Morning is for the living Those that rise and shine, awake and breathing Mourning is for the living The dead don’t shed any tears, or partake in any wailing Morning is for the living And the dead would mourn if they could see us not living it
There are many sides to Doha. Five star hotels, poor worker conditions. High rise luxury apartments, tiny box-sized designated ‘maid’ rooms. With all the abounding pomp and luxury, it’s easy to feel that the place lacks culture and authenticity. A cosmopolitan city, in which the nationals are dwarfed by non-residents who make up over 80% … Continue reading Same Game, Different Name
Sometimes There’s a certain melancholy That descends over me When I’ve been long enough back in the British Isles Memory-laden clouds, burdened from a time gone by Slyly hover their way above me Crowding out silver linings That I’ve pained to fashion so delicately. It creates a strange sense of longing An ache for belonging … Continue reading Heavy Is The Heart
Oh Doha Ultimate heartbreaker How you suck us in with your ease and luxury Luring us into a false sense of security All the friends we make Whose hearts we then have to break As we ultimately go back to our respective ways But filled with an abundance of memories and so much to say … Continue reading Departures
Courage, is not a characteristic or trait that I would have ever really associated with myself. And yet, these past few months I have been told so many times by so many different people about how ‘brave’ I am – brave for moving to Doha alone and now brave for travelling out alone. I suppose … Continue reading Me, Myself & I
Ever since I moved to Doha last winter the topic of identity has never been too far from the forefront of my mind. I don’t think I’ll ever be prepared or have a full proof answer to the question “Where are you from?” I have no objection to those asking and wishing to know my … Continue reading Growing Pains
For the first six months of living abroad I had no complaints, not about the weather, not about missing friends or family ... And then...!