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Old Nov 11th 2009, 8:50 pm
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Hey, I am a 31 year-old femaleteacher from the UK. I only arrived two days ago (9/11/09), but I'm already feeling homesick and wondering if I made a big mistake. The building I am living in is kind of in the middle of nowhere and the other teachers seem to have all been here a while and have their own social lives, friends etc., and I'm worried I'm gonna' go crazy, just sitting in the apartment every weekend. I am interested in opportunities to swim (and exercise in general) and socialise (in whatever form that takes around here) and would appreciate any help and advice, but no funny business heh?!... some of these forums seem to be attracting some rather strange types ;-)
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Old Nov 12th 2009, 3:19 am
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Hi Caramello,

Hey.....Guess we are sailing in the same boat.

Its been couple of weeks, since I came down to riyadh.. (Age : 29, working as an IT consultant, basically from India).

Even I am lookin out for some friendly people to hang around.

Could I take the pleassure of being your friend ?

Take care,
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Hey, I am a 31 year-old femaleteacher from the UK. I only arrived two days ago (9/11/09), but I'm already feeling homesick and wondering if I made a big mistake. The building I am living in is kind of in the middle of nowhere and the other teachers seem to have all been here a while and have their own social lives, friends etc., and I'm worried I'm gonna' go crazy, just sitting in the apartment every weekend. I am interested in opportunities to swim (and exercise in general) and socialise (in whatever form that takes around here) and would appreciate any help and advice, but no funny business heh?!... some of these forums seem to be attracting some rather strange types ;-)
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Old Nov 12th 2009, 1:29 pm
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Hey, I am a 31 year-old femaleteacher from the UK. I only arrived two days ago (9/11/09), but I'm already feeling homesick and wondering if I made a big mistake. The building I am living in is kind of in the middle of nowhere and the other teachers seem to have all been here a while and have their own social lives, friends etc., and I'm worried I'm gonna' go crazy, just sitting in the apartment every weekend. I am interested in opportunities to swim (and exercise in general) and socialise (in whatever form that takes around here) and would appreciate any help and advice, but no funny business heh?!... some of these forums seem to be attracting some rather strange types ;-)
Hi, Caramello
if you are interested in visiting and making friends with a Saudi family, we will be happy to welcome you in our home during a weekend, my wife and 19 years old daughter would also love to be able to learn English form you as well.
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Old Nov 12th 2009, 5:18 pm
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Hi Abdu,
That's a very nice offer. Do you all speak a little English already? Your written English looks pretty good :-) My email is <email snipped>. Drop me a line and maybe we can arrange something.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Carmelle

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Old Nov 12th 2009, 9:56 pm
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Hey, I am a 31 year-old femaleteacher from the UK. I only arrived two days ago (9/11/09), but I'm already feeling homesick and wondering if I made a big mistake. The building I am living in is kind of in the middle of nowhere and the other teachers seem to have all been here a while and have their own social lives, friends etc., and I'm worried I'm gonna' go crazy, just sitting in the apartment every weekend. I am interested in opportunities to swim (and exercise in general) and socialise (in whatever form that takes around here) and would appreciate any help and advice, but no funny business heh?!... some of these forums seem to be attracting some rather strange types ;-)
Hi,

Are you living in a compound or just an apartment building in the city?

I moved to Saudi about 1 month ago from the US, I was in Jeddah for a few weeks and recently moved to Riyadh. I am getting to know my way around the city and exploring...have you visited any of the malls?
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Old Nov 13th 2009, 5:54 am
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Hi Abdu,
That's a very nice offer. Do you all speak a little English already? Your written English looks pretty good :-) My email is <email snipped>. Drop me a line and maybe we can arrange something.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Carmelle
Hi Caramello,
please check you email.

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Old Nov 13th 2009, 9:49 am
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Hey,
I am living in an apartment building (standard no window thing - pretty depressing). I've been to the Granada Centre a couple of times as that's pretty nearby and I like shopping as much as the next girl, but don't fancy spending all my free time in the mall! What are my options???!!!
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your emails now going to be culled by bots and spammed to buggery, but your a grown up
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Old Nov 14th 2009, 2:10 pm
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Hi Bob, I actually didn't realise that that was going to go public.... as it says you are a moderator is there anyway you can remove it?
Be much appreciated if so.
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