May 28, 2017

Foodie: Chicken Kabsa

On the first day of Ramadan, our Muslim sister who is also our colleague at work cooked Kabsa for us. It was the first homemade Kabsa I've tasted and it was really very delicious. The chicken was cooked the way I wanted and it's also my first time to eat this dish with some veggies and nuts. 

For those who don't know what is a Kabsa, it is a dish that's usually made of rice, meat, vegetables and lots of spices. The meat used can be chicken, goat, lamb, camel, beef, fish or shrimp. The chicken kabsa is the only one I've tried so far. This dish is commonly served here in Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East.

Ramadan Kareem to all our Muslim brothers and sisters. 

May 24, 2017

Kingdom Tower: The Skybridge Experience

My workplace is just walking distance away from the Kingdom Tower so I don't have any excuses not to visit this one of a kind architectural building in Saudi. Kingdom Tower (Mamlakah) or also known as Kingdom Center is a 99-storey skyscraper that is located in the heart of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Inside the building, there is a shopping mall and beside it is the Four Seasons Hotel and apartments. 

We came there at night but I thinks it's best if you come there before the sun comes down so you can see the view of the city by day and by night. 

There are some things that are shaped like the Kingdom Tower within the area like these lamps. There are also plants but I was not able to take pictures as we were busy looking for the entrance to the Skydbridge. 

This is the way going to the Four Seasons Hotel. We really got confused on how to get inside the building going to the Skybridge. We thought that we will get inside the hotel then take the elevator there but we were wrong. We had to go out again from the hotel and used another entrance. I think we should've walked on the other side of the building. But patience is virtue, by asking the people there, we were able to find the entrance. LOL 

We passed through the mall then took an elevator to get to the entrance of the Sky Bridge. When I saw the entrance, it got me very excited and nervous at the same time since I have fear of heights. 

Just a simple reminder before entering the Sky Bidge... My friend who already went here told me that the entrance fee before only costs SAR 35 but now, it's already SAR 60. Well, it's still worth it since we are going to visit the building that symbolizes the city of Riyadh. It actually took me 2 years before I got to experience going here and for me and this is only a once in a lifetime experience. 

OPENING HOURS: Saturday - Thursday: 12 afernoon - 11 evening   Friday: 4 evening - 11 evening 

The elevator going to the Sky Bridge which is on 99th floor is really cool! You can see an animated view of the outside as if they are real. It was really a smooth ride and I didn't feel nervous at all riding their elevator. 

The is what the inside of Sky Bridge looks like. The ceiling looks like constellation star and the background lighting changes like white, blue, green, etc. as what is seen outside. 

There's no time limit so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view as long as you want. 

Here's a video clip...

Imagine how high this building is, I can see a great view of the city. 

This is the King Fahad Road. You can see the Alinma Bank and from afar is the Al Faisaliah Tower which I think is not clear in this picture. My workplace can also be seen here. 

This is the intersection of Al Oruba Street and King Fahad Road. 

Outside, you can see a gallery of photos on how this structure was built. 

The price may be that steep but it's all worth visiting for. I know there's nothing really super special going inside it but the experience is very memorable that I once experienced going inside the iconic building of Riyadh. Who knows, the price might increase double in the future. 😃😃

May 21, 2017

Travel Light and with Ease

If you have your own band and you are traveling in different areas may it be around the country or outside the country,isn't it very hassle to bring your instruments since they are big like the guitars, keyboard or drums? Well, I discovered this fender pro junior. An amplifier that's light, small and loud. It's very easy to carry that it will help lessen your baggage when you travel.

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