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Saturday, 29 March 2014

EVENT: Basketball sa Doha? Eto na!

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WHEN: April 25, 2014
VENUE: Al Gharafa Sports Club
EVENT: 2014 EMIR BASKETBALL CUP FINALS
HOST: Andrei Paras
 
BENJIE PARAS / RONNIE MAGSANOC / ROGER YAP / DON CAMASO / WESLEY GONZALES / JOHNEDEL CARDEL / CHESTER TOLOMIA / HUBERT JOHN FERRIOLS/ CRIS BOLADO



EVENT: Earth Hour on March 29, Are you gonna Join?

TWITTER: #EarthHourQatar
 
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Will you be turning off your lights this
Saturday, March 29, to celebrate Earth Hour,
between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m?

Earth Hour is a worldwide initiative organized by World Wide Fund for Nature, which has grown from a single lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007, to a global event that engages more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide.

Qatar has also joined this movement since the campaign's rise to popularity in 2009. Here are some organizations/companies that have decided to celebrate Earth Hour.

Ooredoo
Ooredoo was the first company in Qatar to publically commit to Earth Hour in 2009, taking part in the world’s largest mass participation event to demonstrate its commitment to protecting the environment. 

For the sixth year in a row, Ooredoo will join monuments and companies around the world on Saturday (March 29) in marking Earth Hour, by switching off all the lights and non-essential systems at both tower in West Bay and its Airport HQ2, for one hour from 8:30pm. 

In addition, Ooredoo employees have pledged to switch off the lights at home during Earth Hour, as the whole company comes together to mark the occasion.

The Pearl-Qatar
The Pearl-Qatar is hosting Trash to Treasure Art Project as part of their Earth Hour celebrations. The Pearl-Qatar will also glow by candlelight, joining communities and organizations around the world in celebrating this special hour. Last year this time, a number of dining outlets on the Island had served dinner by candlelight, while most residents turned off non-essential lights between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Pearl has many other activities such as luminous face painting, stage drums perfromance by SPARK, Earth Hour walk on boardwalk accompanied by musical band (All activities on Porto Arabia) A candle light dinner is available at most of its restaurants like Al Tabkha, Burj Al Hamam, Casa paco, chocolate bar, Liza,Megu, Pampano, Second Cup, The bread basket and Tse Yuang with a special "Earth Hour" menu which does not exceed 100 QAR.

Aspire Zone Foundation
​Aspire zone foundation is taking part of the Earth Hour again this year.
29th March, 8:30 - 9:30 pm, all non-essential lights will be turned off.
The Torch-Doha will join Aspire in this great initiative too.
During Earth Hour, Aspire Zone will use solar powered lighting to light the public football pitches and sports courts. Be fit and eco-friendly at the same time. Check out their Facebook page to know more about their initiative

Doha Marriott
Doha Marriott has done it before and will be doing it again. Theywill be turning off their lights and will greet their guests in candle light.

The Torch - Doha
As last year they will be turning off the exterior LED lights and lights inside the hotel. Tea Garden and Three Sixty restaurants will serve food at candle lights. 

Six Senses Spa
The spa will be turning off the lights evoking a calm setting. Treatments will be done to the subtle sensation of candlelight. 

St Regis Doha
Reggae on the beach and Jazz in the dark
Candlelight and acoustic performance at JALC Doha. Dominick Farinacci and the JALC All Stars will be performing. Earth Hour and Jazz continues until midnight 

Ritz Carlton
Earth Hour Candlelight Pilates Class
Venue: Spa 
Price: QR50  per person
For more information, contact The Ritz-Carlton Spa at 4484 8173 or email pa.doha@ritzcarlton.com
The hotel will also switch off the lights in the lobby area and has invited the guests also to take part by switching off lights.

W Doha
W DOHA will switch of their non essential lights and their Blue hanging lights in the lobby. Candles will be lit up across the lobby area and guests staying at the hotel have been invited to join the cause.

Radisson Blu
Radisson Blu will have candle light throughout the hotel in public areas. The hotel will have dinner by candle light in three of its restaurants – Bentley’s Grill, Pier 12 and Maxim.

Hilton Hotel Doha
Hilton hotel has teamed up with The Youth Company to celebrate Earth Hour. They will be planting trees and holding debates with the youth about environmental issues along shutting down lights for the hour.
Flowers Planting - 29th March from 4pm to 6pm
Earth Hour Debates - 29th March from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Musical Celebrations - 8:30 pm to 9:30

Tarsheed Qatar said they will turn the lights off for an hour at all the Kahramaa buildings across Doha

MIA will switch of exterior lights. 

Kempinski will also switch of non essential exterior lights and treat customers to candle light ambience in Aroma and The Longue. 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

INFO: IKEA Qatar Online Shopping

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Good news people! IKEA, a giant furniture shop which first earned its success from IKEA's home, Sweden, introduces its online shop in Qatar. This is the second time they offer an online shopping after it hits United Arab Emirates.

Out of its total in-store inventory of approximately 12,000 items, about 1800 furniture products from the Living Room, Bedroom and Bathroom sections have been made available for online shopping. Shoppers can choose from IKEA QATAR ONLINE SHOP and Purchases must be made using a credit card, and orders below QR 2,500 will incur a delivery charge, same policy if you buy directly from their furniture shop in Doha Festival City.

So, if you want to buy something new for your home, but wants to stay at home, try IKEA online shopping. You can also save some penny if you and your friends will shop together, and once you reached 2,500.00QAR, delivery is absolutely free of charge! Hassle-free, isn't it?! :)

You can download their online catalog for 2014 HERE. Catalog is also available on the iOS Apps Store for Iphones and Android Phones.

Source: Doha News, March 24, 2014

Sunday, 23 March 2014

EVENT: Bazaar at Museum of Islamic Art




Event Details:

Ticket Purchase:  No tickets needed
5 April / 12:00 pm

About the Event:

With a vibrant mix of around 150 stalls MIA Park Bazaar is a modern version of the old souq tradition.

You can browse and buy homemade and handmade products such as jewellery, arts, crafts and clothing as well as books and souvenirs.

So if you’re looking for interesting or unusual gifts, the bazaar offers a wealth of options for both young and old.



When: MIA Park Bazaar opens Saturday 7 April and runs from 12:00pm – 7:00pm. The bazaar will then continue on the first Saturday of every month (with a break during summer months starting in July). 

Where: The Corniche, adjacent to the Museum of Islamic Art

What's in there?

Park Café  

Relax on the shady terrace while enjoying freshly made sandwiches, salads, and pastries with a spectacular panorama of West Bay. It is not permitted to bring outside food or drink to café spaces.

Open 12pm until 10pm, closed Tuesday

Barbecue in the park 

Join us for a delicious oriental barbecue facing Doha’s skyline at the MIA Park kiosks.

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 5pm to 10pm. No reservation required.

Park Kiosk

The kiosk offers a tempting combination of treats and water views. Belgian style waffles are made fresh and the assorted toppings. Try the premium ice-cream and recline in the shaded loungers.
Open 12pm until 10pm, closed Tuesday

Gifts and souvenirs

A selection of products from Damien Hirst's bespoke items, Philippe Stark's kites, footballs and other gifts.

Map:


http://www.mia.org.qa/en/mia-park/whats-on-the-park

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

THOUGHTS: Side A Band, Nina, and the Sizzling Brownies

Side A and Nina in Qatar: One Night Only
Obviously, Nina and Side A Band are two of finest singing artists in the Philippines. Kaya naman when I've learned that they will have their concert here in Doha, and my college friend offered tickets, xempre gora na agad ang lola nyo. Me, Pardz and Bunso, together with 3 others, reyding reydi na sa pagpasoks a Al Gharaffa Sports Club, or so we thought - Delayed by 3 freaking hours ang concert!

Organizers said that they were not informed of the basketball game, same time with the concert. They even had spokespersons, they call themselves as USHERS, nungka, babae kaya sila. Hours passed by, but no information was given to the crowd. Organizers were not really organized. They should have informed the crowd the moment they knew that there will be some delay. They should have tell us to go on a queue according to our tickets, and not like this:

"sa left po and ladies, sa right po ang gents!"
Then another one said: "4 na linya po tao, 4 na linya!"
Then another one said: "dun po sa kabila, pwede po kayong pumasok habang naghihintay, pero lalabas din po after ng basketball game..."

Ang ending, isang linya lang, para sa lahat ng audience.
The Super Audience! Front Bleacher
The Super Audience! Side Bleachers
Si ateng, galit na galit na sa kabilang line, asking for a ticket refund, which is impossible. Buti na lang, me and my friends considered the venue as casual and not formal so we all wore comfy get ups. I pity those girlash who attended the concert, wearing floral mini dress (yes, it's floral!) , and a 3in high heels. Goodluck naman.  3 long hours of waiting, pagpasok namin sa gym, walng chairs na available! Ang ending, we sat down on the carpet from 9PM-12MN! Kawawang 250QAR and 200QAR, they were expecting that we will still be organized inside. Unfortunately, kaming mga 150QAR, sinwerteng naunang nakapasok, and napunta sa harap! Yihaa!!!! Sorry Guys, i thik it was first come first serve... :D
Joey Generoso - Lead vocals, guitar and Leevon Cailao - Lead guitar, vocals

Philippines' Soul Siren, NINA

Nevertheless, we tried our best not to be affected by the flaws and glitches. We just had fun, fun, fun!  Kahit na yung FREE sizzling brownies eh hindi na na avail for free, dahil malamang hindi na yun sizzling. It's a very good experience indeed. Cheering with a great crowd, and singing with a premiere artists in our country. Good job Nina and Side A!!!

For the organizers, well, try to be organized next time. We don't blame you for the glitches, but at least, learn how to pacify the crowd. That's important. Be part of the crowd, without telling "VOLUNTEER LANG PO KAMI DITO, AT WALA KAMING BAYAD NA NAKUKUHA..."

Define Haggard with a taste of Headbang, hahahah!




Monday, 17 March 2014

LEGAL ISSUE: Who will shoulder my Return Ticket?!

I believe this will be the very first topic here in my blogsite about legalities, between the employer and the employee whom, a month after he avail his vacation leave, he resigned:

My friend returned from his annual vacation last week. He has availed of his annual air ticket to his country as per the contract. Within a month of resuming work, he resigned. Is the employer supposed to provide him an air ticket to his country of residence? 


Name withheld on request

 

The contract says an employer who brings a worker from his home country should provide him an air ticket when he comes to Qatar, when he goes on his annual leave and when he ends his contract.


There is no legal restriction on when these tickets can be used; however, this is governed by the agreement between the two parties. 


The employer’s obligation to return the worker to his home country at the end of his services, whether he is alive or dead, is a firm obligation.  


Law No. 14/2004 states: “The employer should return, at his expense, the employee to the place from where he brought him, or to a destination agreed on by both parties, when he ends his contract.” 


The employer should end the process of returning the employee to the agreed destination within two weeks of the end of his contract.


In case of the employee’s death, the employer is responsible for all financial expenses incurred in returning the body to his home country.


If the sponsor fails to meet these requirements, the Ministry of Labour will return the employee, or the body, at its own expense and take administrative action against the sponsor and make him pay the costs.


The sponsor can also be fined a minimum of QR2,000 and not more than QR5,000 for not complying with the law.


I advice the questioner to approach the labour dispute office or the public relations department at the Ministry of Labour to file a complaint to get a one-way ticket from the employer.

To summarize, return ticket of any employee is not UNDER THE DISCRETION of the company but rather, it is clearly an obligation of the company to the employee. So to those of you who are experiencing the same situation, (Actually, you know who you are, someone very close to my heart...:D) don't be afraid to demand for your return ticket as you have all the right, you have just have to stand for your right.


For full download of this Qatari Law, click HERE:

EVENT: Bamboo Live in Qatar (UPDATED with Ticket Prices)



Screenshot: Bamboomusiclive.com
And Yes my dear readers, I am so back-la! Lolz!

Sorry guys if there were no chikkas and updates these past few days. O always have this visitor named "Overwhelming workload", he keeps on visit.ng my work station. Good thing, negative energies are welcome in here so, life is sill chillaxing ang bouncin'!

Anyhow, so much for the nonsense introduction. Have you heard about Bamboo coming here in Qatar? Not yet? Well, this is just an advance for you to mark your calendar, take your friends with you and have fun, cause:

Bamboo will be here in Qatar!

on the

2nd May 2014

at the

West end Park, Doha, Qatar


A pre-event mini cocert for Bamboo was held last 13th March 2014.

No further updates yet, but will keep you posted once we receive details about the ticket price and ticket sales outlets.

Screenshot: Bamboo in Doha Facebook Account
HERE IS THE UPDATE:


Event Details

Price: 
(Starting from) 35.00 QR

Ticket Purchase: 
At the door
Shops
Online
West End Park, Doha
2 May / 7:00 pm

About the event

Hoy Pinoy! BAMBOO Live in Doha,Qatar

TICKET PRICES ( tickets are entitled to join the raffle draw EXCEPT GenAd Tickets)
QR35 No Food
QR55 with FREE Dairy Queen
QR85 with FREE Jollibee
QR125 with FREE Yellow Cab
QR200 with Buffet Dinner from Coal Restaurant


Plus get a chance to win a VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2014 car!!!

For tickets ,Please Call:
50154704/33261506
Mega -66743626


ORGANIZED by: www.facebook.com/EventsandBeyondQatarTeam
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/BambooLIVEinDoha

Contact Details

Tel: 
Jay-33261506 & Mega- 66743626

xoxo

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

PROMO: Personalized Necklace in Arabic or English


Couple of years ago when the ID necklace went boom in the Philippines. I know, meron din nyan ako nyan :D Pero dahil during that time, It was so mahal and the amount that you will pay depends on the length of your name, I just used "RAI" para tipid. I remember, every letter cost 300 Php plus the chain of your choice. Average price ranges from 1,200.00-1,500.00QAR for just 3 letters!

Wow Wednesday circa 2004 (Akong ako 10 years ago!)

But now, Marhaba Jewellery, offers a very good price for 75QAR only instead of 150.00QAR for upto 10 characters of your name! Bongga diba.

Qgrabs brings you TODAY'S DEAL:


Click the link below to grab the promo:




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Monday, 10 March 2014

EVENT: Food Festival in Doha


The 2014 Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) will open for a fifth year on March 20 at the Museum of Islamic Art Park, the Qatar Tourism Authority has announced.

The four-day event, which concludes on March 23, will highlight healthy food and the Qatar-Brazil Year of Culture through cuisine and entertainment.

This is the second year the festival will be held at the MIA Park. Previously, it took place outside of the Qatar Exhibition Center.

Last year, during the 2013 festival, there were several new features, including a “dine in the sky” option, live music and special performances. The lows included that parking was limited, and the voucher system for purchasing food did spark some confusion.

Opening hours and more information about the food fest are expected to become available in the coming weeks.

For more information, please visit:

THOUGHTS: I am Freakin' Out!

When I made this blogsite, I make sure that every post will contain and will spread something happy and fun, or something informative and amazing. Never did I expect that now, I am making this pessimistic post of mine just because of one stu*id, non-sense rumor. Worse, the person who spread that effin news is a Filipina! F**k them both! But I am not gonna waste my time on them. I am not gonna step down down on their muddy level. I am not gonna get even. I will just let Karma do all works for me.

And you Fu**ing whore, this one's for you - An on the spot poem JUST FOR YOU. See, how special you are. I hope you'll like it, kabit!

Kapag ang tao ay matino
hindi kailanman magsasabi, ng kwentong kuchero…
Dahil kapag nagpakalat ka, ng istoryang gawa gawa
isa kang nilalang na walang ka kwenta kwenta… 

Laging mag iingat sa mga nakakasama,
dahil baka hindi mo alam, ikaw na pala ang bida.
Mag ingat ingat din sa mga chikkang sasabihin,
dahil pag yan kinalat nya, iba na ang magiging ending.

Manira ka na, ng taong walang jowa,
pero wag na wag mong susubukan sa taong may asawa…
LEGAL ang kakampi namin sa hirap at sakit.
Eh ikaw? Diba hindi, kasi isa ka lang kabit.

Mabilis lang ang karma, sabi nga nila.
kaya hindi aq kikilos o gagawa ng masama.
Pero isa lng masasabi ko sa mga ginawa mo
hintayin mo na lang dumating ang dagok sa buhay mo.