The Corniche Virgin!

Greeker
By Greeker

I was, in one of its truest sense, a Corniche virgin.

I knew not the pleasures of walking the Corniche. I knew not about the gentle salt breeze that would play hide and seek with my hair strands. I knew not about the pleasant pain that the walk would leave in its wake, I knew not the joy of lying on the grass afterwards, staring into the black sky, willing a star to appear.

I witnessed the Asian Games on the shores of the gentle blue sea, which splashed gracefully at the stone walls that guarded man from water. During the triathlon event, I watched one toned body after the other emerge from the sea’s depths to run the Corniche. I watched, I wrote, and I got published. It was just my job.

Yesterday was different. I wanted me to believe that I could.

I did.

I started slow, promising myself to go slower as the distance increased. Surprisingly, my legs had other ideas, something it has never done before. The walk took on a life of its own. The simple walk gradually graduated to a ‘quick walk’ and later went on to metamorphose itself into the desperate urge to run.

An hour and a minute after it all started, I knew that this must have been how all those timeless love stories began.

The pleasure of walking the Corniche, was finally mine.

{I posted this on my blog www.greeker.blogspot.com . Since it also related to Doha, i thought i might post it here as well. Thanks guys, for reading, and possibly commenting.}

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By anonymous• 13 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

Corniche is excellent before Sunrise. Especially in the summer.

The night having cooled it & the wind blowing. And its not crowded.

I believe when you come to Corniche you have to leave that Walkman at home. Its so beautiful, why would you need a song to distract you.

By azilana7037• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
azilana7037

I's been a long while since I last saw that cute signature of yours. I was supposed to go with them for the WALK yesterday but something came up..got really DEPRESSED so I end up sulking in my room, more like bingeing in food...hehehe

Honestly, we missed your posts... alot of things happened in QL...rather you missed the exciement, drama, etc...

Talk to you later, I'm late for work...

By Q____View• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Q____View

I'm still a Corniche Virgin, too.

Hmm, I'll pop that cherry when I get there.

Cheers for now.

Q-VIEW!

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" God allows life to be rocky. His challenge is not to let the rocks grind you into dust, but to polish you to become a brilliant gem. "

By Don Corleone• 13 years 5 months ago.
Don Corleone

I've been here fo 5 months and i've never been to the corniche, expect in my car. I was wondering when is the best time to go for a walk or a run? especially as the days are getting hotter.

I always tell the truth, even when I lie

By Don Corleone• 13 years 5 months ago.
Don Corleone

I've been here fo 5 months and i've never been to the corniche, expect in my car. I was wondering when is the best time to go for a walk or a run? especially as the days are getting hotter.

I always tell the truth, even when I lie

By azilana7037• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
azilana7037

Read the posts above you???

It's the kiosk (the one people buy tea/coffee/whatever) near Sheraton with a big NESCAFE signage. 6pm...

By anonymous• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

let's talk abot that in the running buddy thread so that every one is going to join get the info

bytheway who said it was walking .. we were thinking about running

anyway let's see where we gonna meet if it is at that shop or at the shell ...

By anonymous• 13 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

Oki doki Can you azzi give me a clear idea about the place where we will meet?

By DaRuDe• 13 years 5 months ago.
DaRuDe

i SURE WILL show up around some where hiddin :D

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By anonymous• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

That sounds good to me. 6 PM then at the kiosk, me a crap haired white man, u a chubby, overweight(your words, not mine) Fillapino. We will make such a sight together !!! LOL

By azilana7037• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
azilana7037

if no one would show up...then we'll do the walk...

Then let's have that mixed burger Junarc is missing and jest him how good it was...lol

By anonymous• 13 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

I hope theres gonna be more than just you and me tonite??

By azilana7037• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
azilana7037

A chubby, overweight FILIPINA in a Suzuki sidekick(black/midnight blue). See you there guys...

Where is Junarc and Richard anyway? jaxs13, you coming right?

By anonymous• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

Why dont we just meet at the food kiosk near the sheraton ? nice and simple . You wont miss me, im the pasty white man with a crap haircut and long sideburns. Oh, and i drive a white 4x4 (no suprise there)

By azilana7037• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
azilana7037

All I know that we meet 6pm but the meeting place, I still don't know...

By anonymous• 13 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

What time is the walk and where do we meet? and how will we recognise each other?

By rfc• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
rfc

nice one greeker,i love jogging in corniche ones a week every sunday,

for all the QLERS who planned to walk or jog during friday.the corniche is much crowded during fridays, better sundays or else thursday...and start your walk from ras alnassa to sheraton wow you feel rejuvinated after that people,the sea breeze is awesome,the wind touched is wonderful.....have fun,forumers....

By azilana7037• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
azilana7037

I don't know if there's another food/drink kiosk behind the AG giant mascot. What I know is the one near the Sheraton Hotel.

I don't know where the meeting place will be but I'll just park my car there and start walking. So when I turn around and walk back...I can have that cold/hot drink...

By anonymous• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

where is that on the cornich ??? is it that restaurant beside the asian games character's statue???

plz let me know .. cuz we didn't arrange a place to meet till now

By azilana7037• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
azilana7037

See you at the Corniche tomorrow Friday 6pm...I'll park my car near the kiosk...

By yv2r• 13 years 5 months ago.
yv2r

yv2r

I do the same, I just go to Carniche walk as long as i can then sit in a lonely place watching clear sea, I recolect all my memories, good and bad, how i miss my loved ones back home, I pray God you have given me an opportunityto come here,its because of you i am here today,give me strength to face all ups and downs of my life.

By anonymous• 13 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

Yeah Azzi I m ready to join...

By anonymous• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

i hope u can join us .. may u would like also to write about it ..

u really know how to dance with the pen...

i like wut u wrote .. i like it so much ..

i liked the picture too ..

good job

By azilana7037• 13 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
azilana7037

Ram is inviting other QLers for a walk in Corniche. I think some have confirmed it for tomorrow, Friday 6pm or 7pm...

Wanna join???

By gypsy gal• 13 years 5 months ago.
gypsy gal

Well expressed....I read your other blogs also... liked it very much.

Which part of Kerala are you from?

By bibo• 13 years 5 months ago.
bibo

I love your post... emotionally charming!

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