We used to be well off. My mom and dad had stable jobs. My mom quit her job when i was still 5 kasi may asthma yung kapatid ko. Ayos pa naman kami ‘nun, and then my dad retired from work ‘nung third year college ako, he got pretty good money from his retirement. We had businesses. Tapos when I graduated college, i worked as a teacher for a year, ‘yung pera ko ‘nun akin lang, except for parties and vacations na ako ang taya.
I left my work as a teacher and worked as a research assistant, medyo mas mababa dun, Devcom work kasi, pero ayos lang kasi i love what i was doing there. Then, I got accepted in gradschool. And paid for my own tuition.
Kaso syempre may mga trials, our businesses went off. And slowly, naubos ‘yung savings. May mga nangyari pa na nagrequire ng malalaking gastos.
Ngayon, i’m still studying masters and working at the same time, paying for my brother and my tuition fee at syempre ‘yung lahat ng gastos sa bahay. It’s really stressful. Pero kinakaya ko naman.
I am still a research assistant, still waiting for bigger opportunities. I want to finished MS soon kasi mas magandang future yun. I love my family so much and i want to provide more.
Ate will work hard para mabalik ko kina mama at papa ‘yung lahat ng hirap nila sa’kin. At magiging maganda din ‘yung future ni Engie.
I will be responsible. Promise.