For most of the people that I have bumped in usually has a fuss that this country is dull and boring. Well, I couldn’t free myself from that fate because I was one of the person telling that indeed, this country is plain boring.

Weekend, as most of the people always look forward on it day by day. Working or studying or whatever you call it that makes you busy during weekdays is an exhausting task mentally and physically. That is the reason why weekend exists. We deserve to take a break, and have some fun and do what ever it pleases you.

On a usual basis, as I have been crying out loud on my previous blogs (you can check it here, here, and here) that this place serves nothing but mall, parks, beach and dessert. It took me exactly 2 years today for me to discover that there is much more than the weekend that I have usually known.

Come on, weekend is supposed to take rest and enjoy our comfy beds and dive to all movies stored in our laptop. Yeahhh, been there, always and over again. I can not deny, even you would agree to me that it’s the most rewarding thing nowadays. And that is to stay in bed. But let me introduce to you what I have discovered!

I started blogging with the sole idea to inspire of course, and to use my time efficiently as an expat wife and a career woman. Thus, juggling between those mentioned task is a delightful feeling and I’ve got to use my spare time more productively through blogging.

Realization takes time, it’s a discovery between time and self. I was able to discover things when I started opening myself to the world. Literally, I jump out of my bed and explore the place which was already familiar with me yet I was unable to dig because I was timid before.

Finally, familiar places to me became a happy-go-to places and I was able to enjoy each point because I came to know that such events, parties, meet-ups do exist in Doha.


I take down events in Doha News, on a weekly basis they features the list of events on what to expect on the coming week. Thus, it gives us such full information to the places we must hit during the weekend. With Doha News, you’ll get updated and you got the chance to discover what I discovered too! Eventbrite and other Qatar bloggers too are very generous to share events information and go to places specially food to hang outs.

Additionaly, What’s Up Doha is also a great source of information for current events and trends. They supply such an artistic way of information with great impact on expat living.

This changed my life as an expat.

I’m telling you this because I would like you to explore also what I am now learning to discover. I am sharing you this because I want you to somehow redirect your perspective on viewing socialization during weekends. Its more than what you expect.

As you read this article,  marks my 2nd year anniversary of a risk taker turned to a woman who found career and passion on the right time and place. I can still remember the old self who is brave yet slowly being shattered with confusions. She was able to conquer all those negative feeling and still learning to dwell on being positive all the time.

Expat life is not just being a foreign worker. Each one deserves the happiness that socialization brings. And to be able to bring that in success, one must open himself to the world.








15 thoughts on “THERE’S MORE THAN A WEEK-“END”

  1. Hello Lenny,
    I respect you for following your passion against all odds and help inspire others on your journey.
    I am also a person with similar interests and the only difference being that “I want to change the World one day”. And for that I need help of Strong Female personalities like you.
    If you could find some spare time please go through my blog to understand my resolution.
    Thank you all the way from India.

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    1. Thank you! It took me some time before I was able to see it and open myself to it. Maybe our God prepared me for this thing. I believe so. 🙂 Thank you so much! Regards to your family as well. 🙂

      (***waiting for LeMinHo’s Legend of the Blue Sea :p haaaaayssss)

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  2. Love this Lenny!!!! There is so much to explore! While it is greatly important to rest, This exploring and taking advantage of the happenings around us create memories that last forever! I’m learning this more and more myself!

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