1116 Durian St. , Area D Camarin
Caloocan City, Philippines
Home page: http://jademartinphilippines.blogspot.com
PAPER AND PEN
The Short Biography of Jade Martin
It all began when a bouncing baby girl came to the house of
Marciano and Dolores in the year 1974. I, Jade, became a blessing
to this couple who waited 13 long years to have a child.
I enjoyed my primary days at Canossa School of Sta. Rosa where I
first discovered my passion for writing. I was then in Grade IV.
While my schoolmates are playing and socializing in our school
yard during break times, I am enjoying the quietness inside the
library which served as my writing haven for years. There, I have
scribbled my very first untitled short story and poetry.
My father had an accident when I was in Grade VI, leaving us no
choice but to sell some of our properties, leave Laguna and move
to Camarin. I could never forget the pain of having to say goodbye
to my beloved schoolmates. The paper and pen were then the only
friends left to me; and using these tools, I would always write down
my feelings in literary form.
My secondary days which I spent in Metro Manila College became
memorable when my writing talent was discovered and appreciated
by Mr. Roxas, the founder of our first school paper and one of the
very few people then who trusted my craft. He appointed me as
Metronian Penseal's first English Literary Editor. My writing
however did not end on the school paper. When another angel
came to the campus by the name of Mr. Francisco, I was
rediscovered as a writer and director of school plays, which made
me bring home several awards. Yet, college days have been so
tough that I had to set aside this craft for a period of time.
The outlet of my frustrations and happiness had always been the
paper and pen. I have written more than a hundred poems and
several short stories in my late teens which I compiled in a
notebook using my own handwriting. I lost this collection when
someone snatched my bag while I'm on my way to visit a friend in
Novaliches. Having to start again from scratches, I continued
writing and have even learned to express myself in novels.
Time passed by and a lot of things happened. I had tried several
jobs and invested in small businesses. I also changed my surname
to Martin after marrying my co-worker on April 23, 1997, which
produced four offspring. Changes continued to occur in my life but
one thing that remained unchanged is my passion for writing. I
would always go back to my first love.
I'm happy to be given the chance to start writing again through the
internet as a web content writer and blogger. Molded by time and
experience, I am now an author and filmmaker.
In spite of the improvements in our technology, I still bring paper
and pen along with me wherever I go so that I can quickly write
down every idea that will cross my mind. The hope I had as a kid is
still in my heart until now --- to be able to influence the world
through the pieces of literature that I write.
Interests: Business, Paranormal, Arts
Published writer: Yes