Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2003

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2003

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The 2002 Saudi Aramco Reunion organizing committee welcomes all annuitants, second-generation Aramcons and guests to the 23rd Biennial Reunion in beautiful San Diego, California.

Cinco de Mayo

BY Aramco ExPats / /

This week one of my friends held a party to combine the celebration of his move to a new house and the Mexican fiesta of Cinco de Mayo. Until a few years ago I had never heard of this festival, and as it seems to be getting more popular each year I thought I’d look into its origins, so this week’s article is a kind of history lesson.

Ameriki Dawn Worrell Graduates from Saint Andrews School

Ameriki Dawn Worrell Graduates from Saint Andrews School

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Ameriki Dawn Worrell will graduate from Saint Andrews School in Boca Raton, Florida on May 24, 2003. She has been accepted at Mars Hill College on full scholarship where she will seek a degree in education.

Mona Bhagia Graduates from St. George?s School

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Mona Bhagia will graduate from St. George’s School in Rhode Island. She has participated in both varsity soccer and softball at school and played soccer in several European Tournaments with Desert Wind Club of Saudi Aramco from 1998 -2000.

Peaches and Ghee

BY Nestor J. Sander / /

One Friday morning in the blue-tinted bedroom of our Dhahran duplex we awakened very early. We planned a picnic, not to Half-Moon Bay where everyone went, but to an artesian pool, a small lake north of Qatif, a seacoast town.

Charles Michael Knotts Graduates

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Charles Michael Knotts will graduate from The Woodlands High School, The Woodlands, Texas in May and will enter a college in Florida this fall.

Grandma

BY Nimah Ismail Nawwab / /

A poem by Nimah Ismail Nawwab.

Spring (and Chocolate Egg) Time

BY Britney B. / /

It’s Spring and I’m happy to be spending a week’s holiday in England. The weather is glorious, blossom is on the trees, the daffodils and tulips are in full bloom, and lambs are gamboling in the fields. It’s also Easter and the shops are full of chocolate eggs and bunnies and hot cross buns.

Beyond the Borders

BY Nimah Ismail Nawwab / /

A poem by Nimah Ismail Nawwab.

Greer Barlow Completed Her BSc

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Greer Barlow has successfully completed her BSc with honors in Midwifery from South Bank University in London, England. She will be attending her graduation ceremony in April 2003.

Mike Stockenberger to Graduate

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Stephan Michael Stockenberger will graduate from San Marcos Baptist Academy in San Marcos, Texas on May 18, 2003. Mike attended San Marcos Academy from 2000 to 2003 after graduating from Dhahran Junior High School. He attended school in Dhahran from 1991 to 2000.

Rebecca Blunt Borders Graduating Medical School

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Rebecca Blunt Borders will be graduating from medical school in Arizona this May and will be doing her residency in Radiology at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Croeso i Cymru (Welcome to Wales)

BY Britney B. / /

It costs £4.50 per car to cross the Severn Bridge into Wales from England. When my husband first took me to his homeland he told me the fee was only for the English (and even jokingly informed the person at the tollbooth that he had one English person in the car).

Menorca: The Alternative Balearic Island

BY Britney B. / /

The Spanish Balearic islands of Ibiza and Majorca have an unpleasant reputation during the summer months because of the arrival of many holidaying European youths, unfortunately especially British, who create mayhem by their uncivilized behavior.

The Shackled Slumberers

BY Nimah Ismail Nawwab / /

Poem by Nimah Ismail Nawwab. The voices of nations/ Silenced./ Generations upon generations,/ Stifled./ Powerful, creative minds/ Seized.

Haunted Dhahran

BY Britney B. / /

Did you know that certain parts of Dhahran are reputedly haunted? One area in particular seems to be a hive of paranormal activity.

Peter Swanson Weds Melanie Matic

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Peter D. Swanson, son of Fred and Laurie Swanson of Dhahran, married Melanie Matic on September 14, 2002 at the Unitarian Church in Morristown, New Jersey. The bride is the daughter of Hosea and Rosalinda Matic of South Orange, New Jersey.