After a restful Christmas break, my thoughts have turned to work again. After a good natured discussion with a dear teaching friend that lasted well into the early hours, it inspired me to get out of my writing slumber. He showed me a clip of a school in London, dubbed ‘the strictest school in Britain’,… Read More Why do we send our kids to school?
A (fictional) tale of a day in the life of Doha’s forgotten men. Faceless, nameless and anonymous to most of us. The Karwa driver. What’s it like to drive a Karwa all day and who are the men who sit behind the wheel? I have no idea and this story probably won’t tell you but… Read More Konfessions of a Karwa Driver
‘An insult to London, the global terror threat and the art of cinema’ Rarely have I felt so let down with a film even with such low expectations to begin with. London has Fallen captures everything that’s wrong with the world in ways the film probably never intended. First of all, let me say… Read More London Has Fallen- An insult to London, the global terror threat and the art of cinema
As I wandered through the wild frontiers of Al Sadd, I narrowly avoided death by sidestepping an open manhole, an impatient driver using the pavement as an extra lane and an electric drill tunneling through the heart of the district. This was just another day in Al Sadd. I was on my way to the… Read More Getting my Hair ‘Qat’
In a city where 5 star hotels and luxury restaurants are two a penny, I needed to find somewhere special to take my wife (also my editor and motivational guru) for our first wedding anniversary. Thankfully her brief experiment with vegetarianism was over but sadly for me Burger King wasn’t going to cut the mustard.… Read More Yes or Nobu?
It’s a well known fact that 90% of us here in Qatar are expatriates. Here are my 8 types of expat I’ve encountered in my short time here. What kind of expat are you? Do you know any of these people? Tell me if I’ve missed some glaringly obvious examples and most importantly, I hope… Read More 8 Types of Expat- Which ones do you know?
Supplementary Education in Doha Tutoring is a growing industry and becoming an ever more popular option for parents to supplement their children’s education. The brochures will sell you the image of your child being imparted wisdom from experienced old sages and unlocking their potential to get straight A’s. Is the reality like this or do… Read More A guide to English and Maths tutoring in Doha