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Forum: The Sand Pit
May 19th 2013, 8:13 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 13,275
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Gay man considering Aramco

Is "Aramco" a euphemism?

I wouldn't worry, keep your head down until you know the lay of the land.

If you don't try it, you'll never know.

Did I just say that?
Forum: Middle East
May 18th 2013, 6:11 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Meeting people in KSA

I had made the above post and, later that evening, was on S*ype to my daughter. She happened to mention at work that I was heading to Bahrain for a break, and her supervisor said she had a sister...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 17th 2013, 10:48 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,377
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Amy's Baking Co.

And a gangster by his own admission.

That was brilliant - just watched it on YouTube :D Spoilt bitch trapped her sugar daddy and got her dream restaurant, he's afraid of losing her (for some...
Forum: Middle East
May 16th 2013, 1:19 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Meeting people in KSA

What he said.

I'm sure there are better compounds than the one I'm on, but I've been here six months and not really found a social life. Bahrain is do-able every weekend if you want to, and other...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 25th 2013, 10:20 am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,555
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Lending money?

Well, OK, close family is a little different. My mother and my two kids I wouldn't really expect to see repaid (although I know my mum would want to and the kids would make a half hearted effort. For...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 25th 2013, 8:50 am
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Finally, a worthy advert.

The powers that be have decided that this is not suitable content :(

Any chance of embedding it?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 25th 2013, 8:30 am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,555
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Lending money?

Glad you've resolved this, hopefully it'll work out well for both parties :)

We once lent a very good friend around £3.5K, knowing that he was desperate for it and would pay it back. He took on...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 24th 2013, 8:59 am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,555
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Lending money?

^ That.

Tell him that, while you're not expecting to need the money 'til later in the year, if the right place comes on the market before hand, then you need to have that money available at short...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 23rd 2013, 11:17 am
Replies: 156
Views: 11,694
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: What percentage of your salary do you spend on rent?

Finally got a round tuit. As part of total package, accommodation is 13%.

I'm earning SAR5,000,000 pa, so it sounds a lot for a single bloke's accomm, but I do like my little luxuries :p
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 16th 2013, 6:36 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,389
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Re-registering mobile phones?

Is this happening ME wide? We're having problems in KSA with sims not registered to Iqama numbers, etc. Mine is (not my Iqama), so I can top up, but I'm still being told I'll be expiring in a couple...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 16th 2013, 6:31 pm
Replies: 156
Views: 11,694
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: What percentage of your salary do you spend on rent?

Tá a fhios agam.

The OP asked what percentage of your salary, not what percentage of your total package. However, as that seems to be what people want to know - I've no idea. It's just paid for by...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 16th 2013, 2:39 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,207
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Misers in the Middle East

"Be careful in the supermarket, some brand are more expensive..."
"We'll go halves on the cleaning stuff..."
"Lunch? No, I've got something in the fridge for after work..."
"I picked you up some...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 15th 2013, 5:14 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,326
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: February Beers?

I'll probably be visiting sometime soon. If it coincides with your get-together it would be good to see if there are real people on then end of those user names.

And beers would be good, too. I'm...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 13th 2013, 5:39 am
Replies: 37
Views: 4,945
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Goodbye to Saudi

Probably a very sensible decision given your situation, I hope everything works out for you - wherever you end up!

I'm lucky to have a reasonable support network here, and entering a joint venture...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 7th 2013, 5:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Words fail me

Wow. That's hard to think about.

Not to condone this - no one from most societies in the world could - but to play devil's advocate: Wipe this out and you have 10 million more people per year to...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 6th 2013, 6:57 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,087
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Homeward bound...

The office booked my flight back from Cork to Dammam. She emailed me and said she only get me to Bahrain. No problem, says I, a quick limo ride across the causeway and I'll be back.

A few days...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 6th 2013, 10:17 am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,732
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Argentina & the Falklands

Because Britain and Argentine were not at war with each other, but were in conflict over rule of The Falkland Islands. As I understand it.

And it meant my life insurance still covered me :thumbup:...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 29th 2012, 5:22 am
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Quality response

Superb comeback :rofl:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 29th 2012, 5:16 am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,602
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Bahrain - where to stay?

Oh, FFS.

Don't get me wrong - I'm sure there are some nice Septics out there and that, one day, I'll meet one of them. But the US Mil out on the lash?

Oh well, committed now, so I'll take it...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 28th 2012, 10:15 am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,602
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Bahrain - where to stay?

Thanks CityGent, I'm now spoiled for choice! I suppose I'll have to just pick one and save the others for future visits.

Many thanks all :)
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 28th 2012, 4:26 am
Replies: 18
Views: 6,602
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Bahrain - where to stay?

You make it sound like that's a bad thing :p

Still looking like the Diva for this trip, all I want is a decent bed, a few beers and a hair cut :D
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 27th 2012, 4:03 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 6,602
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Bahrain - where to stay?

Not half as dirty as I'm going to feel now you've told me where it is ;)

Thanks for the other recommendations, I'll give them a look see :thumbup:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 27th 2012, 3:56 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 6,602
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Bahrain - where to stay?

Err... thanks? I'm getting the feeling the Delmon International is one to avoid! (where is it, btw?). <cough>

So, Diva (which actually sounds worse) is still favourite...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 26th 2012, 6:00 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 6,602
Posted By Round-Bum

Re: Bahrain - where to stay?

Thanks for that Mr Dodger :thumbup:. Hotel Diva looks fine, and I can have a wonder around the place in search of other throat moistening locations :D
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 26th 2012, 3:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 6,602
Posted By Round-Bum

Bahrain - where to stay?

If I'd clicked earlier that my visa run would coincide with the rugby 7s, I'd be off to Dubai, however it's too late to book the extra time off, so a trip across the causeway is on the cards on...
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