I was talking to a friend tonight. She called me up since we haven’t seen each other for quite awhile. Both of us were just so busy lately. Also since my cell phone I lost all of my contact numbers.. I thank God for FB and email, I am still in contact with some people even though I don’t […]
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.
I wrote an article about shopping for groceries in 2007. I compared the price from the time we came here in 2000 – to the year 2007. So it’s been more than 7 years again. For those who think that the Philippines is a cheap place to live, look at the jump in prices. And, think […]
Today, I have another installment in my “Dear Feyma” series which I have been featuring on this site for some time, whenever I have a question from a reader that I feel should be shared with the site readers. “Dear Feyma, I am Filipina who works in Kuwait for a long time. I came home […]
I was just remembering a friend that died a few years ago now. He was dear to me and Bob because his half brother really is so close and the best friend of Bob here, that they treat each other like true brothers. He is so close that I felt that I had 2 husbands. […]
I am writing and asking you guys that live in a house with multi-culture environment, are both partners willing to give and take or learn from each other? I am going to give more about Bob and I as an example. When Bob and I were writing to each other, before we were married, I was so […]
Yep another Thanksgiving celebration again here in the Philippines, American style. What I mean by that, we usually celebrate our Thanksgiving just like the way Bob’s family celebrated when he’s growing up. Then when I came to America I observed them and I liked it. So Bob and I decided to celebrate the thanksgiving the way […]