It was so far but good to reach behind, radically it was a different place to work at, even though, life is too much overloaded but the present location would give back more. When today’s unemployment rate is high, more people leave the country every year in search for a greener pasture abroad. It’s really hard to think how the smartest and the best asset leave home and families behind. Progressively as we’d expect but due to economic circumstances beyond control, sometimes it’s good and often not. So far, many lost their present job, would probably bring them to a certain place where you can find a brighter future ahead. Others, they leave the present situation that actually enjoyed doing it. Somehow, you cannot resist the tempting offers to work abroad, it’s just the right thing to do, to take the chance and grab the opportunity.
Let me share with you the life story of an OFW based in K.S.A In here, you’ll get survival tips on how to cope up with homesick feeling . Miles away from home means doing everything, a lot of things has to be done to cope with it.
A family friend Mhel Regalado, a Sr. architectural inspector,ABV Rock Group Ltd., K.S.A later found out that the nature of work is good and might be the dream job for keeps even though, it’s quiet hard to be away from his family, just a bit adjustment thinking the present situation would give back more.
Eventually he did, He was able to cope up to certain blues and gloomy feelings. He even shared some experiences in Facebook. Job actually is not just for money, it’s more on self-satisfaction doing something good for many. It’s a wide practice of the company that if they think that you are an asset, they will take care of everything. The right direction might lead to a situation, something that so many people aspiring for.
How to get closer yet so far
He regularly keep in contact with his family. To make the fastest communication using smart phones, emails, messenger, skype, using laptop to keep up to date on everyday activities. The biggest expense probably is the plane ticket back home…
Mhel on weekend adventure, Seeing any smile on his face, He looks happy.
Working abroad is hard and full of stress. Doing his own laundry, Mhel cooks his own meals and ”baon” to work.They take turns going to market and cook good food with fellow housemates. A fair share of expenses in doing marketing and all of that, I believe, if you are really determined, there’s always time to do things you really want. There’s always a way…
Mhel can cook, his signature dish,”Ginataang Hipon” to share with other housemates. It looks yummy!
If you think about life overseas, it causes further stress. Being far from home, he experienced a homesick feeling, longing to see loved ones back home.To reduce it, He spend his holiday going adventure with friends during weekends. After work and before bedtime is a regular free time goes online social life in Facebook. One hobby he loved most is photography. He ‘s adventurous, taking photos of scenery including, beautiful landscape, food, people, and self-portrait too. Let’s check some of his photos taken around.
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Celebrating the weekend with friends. Call it the weekend adventure enjoying every moment with friends around.
Weekend Adventure, Fascinating and stunning view above ground.
Pyramid Acacia Valley, Saudi Arabia
Hidden Valley, Saudi Arabia
The Edge of the World, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The towering cliff of Riyadh
Sunset view facing the red sea.., Jeddah
Red Sand Dunes, Saudi Arabia
Wadi Laban Bridge in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Marina Bay, Abu Dhabi
Dubai from the Sky,Riyadh,Saudi Arabia
it’s an Aerial Photography
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
If you want to work abroad and try for the first time, take the challenge and face it bravely. You’ll be excited on how it turn out. Soon, you’ll know the best result after each experience.Working abroad is an exciting way to experience other cultures, food and you’ll meet new friends. Happiness is when and where you’ll find it, to grow and experience new things. Let life flow as it is!
Photo courtesy of Mhel Regalado, Sr Civil Architectural Inspector ABV Rock Group Ltd., K.S.A. Thank you very much for sharing your life, experience and stunning landscape photos.