Nothing is more relaxing than a nice shower after a windy yet terribly hot day in Doha. Nothing is more devastating than the site of your bathroom being absolutely fucking dismantled as if it were a construction site. Nothing is more tempting than to call HR at a moment like this and yell at them … More Surprise!
I was having a bit of trouble with my housemate. You see, she is…. … … quite annoying. And I wanted to convey this to her in the friendliest, most non- offensive way and somehow still manage to avoid her hatred. Someone said ”You need to confront her”. That did not work out. At all. … More This is what happens when you confront people
Apparently, food festivals aren’t really about selling mouth watering delicious food for cheap price. What it is about is marketing your company or your brand. Purely that. And selling shit (well, sort of) food for more money. So if you’re thinking you’re going to go to food festivals and enjoy ah-mazing food, you’re shit out … More Why QIFF wasn’t all that
I was at Pearl Qatar today to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Yeah I know, I just threw someone a party a few weeks ago, which TOTALLY flopped by the way. But I like celebrating other people’s birthday as much as I hate celebrating my own. The place we chose was Shakespere & co. Yeah, I … More Shakespere & Co.
A few months ago, I had read an article on one of Qatar’s newest mall, Alhazm. At first I thought it was somewhere as far as Qatar Mall, but when I realized it was near my workplace I thought I might go see it. I am not a fan of malls but I enjoy the … More We should stop being spontaneous for today
I have never met anyone, except myself, who doesn’t hate Doha. Qataris excluded, because I have never met one, all the other residents truly hate it. All the conversations are about what a shit place it is and how they desperately want to move somewhere else. I don’t really blame them. There’s not a lot … More Why everyone hates Doha but I don’t
“What it is like to live under siege?” I read that headline somewhere. The opening line was about how people are living in Qatar after the recent diplomatic crisis. Of course, it is true that all business has been affected and will continue to be so unless the countries involved try and come up with … More How is life in Qatar really after the diplomatic crisis?
I am familiar with artist who are known for their paintings, sculptures or books. Never had I ever heard of an artist who’s famous for blowing up photographs of human beings to a size big enough to be wheatpasted on buildings, trains and even roads! One such artist is JR. He’s is from Paris and … More Photographs are worth a thousand words
Visiting a fire station may not be the ideal way to spend a day off from work. But it also wasn’t your normal fire station. The building that I visited today is known as Doha Fire station and it was an actual one up until 2012, when the building was given to Qatar Museums. It … More Picasso & Giacometti at a fire station
I am thinking of suggesting my training manager to send our employees to Karwa’s main office, in order to better our customer service skills. Have you ever been in a Karwa? I am in awe of the way they treat their customers!* I recently took a trip to Villagio and decided to visit one of … More Praablam customer
If you’re not Moroccan and want to try a different cuisine this week, I recommend Tajeen or Tajin in Souq Waqif. You may have heard of it, it was closed for a while now but they have finished all the necessary renovations and are ready to go. Best to sit? Rooftop, no questions. Specially during … More Souq Waqif: Tajine
Souq Waqif is one of my favorite places in Qatar. It’s only a ten minutes walk from my workplace and has a range of cuisines to offer (but because I am lack someone to try new things with and because I am scared of change, I end up going to the same restaurants I go … More Souq Waqif: Rice and Noodles
The normal way of getting around anywhere in Doha for those who don’t have a car is either Uber or Karwa taxis. I myself rely on the latter. Lately, the more I use Karwa, the more I am convinced I should buy a car. The drivers are terrible. I am sorry if you are a … More Karwa oh Karwa
The young Pope says that he renounces his fellow men and women because it is easier to love God than to love humans. He said that he was incapable of withstanding the suffering brought on by loving human beings. He said to the Swiss girl, that it would be wonderful to love her the way … More Love
It’s no surprise that we Pakistanis grow up with a great exposure to Indian dance, cinema and music. I am not a fan to be honest but I am familiar with most of them specially those who are considered legends. One of them is Asha Bhosle. I hardly remember any of her songs now but … More Aasha