Jeddah is a nice city where you can meet a lot of nice people too!

A Beautiful Sunset View In Jeddah

In this Private beach, you see a lot of foreigners from different countries, like Canada, France, Norway, Italy, Australia, Japan, Philippines. All are enjoying the privilege to swim freely and have fun.

Private beach in Jeddah where you can freely swim and scuba dive!

I work as an Orthodontist and live in the City of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for about almost 4 years now. I would never have thought to coming here at all, to think that I got my Residency Research Fellowship at the USIID in N.Y. 

This photo was taken sometimes November of 1996 at Dr. Weiss' Tower Dental suite 69/F of The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan, New York City. My colleague took this shot to capture the sunset with the Empire Tower and me by the window. It was amazing shot! You can spot my dental chair though reflected on my glass window... hahahaha... anyway we can understand that he is a tooth doctor like me and not a professional photographer, right? Right! Thank you 🙂

So everyone usually ask me why not I stayed in the US

Good thing I had this chance to have this pose with The Twin Towers as my background, 1996, five years before the September 11 Attacks.

 instead of coming to Jeddah?

Every time I go in public I must wear my black uniform known as "abaya". I asked my dental nurse to take this shot while posing like I was picking up the Mosque. Then after a few minutes a Saudi lady came to ask us to show her the photo we just took because she got so curious what we were doing. I asked my nurse who is a Muslim, "did we do something bad, is she gonna report us or something?" Then we showed her the shots we took. And she was happy and amazed how we came up with that idea like we're holding the mosque tower. Hahahaha... funny.

Well it was a long story. But for sure it’s all about the package they offered to me so I took the job.
Anyways I get to visit my birth country Philippines

The Hundred Islands, Philippines, Alaminus Pangasinan

and Paris

Eiffel Tower at Night, Paris France

every 6 months and spend my holidays with my love ones.

With my kids

with my French family...

So far I am already adjusted to it at the moment but it won’t be forever though, hehehehe because I look forward to live in France for good.

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Comments

  1. Beautiful, many thanks.

  2. I live in Jeddah for 3 and half years from yr 2006-2009. It’s kinda hard for me to live in the Kingdom though.:)

  3. A fascinating story. I remember reading it in the National Enquirer while I was standing in line at the supermarket, waiting to pay for my donuts.

    I’m sorry King Kong wasn’t in that shot of you and the Empire State Building. That would have been a nice touch.

    I think you should wear your abaya when you go to the beach. It would protect you from sunburn, you see… : P

  4. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown and commented:
    i would have never guessed!

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    This post received 207 views just this morning… Enjoy!

  6. I love your Photos great shot 🙂

  7. A very happy and smiling kind of posting 🙂

    Androgoth Xx

  8. Thanks co-bloggers for liking this post… 🙂

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