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JustHere | November 15, 2017

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Born this way

Deliah Amira Roque

Born: March 2, 1981

Profession: Sales & Marketing Manager at ABODE & Qatar Happening

Nationality: Filipino

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!

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