In our first part of INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA, we draw our inspiration from the popular Japanese conbinis (short for convenience stores) and highlighted the distinct qualities of these Middle Eastern … Continue Reading INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA – Part2 | Qatari “Conbini” Snacks
While staying in Qatar for more than a decade now, one cannot deny the convenience that these smalls grocery stores are giving families and households in the community. “Bakala,” pronounced … Continue Reading INSIDE QATAR’S BAKALA | Your friendly neighborhood convenience stores
During this COVID-19 pandemic, a little less than 80 percent of the population in Qatar may be stuck at home either for work (WFH), vacation or local leave, or simply … Continue Reading How Many Social Media Accounts Do You Have? Are You Using It Regularly?
Indeed, these trying times will bring out the best in us. It has been over two months since the government of Qatar proactively campaigned against the spread of Corona Virus, … Continue Reading Acts of Generosity in times of COVID-19 | Qatar Updates
Following the Supreme Committee for Crisis management decision, malls in Qatar was temporarily closed as a precautionary measure until further notice. The decision to close retail outlets includes shops inside … Continue Reading SOME MALLS IN QATAR ARE NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL SHOPPING OPTIONS
This period of our lives will be forever written in history as one of the most challenging times ever faced by mankind. The world stood still as governments and medical … Continue Reading 6 Most Popular Apps During Covid-19 Pandemic
Excited for this day to come? All of us are praying that we will wake up one day with a good news of this pandemic coming to an end. But … Continue Reading THE NEW NORMAL: Embracing a New Lifestyle [Life After COVID-19]
Due to the challenging situations in Qatar right now, my wife is currently on a “work-at-home” mode which is a blessing in disguise since schools are also closed and our … Continue Reading HOW TO WORK AT HOME?
If there are good things that came out from a bad situation that we are having right now… these are changes in our habits and the way we do things. … Continue Reading BLESSING IN DISGUISE: A Positive Lifestyle Change
It is true that when you stock up fear in your heart, your lips and your actions will also overflow with fear manifesting itself in negative thoughts and negative posts. … Continue Reading KEEP SAFE FROM COVID-19: Tips on how to be productive at home
If you are like me who plan our vacations (or any other events) way… way earlier, who always check for promotions and offers as often as I can, and who … Continue Reading CANCELED VACATIONS: How to cope up and move on?
As an expat/OFW, we always look forward to our annual vacation to our home country. While I had a quick (work) trip back to the Philippines in September of 2019, … Continue Reading Travel Threats: How to respond to it?
COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS. My elders are always reminding me to be always grateful for what I have and to make the most out of it to help and inspire other … Continue Reading BEST LIFE QATAR | Top 1000 Instagram Influencers in Qatar in 2020
According to an old article of Entrepreneur Middle East, “Starting and launching your business in Qatar can often be seen as a long, confusing, expensive and arduous process”. They have … Continue Reading 5 Homegrown Filipino Companies in Qatar (Non-Food) | BLQ Reader’s Choice 2020
As we mentioned before, along with the increasing number of Filipinos in Qatar comes the growing demand for Filipino food and services. While there are also available options that are … Continue Reading 7 New Filipino Companies in Qatar | BLQ Reader’s Choice 2020
We leave 2019 with gratitude and much learnings that ever before. We look forward to a brand new year with hope for a strong decade finisher this 2020. HIGHLIGHTS OF … Continue Reading What’s in store for 2020 (and some of the highlights of 2019)