Sideline

Feb 20, 2011

Contrary to popular belief, working abroad is not always a bed of roses. The grasses are not always green and it doesn't guarantee an abundant supply of milk and honey. There are stories of people who triumphed working abroad but there are also horrible stories that will scare those people who have plan to try their luck overseas. 


I, for one, can vouch and testify that it's not always easy. That working abroad, just like working in your native country, can be difficult at times. I have a friend who is working as a teacher here in Thailand. He has a lot of dreams and hopes for the future. He believes that he can change his future and have something to look forward to. You know what he just did today?


He asked my next door neighbor who is currently renovating her garden if he can be of help. Of course she said yes and allowed my friend to join the team of workers. You will see that even as  teacher in the foreign land, the salary is not sufficient enough to meet his needs and his family. He always send a portion of his salary back in his native Philippines. This fella is Brian James Padilla, a man who dreams big and plans to make his dreams possible.

Way to go, Brian!

3 comments:

Yes, you're right. Working abroad really is not always easy and thanks for opening the eyes of your readers here. Some of the people in the Philippines just waste the money sent by there relatives abroad as if money is overflowing:). Have a great day and thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Nonoy said...

This is the mystery behind the Filipino Diaspora. They end up working abroad not on the job that match their bachelor's degree, their knowledge and skills.

There is nothing wrong working abroad. I have nothing against care givers and fork-lift operators. What I only wonder is why Filipinos are just mainly engaged on the mode of survival. Why can’t they allow themselves to think, to learn, to be educated on things they experience by doing the job that they are ought to?

JOYIEandJP said...

@ Nonoy,
I understand where you are coming from. I agree with you that people should not lower themselves by choosing to work lower than they ought to. We should develop our skills, talents and make a difference everyday. However, sometimes we have to be considerate as well that some things happen not the way we wanted. Yes, we can change and control our lives..and i believe that my friend is doing a change now.

@ Sam
I appreciate your comment and i am happy that i contributed something.

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