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.

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.

The Longing

BY Nimah Ismail Nawwab / /

A poem by Nimah Ismail Nawwab - Freedom./ How this one word/ Haunts,/ Hooks,/ Entices us all!

Going Home for Good? Will You Have Enough?

Going Home for Good? Will You Have Enough?

BY Reilly Financial Advisors / /

As an expatriate heading home for good after living overseas for years, one of the biggest challenges you'll face is achieving the lifestyle you've earned with the retirement savings you have.

Original Art

BY Britney B. / /

If you think you’ll never be able to afford a piece of original art to hang on your walls, then think again. You can have original art because you can create it yourself.

Love At First Flight

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Rachel Mary Upton, daughter of Tim and Sheila Upton of Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, married Hans Weaver Baldwin, son of Alec and Christina Baldwin of Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand on Friday, 14th, February 2003.

A Day Out In Dhahran

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Do you spend whole days in the house? Do you feel cabin fever taking hold? Then take a day trip out around Dhahran – you may be surprised at what you find. So, turn off the television, put down the book, leave the housework and let’s go touring.

Being A Woman In Saudi Arabia

BY Aramco ExPats / /

So many friends in the US have asked me to write something about what it is like to be a woman in Saudi Arabia. That is a big question that cannot be answered in a word.

Chris Stevens Weds Kim Anderson

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Chris Stevens, son of Ray and Sheila Stevens, was married in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 8, 2003 to Kim Anderson, daughter of Calvin & Melinda Anderson. Chris attended school in Abqaiq from 1978 - 1985 and was a returning student from 1990 - 1998.

The Brannon Girls Engaged!

BY Aramco ExPats / /

What a joy to see both of our daughters engaged to such wonderful young men. It truly is an answer to our prayers. During the Christmas Holidays, both of our daughters accepted proposals.