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Premium Al Rabeeh Clinic

I’ve been lazy last year and did not visit a dentist and failed miserably at keeping up with the recommended bi-annual dentist visit. So at the beginning of the year, I got on to my feet and went for a dental check up to the clinic named above since it is near to where I live. Now, the clinic name specifies the word premium although I fail to understand the ‘premium’ element in it. Maybe, it’s much better compared to their regular clinics but when compared to some other local clinics, it fails to live up to the name.
There is no water dispenser in the male waiting area although there is a toilet. The urinals are shaped very weirdly, designed to ensure spilling quite a bit on the floor or you will risk splashing yourself with your own urine. Yep sir, choose your lesser evil.
Now, why I’ve mentioned the water dispenser is because during the evening time, the appointment system becomes void. I’ve had two instances both with prior appointments, first time I had to wait a total of about 45 minutes, the second time, I was late (I admit) but had to wait for over an hour to see the dentist.  I am guessing someone sitting in the
waiting area for this long would want water by now.
I managed to ask the dentist when I saw him eventually, on what the solution is to this waiting time to which he’s recommended coming on non-busy times, I followed his advice for my appointment yesterday and I saw him straight through.

Have you faced the same issue with other clinics in Doha? ( not the toilet or water dispensers but having a massive waiting time despite having an appointment)


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The Kid with a bike

I participated in a competition to win a pair of tickets run by @qfradio on tueday. The tickets were for the Wednesday night screening of The Kid with a Bike and guess what? I did win! I couldn’t get any of my friends to come and see the movie with me so I decided to give one of the tickets away. After asking about 5 people finally managed one to find someone who hadn’t bought the tickets already and wanted to see the movie. No exchange of cash was involved in this transfer J. What was good to see was that the guy was extremely happy. It made my day…umm.. no actually, it ended my day well because it was already night when I handed over the tickets.

About the movie:
I felt the theme of the movie #KWAB is about coming to terms. This includes kid realizing the truth about his father. How the foster mother sees her relationship with the kid. The kids’ realizing that he has done wrong with the crime he commits and is devoid of any revenge when he himself becomes a victim of revenge.
Thanks to @dohafilm for bringing this movie down to viewers in Doha. If you haven’t watched the movie yet, I would recommend you to go ahead and see it. Tickets and showtimes are available on http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/films/the-kid-with-a-bike

P.S: Kids with their stubbornness sure are annoying.


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The Ketchup Song in the toilet

You know what confuses me the most? Rest rooms! and in particular their wash basins. Sometimes the faucet is automated, sometimes the liquid soap dispenser is and at other times nothing except the paper towel dispenses automatically. As a result, as soon as I enter the washroom, in order to check whether automated dispensers exist, I begin to perform the steps to the ketchup song.

 


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First Day Ramadan

Saw two interesting things on the first day.
Some Koreans in a car with sun shades, newspapers and bags around them as to not to let anyone see them eating.
Second one involves a person while in rukoo, his agaal fell and dangled because of getting entangled with his ghatra you know what it reminded me of ?

A tire-swing

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