We live in a world full of expectations, expectations that would lead us to frustrations. We live in a world where in we are obliged to make a living and with this there are a lot of sacrifices to be made, including our own dreams. We have a job but it isn’t what we dream of.
I decided to leave my high paying job to fulfill my own dreams. Though I struggle with financial issues still I’m praying that I will be able to finish my second degree.
I will keep on fighting as long as I’m alive!
It is a great start for the year 2015 especially to the Filipino people, with the visit of the pope many lives are about to be transformed. We Filipinos warmly welcomed the head of the Catholic Church. Our country may suffered from a terrible event but that did not hinder us from giving out our best smile. Others may say that these people are ‘fanatics’, or that they ‘worship’ too much a human being. Personally I don’t care, because there is what we call freedom. Freedom to choose our own faith, freedom to express our love for someone—the pope, who travelled far just to see us, greet us and comfort us and even showed compassion to those who need it most. WE LOVE YOU SANTO PAPA! May you continue to pray and bless us Filipinos and also the whole human race, catholics or non-catholics. We are all GOD’s children anyway 😊
celebrating christmas the Filipino way
Corruption exists not only in the government, IT IS everywhere. It happens first in the basic unit of society: the family. Even at school, private offices, small communities IT occurs. Anything that is purposely done to deprive someone of something is corruption. But that can only be a mechanism for one’s survival. -Rin (Character from my story “Glass Gun”)
I wished for a rock but God gave me a pebble
I wished for an ocean but God gave me a river
I wished for a forest but God gave me a seedling
I never wished for love but He gave me his
we went to a mountain-terrain location where we hold surveys to each houses that are members of the program where I work in. It was a whole day activity and we asked the folks how long did we walk and they said that it is about 30 kms…
we rode in a nice vehicle when we went there but when we are about to go home they said that there wasn’t any available truck so we went walking and walking hoping that we could hitch a ride, lucky for us the town leader said that she can help us and we will be fetch in an hour. Though we felt tired, sad, and angry but still we were able to smile after all those difficulties and that is the most beautiful thing about us Filipinos. We laugh despite the sadness.
I am working in a world where men rules. I know I am also called a leader because I have these people depending on me but to do that I must coordinate with the authorities and most of them are men. Thank God I was able to have this kind of job because I want to prove to everyone especially to men that women can also be leaders. That as for me I went to mountains, crossed rivers, ride in a motorcycle at night, and ride at the back of a truck (where it is dangerous and only men do that). I must conquer my fears; you know what I have a stage fright and this is the only fear I got. But my job requires me to speak in front of many people, to people older than me. And now I am slowly overcoming this fear.
I have witnessed everywhere that women have few rights when it comes to freedom. In other countries women are not allowed to speak for themselves, even they are not allowed to go to school, they will only stay at home because in the end when they grow up they will be housewives. This kind of thinking is what I am really against. It is like women are slaves which in fact are not. Men and women are equal because they are both human.
And now that I have the chance to show to the world that I am not just a woman, I AM WOMAN who can make a difference, who can change the world, who can make lives better to both men and women, and can inspire others to FIGHT for their dreams. It is not your culture, belief or race that will stop you from achieving your dreams, it is YOU and it is also YOU can make things happen.
The question I have for all men in the world,..What did you do for a woman to make her feel that she is worth than anything else in this world?that she can also be empowered??
and for all women in the world, what did you do, or achieved in making you an empowered woman of today?
let’s celebrate women’s month this March :)