Every now and then, we meet and find someone who shares the same tale as us, not knowing that in fact, they have made a difference. I found that similar tale one Saturday evening in one episode of The Voice UK, in the person of Joseph Apostol.
Although not blessed with good vocal cords, I find Joseph’s tale similar to mine and it touched me. For the past ten years, my sister and I lived a functional, sort of dysfunctional set-up of flying back and forth to London, to stay with our parents. With our mum hired as a nurse and my dad following soon after for residency and employment, our family had two homes, one in our native land and one in a foreign one.
As an immigrant’s daughter, we have to leave part of our life in the Philippines and take on a new on in London. A different life with a different type of vibe and confidence,similar to Joseph Apostol who moved to the United Kingdom who migrated with his mum as a kid.
I may be a small voice but thanks to that one episode, my similar tale was told, representing not only the Filipinos in the United Kingdom, but also to us “1.5″-generation immigrants such as us.