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).