From Fast Lanes to Life Lessons: How a Crash Course in Adversity Shaped a Reckless Teen

As I sit here reminiscing about my teenage years, I can’t help but be struck by how much my life has changed since that fateful day in 1988. Returning to Qatar for my final year of high school, I was young, reckless, and believed the world was my oyster. Little did I know, a single […]

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On loving Qatar

I was born and raised mostly outside of Qatar… My father went out of Qatar to study in the 1960s, married my mother in the early 70s and they got me, outside Qatar… There were a few constant ideas that were hammered into my brain: We are Qatari, we are Muslim. We love our country. […]

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Road blocks… Qatar Traffic

via Instagram These road blocks really make traffic much more difficult. Sometimes, I would prefer not to go out just because of that.

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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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How I got married – part 5

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 women’s wedding The women’s part of the wedding […]

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