When asked "what it's like there", answering is a bit more difficult, however, the following videos explain a lot. The first is a post-September 11th CNN segment about Americans living in Saudi and working for Saudi Aramco (how many of you have had former chief international correspondent of CNN Christiane Amanpour come to your hometown and interview your neighbors?) The second video is a parody rap song about life on my compound in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. I wrote and recorded it (as my hip-hop alter ego "DJ Sharstar") in an attempt to combat boredom during the Holy Month of Ramadan (in Saudi, most places are closed in the daytime during Ramadan, so GarageBand was my go-to for entertainment).
"Saudi Mobbin'" was an unexpected hit with Aramcons (and those who love them) and now I'm actually going to be filming a legit music video for it when I go back to Saudi in July (with production being handled by the guys at Aramco Brat Media). Pretty exciting stuff, but I have no plans to quit school and become a rapper just yet.