Alam mo, sa dagat ko nahanap ang aking higher calling. Nung unang sakay ko, I casually joined a Bible study group. Ang plano ko kasi after my first voyage, iiwan na ang aking girlfriend at the time at maging fulltime at single seaman nalang.
Strength is being able to handle every challenge that comes your way. I sometimes think na ang buhay ay parang journey ng barko through a maze of icebergs. Kailangang iwasan yung ibang ‘berg, pero kailangan ring mabangga yung iba para matuto.
Hindi ako makapaniwalang ginawa niya sa akin yun. Pinalayas ko siya. Pero na-accept ko na at nag move on na ako. Sana lang hindi siya nangaliwa para hindi naging kumplikado ang sitwasyon ng mga anak namin. Sila ang kawawa.
These are now my pins. This red president’s list pin means I excel in academics. And of course, ito yung silent drill pin ko. Lima lang kaming female cadets na meron nito. Out of a company of a hundred.
To fill a vessel with information, you have to first empty it – and that’s what our first year was about.
Believe it or not, I always wanted to be an accountant. Most people hate math, but not me – it’s my favorite subject.