Ber months na, OFW kumusta ka?

I have spent my Christmas away from my family in Saudi Arabia and Singapore as an OFW for quite a number of years.

Usually, this is the time when I avoid looking at pictures of my family and friends. Looking at their facebook and instagram just makes me miss them more. 

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Ber months na, OFW kumusta ka?

Homesickness normally strikes during holidays, birthdays of loved ones and fiestas etc. These are the times when there’s so much fun in the Philippines. We OFWs feel so much pain spending Christmas away from family.  We just don’t normally tell people.

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I remember about 6 years ago, I was on my way to Manila from Dammam in Saudi Arabia,I was talking to the guy seated beside me.

An OFW working in Saudi Arabia for 8 straight years without returning to Philippines for vacation. When the Pilot mentioned something like “We are near Manila Airport and about to land” I heard my him shriek.

I also heard someone utter loudly  sa wakas malalanghap ko na rin ang hangin ng Pinas”


The estimated travel time from Dammam to Manila is about 8-9hours.  And for someone who has not seen his family for years, the  8-9 hour journey is just so long.

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Maybe you are wondering about my post for today. What message do I want to highlight?


I know the hardships of an OFW.

I worked both in Saudi Arabia and in Singapore. I know how hard it is to be away from our families.

That’s why we OFW’S are the modern day heroes.

Our remittances help the Philippine economy big time, but we need to help ourselves first. We cannot work abroad forever.

We cannot bring back the lost time with our loved ones. We need to manage our finances well.

We need to SAVE and INVEST so we can reach our dreams and goals faster.

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About Nolan Lazaro

You can visit the blog at Nolan Lazaro is an IT guy, a former OFW in Saudi Arabia and in Singapore, He is the founder of Super OFW Investor and a Financial Advocate at He knows the hardships and battles of being an OFW as he himself worked overseas for countless years. He have not spent the holidays in the Philippines with his family for many years. Like you, He is also battling to become better and trying to make a living overseas by working hard. He work a lot for his family and to reach his dreams faster. He write about the struggle that we all face as an OFWs and He wants to help all kababayans on how improve finances and to know about investments and financial literacy so that we can achieve what we want faster. Nolan salute all OFWs for their great sacrifices and hardships just to feed their family in the Philippines. Join him and Be Financially Free! Visit his blog at now at