Category: My-musings

CITY SPA: A new relaxation destination for busy professionals

The first two months of 2019 has been very busy for me – with family matters, with work, and even other community engagements. It’s even surprising that those groups or people whom you thought would be easier to deal with would give you added pressures and occupy your thoughts longer than you can imagine. Physical

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BLQ WORKSHOPS: How To Start A Blog (Season 3)

The THIRD SEASON of our knowledge sharing project is now up and running. We started with our “back-to-basics campaign” both with the idea of reaching out to new content creators who have been messaging us for assistance as well as a refresher on the ultimate purpose of blogging. With more participants not being able to

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01…02…03 MALL!

The rise of malls in Qatar is very prominent with more than 20 major malls scattered all over this tiny peninsula. But we’ve discovered a particularly great concept of malls by a leading real estate company in Qatar, wherein they specifically targeted thriving communities and established smaller shopping complexes to cater to the community residents’

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HOME MAKEOVER FOR LESS: Ideas from Qatar-based Architects

A few days ago, my wife came across an interesting video on Facebook about home makeover by an Architect-couple who is based in Qatar. They are doing a special project for their portfolio which showcases their design styles and expertise and in the process, helping out close friends and colleagues who want a home makeover

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BLQ Special: Spend Valentines Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day: Hey Dads, it’s our chance to be creative! Since it’s the gentlemen’s turn to express and impress during this time of the year, let me share to you some practical ideas on how to Spend Valentines Day in an innovative way. Surprise her with a special delivery. This 2019, Valentine’s Day falls on the

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Let’s Get Physical: Fitness Gyms In Doha

Starting late last year, my wife and I have been noticing a growing number of fitness centers that are opening in the city. They are coming along with the opening of new buildings and commercial establishments almost everywhere. And while it’s a good indication of the growing trend for physical fitness and health consciousness, we

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SPECIAL SERIES: 19 Best Parks in Doha

To help you plan ahead for your outdoor events or weekend activities as an alternative to shopping malls, here are some of the outdoor parks that you could consider. If you feel like jogging, strolling around or having a family picnic, there’s a lot of public parks available around Doha and its peripherals alone. And

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SPECIAL SERIES: 19 Best Places for Shopping and Entertainment

Want to know our 19 Best Places for Shopping and Entertainment? Yes, this tiny, oil-rich, country has lots of these scattered all over… and is planning to open five more this year 2019! Shoppers in Qatar are set to be spoilt with choices as many new malls will open gates over the next three years.

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SPECIAL SERIES: 19 Best Filipino Establishments in Qatar

From among the lists that we released for this series, this one is the most talked about in our community. Others are even surprised that some of these are actually “Filipino-brands” and some got a bit confused with the terms “having an office/store” and “having an operation/assigned staff” here in Qatar. We intentionally did not

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SPECIAL SERIES: 19 Best Places To Visit In Qatar

During the first week of 2019, our community has been committed to a religious fast and so I wasn’t able to blog more about food but instead, we introduced a series dedicated to providing more information to our readers about Qatar. Realizing that we haven’t had more blogs about what to explore in this oil-rich

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