wishes of a poor, wishes of a rich

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The Bible told us that the three kings found child-Jesus because they were guided by a very shining star. Now, let’s go back to the present and imagine that you see a very shining star. How about seeing a falling or shooting star? And then, close your eyes. What is your wish? When I was a child, I acted like a child, played like a child, and wished like a child. I believed that everything is like a fairytale. I even believed that once you see a shooting star, you should make a wish and it will come true. So I did. I wished for everything that makes me happy. I wished for a toy, a lunch box, an ice cream, and I remember the most expensive that I’ve wished for was a brand new shorts. Unfortunately, I never had one. And the funny thing is that I never even had a slipper ‘til I graduated in elementary. My father was a fisherman and my mother was a housekeeper. There are eleven members in our family, that’s why one kilo of rice a day was not enough for us to eat.
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Unformatted text preview: Because of this poverty, Ive even noticed that my arms were so thin, so do as my siblings. At my young age of 9, I voluntarily worked as a helper of our neighbor who happened to be the richest in our barrio-very opposite to us. When I came home late during lunch, I dont expect for a food reserved for me anymore. As I open our closed-food bowl, I really wished that theres still something left for me, but I only ended up with nothing. I would just weep in front of it and when Im finished crying, I would go back to work again. And it happened every time. I really wished to escape this place but I didnt have a place to run. I want to study because I know this was the only way. I worked hard in the farm to supply my studies until I graduated in high school at the age of 21. I had so many dreams but I dont have enough money. But I still went far away from home. I attended an institution as a working scholar to pursue my studies....
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course DPWH research taught by Professor Enr.marietapadilla during the Spring '11 term at Divine Word.

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