Getting a tattoo

A random idea of  having a tattoo got into me few months ago and up to now, I am still considering such thought. Maybe my exploratory impulses kicked again and apparently becomes regular. I really dont know if it is good nor would it look nice on me.

One thing is for sure, If im going to get one, it would be a dragon tattoo  with a tail appropriately resting on my right shoulder. Shall anyone call me ” the man with a dragon tatoo” then?—that might sound cool and hot.


I am aware that tattoos are permanent and that whenever I have decided to get one, I should stand and remain firm for it.

I happen to ask my bestfriend Pong, who happens to have a tattoo on his leg, what made him decide to blot his skin with an ink and I was struck by his answer.

Pong told me that he got his tattoo when he was on his loneliest stage of his life; feeling alone and misguided. He hoped that by getting a tattoo, all those feelings would be marked and would remind him in the future that he had gone all through that.

Just like Pong, At present Im at a stage where I feel alone, empty and lonely. I feel life has been too slow and I am being misguided. My sense of direction is superficial. It seems Im just merely existing in this world and just adding a single digit to the population’s figures.

Well, just like my friend, I thought having a tattoo would mark this stage of my life and would remind me, if so, that its was this year that things seems be messy.

As for the physical pain, I know I can bare it, I may look soft but my core is as hard as a rock. The pain has never been part of my hesitations; it something greater than that.

Shall I have one or no? A decision is yet to be made…….


Sail on Sonnyboi…keep on Sailing

The night was supposedly planned for Sonnyboi’s dispedida….sad to say…series of events made the planned night just like any other nights in Doha.

Sonnyboi is leaving Qatar for good….searching and moving forward for better opportunities somewhere he refused to confirm. I planned a “dispedida-get-together” for this guy just to talk and bond with him for what might be the very last time we could ever see him in person. As expected, a lot of people confirmed their attendance; only to cancel it few hours before the meeting time. Though disappointed, I stand firm to push through the event; thinking that the night is for him…and he deserves to be treated as such. To worsen everything, Sonnyboi himself choose not to show up…..for some “reasons” of course. Well, I know I did my part to show a little thoughtfulness for the guy but its up to him/them to accept it–Its take it or leave it.

Though without him around, some of us went to Souq Waqif and bond among ourselves, after all, drinking a cup of coffee for a few hours with some friends won’t hurt.

Though disappointed, I still believe the guy deserve some good-wills before he leaves…. thus, this blog entry. Below are the 10 things I think I knew about Sonnyboi



He calls everyone with this tag even those whom he already knew. This term catches everyone’s attention, and his natural weirdness sometimes turns into fondness


He deals with everyone with diplomacy. Just like any others, he has his share of likes and dislikes in people he worked with, but still he treats everyone with respect and made everyone feel that he is a friend.


I really dont know how or who he is in his school but I can sense he is a smart guy in the way he reasons out. He has his way in doing things and has his opinions on matters worth of his attention.


Just like me, he is entertained with Naruto’s everyday’s adventure and classy jokes. I could still remember those time we talk about some exciting episodes we just recently viewed.


According to him and his roomate Christopher, He rarely and I mean RARELY drinks water. He loves coke and choose not to cease his addiction to Soda with any thoughts of staying healthy.


He always comes to duty without a coffee, leading him into asking coffee sachets from his workmates. I remember one day, he asked coffee from me only to find out he already asked another sachet of coffee from someone else. He told me, he is collecting coffee for his next shifts.


He has this love interest with Christina, which in turn didn’t blossom. But still, his fondness with Christina still remains, even though Christina left Doha for good, that in turn leaving him heart-broken, though I dont know how serious his feeling is for the girl—-or is it?


Sonny has this unique voice that I never heard from any other man.I can’t describe since I cant find any adjective that fits what I hear. People who have met him and talked to him knows what I meant by this.


Whenever we hang out and the conversation goes green, Sonny goes silent and seems never to exist. He refuse to join the conversation. I dont know if he felt offended or has no experience of some sort. A virgin at 23? really Sonny?

10. ALWAYS with a CAP when OUT

A Cap is always part of the guy’s fashion whenever he wears a casual wear. I dont know If its me who noticed it but it seems that caps are one of his “must haves” whenever he goes out with friends.

I may never knew Sonnyboi in a deeper sense, but I know he is a good guy and good guys prosper in life. Godbless Sonnyboi…till we meet again…that I dont know when. Sail on… I know the waters ahead might not be calm at all times, but keep sailing on…

Dad turned 58!

For the second time, we dinned at PONDEROSA Steakhouse to celebrate Dad’s 58th birthday. Although Dad ate his snack just two hours ago, he cant help his self in eating more and more. As for me, its the unlimited ice cream that I am after. My Mom later felt lethargic after filling his stomach to its maximum.. As for the pictures, as usual, its me and mom who steals every moment. sorry Dad, that’s what you get when you concentrate eating. (laughs)


me and Dad on his 58th birthday

Dad is the youngest among twelve siblings. He is a son of a schools-superintendent and a plain housewife. Based on Dad’s stories, being the youngest doesn’t make him the family’s favorite; he seldom gets the guidance he really needs when he was growing up. Dad recollects that his brothers and sisters would beat him most of the time when he gets too crazy-typical from a growing child. He claims to be battered when he is still a kid.

His mom, although a plain housewife, rarely has time for him since she has a lot of errands to do….looking after twelve kids is indeed a tough responsibility.

Admittedly, sometimes me and my Dad undergoes some slight rifts, I just try to understand his nature based on his family background. He was molded from a different environment and that should be considered when you want to live harmoniously with him.

teachind Dad to open his eyes for the camera

Dad tried to be the best and well loved dad, though most of the times misunderstood, I can see his efforts in trying to be a better man. He is more malambing actually compared to my “cold” mom; and I think its is from him I got my “malambing” nature too.

Likewise, my being temperamental also comes from him; I can see him in myself when I am in the state of my fury. I love my Dad and would never trade him from any other in the world. I learn to understand him and we are now getting along pretty well.. Happy 58th Birthday !