It’s been a long time when I write a reflection here. There are many things came from my mind but little has been written. When it comes to the front of my table and computer, when I put my fingers on the keyboard, I don’t know how to start an article unless I figure it out from the button of my heart. What is it I want to tell right now? Well, nothing special. I just want to tell that I am okay. Thanks to the prayer of my family, I’m alright even I’m far away from them. It’s difficult but I have no choice. I need to sacrifice by staying abroad to accomplish my dreams to escape from poverty. I have to work abroad to bring a better life for my family. This is usual for the Filipino like me. We, Filipino’s are willing to go overseas and to work for the sake of having a better life for our family even we were abused by some bad employers all over the world. This is the sad part about Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW). I’m not telling all employer are bad but there are some of them who mal-treat their workers. They treat us like animals. But many are good employers. In fact, good employers really help the employees to have a better life in the Philippines. It’s a matter of good fortune.
As I said, we sacrifice leaving our country for the hope of having a better life for our family. I can’t blame our family because of having a tight tie from them. It’s part of our culture which has a lot of advantages and disadvantages. I could tell a lot of it but it’s not necessary. For Filipino, if you treat us well, we could guarantee that we will serve you better and beyond your expectations.
Lastly. I say I’m fine and complete. Nothing to worry about even I am having some sticky situations here in Italy. Self-determination and inner strength, all I have to cope this thing called life for the hope of achieving my dreams especially that I am far from home.