Last Updated on 7 months by DIARYNIGRACIA
Two years ago today, December 05, I was able to have a surprise homecoming to the Philippines. Receiving two awards from Overseas Balikbayan Reputation Award (OBRA) 2012 and Migration Advocacy Media (MAM) Award 2012, are my prized possessions as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) and blogger.
But before anything else, I am a daughter, a sister, a relative, a friend who took by surprise my loved ones and very special people, with my unexpected homecoming. Although I was not able to bring much “pasalubong” for them but the quality of time spent was more than enough to treasure.
Homesickness is the number one struggle any Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) must be able to surmount. Adjusting in a new environment, being with people with diverse background, education, nationality is a tough task to handle at first. Most Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) would like to come home for a vacation and it becomes more exciting when it is the month of December!