Friday, February 21, 2014
This is my story.
Im a strong independent woman. I've been through typical asian parents expecting me to get straight A's all throughout school. I've been through moving to a completely different country at a young age forced to adopt to the culture. I've been through the pressure to get into med school in one of the most educational competitive countries,S.Korea. I've been through the culture of hierarchy in Korean med school which was new to me because I've lived in the Philippines almost all my life. I've been though having to quit med school after 2yrs because I truly believed it wasn't the path for me through which my parents disowned me for a while. I've been through starting a new life in a city I knew no one, Manila. I've been through people telling me I'm too fat to be a model. I've went to hundreds of auditions, all to be turned down. I've lived in a house with no furniture for more than a year because I didn't have money. All I had was a mattress and a box to put my clothes in. I've been through countless heart breaks. Guys who used me and just threw me away like I was nothing to them in the first place. I've been through break ups with friends I've known since elementary days just because of stupid misunderstandings. I've been through having to earn a living for myself in my early 20s. I've been through people calling me names and making up rumors of which I had to go through alone. Every night crying myself to sleep wanting to die at some point. I've been through days in the hospital without my family there to take care of me. I've been through Mo Twister. And because that says it all. I've been through having to decide to take a turn in my career to priortize education before moving forward. Ive been through having to start from the bottom all over again when things just got easier. Now I can't wait to go through more hardships because that made me the woman I am today.