Singer Morissette Amon feels more fulfilled after finishing junior high school

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 14) – It’s not a platinum album nor a sold-out concert that is making singer Morissette Amon fulfilled – but a junior high school diploma.

The 21-year old singer posted on Friday a photo of her certificate on Instagram. She was part of some 500 junior high school graduates under the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System.

“I remember back in 2010 in Cebu, that time we decided to relocate to Manila to chase my dreams, nalungkot po talaga ako na kinailangan kong iwan muna ang aking pag-aaral (I really felt down for leaving school),” recalled Amon, who stopped schooling on her sophomore year in high school.

“Kahit may trabaho na po ako ngayon (even if I am now earning), I still felt like there was something missing. Iba pa rin pala talaga ang fulfillment ng nakakapagtapos. (There’s a different sense of fulfillment when you finish your studies.), she said.

 

I remember back in 2010 in Cebu, that time we decided to relocate to Manila to chase my dreams, nalungkot po talaga ako na kinailangan kong iwan muna ang aking pag-aaral, 2ndYrHS pa po ako noon.. but now there‘s today, where I was one of about 500 students from around QC D1&2 who have graduated/part of the ‘moving up’ ceremony. kahit may “trabaho” na po ako ngayon, I still felt like there was something missing.. iba pa rin pala talaga ang fulfillment ng nakakapagtapos. grateful po ako na may #AlternativeLearningSystem program dahil binigyan po ako ng pagkakataon nito to continue my studies.. I am proud to share na nakapasa po ako sa Exam at have now finished Junior Highschool! mahirap man i-juggle lahat but balance is key. pero mas lalo po akong na-inspire sa mga batchmates ko who each had their own stories to tell, and have also reached this achievement in their lives.. tulad po ng sinabi ko kanina sa speech (akalain niyo uuuun.. mas kinabahan po ako kanina kesa sa mga contests na nasalihan ko HAHA), “the possibilities are endless!” Congrats po muli sa ating lahat!! nais ko lang din pong mag- thank you sa aming mga teachers, in my case lalo kay Ma’am Ellen Talactac; to my family, forever my inspiration (ze bro Jeremy was at his school as well burning brain cells hahaha); at kay Achi @khim_castillo din na madalas naging translator ko sa mga assignment (Tagalog is not my first language okaaay) at syempre sa help & support. God is good! #education #neverstoplearning ☝*video credits to Sir Jumar Mendoza

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The Voice of the Philippines finalist also shared that delivering her graduation speech was more nerve-wracking than performing in singing competitions. She added that her batchmates also inspired her when she learned about their humble stories.