About me

“Life may lead us where we least expect it, but have faith, we are exactly where we are meant to be”3CC99954-D749-406A-AB94-6678FEC85BE6

     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.

Work Experiences:

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!

         God Bless!


20 thoughts on “About me

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  2. Sajda Afifi

    Hello, I have read all of your posts and I must say you are really very strong woman. I really admire what you did in your life, how you were able to manage all of the things alone its really not easy. My mum grow me up too as a single mother so I know how hard it was for her.
    I hope you found your love today and it will keep forever.
    Wish you the best luck

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  3. Hello Marie Fe! I came across your blog when I was looking for OFWs working in Taiwan. I read your words and I find them inspiring, especially your blogposts about your family as well as your interesting and detailed description of your motivation to work as an OFW in Taiwan, what work was like, adapting to the many challenges and barriers of language and culture. I am glad that you persevered and did well. It is amazing what mothers like yourself are willing to do for the love of your children. I am a fellow OFW myself but I am combining working with pursuing for a PhD here in England. For a long time now, stories of OFW mothers like yourself working in Tech factories have not been much written about. Halos karamihan sa mga nasusulat ay tungkol sa mga nurses at mga caregivers nating OFW. Ang research ko ay tungkol sa mga Ina, Ate, Tita – mga babaeng OFW na nagsasakripisyo para sa pamilya sa mga factory sa Taiwan. Ibang klase ang challenges na pinagdadaanan ninyo, iba sa nurses, caregivers, teachers, etc. Kung mababasa mo ang message na ito, salamat sa pagsulat tungkol sa buhay mo sa Taiwan. It gave me so much insight. Nais ko rin sanang makausap ka at mabisita sa Taiwan kung naandiyan ka pa sa taong ito, when I will visit for field research. Isa kang inspirasyon Marie Fe, reading your story drives me all the more to delve into the world of OFW mothers who work in factories like yourself.

    I messaged you through Google Hangouts – if that was your account. Kung may panahon ka, I would be so happy if I can receive a reply from you either sa G+ account ko or sa email na eto (eto ang aking email sa university ko dito sa England) – xrj3@my.open.ac.uk

    Thank you and all the best to you, your family, and your future endeavours!

    Xenia Jones

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  4. Ging

    Hi caz I’m truly amazed by your life story ever since we are young I always admired you my eyes tears I know how strong you are!you are truly amazing and a wonder woman khit maliit ka pero matibay😂 sa dami ng trials na pinagdaanan mo but I believed in saying “there is a rainbow after the rain”you are one of my inspiration sometimes it’s hard but we need to fight and move forward and that’s life and yes you are right ang galing ng pagpapalaki ng tiyo and tiya lhat sa inyo you’re story can change someone’s life na nawawalan ng pag asa kagaya ko hehe thank you for sharing your blog remember that you inspired me so many things in life…i missed you!


    1. Haha! I miss you too my dear cousin. Salamat sa comments mo dito. I’m just inspired to write and share my story. Kahit ano mang pagsubok na dumating sa buhay natin never give up. Hindi tayo nag iisa. Our Almighty Father is always there to guide and protect us.

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