Friday, November 2, 2012

The Adventures of Little Ethnic Man

We'll call him LEM for short.

As a graduation present this past summer, our STARTALK Arabic teachers gave each student a pocket-sized, vaguely-Arabian-looking plush weeble person. We lovingly dubbed him "Little ethnic man" just to be on the safe side of not offending any particular ethnicity. 

Naturally I brought him with me to Muscat and he has been having the time of his life 

LEM has his morning coffee

LEM gets new clothes for Eid

LEM eats a traditional Omani meal

LEM goes grocery shopping for the essentials

LEM is unable to emotionally process the fact that it's raining

LEM dies alone in the hot Arabian sun

Just a silliness for now but I'll have posts about Eid and Halloween and cultural stuff up soon!


  1. I love it! Question: How is Costa? Good coffee? Decent, at least? What does it compare to in the states?

    1. To be honest I don't consider Costa coffee *real* coffee--every "coffee" drink is just espresso mixed with other stuff. The closest to a plain black cup of 'joe is an Americano which is really just an espresso shot + hot water. But that's pretty much true across the board here in Muscat--no one is interested in brewing real coffee in a pot. Don't get me wrong, I can appreciate Italian espresso and I really like the traditional Oman coffee people serve at their houses, but, I totally miss quirky little coffee shops playing indie music (or ABBA) with free wi-fi and a daily choice between a myriad of freshly roasted exotic blends. I'm a little pretentious about my coffee.