I’ve grow up with a few coffee plants in our farm just for our consumption. Our house sits on 5 acres land. On a third of that my dad planted coffee and cacao (cocoa) plants. Well of course at that time I never really appreciate the coffee. I tried to help my parents harvest the […]
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.
Summer is over here in the Philippines already. Some kids went back to school a few days ago. Most of the private school will be going back this coming Monday. During summer my kids went to GenSan. They also went to my family farm. As I wrote here before that they like to go there. […]
After the New Year Bob and I talked to a very dear person. We love her dearly and the do kids too. She’s living abroad with her husband. I just don’t want to mention her name due to her privacy. While talking to her I just asked her whats going on with her family here […]
This is a really sad story, and something for each person to think about before going to bed. What would you do in this situation? Last night, an incident happened that really bothered me. Rebecca was an OFW, and I know how OFW’s are often treated while overseas. The incident I am about to describe really […]
I was just going through all our pictures that we have taken all the years that were hidden in a box. I came across this picture of mine with some of my family with me. If I remember it was taken in the early 80’s. I must be like 13 or 14 years old. With […]
I was eavesdropping and heard this problem. A lady’s cousin let somebody borrow her name to a friend. She must have trusted this friend so much that she let her use it. I guess the friend wanted to go abroad, she couldn’t go abroad with her last name because the sister had a bad record. […]