My Passion, My Calling by Lorna Ramirez

This is a true story about a Filipino migrant family settling in Melbourne in 1977. It is a fascinating read, as it tells of the emotions, the ups and downs, and generous government assistance in those days. It is also about the practicalities, the difficulties, and sudden change of lifestyle and culture. It tells about the joys of living in Australia in the 1970’s — a paradise in so many ways, with great opportunities for a good life.

The wife is suddenly confronted with severe trauma, closely followed by another. It was a time in her live when everything appeared perfect. Her near death experience resulted in new beliefs and understanding which inspired her to write this book.

About the Author:

The real name of the author is Tessie Vibat. She uses Lorna Ramirez as her nom de plume. She was born, raised and educated in Manila Philippines, attaining a degree in Chemical Engineering and working as a laboratory manager in a textiles company.

With her husband, son and daughter Tessie Vibat migrated in 1977 to Australia where she worked as a laboratory technician and also as a chemist. She retired in year 2000 to care for her first grandchild.

Tessie Vibat has travelled extensively, gaining much from her interactions with people from all over the world and building a strong foundation for her philosophies about life.

She loves gardening, cooking and reading and playing the piano. She is also interested in the stock exchange.

A woman of faith, Tessie Vibat aka Lorna Ramirez has been a keen observer of human behaviour throughout her life, from which she has collected her many wisdoms and observations.

Those interested in obtaining a copy of her book may contact her directly by sending an email to Lorna Ramirez <>

Updated: 06/05/2015 — 18:21:17