WordPress has just congratulated me for six years of blogging. Which means I started the blog three years before I moved to Doha. When I was still living in the horrible, small apartment and when the blog was named orange shoes talking because I thought it was a cool name. And, I can tell you, … Continue reading Flat White And An Honest Post
Doha. A city that I would call home one day. How did this happen? “A person who longs to leave the place where he lives is an unhappy person.”- Milan Kundera. This was me, back home. I can remember being eight or nine years old and wanting to leave my home country. I don't really … Continue reading Living In Doha
The other day, our external auditors and I were having lunch when one of them asked me "How old are you?''. ''I recently turned 25'', I replied. My response was met with ''OH!''. But not the Oh that says ''Oh you look like you're 18!''. More like ''Damn girl, you look like you're 27!''. And … Continue reading ”How do I look?”
Not because, the French are so chic, effortless in everything they do, perfectly unperfect..(by the way, they are all these things)… I do read a lot about the French culture and one thing that I see repeated many times is that they accept themselves for who they are. They accept their flaws. They don't cover … Continue reading Why I admire French culture
So I was going through my Pinterest and a picture of Sabina Socol pops up. This one to be exact: So, I put her name on Pinterest, and all the results have two things in common: Effortless, chic French style and her nipples. Yeah, I can see her nipples. In all the pictures. Okay, almost … Continue reading Channel your inner Sabina Socol
Or Juste la fin du monde, in French. I find the title alone remarkable. The movie starts with Louie (Gaspard Ulliel), a playwright, paying a visit to his family after years of absence. He seems to have cut them off from his life and is only returning back to inform them of his terminal illness. … Continue reading It’s only the end of the world!
So, I watch a lot of random things on YouTube because sometimes I really have nothing better to do. And I think it's a healthy habit because sometimes it's not a complete waste of time and gives me something to write or rant about. This week, I watched a series called ''What On Earth Is … Continue reading What on earth is an Vitamin IV drip?
Libby, which sounds almost like an actual human name, is anything but a person. It's an app that allows me to read on the go, whenever I want, wherever I want. I love Libby because I love reading. Link I always hear people saying, ''Oh, I love to read, but I just don't have time.'' … Continue reading What the fuck is Libby?
And the second big question is: How the fuck do we pronounce it? I was searching for a book to read on the app, Libby. While looking for a cookbook for a plant based diet, I came across a cover that looked like this: The little book of Hygge by Meik Wiking I'm not sure … Continue reading What the fuck is HYGGE?
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Shakespere & Co.
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Souq Waqif: Rice and Noodles