Desi Thoughts

Iaido

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I miss iaido. It was something I thoroughly enjoyed and was keen to get good at. I wish they start teaching it here one day.

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Defeated

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I am done. I am defeated. Finished and in utter despair. Life seems like a waste, a failure on every level and magnitude. Disappointment to everyone who I hold dear and who held me dear. I thought using religion was my salvation but that is not the case. I have failed my self in believeing that a person like  me could be salvaged from the disasters of life. wish I could disappear and be nothing. I could avoid these expectations and demands. But I cannot. I cannot go anywhere. All…read more

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I miss Islamabad

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I have been out of Islamabad since 98 and last visited the city in 2003. Alot has changed and I don’t know if the same Islamabad exists. Maybe the memories are more beautiful then the city itself. Maybe I will go inshallah and see it this year. Maybe I should expect disappointment as those places don’t exist which I am used to.

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Islam on autopilot

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Living in qatar is a blessing. But if you are not careful you will fall in the trap of letting islam go on autopilot. Salat is a norm. Enough masjid around except if ur in the pearl. So u won’t miss Salat but other than that everything is an extra effort which one doesn’t realize cuz “I am in a Muslim country” mentality will lead you to do everything that you didnt do back home. So be careful, hangout with the right company. Spend time with family and try ur…read more

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Management styles in qatar

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GCC level of work ethics are beyond me. I still cannot understand the politics here. It is nationalistic or ethnic but not related to the betterment of the organizations. Vendors control supply chain and technology. New technologies are hard to come by. Everything requires a meeting. Then the meeting requires another meeting. New ideas need to be pitched with certain carrots otherwise they will be shot down. The philosophy is “don’t change it if it works, don’t replace it as the vendor is well settled here or don’t change it…read more

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moved to qatar

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I have moved to qatar and taken a job here. Family is here also and a new adventure starts. Inshallah

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got to see some people today

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due to their ignorance, they wont even say salaam, maybe they have something in their hearts that they are ashamed of or maybe they are full of themselves.   alhamdulillah i feel nothing against them and just didnt get a chance to say salaam to thim but then maybe he was avoiding me

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Pants

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“When I was new in the USA.  One of the happiest day of my life was to be able to afford a pair of khakis from Walmart.  I thought I had achieved something big. It was a time when 15$ pants were hard to come by. Alhamdulillah such experiences are a reminder who I was. All I can think now is alhamdulillah”

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