1. My beautiful wife whom I miss and family back home
2. Old friends who keep in touch and new friends at KAUST
3. Good professors and decent grades
4. A house to live in and being otherwise spoiled by KAUST
6. Travel in the Middle East
7. Much needed rest during the Eid holiday
Note: This "mixed" dinner took place in a married apartment. Male and female housing currently allow only male and female guests.