In case you missed it a few days ago, here’s Qatar’s first iPhone 5 unboxing video
Archive for September, 2012
I received this from RedBull Qatar. It’s for their upcoming Flying Bach event which sold out almost instantly. It’s happening at Katara (ILQ’s home). www.katara.net
Check it out! We need more of this ajeebness to spread around Qatar.
This is pretty cool. Popular German Rap Star Massiv decided to film his latest music video in Qatar. It’s only been a few days but his video has passed 110,000 views as of 21st of September. It was also filmed by Alex Klim, a local filmographer who’s making a name for himself in the country. (Visit him at www.alexklim.com)
Recently Kanye West was in town shooting two videos in the desert and Qatar Foundation and the movie Black Gold staring Antonio Banderas was also shot here.
I wonder how many other music videos will be directed here.
Now who can translate this song for us? (: Hopefully it’s not the usual topic of guns, drugs and hoes.
Screenshots and the video after the break…
So great (or disappointing depending in your perspective) news for the weekend. Villaggio mall is open (or is opening).
@fzaghmout and @queensara33 tipped us that the mall was open. Now I was skeptical. Last time mall management told us that it was opening, they didn’t. I learned that they were always hopeful rather than realistic.
ILQ’s friends, @dohanews, posted that the mall was open after hearing from Villaggio, however I needed a bit more than the managements word. The expression #burnmeonce comes to mind. Havent been to DohaNews? Check them out, they’re awesome.
So asked on twitter and @hamishfs confirmed that he was in the mall itself but very few stores were open.
On our Facebook pages, we were told that people weren’t allowed in because of fired drills and civil defense testing not finished. So people were told to exit.
Update: now I’m told that people are allowed in. Who’s going to take the first smiley pic in the mall and send it over? :p
Update2: The fire victims families have issued a public letter, read it here.
This is pretty awesome. I don’t know why I never noticed this video before but it was submitted to ILQ after it was found on a Japanese blog no-less.
It’s a great video brought to you by the National Day Committee. It is part of a live action series for children produced as part of the Dream 2030 campaign. The goal is to encourage the youth to work towards the 2030 vision! 3ajeeb!
Platige Image (www.platige.com) was chosen, from a group of leading postproduction studios all over the world, by the representatives of the government of Qatar to cooperate with them on creating the promotional animation for “Dream 2030″ – a social campaign directed at youg children.
The campaing is organised together with the State National Day Committee. It’s objective is to promote loyalty, solidarity and unity amongst the youngest Qatari — values important to the development of this relatively young nation. It also wants to promote creative thinking and motivate the youngest to hard work. It is a longterm project, it has been planned for the next 19 years.
I think it’s cool how it’s Disney style.
Alright so they’re not transformers or anything but this is the first time I see these rather than a poor laborer waving a flag in the hot sun.
Comment! What do you think?
I decided to ask a question on twitter (and then included Facebook too) to both Qataris and Expats. My question to my fellow Qataris was “Do you know the full Qatar National Anthem?”. You had to know it all, 100%. The results were that around 87% of Qataris knew the full national anthem.
I then asked the expat community on iLoveQatar “Do you know what the Qatar National Anthem sounds like?”. I decided that simply humming a few bars was good enough (to make it simpler).
Out of around 150 responses, 51% of people said they did know it and 49% said they either weren’t sure or had no clue. I thought it was funny that quite a few people thought that the news jingle that’s played on QBS was the National Anthem.
So, for those people who are in Qatar, here’s the National Anthem so you’re familiar with it
Swearing by God who erected the sky
Swearing by God who spread the light
Qatar will always be free Sublimed by the souls of the sinceres
Procede on the manners of the ascendants
And advance on Prophet’s guidance In my heart,
Qatar is an epic of glory and dignity
Qatar is land of the early men
Who protect us at time of distress,
Doves they can be at times of peace,
Warriors they are at times of sacrifice