Plenty of young people nowadays do not think of the danger of working abroad as long as they can earn a huge amount of money.
But many do not know the hardships of being alone abroad, most OFW’s keep the struggles and problems that they encounter to themselves because they don’t want their family to worry.
Similar to what Facebook user Macky Mendoza witnessed in Central, Hong Kong recently as he was walking around. He saw a group of domestic helpers spending their day off near a bus terminal.
He randomly took a picture of them and became emotional with what he saw. He saw that one of the ladies was actually celebrating her birthday in that tiny space.
This serves as a reminder for everyone, especially to those who have OFW family members to appreciate them more.
Mendoza said in his post that people should not waste the hard work and sacrifices that OFW do just so that they can send money to their family in the Philippines.
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“Anak: Nay, pabili naman ako ng mga damit at sapatos para sabay ako sa uso!
Nanay : Sige ‘Nak!”
“Anak: Nay, pabili ako bagong cellphone.
Nanay: Sige, ‘Nak!”
“Anak: Nay, penge naman dagdag baon.
Nanay: Sige’ Nak! Magkano?”
“Anak: Ma, magbi-birthday na ako, pwede ba ako magpaparty?
Nanay: Sige ‘Nak para masaya sa bday mo.”
“Hon, pabili naman relo, sapatos at pabango jan.
Asawa: Sige Hon.”
Earlier today while walking around Central, Hong Kong, I saw these group of pinay domestic helpers having their day off on a nearby bus terminal. I randomly took a picture of them as I shed tears with what I just witnessed. When I checked the photo, I noticed that one pinay is actually celebrating her own birthday on that small space. Wow!!!
I hope this should serve again as a wake up call to all the family members of an OFW. Grabe po sakripisyo ng mga OFWs natin, wag po natin sayangin lahat ng hirap nila, dugo’t pawis para lang may maipadala sa kanya kanyang pamilya. Kamustain natin sila, check natin kung okay ba sila sa lagay nila. Wag po tayo puro asa sa pasalubong. Hindi biro ang lumayo sa pamilya at hindi din biro ang sakripisyo na nagagawa nila.
To all OFWs out there, saludo po kami sa inyong lahat. Mabuhay kayong lahat! Alam namin gaano nyo kamahal ang pamilya ninyo. Kahit gaano kahirap, magtira din po kayo para sa sarili at sa future nyo. Di bali nang humindi sa gusto ng iba, kaysa pag dating ng panahon, uuwi kayo, tatanda at aasa lang sa iba. Mabuhay po kayo!
And he also had a message for the overseas workers, he said that he salutes them all. And told them that even though it’s hard, that they should also leave some for themselves and for their future. That it’s okay to say no to what others want rather than have nothing when they grow old and just depend on other people.
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