Monday, September 7, 2009

Where have I been?

Why am I not writing? I should be. Exciting new stuff is happening. I just haven't been writing about it.

Okay, so, the story thus far. We are in Doha, Qatar. It is HOT, it is sandy, and it is interesting. Gigantasaurus buildings are everywhere. What for, I'm not sure. But, they are being built, left, right and center...especially center. The other day, I was downtown and it was rather surreal to be standing in the unfinished parking lot of a skyscraper that was empty. It had obviously just been finished. I have never seen a brand new skyscraper. Here it was, towering above me, stark and dark. All around were other half finished buildings surrounded by cranes and big constructing machines. So, they offered no light, or warmth. It felt more like a scene from an apocalypse than the birth of a new city. But, there is no doubt, it is another piece of what promises to be a pretty amazing city in the end, depending on ones view of what an amazing city is, of course. I guess the true test will come when it is all done, and residents take up space in these pillars. Then the true personality of the place will come out. The architecture, the ideas and the sheer scale of the projects are impressive, there is no denying that.

So, that's downtown, along the water front. Then, there is where we live. It's dusty, hot, and rather dull looking, but that is part of it's charm. Villa after villa that look identical are being put up faster than one can say, "Hey, could you build me a villa?" They are all massive, and, mostly empty at the moment, hidden away behind walls...compounds really. It wasn't that long ago that this would have been just barren desert. It still is, really, it just has villas on top of it. I like it though. There are enough gaps, enough spaces, enough odd little places mixed in to make it interesting. The odd shop here or there that looks pretty run down, right next a brand new McDonald's adds contrast. Big, expensive cars driving by migrant workers dressed in dusty, sweaty clothes. People hanging around mosques, skinny cats diving in to dumpsters, cars speeding by, kids whizzing around on bikes...there is life amongst the walled compounds.

And, as far as people go, I can't say I have actually met anyone who is from Qatar yet. I have met people from India, Nepal, Egypt, Iran, Canada, and seemingly anywhere else BUT Qatar. It makes sense in many ways. Only 30 percent of the population is from Qatar. The rest are here to help build Qatar, work in the oil industry, help the country become a leader for education, and sell hamburgers.

So far, it's an interesting place. I will try to continue to write about it, as much for me as for any other reason. Like when I was in Turkey, I do want to keep a record of what I am experiencing. It is worth it. These have been amazing experiences, and I'm sure there will be plenty more coming in the near future. At least, there better be!

1 comment:

  1. I see you stop writing as much, however if you want to catch up totally on what really going on Google search the May 15th Prophecy

    here is excerpt from one of the post regarding the state of the Republican Party

    "It is important to remember what the May 15th Prophecy warn you back in 2007 about this curse put upon George W Bush and one of the reasons why.(See: The 10 Horn of Power Update)

    "Therefore it is important to remember, the leader of that party and the nations as well, is being led by a leader who have laid at the alter of a strange god naked and masturbating"

    Now see the 100% accuracy how that fleshly evil spirit is still playing itself out to bring about the demise of this "the proud man [the Chaldean Invader]" the Pawn of Satan George W Bush political party"

    Sen. Ensign resigns GOP leadership post

    "Republican Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, who admitted on Tuesday carrying on an extramarital affair with a woman who was on his campaign staff, has stepped down from his leadership post, the Associated Press reports."

    "Ensign was chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the fourth-ranking spot in the leadership."

    S.C. governor admits affair, apologizes

    "COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. Mark Sanford, a rising star among conservative Republicans, admitted Wednesday to an affair with a woman in Argentina, where he spent last week after he disappeared from public view and his wife said she didn't know where he was."

    "I've let down a lot of people," said Sanford, who resigned as chairman of the Republican Governors Association."

    What about the economic curse God has place on the "the proud man [the Chaldean Invader]" who is a Pawn of Satan, remember it was the May 15th Prophecy that declare God has curse the house of George W Bush and the nation as well because the proud man cannot stay at home which Habakkuk write with 100% accuracy(See: Hell & The Economy)

    The May 15th Prophecy told you this curse would result in a financial meltdown that he would leave to someone else to pay to the financial devastation of the nation

    "President Bush who is the proud man spoken of by God prophet Habakkuk who will bring shame to his house; is the same man who is cursed for taking that which is not his; will continue to load up on debt he cannot repay (with what he must repay!)"
    (See: The Fire Starter, The Perfect Position and the Ominous Reminder)