Contributed by Hannah Louise Aliazas
“Use the pain as fuel as a reminder of your strength"
This photo with my sister was taken 2 years ago on her graduation day. Mind you, she’s my younger sister but she's 5' 6" tall and I’m only 5 ft. flat tall. Life is unfair, huh? That day marks the start of her career as a flight attendant of Philippine Airlines. I felt so proud of her. I should be. Right? At least one of us achieved what we have been praying for. She’ll be able to see my mom we haven’t seen for 8 years in London, see the world and live her dream. I thought that was enough. It should be enough. Shouldn't it? Amidst my sister’s achievement, behind my smile was a hurting heart. Deep inside my sinful heart bore bitter feelings of resentment toward my countless rejections and failures in life.
Contributed by Lady April Nunez
"You can call me Man, but I'm a woman," that's how she would introduce herself. She is funny, happy, outgoing and classy. You would never guess what's behind her fresh smile and graceful bearing. This is her story.
Contributed by Rose Anne Marie
For every ending there is always a new beginning. Something that has ended in my past has allowed me to have new opportunities and challenges in my life. It wasn’t easy; but, I realized there is always a reason why things happen in the way they happened.
Contributed by Mary Clare Inonog
I had always dreamt of riding on a plane, going to my dream destinations, seeing the places I only see in the movies, while reaching my dream job and having a successful career for my family and my future. I never experienced riding one until I got accepted as a flight attendant. Needless to say, I never knew that I will face tons of depressing moments in those 6 years of chasing my dream. Please be ready folks with the story of my journey towards my dream a dream that started when I was 18.
Contributed by Angel Cipat
I waited seven years to become a cabin crew! From years of waiting, 20+ rejected applications and multiple airline entry attempts, to that golden email, to the most awaited date of joining, to intense trainings, sleepless nights, everyday exams, tough practicals and up to the last day which is our wings day!
Contributed by Raymond J. Ortiz
"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others." - Audrey Hepburn
Life is like a "connect the dots" activity. If we do not connect each dot, all we would see are scattered dots in a page, but, if you connect them all one by one according to its sequence, we see a clear picture. Meet Diana Torres, a Philippine Airlines flight attendant. She may just seem like just any flight attendant we meet out there. She will greet you as you board the aircraft, check if you are following safety procedures, serving you food, drinks, a blanket, basically making sure you have a comfortable flight. Guess what, Diana is more than just your typical flight attendant. She met an accident, almost lost her life, defeated death when it was imminent, and she is now helping those flight attendants facing cancer.
Contributed by FA Sheerah Robas
I'm Sheerah, 24 – from a licensed English Teacher to a Cabin Crew real quick. But don't get me wrong, it wasn't easy at all, not even fast.
We are posting this for all flight attendants to know that they have to be very proud of their job. Regardless if people calls them “glorified servers in the air” or the likes, these flight attendants should be proud that their primary role inside an aircraft is to ensure the safety of the passengers and this does not come easy. It takes tremendous training and sleepless nights just to be able to be a certified cabin crew.
Contributed by Bryan Garbo Gonzales
PAL has been my dream company. I spent my On-the-Job Training in PAL Iloilo. After graduation, I wasn't prepared to apply as a Flight Steward yet because I was not confident, I was shy, aloof, introvert and I still had a lot to work on myself.
Contributed by FA Innah Mikaella Montoya
These pictures remind me of all the tears, rejections and struggles I went through in the past 2 years of trying to achieve my dream job. I have received 7 rejections from different airlines and I even came to the point where I started doubting myself and thought that maybe this job is really not meant for me.