Cruise Deadline August 11

BY Aramco ExPats / /

There is still time to act for people who would like to cruise the Méxican Riviera with the Aramco ExPats Travel Club in October but have not yet booked their places.

Staley Newsletter - Wedding

BY Aramco ExPats / /

July 23rd, 2014 Shawn and Hannah Graham became Husband & Wife. The two families joined for 10 wonderful, memory making, happy, fun days.

Cruising in Alaska with Fred Bobb and Barbara

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Some people, like Aramco ExPat Fred Bobb, have all the luck. At this very moment, Fred and Barbara are cruising the southeastern coast of Alaska on a Celebrity Cruise ship. 

Eid ul Fitr Celebrations in Karachi

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

In order to thank Almighty Allah for blessing the month of Ramazan Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated throughout the country with great religious enthusiasm on July 18, 2015.

What in the World is a “BHOG”?

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramcons are notorious for their distinctive sense of humor. We all have stories to tell that would well illustrate the phenomenon.

Retraction of Wayne Powell Obituary

BY Aramco ExPats / /

We wish to apologize to Wayne and Patricia Powell for incorrectly reporting in the obituaries section of last week’s newsletter that Wayne had passed away. We were wrong.

Around the Horn & Around the World

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Baseball fans are familiar with the expression “Around the horn.” For non-fan readers, that’s an expression used to describe when infielders throw the ball from one to another to another after a batter strikes out or an out is made at first base.

Gold Rush

BY Aramco ExPats / /

"There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills!" Those words were first spoken by a character, Colonel Mulberry Sellers, in a stage adaptation of Mark Twain’s novel, The Gilded Age.

Old Newspapers Make Great Reading

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A feature available on our website that many readers are not aware of is our link to an archive containing old issues of one of the great Saudi Aramco publications from yesteryear, the Arabian Sun and Flare.

Karachi Hit by Bad Heat Waves

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan, presents an interesting and colorful combination of the old and new. 

Ramadan's Lanterns

BY Aramco ExPats / /

No one knows for certain when the use of children's Ramadan lanterns began, but it is a very old Egyptian tradition. Indeed, lanterns and lamps of various kinds, of many hues and degrees of brightness, and even both real and imaginary, have always been special to Egypt.

24 Year Career Comes to a Close for Lyn

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

For Kent Lyn, the opportunity to help young engineers grow in their field has always been one of the most rewarding aspects of the job. 

Get Action, Act Now

BY Aramco ExPats / /

President Teddy Roosevelt was famous for imploring people to “Get action. Do things; be sane; don’t fritter away your time; create; act; take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.”

15th Biennial AramcoBrat Reunion Held in Water-logged Houston

BY Aramco ExPats / /

The online edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives several definitions for “Brat”: (1) a : CHILD; specifically : an ill-mannered annoying child, as in “a spoiled brat.” b : an ill-mannered immature person; and (2) : the child of a career military person, as in “army brats”; also : the child of a person whose career is in a specified and typically unusual field, as in “Hollywood brats.”

A Gathering of Aramcons, San Diego Style

BY Aramco ExPats / /

A group of Aramco annuitants dubbed themselves “The San Diego Aramco Group” some years ago and have faithfully gotten together once a month ever since in that idyllic, sun-kissed city by the sea. 

Engineer SW Fakhri Visits US

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Engr. Syed Waqar Fakhri, Badge No. 74666, retired from Saudi Aramco in 2008 after 29 years of service with Power Distribution Department (PDD). 

Ruby Princess Stateroom Options

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Normally when somebody gives you three choices for something, they call them “good,” “better” and “best.” 

The Udhailiyah Dining Hall Fire

BY Aramco ExPats / /

On the 13th of this month a fire broke out in the dining hall building at the Udhailiyah camp. 

The Redwood Forest

BY Aramc ExPats / /

This land is your land, this land is my land, From California, to the New York Island, From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream Waters, This land was made for you and me.