The multiple award-winning author won a Finalist Medal in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, an Honorable Mention in the Author Shout Reader Ready Awards, and another Finalist Medal in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards. He was born in Manila, Philippines to a Chinese immigrant father and a Filipino mother. He is married to Lucila Espinosa Muan. They have a daughter named Hannah and a granddaughter named Vanessa. Fernando and his wife currently live in Nevada with his daughter’s family.
The Kingdom I Came To Love
This memoir was written to share and preserve the memories of ecstasy and tragedy experienced by the author as an expatriate worker in Saudi Arabia. The reader will gain insight into the world of multinational brains and brawn who were drawn to the Middle East in search of work, adventure, and the lure of petrodollars. Greatly sacrificing being away from home and loved ones for great lengths of time, each and every one of these brave and hard workers has a story to tell, this book is one of them.
Although not everyone will have the chance of working away from home let alone find a job in the Middle East particularly Saudi Arabia, reading this book will let you experience in a matter of hours within the comfort of a safe and nice environment what this author took years to endure in the hot and dusty desert kingdom. Again, this book is just a microcosm of the so much bigger story of Saudi Arabia and its heroic workers.
While not intended for children, young adults and grown-ups will find this book worth reading for the actual, real-life events described herein and will stir up further interest in related, broader subjects. Those in the construction and industrial maintenance industries may deduce some of the stories mentioned anecdotally and therefore amusing rather than technical in nature.
Fernando G. Ting
Author of the book