My name is Therese Joy Lazaga, I was born and raised in a small province located in Mindanao called Bukidnon. Bukidnon derives from the word Bukid which means mountain in our native tongue. Growing up in my hometown where all the people grew their own food made me dream of having my own farm one day where I can grow my own food and raise different kinds of animals. I never dreamt of something more and I am grateful of what I have.
My grandmother was my go to person. She was kind, humble and she always told me that life shouldn’t end working in the farm. She motivated me to start creating goals and a better plan for my future. It was not easy to be a working student. I needed to work 4hrs everyday in our school library to pay my tuiton and tutored 2 kids in the evening for my allowance. Teaching kids who were difficult to deal with in the beginning and end up being your friend along the way was the best part of it. I shared to them the values I learned from my grandmother and motivated them to pursue and work hard in their studies. The best part for me is seeing those 2 kids growing up and doing well in their studies.
As to my career, I worked as a customer service representative for 2yrs in a BPO company. Working in a BPO company was not easy, you will undergo multiple exams and interviews before you get accepted which I enjoyed since I found it challenging and exciting. I enjoyed working here since it helped me enhance my communication skills, I got to meet new friends and helped me conquer my fear in socializing with other people. Today, I can say that I am happy and contented because I have a loving partner,a cute one year old son and a loving family around me. My one year old boy named Zac is a very playful boy. He comes with me sometimes and enjoys playing and interacting with my students. We hope to see you soon!
BPO(ビジネスプロセスアウトソーシング / Business Process Outsourcing)