“Jonie, after two years you will follow me to Italy!” This was my best friend’s statement before she left our country, that was 2007. After my college graduation exactly 2 years after her promise, I’ve got my ticket ready, visa done and I was off to another part of the world.
May 07, 2009. I have marked my calendar to say goodbye to my beloved homeland without knowing when I will return. That date was the first time I took a plane and the same date I said goodbye to the first boy I fell in love with.
Because I’m going to see my dream place.
Because I want to help my family.
Because this unknown journey excites me.
I worked as a babysitter, housekeeper, waitress, promoter, host(for Filipino community) and stewardess (every summer). If there was a job position available that I didn’t do yet, I’ll go for it. I look at it as an opportunity to learn something. And I enjoyed every job experience that I did.
Everyone of us has that special friend that will change our life. Others weren’t given a chance. I’m more than thankful I do.