Eight Years of kicking

10 Things I have learned as an OFW in Dubai.

  1. Always store rice, eggs , sardines, coffee and water, you will never know when the storm comes.

  2. Maintain an excel sheet for your personal income and expenses, receivable and payable.
  3. Keep at least AED 100.00 monthly to your bank or piggy bank.
  4. Don’t starve yourself. And never spoiled your food nor throw the left over in the trash, not all OFW can eat decently 3x a day.
  5. “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, mind your own business.
  6. If you want to say NO, say it. Don’t be afraid to turn down favors.
  7. Wait to avail buy one take one, promos and discounts, it wouldn’t hurt your pride. And of course, buy only for what you need.
  8. Pay your SSS, Pag-ibig and Philhealth regularly. There is no pension program for expat.
  9. Live for what you pay.
  10. Need to plan your future. What am I going to do after all of this?

Well, we won’t stop learning every day. At times, there is a new horizon to deal and problems to unravel, but that is life. What we do is what makes our being worth, in any forms, in any ways, it all does matter.

I am in my eight years now. Still hoping for the best and luck!



10 responses

  1. Nakakatamad lan talaga lumabas kasi mainit kaya dapat maraming stock! Haha grabe 8 years!!! Ikaw na talaga! 🙂

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    1. As in tapos wala din pera, wahaha 🙂

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      1. wahahaha! yun lang talaga. ang saklap beh

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  2. If everyone live like this the world will be a better place

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    1. This wasn’t easy, it took me years. 🙂


  3. panalo yung number one ha ha ha ha….alam na alam na yung galawang tamad…para ba talaga sa bagyo yan o para sa tinatamad magluto ng ulam hahahaha

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    1. Hahahha. Lam mo nman pag may bagyo diba nakakatamad kumilos. Hahaha. Basta ang 3 and 1 wag mawawala. Hahah.

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      1. Hay. Bagyo ba ng buhangin yang tinutukoy mo hahhahahah…omg…tagal ko na hindi nag 3 in 1…ubos na

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      2. Pa courier mo na kasi hahaha.

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      3. Mas mahal pa pacourier kesa sa kape haha

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