Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Words of Kristi

For those of you curious to see Qatar from a younger perspective,
today's blog is being posted by KRISTI!
My school recently celebrated the annual International Week representing every student's culture. In our halls we had flags from 60+ countries throughout the world. We had an international buffet, salsa dancers, bands, and speakers throughout the week.
Pictured on the left -- I am proudly representing my two countries of residency...The States & the one and only Qatar.
Pictured on the right -- My friend, Stephanie, is representing her citizenship in The States, her residency in Qatar, and her Lebanese culture. (note the scarf)

And I can't leave out my 1/4 Estonian, 1/4 Swedish, and 1/2 French Canadian best friend. Although she is a Canadian citizen, I'm somehow still friends with her, ehhh? This is my friend, Kat, proudly posing with her flag on the left.

To the right -- This is my Palestinian friend, Aseel, (yes, like a walrus) with a dual US/Canadian citizenship. Whatever happened to plain Texans?!? We cheered for her as the team had an awesome win against Qatar Academy. Basketball isn't exactly the sport for Qataris.

Unfortunately one of the last days of International Week was the day of Heath Ledger's death. My friends and I wore black in remembrance of him. That would be why we're not smiling in the picture...except for the girl on the far left, but she's special.In order from left to right: Alkesta Maili-- She has an American passport, but she's Albanian.
Alicia -- Just another Canadian, ehh?
Stephanie Serhan (sound familiar?)-- The Lebanese shown in the picture at the top
Myself -- Oh, what a beautiful Texan ;)
Katrine Klaassen -- The Canadian mentioned earlier
Annika -- Good ol' Missouran
Claire -- The most typically American girl I will ever meet in my entire life, but she was born & raised all seventeen years of her life in Qatar.

Well that about sums it up for me, past my bedtime. Have a great day!


  1. aww that was cute..kristi finally did a blog...lovely job dear...just lovely :)...mom call me when you wake up...i have heard through the grape vine spring break has changed...

  2. Kristi, I'm so glad you "ok'd" this adventure. I couldn't have done it without you. You've helped me get my wings! You and all your multicultural friends are awesome. I'm so glad that you have embraced this opportunity & jumped in head first. Please blog more often & fill us in!


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