How do Filipino families afford to send their kids to school? I think this is one of the questions thats pops up to the minds of some of the people that come here to visit and not live here and seeing how big many people we have here in every household. We all know that […]
Whatever the reason, there are literally missions of Filipinos who no longer live in the Philippines, and the number continues to grow.
Many of these Filipinos who decide to leave the country hope to return one day, though, to live in the Philippines again. Mostly, they want to retire in the Philippines where the lifestyle is less expensive and at a slower pace.
What many do not consider, though, is that moving back to the Philippines offers challenges for the returning Filipino. Some returning Filipinos are discriminated against by their fellow countrymen, or taken advantage of. In many cases the Filipino who has lived abroad has become used to a life that offers more conveniences, better technology and generally a higher standard of life than may be available in the Philippines. When they move back and find things "a little behind" what they have grown accustomed to, the transition can be difficult for them. Read the archives below to learn about the experiences that returning Filipinos have faced.
Another somewhat related topic is about foreigners who have moved to the Philippines to become expats and then returned to their home country. A fairly large number of expats give up on life in the Philippines and return home. Others go back to visit. It is always interesting to hear the thoughts of those who have come to live in the Philippines and then go back home. Read about this in our Expats Going Home Archive.
As I told you in my post earlier today, Feyma had some difficulties in adjusting to living back in the Philippines. She returned to the world of her childhood, yet when she came back here to live she quickly learned how much she had changed sine becoming a woman in the United States. Others around […]
I mentioned in a post over the weekend that when we moved back to the Philippines life here was very difficult for Feyma. It took her a long time to re-adjust to living here. As I have said here before, Feyma and I made an agreement that we would stay here for a minimum of […]
I am writing this post upon seeing what John wrote about his friend Harold. We meet Harold a few weeks ago. He is really a nice person. It was really a pleasure meeting him. I am shocked of what he went through. I really wish him all the best. He deserves to have a good […]
Right after moving back here from the States we were living in General Santos for 2 years. We like living there, it’s just that there is not much for the kids to do there. One day Bob and I went to Dunkin Donuts there to have snacks. After getting out of our car we saw […]
I got an inquiry from somebody asking me to post about my experiences of living in the States before. It was quite an experience for me in a nice way. Well, I will try to refresh my memory a bit though. I went to the States in 1991. Before I went there I didn’t have […]