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夢想與驕傲 My Dream

羅思 Rose Ann A. Concepcion
來自菲律賓卡布堯市/自 2014 年來臺/目前擔任家庭看護工

我小時候想成為一位工程師,或者當個畫家也不錯。 我真的好想成為一個藝術家。
 
就讀大學期間,因為父母無法負擔學費來支持我學習藝術專業,所以學習的科系並未朝我的夢想前行,而是向電信業領域發展。 

畫畫一直是我心之所向,雖未就讀藝術相關科系,仍然參加校園中的各種繪畫比賽,讓我有機會傾盡心中對畫畫的渴望,將源源不絕的靈感發揮出來。也因而獲得許多獎項,使我成為當時校園的風雲人物! 

即便我現在選擇來臺灣工作,很幸運地,遇到了很支持我繼續創作、繪畫的老闆,讓我在閒暇之餘,仍可以做我喜歡的事,真的很感謝他。 

身為海外菲律賓籍工作者,我很驕傲, 憑藉自己的能力買下了一間房子, 為家人,尤其是小孩,建造更多夢想。 

我常反問自己: 
「如果我有夠多的資源支持,又如果我含著金湯匙出生的話,夢想是不是會離我更進一點呢?」

也許直至最終,我的夢想沒辦法如我所嚮往的實現,我依然對於自己是一位海外菲律賓籍工作者,憑著自己的能力買下一棟房子,並為自己的小孩及家人建造更多夢想,而感到自豪。 

要成就夢想,要先有規劃並且專注而行,它便會帶領你走往正確的方向。別放棄追夢,要持著希望,這會帶領你克服生命中的障礙,因為「沒有犧牲,成功便不會甜美」,所以要永遠保有正向的心,並相信自己終有一天會擁抱那美麗的夢。 

我要謝謝臺灣,這個如同亞洲的心臟、這個使我更好的地方。

Every person has dream in life whether young or old. Like me, since I was a kid I dream to an Engineer or maybe a full pledged painter artist. Because this is really my desire to be an artist. But when I was in college I did not pursue, because my parents could not afford me to send in quality school. So I diverted my desire as General Radio Communication Operator. However, I always participate some activities everytime they have a painting competitions in school and I was one of the winners in competitions; I'm so glad that I was well known in the campus. And until now I'm still enhanced my passion in painting. And I would like to thank my 老闆 here in Taiwan because they supported me as well. This is not just my only my dream in life, I have one more dream is to have my own business someday and I hope wish come true so that I can help those people who are less fortunate people around me. In so much, I always whispering to myself " kung ipinanganak lang sa akong mayaman" (if only I was born with golden spoon). Even though I did not fulfill those dreams in my life, there is one thing sure that make me proud to myself as an Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) here in Taiwan I bought a house and lot that I dream for my family especially to my children.

In fulfilling your dreams, you need to plan and work hard according to it. It will lead you to a right path and stay focused on your dream. Never forget to dream big too. These will help you to overcome every obstacle in life. Because my motto in life goes this way " Success has never been sweeter without a sacrifice." So don't lose your hope always stay positive and believe in yourself this way you can achieve your dreams. And I thank you Taiwan, the heart of Asia, my greener pasture.

Rose Ann A. Concepcion