The Melting Pot | Doha Qatar

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A newly opened restaurant that has been causing quite a buzz in Doha is The Melting Pot. The fondue restaurant, originating from the US, first gave Doha a taste of their delicious food last 2017’s #QIFF. Now The Melting Pot opens its doors to their first location in Doha located in Al Shoumoukh Tower, Fareej Bin Mahmoud.

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SRIDAN: Shangtastic Friday Brunch | Shangri-La Doha

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A few months ago I won a Facebook contest on Shangri-La Doha’s account and won 2 free buffet lunches. I decided to use it on my birthday and went with my boyfriend (who I was celebrating our first anniversary with on that same day, yep on my birthday). Its safe to say that we went home completely stuffed and happy with a hefty case of food coma.

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Drive-In Doha | Aspire Park

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One of the newest entertainment spots around Doha is the Drive-In Cinema located at Aspire Park, behind Villagio Mall. It offers a unique experience of watching old movies right at the comfort of your car. They had a soft opening last Thursday, October 19, and offered free entrance for the weekend. My friends and I visited Friday night to try it out! Tickets will be required for purchase starting Sunday, October 22, at 50% off, 75QR per car while original prices are at 150QR per car.

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Vietnam | Oct 2016

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Me, my cousin Minh and my grandmother in front of the Notre Dame*.

*Vietnam was colonized by France for many years. The Notre Dame was built during their time. Vietnam is therefore heavily influenced by the European colony.

Fun fact: I’m a quarter Vietnamese. Yes. My grandmother is Vietnamese. My grandfather met her while he was working there and took her back to the Philippines to marry her. I’ve been to Vietnam once before, many years ago that I can’t remember much of my time there. I’m happy to have visited again and documented it!

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Brewfest | July 15, 2016

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I went to Brewfest the year before and I loved it so when our office offered free tickets again, I took them in a heartbeat. Good food, drinks, and now with good music and friends too!  This year it was held at Century City Mall, which is just walking distance from my office. How could I possibly pass up the chance?

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