Just the Way You Love Me

eading is always my number one passion. I used to collect magazines, self-help books, novel and inspiring true-to-life stories since I was in grade school. But nothing really interests me more than reading and collecting inspirational POETRY. Yes, I love poems. One of my favorites that really inspired me was the “Footprints in the Sand”. No author has been credited with this immortal work but all I can say is that this poem is beyond extraordinary.

When I first read this poem, it suddenly touched my soul. “I never realized that a person’s writing of words can really lift your spirit, can touch your deepest emotion, can express a whole magical feeling, imaginations and experiences until I read this poem.” Since then, I never stopped reading and writing about everything. I also learned how to express myself through songs and poems. I write when I’m inspired, when I appreciate those things happened that has a big impact to my own life..

God is so good to give us special someone who can inspire us to continue living our precious lives. Whether it’s your family, a member of a family, a teacher, an author, a lover, or a friend – someone who believes in whatever that we do, someone who will do everything just for you to be happy. “My family and my relationship with God have always been my inspiration.But today, other than my family and God, I’m so thankful to have that someone who really loves me, who cares for me and accepts me; not just for being what I am, but for being who I am as a person. I never regret the time I opened my door to let this person in to my life. Now  my existence is full of joy, hope, love, inspiration and happy experiences.

ust recently, I wrote this poem for this person that I truly love. We’ve been through a lot of obstacles and adversities in life, but we’re still together after all this time.

I have it printed with my pictures beside it. I put it in a frame and gave it as a gift for our one year anniversary at this moment. We placed it on the wall where we can usually spot it. Every time we make a  sight of this frame, it reminds us how thankful we are to have each other after a year. We know it by heart that we still have more, more years of full of joy and love to come.

Here’s the poem. I put all my LOVE to this:

The Way You Love Me


You are the one that I can share my life with

For without you, I can find no happiness.

I have been with a lot of trials and failures,

But you always give me strength.

I said no, but you said yes,

All my life, you’ve been there,

Showing me your love and care

That I never felt before.


And now I can breathe, I can fly…

I am not afraid because you are with me,

You replace my heartaches with your love.

It seems you always care for the both of us,

It seems I don’t care

For what they might say

For we love each other,

More than they ever know.


My pain is terrible that I almost lost everything,

You are my witness of my past,

But after all this time,

Your love still remains.

And now, your love is my life

And living without you will never be the same,

You have no idea how happy I am of having you,

You just extended my life

From the first time you said “I AM YOUR LIFE.”


Now that you tell me, you really love me,

I don’t know which way to go,

If ever you will be gone,

Because I’m only holding on to your words.

We are so connected to each other

And because of that,

I believe we can make it



I love you baby and I always will.

I Learned to Trust and Let Go (20/05/2012)

BPO Companies are developing all over the globe and that’s the reason why many establishments of Call Centers are increasing in numbers at the same time. Here in the Philippines, many Call Center companies are merging and rising in different provinces and cities already, including my city. Those are Covergys, Teleperformance, Teletech and Transcom to name a few. And believe it or not, they are amazingly growing so fast!

To work in a prestigious call center company has always been one of my dreams. Though I have been working for almost two years as a Customer Service Representative (CSR) and I have experienced the life of being an agent, I still strive to have more, do more and learn more. I only have one reason why I don’t stop learning and prioritizing this profession because I know to myself that this is the area where I am good at. The area I think where I can continue to learn, and develop my personality and skills as an individual. I took classes that would be relevant, training after training just to improve my skills and I proud to say that I learned a lot. The last training that I have taken was from VCCLink – the near-hire training for aspiring call center agents with the cooperation of Convergys. The training was instructed by Ms. AJ, a very good and very professional trainer I must say. Though I wasn’t able to finish it, I’m still very thankful that I have been there and be part of it. This 10-day training was for free and we’re not being paid for it. Since I am living independently, being a money saver is one of the biggest attitudes that I need to possess. Eventually, this was one of the reasons I didn’t pursue to finish the training because I find it so hard for me to save the remaining coins in my pocket just to sustain my needs until the end of the training. One of the reasons I didn’t continue it’s because I was already starting the training in a new company that was just established last month. Yes, they give reasonable pay for their people, but I am not after the money. What’s more important to me is “how much this job can offer to my own personal development. I don’t care how much I will be getting, just as long as it could help me to become a professional and responsible person – a person that I always aspire to be.” But because I needed to survive, I thought this company is the best opportunity for me to make a new start.

The work is quite easy and it’s more different than what I have trained for, very different from what I have learned and used to have when I was still working with my previous companies. We are doing surveys and we are dealing with people in United Kingdom. Unlike being a CSR/TSR, we’re walking through the customer, doing excellent customer service and dealing with people in United States. But in this new job, we were advised to use British accent. We needed to have a strong sales pitch and a convincing personality or charisma to get a successful survey. It is very challenging because in the event, it is my first time to work in this type of profession.
I was in between of the two great companies. The other one is nurturing skills, talents, giving more benefits, but it’s too far from where I’m currently staying. While the other is challenging but very easy, nearer from where I’m currently staying, providing reasonable pay, but less opportunities to grow. This was the hardest decision that I made and I needed to be very careful. Because of this, I was able to learn how to TRUST and to LET GO. Despite of these challenges, my determination to learn and my hard work has paid off. I’m happy that I survived. I’m happy that I made it this far.

I learned to trust myself more, especially to God – to believe in His love and care for me….I learned to let go of those things that I think I should, to make a new beginning. I asked for the guidance of God and asked for the good signs on what would be the best way I should take.

Days went by, a lot of things had happened. The day has come for me to decide which company I should prioritize. I am proud to say that I have made the right one. Right now, I am completing my requirements so that I can start the training. I hope that this decision I have made was right and whatever decision that I still needed to make in the future will always have a guidance of God – He will be there to guide me and will always take care of me as I am going to walk the way that I will be choosing.

The Gift of Friendship (07/05/2012)

Dear Mr. WP,

It’s been a while since I haven’t updated you about my life, so here I am again, sharing my stories.

To start off, let me tell you about this friend of mine that I met two months ago. Her name is Pearl and she was as brilliant as a “true pearl” for me. I met her at the HR Department in one of the call center companies that I have worked with. I’m happy because I met a friend who’s very true to herself, a friend that really knows the whole me for just a very short period of time and accepted me for who I really am.

Two weeks earlier, I was informed by Pearl about this free call center training from TESDA. At first, I doubted that I could pursue the training because I don’t have any savings anymore. But a good friend of mine was so kind and she lend me money just for me to finish the training. I grabbed the opportunity to attend the class and for the first time of my life, I was able to feel the urge to go to the training every single day. I felt like, I was given the chance to go back to school again. The training was very educational and at the same time, it’s more fun than I expected. I haven’t just learned a lot, but I have also met new people and they are my friends now.

Just last week, we have completed the 100-hour training and we celebrated our farewell party in Baranggay Villamonte, at The Aquatic Place here in our city. All of us are currently hunting a new job already because that is the purpose of the training, for us to be hired in a call center company. We applied in different call center companies and some of my co-trainees were already hired and some are still looking, including me.

Life is a precious gift that all us can really benefit. It is a matter of how you create a better one out of it. It is a matter of how you live it and how you share it with the people that you love. So as “the gift of friendship.” Even though we cannot really depend on our friends because they might come and go, but for sure you will always have memories to collect and someone will stay true until the end of everything. That’s why I’m thankful to have a few friends. I don’t care if I have only two or three, just as long as they are always there for me it’s already enough.

My determination is always alive and I will persevere until I reach my dreams. I know there is something good that God has reserved just for me. This week I will apply in other companies while I am waiting for the call of those that I have already applied. I think that’s it for now Mr. WP.


You’ll Never Walk Alone (15/04/2012)

Today, I went home to the place where I grew up and where I got the chance to know myself better. For the last two weeks, it has been so hard for me to accept about the things that have been happening with my life. I thought being alone is not a favorable thing for me to do as of this moment. Instead of feeling the anxiety and being depressed, I would rather go home to unwind, to find myself or go to somewhere for a walk, where I can see more people.

My sentiments are always correct and I cannot lie to them. Though I can get along with different people and go to some places, I know deep inside that there’s still something missing. I tried to lie to myself that everything is going to be fine, but as long as I am convincing myself for what I’m believing is right, there is still wrong about what I’m doing.

Eventually, it made me realize that life is not just a matter of getting what we wanted, but providing time, most especially on how to make a difference. It made me realize that I underestimated myself and I stopped believing because of the thought that people can learn more than me, people can be much better than me and people can be much smarter than me in everything. I have failed to believe in myself that I could do something in my own special ways. I am different and so are the people that God created. As the saying goes, “we are all created differently with a purpose, and that is to appreciate life with those people around you.”

I have learned that nothing in this life comes easy and I have to pay the price. I can make things move ahead in my way with a perfect timing. People can say anything they want, but no one can ever tear down my faith and principles. I know that these are just the tests that I have to surpass. And with determination, I will pursue my dreams until I see myself on the top again. I will never walk alone because my family and God will be there to back me up. There should be trials and tough times to face. I could be fallen again for sure, but I will persevere because I believe through these, I can learn a lot and I will be stronger enough to face another challenge.

A Long Way Journey

  Dear Mr. WP,

I am currently staying right now at the house which I called my second home here in our city. I have been living here for almost two years already and this is my first time to write about a few things that had happened to me while I am staying here.

For almost a year, I had the chance to live like a normal person with a consistent job in a call center and a very good salary that can sustain my everyday needs. I had the chance to share the gift of love with my friends – the people who are always there to support and guide me with whatever decisions I make. I have a great family, they have been very supportive of me as well. This house made me realize that life is so easy to live with. It made me realize as well that life is not as easy as I thought it is, especially if you’re living independently. Whatever I want is in this house: comfortable bed room, complete appliances, nice bathroom, you name it. But despite all of these things I have, I’m always missing the times that I am with my family.

I still have a long, long road to take and I know that by heart. More ups and downs, and tests of faith that could possibly change the course of my life. But I’m strong enough to face them. I hope and pray that one day I could have my dreams do come true, all my plans will end up successful. Through my determination, I know I could continue to learn with every mistake that I do. And through each of those mistakes, I will be wise and much stronger enough to overcome whatever trials I will encounter in the near future.