Friday, July 20, 2012

Top 8 Posts on Facebook This Week.

Facebook may be overrated. But it seems that most people who have said several times
they want to deactivate their Facebook Accounts are having hard time to do so.

Everyday, billions of people are logging into this overused social networking site to upload photos, post rants, raves and everything that's going on with our lives. Or merely to check on any updates.

Since I come across some updates that maybe hilarious, while some are inspiring and some are just plain stupid, I decided to make a list of the top 8 posts on my Facebook Account.

1. Always leave the office on time. 

2. Work at it with all your heart.

3. Pursuit of Happyness.

4.  Laugh. Fight. Love. Live Life.

5. Lata ka ba? Bakit? Kasi ang sarap mong batuhin ng chinelas!

6. The best days are when you don't need anything extreme or special to happen to make it great.
You just appreciate it and feel gratitude, seeking nothing else, nothing more.

7. Men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer on average than those who don't.

8. Celebrating 63 months of Togetherness :-)

Happy weekend!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Kids: Then and Now

Source: Addiction
Indeed the world is changing so fast brought about by Science and Technology.
It has really affected our lives tremendously especially the younger generation.

Kids are so attached with their Mobile Phones, Tablet PCs, Computers and Laptops.
Imagine, a 3 year old boy knowing how to play Temple Run.

When I was still a kid, I used to play outdoor games.
Luksong Tinik, Patintero, Frikidam 1-2-3, Tumbang Preso, Langit Lupa, Taguan, and the likes.
Not a lot compared to my playmates back then but still, I know what it felt like to be a kid.

I learned to be a good sport.
I learned the value of camaraderie.
I learned to get dirty.

Unlike the kids of today, the things that they play with are not anymore a typical child would and should be familiar with. Today, they are more inclined to computer games and social networking sites.
Even the Filipino kids living here abroad are not taught of the outdoor games that we once played.

I had my first cellphone when I was already in University. Haha. That was in Year 2000. The ever-reliable Nokia 3210.

I started playing computer games when I was in Primary 4 (if I remember right) with our Family Computer.
Back then, It was already considered luxury. In short, sikat ka na pag meron kang Family Computer.
Haha. And all the kids will visit your house so they can play with you.

How I wish... nah! What can we do? That is the trend nowadays.

But one day, hubby and I will teach our kids play outdoor games. That's for sure.

Friday, July 13, 2012

From My Dream of Becoming a Doctor to Being an OFW.

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
I bet everyone was asked this question when we were still young. In fact, asked repeatedly.
I could somehow remember what my answers were.

One day, I wanted to be a Flight Stewardess since our neighbors would tell me, "uy, matangkad ka,
pwede ka maging Flight Stewardess at mag travel san mo man gustuhin." 
(You are tall, you can be a Flight Stewardess and travel wherever you want to.)

The next day, I wanted to be a Doctor, particularly a Pediatrician.
The day after next, It was my dream to be a Dentist.
And so on and so fort.

The BIG question is did we end up being what we wanted to be way back then?

For me, it's a NO.
I did not become a Flight Stewardess.
I did not become  a Pediatrician.
I also did not become a Dentist.

What did I become?

I became a BAGONG BAYANI, as what my fellow Filipinos would say.
Yes. I am an OFW and proud to be one.

Some would say that OFWs are very lucky since we are earning dollars, more than what an average professional can earn back in Manila.
But what people don't realize are the sacrifices we make for the welfare of our families.

Working abroad is not easy as it seems. Back in Manila, I could off my computer the minute it was 5:30pm.

In foreign countries, especially those which don't have work-life balance, we cannot do that. In short, kayod-marino kami dito. We need to keep in mind that we are not working in the Philippines, or in Manila for that matter.

We are also sometimes asked to do things beyond our scope of work.

Whenever we fall ill, who would take care of us? Luckily, my hubby is here with me.
How about the others who do not have a loved one to run to?

The many Birthdays, Christmases, New Year Celebrations, Graduations, Reunions that we missed. Argh.

I happen to know somebody who receives an SMS from his loved ones only a couple of days before every month ends asking "magkano ipapadala mo ngayong buwan?."
For him, a simple SMS saying "kumusta ka na dyan" would uplift his spirit.
Same goes for the rest of the OFWs.

Receiving a Thank You message whenever our families have received the money or the gifts that we have sent would definitely warm our hearts.

I would like to end this post by sharing a reminder to my fellow OFWs.

No matter how good we are at doing our job, we are still indispensable. Especially after hearing the government's new ruling on tightening foreign talent policy.

That's why we need to SAVE for the rainy days.
Otherwise, sino ang tatakbuhan natin pag tayo ay wala ng trabaho?

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Must Read for ALL the Wives.

Whoa! Time really flies by so fast. It's already the second half of the year. 

Anyway, here's a quote I want to share to all especially for the wives out there posted by Caleruega Couples on Facebook about Marriage. Happily Married or Otherwise, this is a must read.

After reading, care to share your thoughts on this?