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My Shop Around The Corner

Ever seen the movie "You've Got Mail?" That is one of my favorite movies, largely due to Meg Ryan's Shop Around The Corner. Ever since I saw that movie, I have had the desire to have my own Shop Around The Corner. Unfortunately, not all dreams come true just like that.

Here I am, 10 years later, and still dreaming of that little bookstore. More than owning a little bookstore, I want to become a children's librarian. Most of the people who hear about this laugh or scoff at me. I am quite used to comments like "Isn't a librarian just a person who sits behind the desk and lends out books?"

Maybe. Then again, there is so much more to being a librarian than loaning books. Anyhow, you might not know it but librarianship was my major in university. Since I got a job in another field (teaching English!) while I was still working on my thesis, however, I had not had a chance to practice my profession.

Now that I hit the big 3-0, I am thinking it's about time that I pursued one of my dreams. Yes, I am launching on a journey to become a full fledged librarian. I'd probably find more opportunities in the US, but I still have to take the licensure exam here in the Philippines.

I have enrolled in an intensive review program (kinda like an LSAT prep), which I really need since I have been out of college for five years. Truth be told, I really do not want to let anyone know about it - that's how afraid I am of failure. Then again, I told myself that letting other people know would make me more accountable and make me want to pass that test even more. ;)

Now I need to get my papers in order (probably tougher than the test itself) so that I will be allowed to take the test. Maybe in the next couple of years I can have my own version of the Shop Around The Corner.


  1. Buddha said: There are two mistakes one can make along the road: 1) not going all the way and 2) not starting ---> DO IT NUMI, DO IT!!

  2. Definitely am starting, I hope I go all the way! ;)

  3. Yay! Yay! Go go go. Childhood dream natin yan though more of yours I guess. Basta you'll let me do the storytelling sa kids sometimes ha. You know how much I like the attention. Nyok nyok.

    Proud of you te.


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