When I moved to Canada, I remember promises of long distance friendships being whispered to me. I had friends tell me that nothing will change and that we’ll still keep in touch through Facebook and Viber. At that moment, I believed them. I was going to a new place and virtually knew no one so
I was a bright-eyed senior in high school when I asked my parents for money so I can take the entrance exam for the University of the Philippines. It was one of my biggest dreams to take enter the Journalism program in that school. But alas do my parents have other plans for me. They
“You were so tiny before! You should go back to that kind of body.” About four years ago, I managed to reach the weight of 125 pounds, probably the lowest that I’ve ever had. A lot of people had complimented me and told me that I looked good. I was able to wear a lot
I grew up thinking that I could be who I want to be if I put enough effort into it. When I was in elementary school, I fell in love with writing. I was chosen to be part of a group of students trained to be represent our school in the school journalism competition when
I work a lot. There are days when I work for 10 days straight, day off, then another 7 days of work. During those times, I’m expected to be fast, alert, and sociable. I work at a fast-paced place which means that I cannot give in to my anxiety and depressive thoughts. However, when my
A week ago, I suffered unbearable itchiness on my face. Also, tiny lumps that feels disgusting under my palms. On the first day that I realized that I have these tiny lumps on my forehead, I immediately called 811 to ask some initial suggestions on what I have. The lady asked me different questions which
Finally! The day that I have been waiting for has finally arrived. I’ve always thought about this for years, even when I was still back in the Philippines. I’ve always wanted to be an independent lady who can live and survive alone in the big city. This is it, a step closer to my dream.