Indeed, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. While our celebrations vary in forms and sizes, the joy in our hearts is all that matters. May you feel the spirit of LOVE even in distance or in togetherness.
For expats who are celebrating, it’s always a dream to spend the holidays back home…. where the atmosphere is more festive, where everyone is happy… and where the feeling of being with the whole, big family is both comforting and expensive (lol). In the Philippines, even if it rains, even if there’s not much on the table, even if we only have the simplest dinner… nothing beats celebrating CHRISTMAS at home.
A SPARKLING NIGHT AT ARAMEDE
But thanks to the wonderful people we have met and have worked with while doing the blog. We have received surprises beyond our expectations. Special thanks to Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park for hosting us on their Christmas Eve celebrations… it was really special.
We were treated with a lavish feast featuring a wide selection of cuisines. The ambiance was so festive, the joy of the season is really in the air. We saw groups of friends and families there celebrating. It was indeed a great night!
We are also blessed that we are able to celebrate Christmas even if our host country has a different belief and religion. That’s something to appreciate about Qatar… where diversity is valued and respected.
THE JOY OF THE SEASON… LOVE IS THE REASON
And as we soak ourselves in flamboyant celebrations, it is our prayer that everyone will find peace in their hearts. Contentment that transcends beyond material happiness and with love that everyone deserves. Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. Let’s be thankful for that special gift we have received “long time ago in Bethlehem”. And if only for that, feel special and blessed… even when you are alone, even if you’re broken and hurting, even when you are still at work while others are celebrating, even if there’s none because we are confident that abundance is about to come, even if there’s chaos around us… because we have PEACE within our hearts.
We had a social media contest in collaboration with CROWNE PLAZA DOHA – THE BUSINESS PARK and we would like to congratulate our winner (@fofo_qtr6567) of a “Christmas Brunch” for 2. Special thanks to everyone who joined the contest and have supported us in this project. It was, by far, one of our most successful and highly participated competition.
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Celebrate the festive holidays at CROWNE PLAZA DOHA – THE BUSINESS PARK: *CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER (December 24 ) *CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH (December 25) *NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER (DECEMBER 31) Savor delicious cuisines prepared by CROWN PLAZA DOHA’s Culinary Team. Enjoy live entertainment while the kids decorate their own Christmas cookies. Use my exclusive promo code: “BEST LIFE QATAR” and enjoy 15% OFF the regular rates: *QR 255 with soft beverages *QR 355 with festive beverages For reservations, call 4408 7777 and register with the promocode. BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! SHARE this post on facebook and/or Instagram and USE THE HASHTAG #CPDOHAMEMORIES, TAG @crowneplazadohabp and @bestlifeqatar. DOUBLE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING! On the COMMENT SECTION below this post, TAG 2 or more of your friends so we will know if you have done the process/mechanics. One (1) Winner will get Brunch for TWO (soft beverages) on December 25th. This contest is open for Qatar Residents only and Draw will be at 1pm of Dec24. #CONTESTALERT #happyholidays #CrownePlazaDohaGiveaways #festivecelebration #merrychristmas #FestiveOffers #crowneplaza #SeasonofGiving #SeasonofSharing
I'm a Christian, a husband and a father, a Filipino expat in Qatar, entrepreneur, aspiring blogger, freelance real estate consultant, lover of anything KOREAN, an adventurer.