Expat Appreciation Day!
If only all expats can read this. More power to you amnesia!
Nice words amnesia ^^ , and as a Qatari i second on that too .. i really like the environment we live in and i hope you all feel conftble in Qatar .
love to all , welcome to Qatar and thanks for everything ^^ .
Having this in mind to start a day is very inspiring!!! Thank you...
You gave us more reason to work hard.. not only for the money but for the benefit of this land Qatar.. It feels like your land is our land as well.. I hope someone like you is contagious to spread goodness on earth...
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Thank you Amnesia. That was very sweet of you. I hope more qatari people feel the same way.
Advanced Qatari class!
Seriously I have learnt to see a lot of things differently - things I was very ignorant about before I have had lots of opportunity to have my previous thinking challenged:
d) what is personal freedom?
e) polygamous marriages
f) collective thinking vs individual thinking
h) social values in general
thanks for sparing a minute to thank the exaptriates. show them how much u owe them by behaving well towards them. most of the labourers are here because they love their family and they want to feed their family atleast 2 times a day. be;eive me, 90% of the expats wudnt love this place if it was for the money. i know people who work for 600 riyals! it just that they want bread for their family back home. lot of people spend days here thinking of their families. many have kids whom they havnt even seen... so take a little time to appreciate the workers here. they bulit qatar.
Educate you??? where do ou work lady?? strange ok you are in which class now :)
Thank you Amnesia & Diamond Girl
Thank you to Qataris too
The relationship is two ways...I have learnt a lot from my interaction with Qataris - they have helped educate me and develop new perspectives on issues.
Thank you very much too for appreciating us here in Qatar allowing us to be part of Qatar developing Era. You really touched my livers so when are you inviting us for Qatari hmm Recipies :D
Thanks to both of you Amnesia and Diamond Girl ever so much. Your kind words and sentiments are truly appreciated.
I too have picked up quite a bit of Qatari Arabic over the years here, so let me too say in my own way; SHUKRAN JAZEELAN ALAY KUM. ANA EHAB QATAR WAJED.
Thank you amnesia, you are well mannered and well brought up child of Qatar. Terima Kasih from me in Malaysian language.
Hope to meet you one day. God Bless you.
@darude, sorry my friend, I've been in the UK for a while. Going to be in Qatar soon though :D
@HappyHappy, ma ga9artee ma3a kalamich ba3ad. Even if you came here with person intentions, you're still helping the country become a better place :D
@everyone else, It's my pleasure. It took only 2 seconds of my time, but I hope it made everyone feel good for the rest of the day (or I hope longer).
My father once told me, "people don't always notice the big things you do, it's the little things that can give you a small warm place in their heart" (Translated from Arabic)
Amnesia...and Diamond Girl. Its really nice to hear such words. I think this is a first?? for QL. Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't recall anyone posting such a thing before.
I love this country, and its people. I consider myself part of the country having lived here many years, & so do the rest of my family, one of whom is now totally fluent in Qatari arabic, albeit with blonde hair and blue eyes.
You have a good Emir, with a good wife, and you can be proud of how you're progressing as a nation. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of it.
Gud on'ya. Amnesia (and DiamondGirl.)
If the grass is greener on the other side, its sure the water bill is higher !
As gorgeous your words are, as guilty they made me feel. Unfortunately, they caused me pain than content.
I am not intending to shock you my friend, but, Allah is my witness, I did not come here with the intention to contribute to improve Qatar.
Yes, I DO believe in good deeds, benefiting and non-harm of others. Being here in Qatar achieves the purpose of applying my knowledge and skills to help others, in the general sense.
Yet I came to this country for totally professional and personal reasons. To prove myself, take up more professional responsibilities, challenge myself and my society as a responsible independent Egyptian Muslim girl, defeat my anxiety of always wanting to feel protected and then the pay (although I’m well off back home).
I intended to work here for a few months to achieve the above, now it’s my third year, why? Because,as I always repeatedly say, I love this country and grateful.
I was offered to work with other countries, 2 offers are still on, with pay 75% more than what I earn now. I refused both because I am against the regime in both countries, and working there will only make me a true hypocrite. Here I am not feeling hypocrite at all. On the contrary, I am more inclined towards my client (Qatari Client) than towards my own company (foreign). I am working hard to implement their business requirements, to the fullest of my power and authority.
I participated, though African, in the Asian Games, initially, yet my heart was not totally dedicated to it. I think it is something about patriotism and eagerly wanting to see the flag of my country there.
Please do not fire at me, I was just thinking loudly and sharing my feelings towards your words that are still resonating in my head and heart.
Eish da3wa ma yseer chidi ya ryyal! Ana waied aheb getar, Allah yerhem waldaik we yselmek men kel shar.
I'm proud of you.
As a fellow Qatari(a) I would like to join Amnesia in thanking all the residents of Qatar for contributing to the development of my beloved country. We so much appreciate the talent, skills, experience, dedication and hard work of all. We have much further to go and many ways in which we must improve so insha'Allah we can go forward together.
I sincerely hope that you can take the good from our culture to enrich your own lives as we should take the good from your cultures to develop as good human beings.
Our peaceful and tolerant land has so much promise. It's an exciting future. Please consider Qatar your home and keep a space in your heart for it always.
'Love is the answer...'
I will be moving to Qatar next month and these are nice wellcome words.
Thank you !
Your post brought a smile to my face!!
Amnesia still appreciates your presence in Qatar...regardless whether you consider qatar your home or not....
I consider Qatar my home, even though I have only been here 1 year...
I don't think I will be going anywhere in a hurry...
A BIG HUG AND THANK YOU TOO BROTHER.
"waiting is an art, timing is everyting"
Amnesia, that's very nice of you! Sukran : )
thank you !!
wow thank you so kind!!!!! Thank you for having us!
I thank you for your hospitality....
Thank u Amnesia .... small things like this makes our day
I consider Qatar my second home.
So nice of you, you are really very thoughtful, in this phony world people seldom think about others. You made my day, Thank you!
thank you, well appreciated here....for as well accepting us (in behalf of your country)....:D
deeply moved by your gesture amnesia..:)
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Thanks a million Amnesia, your gratitude is truly appreciated. Yes, we are indeed guests in this country, but we've also made Qatar our adopted homeland. I have spent 28 years here and I consider this home. May Qatar grow to greater heights. More power, more prosperity to the people of Qatar.
Thank for your appreciation.
A lot of us refer to Qatar as our home too.
We wish the best for everyone.
Cardinal OF QATAR LIVING
Is that all you have to say: Inviting your self for coffee and smoke the pipe?
Come on brother I know you got better things to say:
In behalf of DARUDE
We salute you!!!!!!
Cardinal OF QATAR LIVING
Thank you for the post. I been here for 6 yrs now ... Doha feel like our home more and more. :D
It's very nice to hear this words from you, you made us smile and feel comfortable.
WE also appreciate the safe enviroment and the open minded view of the HH the Emir and the Govt.
Way to go Qatar
Probably the first time I ever heard some 1 saying this here in Doha, thanx Amnesia for the nice sentiment .... This is a great place to be, Ive been here 17 years now and i wouldn't want to b anywhere else ... :)
Thank you very much but i still wonder being me a guest and you the host why u never invited me for arabic coffee or sheesha :D
Thanks for your kind words, we would also like to thank H. H the Emir & the Govt. for giving us an opportunity to live and work in this safe Country.... and to be a part of the developments here. Thank you!
Thanks.....for your appreciation!!!!!
Have a nice day.
"I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone, I never find a companionable solitude"
very kind thatyou even thought about us thank you for the post
Thank-you for your words and post.