Name : Filomeno Joaquim da Silva
Position : Student ofCJITL
Date : 27/03/2015
Homework : Describe About Yourself
My complete name is Filomeno Joaquim da Silva, people used to call me Meno, I was born in a
small village called Venilale on 28th
May, 1994, now I am 21st
years old and I am a single man, as we
knew that Venilale is the place which is very cold, currently I live in Dili. I have a big family there are
nine members in my family: my parents and I have 6 siblings, and I am the 4th
Son. My parents are:
Joaquim da Silva as a teacher and Ana Rufina Soares as a housewife. We live in a simple Family. When I
was a little boy, I didn’t know what was school for? And when my parents enrolled me to study in
primary school, at the first time as the first year of school, I was 6. I begun study there in 2000, our school
named EPC Lia-Ho’o. Before I went and entered to the class, that time my father used to encourage and
taught me how to write and spelled all the alphabets and count numbers started from 1-100 by using
Portuguese. When I was in first to third of my primary I used to cry at those moments because I was so
scared and felt ashamed with the teachers. After at all I begun understand and I didn’t afraid anymore
with the teachers because they were so good.
I was so excited of going to school because I met and had a lot of friends, playing with friends
at the playground was the best moment that I really missed so much. And I was so diligent of coming to
school everyday when I was in fourth to sixth years. Because I could get and learnt many lessons and
attended the extra times in order to increase my knowledge and prepared myself for the next time.
Unfortunately when I was late for the first time in my school and I was suspended by our Director for one
week. I realized that in my whole life I couldn’t do anything like that and started learn how to manage the
time. I was very happy because I could graduate from that schoolin 2006, that time I was 11 years old.
Those were my good and bad experiences that I had in my primary school.
I begun my junior high school in Saint Cristovão of Venilale, I was moving to a new building
and met new teachers and had new friends came from different places. I used to go to school by microlet
as the public transportation but sometimes just walked, my school was far from my house it took 30
minutes. Junior high school was the best year of my life, I love the way when I was in junior high school.
It had its bad moments and its good moments. My first day, I admitted I was a little nervous at my class
we had a whole day of activities so we could get to know each other better, I knew a few people there, but
that was my primary school was still very closed. Unfortunately I used to escape from the class, because I
didn’t like to learn English, however I was very happy because my junior high school experience was
As the time passed away, in 2010 I begun my senior high school in Essa-Baucau. As we knew
that in senior high school we couldn’t act childish or play around with friends. I must focus on my studies
that could help me to learn more of the best experiences and how to take responsibility for my attitudes
as a mature man. I still remembered the many things that I did in my school, generally since for the first
year until I graduated from that school in 2012. The best experiences I have had when I asked to talk to
classes, the teachers were really interested in hesitating and wanted me to help them. I received postcards
and presents afterwards and brought me back my faith in teachers again. I also took a class in presentation
and everyone in class had to make presentation and everyone had to make presentation. I took a lot of
things at, try, feel and listen to make them concentrate on other things but myself and my speech walked
around a lot of using body language, when I was finished, I was shaking all over.
Afterwards, in 2013 to 2014 I entered to National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL), I have
studied there for third semesters, then I decided to leave from that school, the reason why I left my school
because, we got a scholarship from the government through the Ministry of Education in order to study
in Manila, but finally our Government made an analyze while ignoring that scholarship because they used
the amounts of money of scholars in order to contribute for the improvements of ZEMS Oecussi. I was
disappointed with my life, because I have failed in everything. Even though I don’t give up for my life
and my dreams, and I believe that there is many chance for me in order to give the best challenges and
improvements of my life and my lovely country Timor-Leste.