Apologies to Mr. Joshua Harris (author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye) for imitating the title. I just want it to be catchy, you know.
July 07, 2007 10pm. Touchdown – Qatar. I can’t believe it! I’m officially in the middle east region. Looking back on my home country, I am very excited on experiences and adventures this Arab country has to offer. Not to mention that I am a devout born again Christian and I want to make a difference here. Driven by factors many to mention, this is the fulfillment of a long-time dream to have a stable job – almost. I don’t have job yet since I arrived here via visit business visa.
Then I was toured around the city by my generous sister with her husband. In that two weeks sprint, I gained weight. That’s incredible since I’d never gained weight before! Then on 15th July I applied in two companies namely Technip Middle East and Fugro. The next day, I’d found myself starting to work in Fugro. Nice! Nice!
This five-year adventure is life-changing! I’m planning to write a book about it so watch out! I want to include you guys in my book. And what would be the title? Feel free to suggest… below are the phrases came to my mind:
“The Rise and Fall of Challenges in the Arab Ground” – sounds epic.
“How I’d spent half a decade of my life in the Middle East” – sounds chronologic.
“Conquering Qatar” – ala-Napoleon Bonaparte eh?
“Living Life in Arabic Culture” – breaking boundaries of cultural differences
“Paradigm Shift… Character Development” – this sums all the growth and lessons I’d learned (life is continuous learning process, right?)
“Truth and Consequence” – all it take for me to be me..everything I have to trade off and all the choices I took as I stand in the test of time.
“So What’s Wrong on Being Funny and Nice?? Smile, it doesn’t hurts.” – sounds humorous..
Ok..so much for that. I’m looking forward on making into fulfillment the production of my book. Then I will publish it here..weeee…self-proclaimed author in the house!!
By the way, as true as it sounds, I kissed middle east goodbye. Philippines, here I come!!