May 25, 2009
A 30 min walk along Shuwaikh's seafront
A couple sitting on a bench facing the sea.. heads close to each other.. watching a mobile screen held in the girl's hand.. when all of a sudden she stands up, throws the mobile on the floor (zain ma 7ashna!) and walks away from him angrily.. he follows her with a pleading look on his face as they pass us by to head to the dark parking lot.
An older couple sitting on the concrete fence with the man looking at his sinnara intently as if to encourage it to catch a fish while his wife impatiently pours him yet another cup of tea.
A group of 8 guys sitting in a circle on the sandy beach with one of them playing il 3ood and having a lousy little samra that no one seemed to enjoy except for themselves.
A man wearing only emkassar shouts as the cold water touches him while he wades in the water.. he seemed to be chalanged by his friends illi were standing on the shore laughing at him.
3 women in abaya's sitting on another bench.. one of them raises her mobile and gives the screen a long kiss and sighs while her friends look at her with what seemed like envy in her eyes.
A little girl giggling as she runs away from her brother who's trying to catch her.. even though it was 11:00 PM on a school day and u can't help but wonder why r they still not asleep.
Those were some of the diverse scenarios that passed me while walking at night along Shuwaikh's seafront.. an interesting night indeed!