Gems of Thoughts / Hiyas Ng Damdamin

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Gems of Thoughts / Hiyas Ng Damdamin
by Helen Viloria Vallar

This book relates well on the everyday experiences of people from different walks of life. Filipinos who were born in the Philippines and came to the United States to better themselves would step into a position that they still maintain their attitudes, cultures, and beliefs. The book tells the experiences of people about their personalities, attitudes, and their vicissitudes of lifebe it in love, joy, sadness, or hope. For the Filipinos born here in the United States, this book can take them to the lifestyle and idiosyncrasies of native Filipinos. At the end of the passages of some of the poems, a scripture taken from the Bible brings a delightful message for reflection and guidance.

About the Author

The author was born in Ilocos Sur, Philippines, with Ilocano parents. Her mother was a schoolteacher, and her father was in the military. Her family moved from Camp Crame, Quezon City, to Camp Olivas, Pampanga. She took A.B. Mass Communications at Far Eastern University in Manila.

She, as a radio drama talent, had worked for the major AM stations in Manila: DZRH, DWRV, DWXL, DZRP-VOP (Voice of the Philippines), and DWWW. She also voiced over some national commercials in Ilocano and Tagalog.

In Maui, she was a part-time bilingual teacher, realtor, advertising sales consultant, radio program producer at KPMW, and newspaper writer in Fil-Am Courier.

(2009, paperback, 188 pages)