Doreen Philip

Everyday People PNG: Doreen Philip

My father had a no-nonsense approach to life and we were all taught to value education and discipline.

If you don't work around the house, you don’t deserve a meal.

And this has taught me to not take things for granted.

There was no TV in the house. I like to say dad was the chief censor.

He scrutinised all reading materials to ensure there was no explicit content for consumption.

I buried my head and heart in English literature and spent time listening to the Beatles to master English for communication.