My job interview was getting closer so I had to fly ahead of time to Cebu City. I treated my sisters and my niece to accompany me to have a source of courage and support and at the same time to spend time together. It was indeed a good sisters’ bonding moment for us though it was a short and tiring trip but we enjoyed it a lot. It was all our first time visit to Cebu City and we found it a very nice and beautiful place.
Thanks God we landed at Cebu City very safe for the weather was not good and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA forecasted a typhoon in our place to come anytime soon.
We just had a very limited time so we made the most out of it. The moment we reached Cebu and checked-in to hotel where we booked our stay, we took a little rest and right away started the tour.
First, we climbed to the mountain top with the good set of stairs leading us to the Taoist Temple. The temple was built by a Chinese community in Cebu for the taoist worshippers a place to pray. It is where they believe the place to pray to the gods to grants one’s wish. The place was so beautiful with the scenic view of the downtown of Cebu. It becomes one of the famous tourist spots in Cebu City. It has chapels, function hall, library, souvenir shop and a wishing well. It’s worth climbing on top of the mountain.
Before the run day close, we also visited the oldest and smallest Fort in the Philippines- the fort San Pedro. It is now a museum-park where Spanish artifacts, documents, paintings, sculpture, sword fragments, cannons are displayed.
We ended the day with a dinner and immediately went back to the hotel where we stayed. All of us were so tired and wanted rest. My sisters slowly fell asleep while me got busy preparing for my interview the next day. I read book, review my job knowledge and prayed.
Here comes the day! I got up early to pray and bathed. Oh God, I was so nervous. Me, my sisters and my lucky charm-niece went to the hotel venue for the interview. It took quite long time for me waited to be interviewed for I came early prior to the time advised. It is better to be early than late.
Due to nervous and lack of confidence to myself I didn’t able to answer all the questions well but I didn’t lose hope though. I leaned on my faith and trust that God will take charge of the result. While waited for the result, we went to Basilca Del Sto. Nino Church. The Basilica is a place of prayer and pilgrimage of hundreds of thousands of Catholic Christians.
After few hours the agency contacted me and was telling that I was a preselected and I need to report for briefing and contract signing the next day morning. What a great joy I felt. It is really true that nothing is impossible with God if we only believe. I gave back the glory and honor to Him. We went home very enjoyed, successful and safe. The typhoon swerved her way to different direction. God was and is always at control. He took care of everything. Praise the Lord.