I cannot believe that I am in the Middle East now. It was a long but exciting 10-hour trip from Manila to Qatar because I was taking everything in; it was my first time to live and work abroad. I also got to sample Qatar Airways five-star service, watched about three films on board and listened to their eclectic music collection on the way to Doha. The e-ticket stated that we would be arriving in Qatar around 9:00 PM. We left the Philippines at 4:00 in the afternoon, so at first, I thought it would just take five hours to get to our destination. I totally forgot that we crossed about five time zones to get to Qatar. My biological clock was going ballistic that I was awake for 24 hours thanks to this incident, which I will elaborate later. From Doha, we then waited for our flight bound for Dammam, Saudi Arabia. It will be in Dammam where my two-year stay and adventure in the Middle East begins.