Author has written 2 stories for 13th Reality series, and Egyptian Mythology.
Hey! I'm Filipino, but I grew up in America. I never knew I was a Filipino, turns out I'm just filipino but an American citizen. I'm good at poetry, singing (At least that's what everyone says), dancing, making jokes, playing tricks on my cousin, arts, making songs, our English class here in the Philippines (mostly because I was born in America!!) and stories. I prefer to be American, not Filipino. I don't know why, but I do! And here in the Philippines, me and my sister speak only English, since we were both born in America. We don't really want to learn how to speak Tagalog (Filipino language) but we need to because of the exams at school, (especially if it's Tagalog!!) but we have our teachers to transalate for us. They've been doing it to us fo 3 years now, since that's how many years we stayed in the Phils. But since my sister is going to college (we're both in the same school) I will be on my own at our school. No more waiting for my sister at dismissal for her to get dismissed from class, no more person for me to go to, if I cry or get hurt or need anything at school, no more asking her for the exams schedule, no more sister or sibling that I could go to, if I was upset or I just wanted time with them. I can imagine, me, at school, with my backpack, walking in the 6th grade classroom, at the start of the new school year, and walking to my school building, alone. But what if I get late for class, or late to school? What do I do? Whenever those things happened, my sister would just take me to the office, and do whatever she had to do to make me excused. But can you imagine me, in the office, all alone, standing by myself, looking around the room, helpless, don't know what to do, I've always let my sister do the stuff for me. It's not like I can go up to a teacher and tell them about this, there's no teacher I could trust. Well I do have, but two of them were gonna get fired from school for doing mean things to me. And the others? I don't know...I can imagine, sitting alone at a table in the cafeteria, I'm a shy and self-conscious person. I'm always feeling out of place without my sister there. I don't feel comfortable eating with my friends who betrayed me, but I forgave them. Still. It was gonna be hard eating alone at school everyday. No one to support you. I would tell my best friend, but she wouldn't understand. She won't be able to fix this. Only my sister can. She gave me a letter, just after graduation. I rushed to my room once we arrived at home. I opened it. It was sad. She wrote about her leaving our school. I'm gonna type down every word she said in the letter (By they way, I call her Ate Airiel. Ate in English means sister):
As you know, today's my big day. The day of my graduation. The day I leave St. Paul College Island Park as a student. That means I won't be around if you need me at school in cases of emergency. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. That means you're gonna have to look after yourself when you're in school. Take care of yourself..handle whatever situations you may have. Very well..
I know I'm not the best ate for you. I know I could've done a way better job in everything I should do. I just want to let you know I feel guilty and that I'm sorry for all I have done wrong to you. I know I'm not the best example or role model for you to look up to and be inspired to follow. So I want you to learn my lessons before you end up making the same dumb mistakes I've made and learn the lessons the hard way. I want you to grow up and "find yourself", figure out who you are, not being influenced by what others like or don't like about people. I want you to grow and become better than I was. I know you have potential in things like dancing or performing, art, and even poetry. Keep practicing it, improve, and don't let opportunities pass by to share it with the school. Let the school and everyone know you that way. Next thing you know, you'll be joining contests and competitions and you'll be acknowledged. You'll gain a lot of confidence, trust me. It doesn't hurt to dream big. And don't let anyone tell you, you can't do something..if you're determined and believe in yourself, you can accomplish anything. I believe in you. I know you can do it if you want to.
I hope that one day where we can talk to eachother about everything will come. Let me know if anyone or anything;s bothering you okay? Don't worry, Sir Brian and Sir Renz will watch you for me.. :) Don't be crying at school a lot too okay? And don't get so caught up in drama with your friends..it's a waste of time and not worth centering your life on. Okay??? Okay.. :p