Sunday, September 09, 2007

TPS Report: 2007

It has been a year since I left the college life in Logan, Utah to the other life of Doha, Qatar. It has been quite the experience, I feel that I've learned a lot about myself and the people around me, and my choice of friends.

About this time last year, I had no clue to what I was doing, or planning to do. It wasn't only the jet lag but it was just a case of depression. I felt that I've lost something I took for granted and to be honest, I don't accept losing easily. I was in a situation where I was living at home, with no personal income, no sense of freedom, and no job. It was like high school all over again.

I wasn't going to let this situation break me, and turn me into another whiner. I remembered "the doctrine" tattooed in the back of my brain and looked for inner strength, if this wasn't going to kill me, then God Damn it, it is going to make me stronger.

I tried keeping myself busy, reading books in the morning, Judo in the afternoons, and running at night. It was quite the simple schedule, but it served its main purpose. Keep me busy, and keep my spendings to the minimum and keep me outside the house for as much as possible.

Then came the grad school acceptance, and then work, and suddenly my situation wasn't as bad as it was. I was in a perfect situation that a lot of people might not dream about. My starting salary was great, my job was brilliant, I was in good shape and and my spending is minimum. Thanks to God, I was given the tools to make my own path, on my own terms.

Lesson learned: Have faith in God, never surrender, stay always on the move.

My blogging have been very crappy, and I am happy about that. The main reason is that I've been so busy to sit down and blog. I am either working, running, training, or recovering. I have no time to sit down -today is an exception- and rant about this and that. I still keep track of whats going on around me, and whats going on in the rest of the world, but I honestly feel that rambling over the internet about it, won't solve a thing. I am in no position to make changes and since my words will be useless, I better keep them to myself.

Do or die, thats the only true way of doing things, and thats only way to handle situations. A good plan now is better than a great plan later is best way to handle things aggressively, because the inability to make decisions would count as a decision because of the time wasted while not making a decision.

Never say die.


At Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 2:04:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Wyatt said...


At Monday, September 17, 2007 at 10:59:00 PM EDT , Blogger bk said...

Best news in a long time: Mercenaries out.

At Monday, September 17, 2007 at 11:07:00 PM EDT , Blogger said...

Wyatt is so negative. I say, Good work. I didn't know where I'd be last year either. Life comes at you fast. Your prospering a bit more than I am, but still.
Oh hey, I might be going to DC this weekend. Cool eh? I'm glad we hung out when you visited way back in the day.

At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 6:36:00 AM EDT , Blogger The Zoal said...

Burger King,

not that this is a related story, but guess what, they will simply be replaced by another private security firm, and they are innocent until proven guilty.

At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 12:51:00 PM EDT , Blogger bk said...

Nice try zoal, but they are criminals in every sense of the word. Big bullies with guns that threaten and intimidate a population who wants nothing to do with them.

Hopefully the Iraqis have enough nuts not to let any more of these thugs into their country.

After over 5 yrs of murder they are innocent of nothing.

At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 1:32:00 PM EDT , Blogger The Zoal said...

Burger King,

To make such a statement you have to be either an Iraqi speaking from first hand experience or a judge. I doubt that you are either.

Anyhow, it is too early to judge and the Iraqi government might even call them back.

Which bring me to the question, if you disagree with my rambling so much, why the hell do you keep coming backk? Having it your way?


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