Language/Culture

More and more and more pacman ghosts in Düsseldorf

As I’ve been walking in Düsseldorf I kept noticing stickers of pacman ghosts all around the city… Reminds me of the German band Captain Hollywood Project‘s song :

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When does a child become an adult?

Cindi Kennaley asked me on the post Questions Expats in Qatar never ask me … “#3 When do you consider a child an adult?” I will start this by answering another related question… 😉 What does it mean when somebody is an adult? In many countries it’s when you can drink, or watch pr0n, or […]

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A typical Qatari family friday

As I am curating the twitter user @weareqatar , I get some questions that aren’t easy to answer in 140 characters or less, so I’m replying here and linking there. I got this question: @WeAreQatar What happens in a Qatari household on a typical Friday? Does the whole family gather? — Amy Bambridge (@escapetoqatar) December […]

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“I hate men”

This is a story that happened to me and my little daughter in a shopping mall’s play area… This area is controlled by a huge grumpy security guard wearing a fake military uniform… He was opening and closing the entrance and hated it when people wanted to go in our out of the play area, […]

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Language

At a project management course, the instructor was emphasizing the importance of language in multinational projects, since the course was in English he said “I’m sure most of you understand some kind of English… Who speaks other languages?” most of the attendees raised their hands since none of us is a native speaker of English. […]

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