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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Survival Is The Game



I feel so sleepy and tired from work. It was raining outside and the smell of the rain reminds me of Philippines. I dont know why. And when I open my internet, I had an email from a friend in the Philippines asking me some advice and help how to get here to Canada. She is a bank manager right now in the Philippines. I gave her the website that she has to go to, to learn how to migrate here and I know that she is very much qualified. But I have some worries for her and her family. She still want to work as a bank manager when she get here to Canada. She might get it but then it wont be easy since she have 4 and 7 years old children.

My cousin who is a doctor/Surgeon in the Philippines once asked me for help to migrate here in Canada. The first time I heard him say that, a big "WHY" came out from my mouth. He said that being a doctor was not actually what he wanted to be and it was only his mom who wanted him to become a doctor. He wanted to be in the computer graphic animation world once he gets here. I didn't want to discourage him at that time, because he seems so desperate to leave the country. I just simply told him, "It wont be that easy cousin doc, you have to start from zero again".... He said he was ready for that. So then he made it to come here last year and live with me and my family for a year. Just imagine a surgeon working in a grocery store filing vegetables?.. His high hopes for his dreams slowly went down as he came to realized that it wasn't that easy for someone who's not getting any younger and with family. Whenever I saw him cry, he would just say that he missed his son and wife. But I know aside from that, his tears was also for frustrations knowing that he can never make it into computer animation world. His wife and son are with him now and the last time I heard from him, he will be relocatiing in Calgary, Canada to work as a Medical Assistant. Not Bad eyyyy!!!...

If you are not successful in your chosen career in your homeland, how much more in a foreign land? Unless you will come here single and younger, then you'll have a chance to succeed. But if you have a family? SURVIVAL is the game.... Why? ..My heart cannot take it to see my children staring on other children's simple toys that I cannot afford to buy because I have to save our money for my college tuition fee. My brain was loaded of responsibilities at home as a wife and a mother of two, that I cannot focus on my subjects in that University. I have no regret migrating here in Canada not because I am happy with my work that my heart never wished for. But the fact that there's a lot of controversial issues going on in my beloved country, I have no choice but live my life in this cold country together with my family for my children's better future. And If ever I am going to have another chance to choose on whether I will migrate to Canada or not. I will still choose to migrate and reside here in Canada. My words in this blog are too small to be heard for all the changes I want for my country. Five years from now I 'll probably still be here in Canada. Maybe 10 or more years. But everyday when I go to bed, I always wish that when I wake up in the morning -I am inside my old room in Zapote, Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines. I miss eating fissballs, taho, tapsilog, jollibe chickenjoy, max fried chicken and pancit canton, chowking...... we dont have it here and of course, I terribly miss my mother.
If you are interested in migrating to Canada visit their website at http://www.cic.gc.ca/. Calgary is in high demand of service workers right now which is a good place to start for new immigrants. If you're a nurse, you can easily make it in any part of Canada, no doubt about it. Visit Talksmart and continue voting for my blog mydaysinmymind. You can also vote for me on the poll located on my sidebar. Thank you again for all those who voted for me and have a great blogging day...

4 comments:

footiam said...

Oh, I think your font size so small!

Tey said...

hi thanks for ur comment I change my font already...

Nadriamez said...

hey ester

thank you for reading my blog religiously. sobrang nakakataba ng puso. i felt blessed reading this post of yours kasi im also in the process of leaving the country next year to study in australia.

i don't know why i have second thoughts of starting from scratch (since im single and young) and go to a place where i can make my first mark, the country where my present company started:canada :-)

i am a mt here, but same situation sa cuz mo, forced by the family. so i decided to take a diferent route after college.

oh well, again thanks :-)

oh and thanks for tagging me in the previous post. i will do that in time, its just that my weird side has long been gone :-)

Tey said...

goodluck, u can make it anywhere esp ur smart and single...