Author’s Brief Bio

Life can be difficult at times and some people find it hard to cope but if one realizes that God has endowed each and every one of us with the ability to hurdle life’s challenges then one will always end up triumphant. We all have crosses to bear and if we can only face whatever situation which comes our way in a more positive way, then we will surely not suffer. Situations – not problems – are there to help us hone our character, to help us become mature and to allow us to savor, at the end, the fruit of success. Having a very colorful life and having encountered some of the most difficult situations a person can ever have, I feel inclined to share my journey. You will learn a lot from my experiences for sure and you will get inspired as well.

Author’s Brief Bio

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Freda Editha O. Contreras

Writing is a God-given talent which I try to utilize the good way. I used it as a means to earn a living, my very first job after graduating from college, when I got hired as an Information Writer by the Provincial Government of Antique through Governor Enrique A. Zaldivar in January 1982.

By profession, I am a Registered Nurse, and was only able to practice it when I got recruited to work in a private hospital in Kuwait. This was in November 1987 and since then I have been living in Kuwait, now retired since June 2002. Because of my knack in writing I got hired in 1994 to write for Kuwait Times and later became an Editor of ‘Pinoy News’ a weekly supplement of KT.

In March 1996 I published the very first independent Filipino newspaper in Kuwait and the Gulf bannered as Pinoy Expat News or PEN. The paper lasted for only 10 weekly issues. This was followed by another publication and came out first as an insert of an ad paper and later as a separate tabloid. I used then ‘Pinoy News’ as it was my idea the first time it was used for Kuwait Times. This again failed and produced only three weekly issues.

I then turned to the Internet and in 1999 I got hired as a Contributing Editor for, a writers’ portal on the web. The last of my articles was published December 31, 2002 but my topic ‘Overseas Filipino Workers’ was still visible until January 2006. All the 38 articles I wrote have been compiled into a book which I published in August 2007.

I discovered blogging in 2006 but was not really serious about my writing. I wrote according to my whim. Having this blog under my own domain name is now a welcome development and I plan to concentrate again in writing. As is commonly said: “A writer will always be a writer.”

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  1. Freda Editha O. Contreras (Post author)

    Nice of you to have visited my blog, Grasya. Thank you so much most especially for your comment and wish for me to have a beautiful life. Well, my life, despite the health challenges I face on a daily basis, has always been beautiful. And it is also always blessed by God. Wish you a beautiful and blessed life, too.

    Btw, I visited your blog and I find it a little complicated because of the various subjects presented but I say that it is professionally made.

  2. grasya

    very impressive profile po. ^_^ i wish you a beautiful life –

  3. Freda Editha O. Contreras (Post author)

    Thank you so much Jim for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a heart-warming comment. Always remember what I emphasized during my talk to your group of SPLBE 2017 examinees: In everything you do, ask for God’s guidance and should something bad happen, thank Him anyway because it could have been worse! And also remember that God oversees everything so trust in Him and always ask for His guidance.

    I do believe that there is no difficult a task one cannot surpass. If God is with you, then everything could be managed!


    Iam lucky to meet in person a women who has a very beautiful mind to control her body and destiny. You gave us a wonderful inspiring words to trust on our own capability and most of all to trust In God and appreciate of what HE gave on us. A women who is willing to share everything to others such as experiences and resources. You are really chosen to guide us .

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