun place, ye just have to go to the right place


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