Living in Saudi Arabia comes with a lot of perks, privileges and experiences one most likely, would never see elsewhere. Growing up in the Kingdom, similarly, is an even greater extent to all those positive attributions.
Wherever you’ve decided to move to, it is a sure thing that certain things will remind you of the beauty and simplicity of having grown up in the Kingdom.
These tweets are just some of the examples of that beauty:
1. The ‘Where are you from?’ question doesn’t ever get any easier to answer
2. You understand the religion, the Kingdom’s culture and the people more
In other words, we’ve all had to adapt and learn to be open-minded sine Saudi is such a melting pot of cultures.
Growing up, I never really saw Muslims, as different. They were hospitable when me, and my family, resided in Saudi. Now that I am in my homeland, I am very much willing to do the same for them, when they decide to go here. #Protect_A_Muslim_Day
— Allan Joseph Aggabao (@aj_aggabao) March 12, 2018
3. You had to always have fesh fash, drink your suntop & play with the adorable sticker book
‘fesh fash’ ‘salad snacks’ ‘ricco ricco’ ‘suntop’ (w/ the sticker book) – the junk of my/our youth growing up in Saudi Arabia ☺ YUMMY
— noma afiouni (@opiumgrace) April 26, 2011
4.You especially couldn’t go wrong with Lipton Tea
Green, Black, Red tea. Lipton is the ultimate OG.
Can’t go wrong with a bit of Lipton Tea. #SaudiMemories
— ???????? (@AbidaZahar) April 11, 2017
5. How beautiful and serene being here felt.
— AJ (@AJ_AKH) May 25, 2013
6. Petrol prices were never an issue
#SaudiMemories 12 litres of petrol for the equivalent of £1.. In UK, 12 litres is about £15-17
— AJ (@AJ_AKH) January 20, 2013
7. When you see Saudi companies reppin’ elsewhere and get a sense of pride
Like Al Baik in Indonesia or an Almarai ad in Egypt.
Omg just saw a billboard for Al-Marai milk on 6th of october bridge! Men emta it’s been here? #Saudimemories
— Ethar El-Katatney (@etharkamal) October 27, 2010
8. During summer, washing your face or showering had you running to the side of the bathroom
If you grew up in Saudi, you just know. Summer heat= boiling hot water even when the tap is on cold.
yung tubig sa spray, shower, gripo. shiet boiling water HAHAHA #SAUDIFEELS
— Ohlala (@DiscretlyBoring) July 14, 2017
9. You’re always looking for that authentic local kabsa taste everywhere you go
Because kabsa is more than just a dish, it is a way of life.
— janina sarmiento (@janinamariee) March 26, 2015