Close friends know that I am a huge (if not incredibly embarrassing) fan of Barack Obama, especially during the 2008 electoral campaign season. News of him arriving in Saudi soil brought a shortstop to the beat of my heart and I immediately imagined ways of how I can get past the Secret Service just to have an audience with the Man of the Century. :D I know it's a long shot, but Barack, if you're reading this, call me! *hehehe*
It's a rare treat to see flags of America lining up the roads (those that are leading to the King's Royal Palace, that is). Here are some shots on my way to work:
Unfortunately, early this morning as my officemates and I had breakfast, there had been spinning rumors that there is a woman being isolated in our hospital for a possible case of the H1N1 virus. There was minimal panic as it seemed like everyone was waiting for a confirmation from the higher-ups. It was until this afternoon that our Chief Executive Director officially announced the confirmed case. *sigh* Of the HUNDREDS of hospitals around Saudi Arabia, our hospital was the one hit! Oh well, time to wear a mask now!
News on the first case of Swine Flu hitting Riyadh can be found here.
Be safe everyone!