Snaps from our visit around some of Kapitolyo’s restaurants.
Rub Ribs & BBQ
Lia’s Cakes in Season
Epic Coffee Roastery
When I recently visited California, my relatives asked me where I wanted to go. One of the items in my to-go list is experience the beach – not really to swim but just see how it looks like and just relax by the shore or wherever. There’s just something calming about the waves and sun, right?
Luckily, two of my cousins were available one day and could take to me to the beach. They decided to bring me to the Santa Monica beach.
I really enjoyed going there. It was far from what I usually see in the beaches I’ve been to in the Philippines. Now “going to the beach” or “let’s hang out at the beach” has a different feel to it.
So last January I went to Guam, not for a grand vacation in an island paradise, but to take an exam. Yes, an exam that could might as well be the most important exam that I will take in my career to date.
For one week, we stayed in the Hotel Santa Fe in Tamuning and studied. We studied by ourselves in front of our laptops or books or flashcards, or with a class through recorded lectures. We also had practice exams to simulate how it is like to take the exam 5 hours straight. The only time that we get to go out was when we need to buy supplies or groceries for the coming days. Our usual source of supplies was Guam Premier Outlet.
So it’s June once again. It just simply means that school season will start its 10-month run. But before students get busy with their assignments and school requirements, I decided to take out my kid sisters in the arcade to have a little bit of fun.
It seems like a leap of faith. I want to accept their word as the truth without even seeing concrete evidence of their support and commitment. Now, I begin to doubt and hesitate. Am I willing to risk my future to something vague and unsure. For them, they are dead on decided in employing me abroad. But how can I be sure that I would not be short-changed or be in the losing-end? How would I know that my welfare will be put in their best interest?
I am so decided in joining another agency. But when I heard their conviction of deploying me within the year, I got hooked. I don’t consider myself naive. but at that time, I believed that they will be the ones to help me realize my dreams.
I am really anxious now. I don’t know. So unsure. They are now pressuring us to accomplish things but I haven’t seen the contract yet. What if I don’t like their terms? I would be left with nothing. I would be turning down 2 agencies now. And If I turn this one, I would be back to nothing. Zero. I don’t want to seem desperate. But I just feel hopeless right now. So confused. These are big decisions. So alone.