“Life may lead us where we least expect it, but have faith, we are exactly where we are meant to be”.
Hello everyone! My name is Marie Fe Amaya. Documenting and sharing with you my inspirational journey in life and family adventures through writing and photography. We hope you will get trip ideas in our family road trips.
Welcome to my journey in life and family adventure!
This blog site started last March 2016 when I was still in the Philippines. I felt like its fun to write about my stories and experiences in life. Though I was afraid and ashamed to publish it for I’m not good in English. I was eager to continue since in writing, my words are taken from my heart.
I stopped writing when I was busy preparing and processing my papers to come here in the US. When I got here with my daughter last March 2017, I thought I would still have time to write and continue the blog. But I was wrong. Because of being super busy, I needed to managed my time more effectively. Coping up with the new place, adjustments and being a mother were the things that occupied most of my time.
Being a wife also was my priority. I was working at my husband’s restaurant from Monday to Saturday. Sunday is my rest day wherein road trips were the highlights.
After a year of staying here in the US with my daughter, I decided to write again about my journey in life that includes road trips, going to restaurants, gardening and many more. As of the moment, we’re painting our house so I thought of writing about it.
I was a teacher in the Philippines. I taught kindergarten. I really love being with kids. We use Mother Tongue as medium of instruction in teaching, the reason why I’m not good in English. But we still had to teach other subjects such as Math, Science, Filipino, Makabayan, Physical Education (PE), and Computer.
I grew up being independent in life. My parents taught me how to become such. Way back when I was young, my siblings and I helped our father in the farm during weekends. I learned how to plant sugarcane, peanut,corn and vegetables. And oh, by the way, I am a farmer at heart. I was awarded being the “Best in Agriculture” during my high school days. My father was a farmer and my mother was a housewife but that doesn’t hinder from sending their children to college since they believe that education is very important.
I am a woman who is willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of my loved ones. People may think that I got nothing to do because I’m small, but that wouldn’t stop me though. For deep in my heart, I believe in the saying that goes “small but terrible”.
A lot of adversities in life knocked me down many times. Lucky enough, I was able to stand up again and face the world with confidence accompanied by God’s love and protection. Shielded by God’s power, I was able to proved to the world that I’m not yet done. That I still have a lot to show.
The song “Too much love will kill you” best describes me. Why? because my number one weakness in life is “love”. When I loves someone, I think that “that someone” is my world and that my life revolves around him.
Taking photos is my passion too. I loves doing it, and wishes I can afford to buy DSLR camera that would help me capturing every moment of my life
At the age of 18, I already lived far away from my parents working at Mitsumi Inc. in Danao, Cebu Philippines.
After I finished my contract for 8 months I then worked at a company in Pusok Lapu-Lapu, Cebu Philippines for 4 months. The owner sold the company so I went back to school to finished my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science course.
I was an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) for 5 years. I’ve been working in Taiwan for 3 years in an electronic company from year 2006 to 2009.
After my work contract in Taiwan for 3 years, I worked at a local budget office for 5 months in the Philippines and decided to go back abroad.
Year 2010 I went to Singapore and was working as a domestic worker. I worked there taking care of my employer’s kids and the mother of my employer who has a heart surgery.
Year 2012 I then decided to go home for good to take care of my daughter. I enrolled units in Education and took the Teachers Licensure Exam and started teaching after I passed the exam.
Year 2017 to present I started working at my husband’s restaurant “ Tortas Chano” in Anthem, Arizona. I really enjoyed my job serving the customers.
Dreams in Life
To travel the world with my daughter and beloved husband.
Thank you everyone for giving your time to read my stories in life!