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How I got married – Part 2

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. @WeAreQatar Okay, so how did you meet your wife? — Nicola Ellegaard (@banafsaji) December 12, 2013 “The men can come” … When I heard this […]

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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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Project management under the moon

I was discussing a project plan that was supposed to have tasks on the 2nd week of September 2010, I interjected: “either delay or advance that by a week”… She was surprised by my words “a week, why???” I explained to her the concept of Ramadan and Eid, so she also asked “When would you […]

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Useless conferences

I sat so much in full day(s) conferences, most of which I argue are useless. They were mostly designed for people who have heard it before and already agree or are not listening, with no possibility of disagreeing with what is being said. It’s a one-way information flow mechanism where you are one of the […]

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The cake is not a lie

A few days ago I wrote “let’s get crazy!” and I know many young Qataris who just started their careers think that all the cards are stacked against them. I spoke to some people, and read what others wrote online, the general opinion seemed to be: Expats won’t let Qataris learn and progress in their […]

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