Friday, March 29, 2013

Building a school for old people ;)

Sometimes I love grading papers. I would quote my students all the time if I didn't think it would soon get out of control. Sometimes I forget there is a language barrier and when I am reading through things I have a good chuckle about the translation of sayings or words. You have to be able to smile while grading papers otherwise it takes twice as long. I am thankful for the unique papers with bright ideas because currently I am reading a lot of papers on an online source and without them I feel as if grading papers would be a miserable task!

Example from this past week -

The question was - "can young people teach older people."

The introduction was - "Old people are not, so what is the way to teach them?? do we have to build an old people school? or just leave them as they are without any kind of education level?"

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Turning 24!

Today I turned 24 in the the land of the sand. Yesterday, I celebrated my birthday with great friends on a Dhow at the Island with the Doha skyline behind us. a day in the dun was followed by a night of dancing along with a friends debut singing at the RC. It has been a lovely birthday weekend! Weekends like this make me love Doha more and more. Fun times, great weather, drinks, sun shine, songs, dancing, and amazing people!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Checking some music off my bucket list - extremely excited!

In May and July I am going to be the happiest girl in the world! Not only do I get to go to a Gentlemen of the road - Stopover in July (IN THE UK which means I am going to go to LONDON this summer) but I also just booked my ticket to see Florence + the Machine in Dubai in May. Seems like a silly post but it is only because I am so excited!!! Oh and along with Mumford & Sons I get to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

Now this is a magical musical post!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


LJ came to visit for "Spring Break" and I sure hope she enjoyed it as much as I did. I am extremely happy and grateful that one of my American friends could make the long journey over to Qatar. It is a long plane trip for just a week but I think we successful used our time wisely! I love that I was able to show Lauren the real Qatar, hopefully, she won't return to the states and tell people I live in a tent and ride a camel to work. I love showing people what Qatar really is and the fun you can have here!

As silly as it may seem it was really fun to be a tourist for a week. I went to places that I normally don't go to because I wanted LJ to see everything and boy did we do everything... we made friends with come camels and some Bedouin children, had plenty of hummus, shopped at the souq, shisha, fun nights out, tanning alongside the beautiful Doha Skyline, the museum, reggae nights and beach bbqs, drinks at The W, sushi at Katara, cupcakes, horse races, endurance horse races, henna, and sand dunes. I am sure there is stuff missing from this list... we did everything there is to do in Doha.

The pictures to prove it -

Making friends with some camels and their owners :) 

Tourist photo at the Islamic Art Museum with the Doha Skyline in the background.

Fountains at the museum.

After we said no to the camel ride. 

Whatcha looking at?

Hopefully she went back with a tan!

Falcon shopping at the Souq

Arabian Horses hanging out at the Souq.


Shopping complete! 

Tanning on LJ's birthday. 

Dinner at The W was a must :) 

Birthday dinner on the beach :) 

QAWS Ball!


Lemon and Mint 

Economy Class

Desert Endurance Horse Race

Playing on the Sand Dunes! 

And now she has done it all! 

Camel Loving <3