Fruit of Online & Overseas Hardwork

It’s been almost 3 months since my brother left for work abroad. A typical OFW son/daughter sends money to his/her parents to help and that’s what my brother does now. I would always tell him these days “it’s your turn” and I’m glad he happily takes over the responsibilities I used to have. Our parents make sure that the money he sends monthly won’t go wasted.

With the recent flood incidents we had in the past year, we thought that the money he sends could help renovate finish the house. Last Monday, we started with the cement fence.

If you look at the picture closely, the “old” blocks are almost no more. Kakahabol sa kalsada, napagiwanan na ang bakod plus the sand that Mt. Pinatubo poured some years ago.

Next project is getting the whole compound covered with cement and customize a pipe for the water that might flow inside the area when it rains. We have also ordered a new door for the main entrance that was also ruined by the past floods.

My share courtesy of PU2B goes for carpeting the flooring and changing the gate. I am so far done with the living room. We used to put a vinyl linoleum inside the house but I realized it costs me more whenever floods give us surprise. It just goes wasted! At least if the carpet gets wet, we could still use it after every thorough wash.

Ah! It really feels good to see the fruit of your hardwork especially when the labor and funds are willingly shared by each member of the family.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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  1. i can relate to this, Mitch. When Husband “toured” around the house, He said, “wow ang ganda na ng bahay natin”. natuwa talaga ako nung sinabi nya yun. sabi ko nga sa kanya at least may napuntahan ang pagtitipid natin, di nasayang ang 1.5 years mo na malayo sa amin. iba talaga pag may goals tayo di ba, at may determination na maabot yung goals.

    God Bless your family, sis. =)

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  2. Hi Chats! Yup, sabi ko nga “ikaw naman” pero syempre support pa din ang ate heehee! Saka syempre nakikitira kami ngayon dito sa bahay ng parents ko kaya kelangan magshare sa expenses kasama na din ang sa renovation pati na ang participation ni Sheriff haha!

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  3. Hi Wena! Tagos ba? Mahina kasi loob ng kapatid ko kaya sabi ko sa kanya ngayon andyan ka na wag sayangin ang opp saka mas lalo kako syang gaganahan kapag nakita nya na ang resulta ng hirap nya abroad. Hindi biro ang maging OFW kaya I feel for your husband. Ramdam ko din ang tuwa nya!

    P. S. Baka next week dito na si fafa hihihi!

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  4. ah first time nga pala ng brother mo mag-abroad no? oo hirap ng OFW, number 1 na kalaban ang homesickeness kaya dapat motivation at support ng pamilya.

    uy darating ng si fafa. I’m sure super excited na yun sya makita si Erchelle.

    I’ll convince Rommel (my husband) to bring Thea to Zoobic Safari and visit you na rin gusto na talaga kita makita at sina Deye and Erchelle. may relatives din sila dyan sa bandang Subic e. Nabanggit ko na ba sayo na magka-birthday si Deye at husband ko?

    hahaha naaliw sa comment, ang haba na pala! 😛

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