Work Abroad


I never think or even dream that I will work abroad like my father. My parents give us good education so we don’t need to go and work outside the country and make sacrifices in the future. They patiently work hard and make sure we will finish our study no matter what happen. But after I passed the board exam I decided to leave in exchange of dollars working abroad. In the reason of I want to help my family and also save for my future. I know that my mom is quite sad as her youngest in her eight children will leave him. I saw the tears fallen in my mom’s eyes when I started to go inside the airport that really broke my heart too.

Moving and going to another place most likely a scare yet interesting and exciting adventure in life. It needs a lot of adjustments and adaptation considering the people that you’re going to meet and the environment that you’re going to deal with. It’s like taking a risk in order to fit to a different situation. But all of us have a different ways adapting to a new environment and new circumstances. Respect others around you and treat them as you want them to treat you and everything goes smoothly and peacefully.

Dubai is the first city I been work to but after two years the global crisis hit our company and we are transfer to India for five months then later to KL. Now I had been working for almost two years here in Malaysia. Moving to another country is not easy as I thought, considering their religion, culture and traditions. But in a big picture, you will see how people respecting each other despite of all differences. Knowing nothing about everything is a challenge. Learning to be independent makes me proud and gives me more confident. Working outside the country has taught me a lot. I do my job well with integrity and to show to them that we are Filipino.

I bring change in my return. True, not only financially, but my physical, mental and spiritual life has been change. I became more independent now than before. I learned how to make friends even with different nationalities. Most importantly with conformed to my spiritual life, I met God, accept Him as my Lord and savior and have a personal relationship with Him.

Every year I take my vacation not because it’s my benefits to the company but of course, I want to see my family and my friends too. I am glad that I have this opportunity and I will not exchange it to anything. I love my family so much! Every time I am going back to the Philippines it’s always like a big reunion or fiesta in our house. I love to see their smile and how happy they are! I can’t buy it even on a big shopping mall in the world.

On my return, a lot of story I will bring to my family and friends. At taas noo kong sasabihin na tayo ay Filipino (in forehead height I will proudly tell that we are Filipino).

36 comments:

  1. Wow another PEBA Entry!

    I Love your story. Go, go, go Pinoy.

    Mabuhay!

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  2. best of luck in the upcoming PEBA 2011. :)

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  3. Thanks Rainbow box and sir Roy!

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  4. goodluck po! :0

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  5. ang edukasyon ang tanging maipapamana ng magulang natin at dapat nating pagyamanin at gamitin sa tama. saan man sa mundo ipagmalaki natin na tayo ay Pinoy!!Good luck bro..

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  6. wow nice site.. keep it up.. =)

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  7. ang hirap talaga ng OFW ang daming sinasakripisyo. mga bayani talaga kayo! idol! goodluck bro! :D

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  8. hi there..link me back pls..tnx

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  9. Nice entry Eoz..... totoong mahirap ang mangibang bayan..... kaya saludo ako sa kapwa natin OFW.... Good luck. If you have time you can visit my site http://diarynigracia.blogspot.com...

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  10. Very touching entry! I take my hat off to you and all your fellow OFWs. It's really hard being away from your loved ones and having to deal with being a second class citizen. But I believe in my heart that you have been placed there for a reason. We just have to trust God and in His plans for us. Godspeed my friend!

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  11. yup its been so hard to work in abroad despite of discrimination, merun pa minsan unexpected things na mababalitaan u d2 sa pinas. untouching nman ang story mo

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  12. I can feel you, I really do..I only learned how to wash clothes abroad, and became more open for friendships with other nationalities, it's the only way to enjoy/survive the hardships of being away from home..exactly 1 week from now my home will be having that feast you're talking about...

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  13. another inspiring story...gud luck po at God bless!!!

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  14. Thanks kuya poklong! Good luck din po...
    God Bless!

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  15. Like you, my mom, who was also an OFW, met the Lord abroad. And because of that our whole family knew the Lord and got saved.

    God bless on your PEBA entry.

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  16. Thanks Chin chin, shengy and watadid...

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  17. God bless sa lahat ng OFW's!

    sa dubai ka din pala una?! cool!

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  18. oo iya, sayang di na tayo ngkita jan... :) salamat!
    Mabuhay ang lahat ng OFW!!

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  19. Aww, another entry for Pinoy Blog Awards. Hope you will still give encouraging thoughts to our fellow Pinoy Abroad. Nakakatulong talaga pag may mga kababayan tayo na nagshashare ng kanilang experience sa ibang bansa :)

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  20. hi... musta na kapatid. hay! alam ko kung gaano kahirap ang mangibang bansa kahit di man ako naging ofw, pero sa pagbisita ko sa ibat'ibang bansa at nakausap ko ang kapwa pinoy ko... para na rin akong nag ofw. saludo ako sa'yo.

    May plano ang Lord kung bakit ka hinayaan na mangbang bansa. Pagpalain ng ating Panginoong Hesus.. kasama ang pamilya mo. :)

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  21. kaka sad naman ng story but very encouraging.mahirap malayo sa family pero kailangan nating magsakripisyo para sa magandang kinabukasan.I know how you feel.mahigit 10 yrs na rin ako sa abroad at miss ko na rin family ko.Good luck .entry mo pala ito . i like ko nga sa fb.

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  22. thanks for the visit and comment. if you want to join at Filipino Bloggers Around the World just go to http://www.facebook.com/groups/filblogatw/ and hit "Join the group"

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  23. Thanks tatess... Already joined! Thanks po!!

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  24. I like the last sentence, "At taas noo kong sasabihin na tayo ay Filipino (in forehead height I will proudly tell that we are Filipino)." Good luck to you!

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  25. nice entry.. Congratulations and God Bless!

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