have you noticed that as you get older you have less friends, only the close friends remain.
right now its somali, omani,pakistani/canadian and an half iraqi half irishman that is a UK citizen married to an italian.
just 4 close friends.
before when i was single and more social, i had more acquaintances than i could count, and allot more friends.
Ukrainian, Kazakhs, Uzbeks, chechens, Iranians, the usual Pakistani and Indians, British, US,Canadians, South africans,
Somalis, Eritreans, yemenis, French cadaan, French arab, algerians, 1 morrocan 1 panamanian and a nigerian.
and thats just in dubai between 2003 and 2009.
In australia i used to keep my friends segregated and they did not mix till later,
I had the Mosque crew, that i went o muxadharas and islamic conferences with and the mosque.
Then i had the non muslims which were mostly Far East /south east asian.
Me and Mat the Aussie and Andy the Mauritian were usually the only no indo yare in a crowd of indo yare.
and lastly it was my eritrean friend and his isreali girlfriend they joined the indo yare crew as well...
but the funniest moment was when the isreali chick met my muxadhara friends.
what a laugh, she spoke perfect arabic, and could put on both the lebanese and the egyptian accent,. and all the arabs had no clue
and were later scandalized when she admitted she was isreali, she wasnt even mizrahi but a polish jew.