Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

I’m back! I came back from my short leave last Friday noon. It was quite different to come back to Doha at noon as I/we usually arrive in the evening. This time, I chose to arrive earlier as I knew that I’d be needing a lot of rest before I start working on Sunday. Anyway, […]

My dad is going to undergo a heart bypass operation tomorrow. This is the reason why I had to go home to the Philippines. Last September, after feeling that his his sight isn’t synced with his motor movements, they had him see a doctor and eventually found out that he had a stroke. Miraculously, although […]

For those who have been following me on Twitter and Facebook, you would have known that I was scheduled to fly back to the Philippines for a short emergency leave. I found out that Qatar Airways made several changes to the Philippine Flight schedules and dependent on the day you are leaving Qatar. For my […]

I’ve been having chronic neck and shoulder pains for the past 8 months or so. I’ve gone to different doctors, Orthos and Physiologist to get a diagnosis and treatment. Usually the doctors would tell me to get Physio treatments to alleviate the pain. Since I really haven’t had any success with the treatments nor was […]

All parents take pride in their children.  There doesn’t have to be a special reason for it because we are proud of our children just because they are our own.  However, as parents we can’t help to be even prouder whenever our kids have achievements  like having good grades in school, winning a contest or […]


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It's been 10 years since the San Juan Family started their blog documenting their lives in this little spot called Qatar. Follow Chris, Mavis and Xianelle as they share what Doha has to offer.

  • Marcus: Hi. I am very interested in opening an account with Ameritrade, my question is how do you fund the a [...]
  • Elymar: I'm working in Qatar I want to visit Japan what is the requirements of getting visa I want to spend [...]
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