Deliah Amira Roque
Born: March 2, 1981
Profession: Sales & Marketing Manager at ABODE & Qatar Happening
In Qatar since: Birth
Annual residence permit renewal: March
Earliest Qatar Memory: Garangao with neighbourhood kids and wet kisses from veiled Qatari women.
Those other places: I was surprised by how distant people had become. I grew up knowing everyone in the neighbourhood personally and vice-versa –the shop keeper around the corner, the doorman at mom’s office, the manager at the local exchange, the tailor, the gardener etc. Now, people rarely strike a smile. It is also very difficult to keep in touch with friends as everyone is just so busy.
The thing I’d missed most about Qatar: The sunsets. Doha has beautiful sunsets that are so unique and somewhat peaceful in its own way.
What must change here, now: I feel currently there is a huge lack of understanding with so much change going on. People in general haven’t had time to digestthe progression. This obviously requires a lot of time and patience both of which are acquired skills.
What do you wish would never changed: The authenticity of this great city.
Home is… Where my heart and spirit is happy!