# 40 iPhone

iphone51For Saudis, iPhone its either you love it or hate every single feature that comes with it; haters can list all the issues that you can ever think about even if those issues exists in different smartphones, and start rubbing them on your face. In the other hand, Saudis who are Apple fanatic are different story… if Apple decide to release a new iPhone this month, Saudis will buy it right away, and if Apple said you know what: let us release another iPhone the month after with a camera in the front, guess what? Saudis will still buy the new one. Ok how about a new iPhone with two cameras in the back let us release it the same year… you got the picture 🙂
I don’t know if you want to consider iPhone with a Saudi as a smartphone, it is more of a camera/videogame  that has the ability to  make phone calls. With so many applications and games that comes within an iPhone, Saudis became glued to the screen as if the “phone” is telling them what to do… I guess it is a smartphone after all.

# 39 Social Media

Social-Media-buttons1Before social media, Saudis were lost in this world; not knowing where to go and where to head. When I say social media I mean Facebook, Twitter,YouTube and Instagram ONLY. The scene of social media in Saudi looks like a bunch of people that were starving to death, and all of a sudden an All-You-Can-Eat buffet place opened in their town… and did I mentioned that this buffet is for free.
All kind of society member have an account in one of those social media websites, if not all of them. Even my grandmother who once asked me if the internet is a machine that you can buy from the store. Now she makes fun of me , because she has more followers on twitter than I do. Having more friends on Facebook or followers on Twitter became a bragging right statement to show off among your peers.
For people who don’t have an account on Facebook or Twitter, I really feel sorry for you guys. Because once the “up-to date” people know about it, they will make you feel like crap; as if you just committed a crime. You will hear them say: you don’t have Facebook?! oh poor guy, I think you have interpersonal issues that you are struggling with, you need to see a doctor…Let me search for a good doctor for you in my Facebook friends list.
Don’t worry YouTube I didn’t forget you. You need a whole new blog by yourself. =)

# 38 Goatee

a105t_goatee_title_Sorry ladies, but this post is dedicated to Saudi men. No worries though you can read, I will not put two doors one for singles and other for families that lead to the same place 😉
The average facial hair growth rate in a Saudi man is 15 cm per second, therefore, you have to keep up with it; other wise it will eat you alive. This is where men discovered the goatee, during the daily battle with their beards; until it became a Saudi-man trademark. They even gave it a nickname: the Key Lock (قفل). Since day one, Goatee is considered  a royalty feature , and most of Saudi royalty rock this look. And since Saudis associate status with looks, you know they have to get the Key Lock on their faces.
For men who lack hair on the side of their mouths to connect the Goatee with their mustaches , no worries. Now technology found a solution to this big problem, all you need to do is to go to your local barber shop and let him fix it. In barber shops, they have their magical spray paint. Yes spray paint. Afterwords, the Hollywood work begins and the results will make you look even better than ever.