DOHA BLUES 1.01: Chronicles of a bored 20 something
I haven’t been blogging lately due to the fact that I recently moved to the other side of the planet. I am now in Doha, Qatar and I’ve been here of 3 months.
First thing to point out is that it is definitely ‘More fun in the Philippines’. This is one of the most boring places on the planet, for a 24 year old like me. But I ain’t saying that Doha isn’t a beautiful city…it is. In fact it’s really nice for people who want to raise a family. Why?
- It’s super clean
- It’s super quiet
- It’s super posh
- And there are no noisy crowds and extreme traffic unlike how it is back in Manila.
But for someone like me who has spent the past year and a half travelling, drinking, and staying up late nights smoking with friends this is totally a 360 degree tranformation. I think that I’ve lost the fun in me and the sad part is that I can’t leave my job just like that. I have to finish my 2 year contract and as of now I still have 20 more months to go. #UGH
Oh and since the company is providing my accommodation, I have a deadly 10pm curfew. But I don’t really mind because there isn’t really much to go to for me to actually go home late.
I’m ranting. Yes I am. I ask myself every single day, what I’ve gotten myself into. I should be back home in MNL, with my friends going to out of town trips during weekends…It’s so much fun back home but I also realize that in Manila I always go home with nothing but coins in my savings account; which is one of the biggest reasons why I had to leave. Another factor is that my parents aren’t really rich so I have to find ways to help my brother through college.
For young adults like me who have bigger responsibilities, life is super tough and I can’t always be selfish even if I really want to. And now I’m still bored/depressed/lonely/tired working 6 days a week, 9 hours a day, eating sausages and cornflakes.