“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
Welcome to my journey in life!
This blog site started last March 2016 when the author was still in the Philippines. She felt like its fun to write about her stories and experiences in life. Though she was afraid and ashamed to publish it for she’s not good in English. She was eager to continue since in writing, her words are taken from her heart not from her brain.
She stopped writing when she was busy preparing and processing her papers to come here in the US. When she got here with her daughter last March 2017 she thought she would still have time to write and continue the blog. She was wrong. Because of being super busy,she needed to managed her time. Coping up with the new place, adjustments and being a mother were the things that occupied most of her time. Being a wife also was her priority. She was working at her husband’s restaurant from Monday to Saturday. Sunday is her rest day wherein roadtrips were the highlights.
After a year of staying here in the US with her daughter, she decided to write again about her journey in life that includes roadtrips, going to restaurants, gardening and many more. As of the moment, they’re painting their house so she thought of writing about it.
About The Author
She was a teacher in the Philippines. She taught kindergarten. She really love being with kids. They use Mother Tongue as medium of instruction in teaching, the reason why she’s not good in English. But they still had to teach other subjects such as Math, Science, Filipino, Makabayan, Physical Education (PE), and Computer.
She grew up being independent in life. Her parents taught her how to become such. Way back when she was young, she and her sibling helped their father in the farm during weekends. They learned how to plant sugarcane, peanut,corn and vegetables. And oh, by the way, she’s a farmer at heart. She’s awarded being the “Best in Agriculture” during her high school days. Her father was a farmer and her mother was a housewife but that doesn’t hinder from sending their children to college since they believe that education is very important.
The author is a woman who is willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of her loved ones. People may may think that she’s got nothing to do because she’s small, but that wouldn’t stop her though. For deep in her heart, she believe in the saying that goes “small but terrible”.
A lot of adversities in life knocked her down many times. Lucky enough, she was able to stand up again and face the world with confidence accompanied by God’s love and protection. Shielded by God’s power, she was able to proved to the world that she’s not yet done. That she still has a lot to show.
The song “Too much love will kill you” best describes her. Why? because her number one weakness in life is “love”. When she loves someone, she thinks that “that someone” is her world and that her life revolves around him.
Taking photos is her passion too. She loves doing it, and wishes she can afford to buy DSLR camera that would help her capturing every moment of her life.
At the age of 18, She already lived far away from her parents working at Mitsumi Inc. in Danao, Cebu Philippines. She worked 12 hours from Monday to Saturday and overtime 8 hours during Sunday. For 3 months she was working night shift and the rest day shift. After she finished her contract for 8 months she then worked at a company in Pusok Lapu-Lapu, Cebu Philippines for 4 months. The owner sold the company so she went back to school to finished her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science course.
She was an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) for 5 years. She had been working in Taiwan for 3 years in an electronic company from year 2006 to 2009.
After her work contract in Taiwan for 3 years, she worked at a local budget office for 5 months in the Philippines and decided to go back abroad.
Year 2010 she went to Singapore and was working as a domestic worker. She worked there taking care of her employer’s kids and the mother of her employer who has a heart surgery.
Year 2012 she then decided to go home for good to take care of her daughter. She enrolled units in Education and took the Teachers Licensure Exam and started teaching after she passed the exam.
Year 2017 to present she started working at her husband’s restaurant “ Tortas Chano” in Anthem, Arizona. She really enjoyed her job serving the customers.
Dreams in life:
To have a secured future and “To travel the world with her daughter and beloved husband”.
Thank you everyone for giving your time to read my stories in life!