I see brightly twinkling stars as I lay in bed at night and when I wake up in the morning, red cardinals twittering by my window; sweet – tarty wild guayvies that I pick from trees along the roadside and turn into refreshingly delicious milk shakes; red, pink, mauve Anthuriums of different sizes and shapes in most yards – these are some of what I am grateful for living here on the Big Island.
I drive to work and see a rainbow or sometimes even double rainbows on the sky or the glistening snow-capped tops of Mauna Loa and Kilauea and revel in the peace such beauty bring to my spirit. I think of how blessed I am that years back, I decided to reloacate to the Big Island and quit the rat race and concrete jungles of Manila, where I was born, raised and educated with a college degree in mass communications and graduate studies in management although I also trained in management in Brussels as a scholar of both the Philippine and the Belgian governments. In Manila I had a stressful career writing speeches while managing an office as a Director of the Department of Budget and Management in Malacanang.
I believe that there are no accidents in life and that the brakes have been applied to my whirlwind life in Manila and I have been led to the Big Island to 1) pursue some if not most of my inclinations in life one of which is to make a difference in my community and why I am currently the president of the Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Big Island Chapter; 2) continue my long-dormant journey towards a higher level of spiritual consciousness; 3) and be of service to my fellow men. I believe that I have come to be in my real estate profession to be of help to anyone who comes my way.