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Introducing myself and my journal: My work is my life, my mission.

About Me:
I was born in a sleepy hometown I considered paradise in my childhood years. It's a place where everybody knows everybody, where people outside home is the bigger family. Until Martial Law was declared and resistance sprang out around us. I never experienced being caught in an armed conflict because I live in a place which is strongly secured by a big military contingent. So being, my tales of woe never landed in the news. My plight is something that has never been talked about because I was "not a victim". And then the word "collateral damage" that was invented much much later struck me. That was my label.

I saw fully armed men, war tanks, fighter jets and all the ingredients of war around me ... but I never knew what war was like because there never was any war in my place. But it was in my homeland where the attacks and counter attacks were hatched and implemented. And, yes, it was my own "safe and secure" place that hosted evacuees from our war-torn neighborhood.

With the victims we suffered the same plight. The resources which used to be more than enough for all of us constituents proved to be dismally inadequate. It was imperative to share our homes, our homeland, and everything there is to share because the evacuees had no homes to go back to. One day I woke up to find I had no more slippers to wear ... no more place in the river to bathe ... and worse, I had to join the long queue each time for two (2) kilograms of rice, our staple food. But the world does not see my plight because I don't get wounded in the war, I do not have to leave my house and seek shelter somewhere else, and I don't have to scramble out of my dignity to survive a trauma. In short, I am not a victim. But I went hungry, thirsty, tired and wanting all the time. In fact, school closed early because the buildings were used as evacuation centers. It was a most inconvenient life and I was only a teenager. But it was at that time that I learned to dream and pursue it.

I now hold a Master's degree in Business Administration. I finished the degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accountancy through a state scholarship grant. I spent the early years of my career in the corporate world. However, for the last eight years I have engaged myself in a turnaround journey to where my dream was born. I am now working for peace and sustainable development in my own homeland. Whatever it is that I can share, I will give it my best shot ... for whatever it takes, for all it is worth.

My Passions:
humanity

My Challenges:
misconceptions and misrepresentations

My Vision for the Future:
harmony and symbiosis

My Areas of Expertise:
oral and written communications, networking and organizing

Comments

Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

Emie Zozobrado's picture

Thanks!

Greetings of peace and goodwill!

It's really my pleasure to join this beautiful online community. Even more surprising is your quick response. Thanks a lot for taking the time to let me know I am welcome. I will try my best to share whatever it is that will make my participation here meaningful and worthwhile.

Good day and more power!
Emie

Sarvina's picture

Welcome to PulseWire!

Hi Emie,

I’m so glad and excited to see you in our community! Thanks so much for joining us, you are always free to post to your journal and add comments to others posts too, this is where we can freely contribute for the betterment of women and children all over that world. Please feel free to browse through our group section and post to the groups you decided to join.....On worldpulse everything is free...just be yourself.

Welcome again to our PulseWire Community and I look forward to seeing you more in here!!!

Warm Regards,
Sarvina

Regards,

Sarvina from Cambodia
VOF 2011 Correspondent

Emie Zozobrado's picture

Thanks!

Hi Sarvina!

My profound thanks for the welcome. Actually, I'm still experimenting ... trying to go about awkwardly at this website as a new member. Anyway, I believe I can find my way around as I struggle to fit into this wonderful community ...

Sincerely,
Emie

sunita.basnet's picture

Welcome to pulsewire

Hi there!
Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will find this wonderful plateform to be a positive, and inspiring experience. I would also suggestion you to find like minded people by browsing in the voice raising section. If you have any problem, let us know.

Welcome again to our global community.
I look forward to hearing from you here on PulseWire.

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet
VOF Correspondent-World Pulse

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

Emie Zozobrado's picture

Thanks!

Hi Sunita!
I feel so welcome with the likes of you giving this much attention to my desire to join the PulseWire community. Of course I do know that the voices of women must be heard by the whole of humanity! I am here if I can share a bit from my little corner of the world...

Thanks and more power to us women...
Emie Zozobrado

JaniceW's picture

Welcome to PulseWire!

Emie,
Your story touched me as I know that so many members can relate to your experiences. You have suffered the same plight as many others but in your case, it happened in your backyard. I am inspired by your desire to take your experiences and use them to help inform your work for peace and development in the Philippines. You are a role model for the women of your country and of this world. I look forward to hearing more of your story, your experiences and your voice here on PulseWire.

Here, you can never speak too loudly or say too much. Your words ring out and bring ideas to life. You can empower others who have been hesitant to speak and show them that indeed, together we can create a future where anything could be possible. Again, welcome and thank you for joining PulseWire.
Janice

Emie Zozobrado's picture

Thanks!

Hi Janice!
Wow! It's real awe-inspiring to know that women have gone this far ... a distant cry from the stereotype whose greatest feat is to offer that one "ultimate sacrifice" in the name of survival and devotion to her loved ones. Women has conquered even the rules of evolution ... into transcendence. Yeah, sure ... if we hold on together ....

Thanks a lot for the interest and the warm welcome... and more power to us all!

Sincerely,
Emie Zozobrado

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