Monday, September 28, 2009

The Good and the bad of 79th Saudi National day celebration

September 23,2009 is a very special day for Saudi Arabia because it was the 79th Saudi National day celebration. The good thing that coincide with the national day for the Saudis was the inauguration of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and it was in the international news this past week. President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is one of the invited guest to witness the event.The university is located north of Jeddah in Thuwal on the Red Sea.If you want to know more about KAUST you can check their website http://www.kaust.edu.sa/.

The other good news that day if you love shopping some malls give special discount on all items that has color green on it "the green discount" why green? it has a connection in honor for their national flag which is color green.

That was a good news and i noticed it happened on the western part of KSA.If there is a good news there is also a bad news and it happened the other side of KSA in the eastern region and in the Gulf area. The place is in Al-khobar. I love that place because i was assigned to work their for almost one and a half years.

So here is the bad news.That night some Saudi teenagers went wild and crazy maybe this is the result of their intense boredom for the celebration is kinda boring because as you know live concerts,disco or clubbing is not allowed here in KSA. And because there is no avenue for them to release their too much excitement they produce a riot. What the Saudi teenagers did that night they sacked restaurants, looted shops and destroyed pretty much anything in their path.

Oh boy my company where i am working right now is not lucky enough, one of our branch located in Tamimi safeway in Corniche was part of the victim of that riot.It destroyed our shop by breaking the glass windows and they took our computer where all of the data of all transactions of the business was there.It is now a big problem for our company specially the IT department.They took also our cash register so money is gone but only the petty cash. Since it was long holiday and banks were closed so most of the cash to be deposited were accumulated until the bank operations resume so it is a big amount but the pharmacist in charge of that place is lucky enough because he took the money on a safe place.So lucky the cash is with him. so here is the picture the result of the riot.


It was in the arab new check this.
http://arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=126786&d=27&m=9&y=2009

8 comments:

The Pope said...

Thank you for sharing the good news, however, I was disturbed and disgusted sa Arab News on the rioting incident ng mga local youths during the holidays, they are literally gone wild. I hope that they be locked up for a long time, a threat to the society.

God bless you.

mightydacz said...

@ pope thanks for the visit yes it was so alarming malapit po yun kay nebz.

dinamay pa ung isang shop namain lol

spiky said...

padi, sana makarecover tulos ang company nindo. sana igwa kamong back up or so.

good day po.

isladenebz said...

Last week, they publicly flogged the guilty doon din mismo sa Corniche. I didn't dare watch it.

We have some employees in KAUST and I was hoping to write something about it pero wala akong masyadong data.

Okay ka naman ba jan sa Jeddah o nabiktima ka rin ng 'green discount' at nagastusan sa pamimili?

mightydacz said...

@spiky thanks for the visit padi okidoki na so companya.

@ nebz marhaba sadiq talaga magandang palabas yun sana nanood ka gusto ko makakita ng live na nilalatigo....

BlogusVox said...

Buti na lang we didn't went to Khobar. We're planning pa naman to spend my local leave there! Naging busy ako sa pagbabalot ng "old clothes" para sa pinas.

mightydacz said...

@ mr blogusvox hello kaya pala super busy ka ang haba ng vacation mo pero worth it naman nakatulong ka na nagenjoy ka pa sa pagbabalot pagpalain ka na wa....

Vinia Chriszon said...

I never thought such riotous incident could happen in a very strict country like Saudi. Anyhow, it never really deter me with regards to my ambition of working in the progressive country in the future. I am a Filipino nurse and with the ongoing global economic recession, I find Saudi Arabia as a potential nation that could grant me a great career opportunity .