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Philippine Ambassador to Qatar Crescente Relacion has seen a high turnout of 70 percent for Filipino overseas absentee voters here for the national elections back home citing the enthusiasm shown by voters who trooped to the polling precincts yesterday at the Philippine Embassy. “It’s interestingly a good turnout today and I think the trend will […]

Here are some photos of our Photoshop Learning Session yesterday. People started coming at about 8:50 am just right after our breakfast. We started at about 9:30 am and Francis started with the uses of the tools in Photoshop and moved on to proper cropping of your photos using the Photographers’ Rules of Thirds. As […]

I’ve been very busy these past few weeks and one of the anticipated activity for the coming week would be our Photoshop Session this coming Friday. I was contacted by another Filipino blogger the other week regarding their plan to conduct an informal meeting with other Filipino Bloggers and Web site owners in Doha. We […]

The Philippine Embassy in Doha said starting April 1, 2010, it will only issue machine-readable passports. However, green passports issued before April 1, 2010 remains valid until their expiry dates. The Philippine Embassy, however, is encouraging Filipinos to apply for machine-readable passports so “they won’t have a hard time when they get to airports abroad […]

 Chowking in Doha

At last, Chowing opens in Doha! After months of speculation and rumors, the Philippine fast food chained opened its doors to Qatari residents on Wednesday. From Facebook friends, we found out that lines to sample the dishes are so long that you have to wait at least 30 minutes to get your food. So much for "fast food". Still, Filipinos are expected to flock the fast food chain located near Ramada on Salwa Road. I’m we’ll try it out one of these days when all the hoopla has subsided.
Here is more news from Gulf Times:
Former Philippine president Fidel V Ramos and prominent Qatari businessman Hussein Alfardan formally opened the first Doha outlet of Philippine food chain Chowking on Salwa road on Wednesday.

Hundreds of Filipinos, led by the Philippine Ambassador Crescente Relacion attended the opening ceremony which was addressed by Ahmed Hassan Bilal, chairman of the Ahmed Hassan Bilal Enterprise, the local partner of Chowking in Qatar.

Bilal promised the gathering a great dining experience at the newly-opened restaurant which has two function halls which can accommodate up to 144 people. The Doha restaurant is the 427th Chowking outlet worldwide. The restaurant is open from 12noon until 10pm.

Erwin Elechion, president of Chowking Food Corp and Relacion also spoke.

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