More than a million filipinos leave the Philippines every year for employment, usually as: seamen, nurses, domestic helpers, etc....
[tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Father] - Childhood memories are often replaced from the imagination.
- One of my earliest childhood memories was my maternal relatives, my mother, and I embarking on the process of leaving our homeland; waiting for hours in lines that never seemed to conclude everytime we go to the American embassy, hiding from the check ups and formidable butt shots that my older cousins told me about, and experiencing the thrilling first flight during the typhoon season.
I was born in the Philippines which is recently known for its greatest export: its people.
Every day my dad would go to work and leave me at my grannies on the way.
There I would eat my breakfast and prepare to go to school with my two cousins.
These memories will forever stay close to my heart as my grandparents have both since died.
A granny is someone who is always there for you, even when it feels like the whole world is against you or when you are in trouble.
After breakfast the television would be turned on and my granny would go out and do a couple of hours work for an old butcher who lived up the street. Waking him would also mean sacrificing the television not something any of us wanted to do.
From we were young my younger cousin Louise and I built up and especially close friendship we were always there for each other.