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Sunday, June 13, 2004

an Intro to Bahraini Rants

Well I guess I need to write something about something here right? so this is my first time using a blog, I've been a longtime reader but blogging isn't really my forte, so you’ll have to bear with my first couple of posts..

I just started this new thing cause I really feel we don't really have a good medium to discuss to the random things I think about... The web is saturated with new sites about current events, conspiracy theories, soci-political events, intellectual bru-ha and all that good stuff. This is not one of those blogs.. This is a blog where (pardon the expression) I can put my mental masturbation somewhere on display for the world to laugh, ridicule and relate to...

So what is Bahraini Ranting? To be totally honest I don’t really know.. let me start by giving you a quick intro to where I am on the map..

for those of you that have heard of Bahrain or live here, there's really no need to read the following section.. for the rest of you folk that think Bahrain is the town right next to Boise, allow me to begin.. I don't really want to post anything that you can find from a country factbook so I'll give you an insider's take..

Bahrain: Small island kingdom, pretty arid - but has a glorious history of being the mythical setting of the Garden of Eden. Don't know if you know who Gilgamesh was, well he was the super hero of the Mesopotamians (the first civilization in recorded history)... Anyways Gilgamesh apparently found his way to Bahrain searching for immortality… anyways he finds the flower of life.. yadda yadda yadda.. and he’s immortal.. that was thousands of years ago, let me paint a picture of today’s Bahrain: a major bustling financial center for the middle east.. Restaurants, shopping malls, world’s largest bowl of cereal, hotels, F1 Racing Circuit and so much more… We still haven’t hit the million mark in terms of population, but that makes getting to know everyone so much easier. Life can get a little island feverish, but it’s nothing you can’t handle… ok I’m going to save more details about Bahrain for future blogs..

Anyways I’ll be posting a lot more pretty soon.. just wanted to give you a small intro.. a taste of what’s to come.. So be good, remember You never jump out of a plane without a parachute – know what I’m saying?

5 comments:

Queen_of_Yesterday said...

Hello ...

I don't even know if you will ever check this as your post is almost a year old now ... But I just came across it ... I do remember adnan wa leena, not vividly though.

I do remember that I was in love with that cartoon. Leena, Absee, Adnan, Kobtaan Namiq ... The Grandfather ... I just learned that it's actually called "future boy conan" , which is pretty interesting. How they turned that to adnan o leena is beyond me.

Moreover, 80's cartoons were far much more interesting than cartoons today. Cartoons nowadays lost that "X" factor that made 80's cartoons so special ... I was wondering where I could find them, are they even sold ?

Thanks for the post, it was really nice to know someone remembers that cartoon !

Bahraini Rants said...

Queenie,

I used to walk into these Japanese Anime stores in the states and try to explain Adnan wa leena to the "anime expert" - usually the guy wearing the cowboy bebop t-shirt working on his gundam model drooling over pics of the chick from sailor moon.. I never got any help... it was painful.. but after hours and hours of searching over the web I fell accross the true history of future boy conan.. Apparently it's been translated in Chinese, French, Spanish and Italian.. Just our luck, no one seems to want to have the show translated in English... CAN YOU HEAR ME CARTOON NETWORK? GET ON THIS...

You can find copies of the series from different shops in Bahrain, but they're taped and the sound is off.. it's like the "Bye Bye 'Landan' " play, you've only got that bad copy out on tape...

glad you said something... I thought I was the only one apart from my brother who liked that show...

Bahraini Rants said...

Queenie,

I used to walk into these Japanese Anime stores in the states and try to explain Adnan wa leena to the "anime expert" - usually the guy wearing the cowboy bebop t-shirt working on his gundam model drooling over pics of the chick from sailor moon.. I never got any help... it was painful.. but after hours and hours of searching over the web I fell accross the true history of future boy conan.. Apparently it's been translated in Chinese, French, Spanish and Italian.. Just our luck, no one seems to want to have the show translated in English... CAN YOU HEAR ME CARTOON NETWORK? GET ON THIS...

You can find copies of the series from different shops in Bahrain, but they're taped and the sound is off.. it's like the "Bye Bye 'Landan' " play, you've only got that bad copy out on tape...

glad you said something... I thought I was the only one apart from my brother who liked that show...

Bahraini Rants said...

Queenie,

I used to walk into these Japanese Anime stores in the states and try to explain Adnan wa leena to the "anime expert" - usually the guy wearing the cowboy bebop t-shirt working on his gundam model drooling over pics of the chick from sailor moon.. I never got any help... it was painful.. but after hours and hours of searching over the web I fell accross the true history of future boy conan.. Apparently it's been translated in Chinese, French, Spanish and Italian.. Just our luck, no one seems to want to have the show translated in English... CAN YOU HEAR ME CARTOON NETWORK? GET ON THIS...

You can find copies of the series from different shops in Bahrain, but they're taped and the sound is off.. it's like the "Bye Bye 'Landan' " play, you've only got that bad copy out on tape...

glad you said something... I thought I was the only one apart from my brother who liked that show...

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