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Chapati - Flat, unleavened Arab bread.
Mawasim - The main operating base for the Agricultural Company
     that hired us in Riyadh.
Al Khardz - A small town where there is a large joint American and
     Saudi Military Installation, more or less, a hundred miles away
     from Riyadh.
P.I. - The favorite abbreviated form of "Philippines."
Sadik - Friend.
Riyal - Monetary unit of Saudi Arabia
Abdul Rachman - The company's recruitment officer.
Iqama - Work permit.
Ligo - Brand name of a canning company in the Philippines.
Basmati - Rice grown in India and Pakistan.

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Diaspora

ELMER OMAR
BASCOS PIZO
Chapati
Mawasim - Al Khardz
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 1985


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