Over the last few months, I have clicked some interesting pictures of things happening around Al Muwayh and also within it. I may have already shared some of the following pictures earlier; if so, I beg your indulgence to check them out again as they make an interesting comment on how things are in this area of Saudi Arabia.
So, here goes:
|New shop: sweets on display|
Each of these hampers costs between SR 20-25 ... and it makes for a great treat.
|It's a watch? A Samsung Gear? No ... it's a medical device|
This watch-like device can activate an instrument within the body of a child with repeated fits; the instrument was implanted under the skin of this 5-year old's chest and would stop a fit when this watch-like device is brought next to it and passed across it. This is called a Vagal stimulation device. The implantation is not available in India yet.
|A lovely fruit-salad created for a party by the Filipino nurses in our||hosp.|
|This is an aerial view of a small traffic island park in the center of Ta'if|
|A new football ground and race-track has been built in Al Muwayh.|
|The Ministry of Health's new Operating Room dress|
|... and the drapes on a patient under anaesthesia.|
The new materials are ALL DISPOSABLE - including the patient drapes, the doctor's and nurses' uniforms, etc. Makes for a sky-blue atmosphere, but where the chances of infection, I presume, would be reduced as all the material is thrown away for safe disposal after one-time use.
|A picture of a petrol pump in Riyadh.|
|Another photo of some offerings from the sweet shop|
|... and this is the last one|
|A lovely candle used by the Filipinos at a party to celebrate a friend's birthday.|
|Potato bhaji made by me|
|A custard with choco-chips packed separately|
|Bridal gowns available in a Ta'if mall|
|These steel bars provided some fun for these locals|
|A nice toy that was kept on the table|
The occasion was the Saudi National Day and this was kept, along with the next item, on the lunch table as an attraction.
|I adorned my computer table with these green takeaways from the hospital|
This was also on the Saudi National Day ... green is their national colour.
|How a juice shop ought to be decorated|
|This is the inside of a special tent of a rich local Al Muwayhian|
|He is the "king" of this house!|
|That, on the right, is the hearth ... for lighting a fire in winter|
|This cat is cute, but also intrusive and curious.|
He/she stays in the local garden where I go for my daily walks. His/her intrusiveness is awkward when we sometimes gather to eat food or cook chicken at a barbeque.
|Locals posing for me with their ... ah ... moustaches.|