In 2003 Annie Chua made the bold decision to join thousands of women working in Canada under the “24 months Live-in Caregiver Program”. Her intent: to create a better future for her children. However, to make her dream come true Annie had to leave her four daughters behind in the Philippines while she travelled to work as a nanny in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Follow Annie’s journey as she encounters homesickness, loneliness, cultural shock and more. Did she make the best decision? Would the sacrifice be worth it? Her story reveals the hurdles she endured as a single mom relentlessly pursuing her dream to bring her daughters to Canada. Her story is sure to inspire anyone who wants to make their own dream come true.
Annie Chua was born in the Philippines and today she is a proud citizen of Canada. She is a mother, grandmother, and entrepreneur. She enjoys curling and deeply appreciates living in Edmonton, Alberta. This is her first book
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A season at Marquette. A summer with Rick Majerus. An inspiring quest to stay connected to the game. Small town. Undersized. Not enough talent. John Willkom heard it all as a young basketball player growing up in rural Wisconsin. Despite the odds, John dedicated his life to the game, an arduous journey that challenged the… [Read More]
“Seemingly fixed, the walls of a house are really elastic, accommodating all sorts of things inside.” This collection of personal narratives, a memoir-in-vignettes, travels across time and place, reflecting on homes, family, relationships, pursuits, religion, and loss. From a childhood living above her parents’ hardware store in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn in the 1960s;… [Read More]
A story of how I became an expat worker and my life while working in fifteen countries spread through the Middle, Far East and North Africa. The book is intended to show that there is much more to life than a boring 9-5 job/ As an expat, I lived a life most only dream.
An Expat’s Experiences of Living in Turkey, covers my life from when first offered a contract to work here back in 1988 up until 2015. Although I had worked on contracts in a number of countries, none had been married status. However, as the contract in Turkey was, my wife came out to join me…. [Read More]