One evening a friend invited me out for a walk and drink in one of the shopping places in Pasig. The structural design, the different artistic expressions, the ambiance and other features of the place is surprisingly and overwhelmingly beautiful for someone like me who personally declare art as an expression of the soul. Exploring the place for the first time made my brain cells do ‘multi-tasking’. While exploring the place, my eyes spotted a giant chess board situated in the middle of the park. Walking closer, both of us agreed to play a casual game, thinking that it would be exciting. The last time I played chess was on the summer of 1981 with my brother Patboone. Soon after his death on December 1981, the family chess board was kept together with his other stuff in our underground storage. Since then, I never had the chance to play chess again.
God, keep us from redefining your home in the society - the family.
Beth Sabado (RP12) arrived in Taiwan on July 28, 2003. After a year of full time Mandarin language studies, she worked in the migrant ministry based at the Catholic Hope Workers' Center (HWC). She returned to Taiwan for her second term in 2006. After 4 months of language refresher course, she returned to work as the Vice Director of the center, and in 2008 as Director until she finished her term in July 2009. In December 2009, she started doing field studies based in Pagadian City and Zamboanga del Sur exploring the possibilities of the local church to establish a support group for the families of migrants. During this time, she also conducted seminars and workshops in relation to migration issues to graduating students in schools and colleges in the focus areas in Mindanao. She is returning to Taiwan on the first week of July 2010.