From “Mare, musta” to “You can’t reply to this conversation” real quick

From “MARE MUSTA” to ” YOU CAN’T REPLY TO THIS CONVERSATION” real quick…

So the story goes like this… Ruby, single mom and a domestic helper, OFW in Bahrain posted her story on Facebook

Mare: Mare musta?

Ruby: ok lang marz

Mare: mare, kahiyahiya man magrequest sana ako sayo?

Ruby: anu un marz?

Mare: magbibirthday na inaanal mo next week, ok lang ba sponsoran mo ng clown?

Ruby:luh, magkano marz?

Mare: 3k ung clown mare, baka naman masagot mo na. 1st bday naman inaanak mo hehe

Ruby: luh, ang laki naman marz pauwi nko e need q din money. ok lang ba padala ko 1k?

Mare: grabe naman mare 1k lang wala pa kalahate wala pa nga yon sa ipin mo hehe

Ruby: eh marz pauwi din ako e kailangang kailangan q pera pauwi na nga aq isang buwan jan sa pinas. buti kaw may asawa. kng di nio afford wag na  ung clown dba?? pwera offend mare ung anak ko d pa nakakakiyta ng clown e un, d q kc afford at ayoko maghingi kahit pa sa kumare q at kumpare e seaman at abroad.

Mare: Mnsan lang 1st birthdat yong bata kaya nga gagastusan mare sige saamat n lang pwera offend kapa parang d ka nagkaanak ah..salamat na lang sa 1k mo san makakarating yon

“You can’t reply to this conversation”

She was blocked on Facebook..

Here is the conversation posted in Facebook

continuation….

A lot of OFWs are experiencing this scenario, nakakalungkot mang isipin ngunit akala ng ibang tao napakadali lang ng buhay abroad.

Life in the middle easy is not easy. Life there has a lot of restrictions especially for our kababayang domestic helper.

I worked  Khobar, Saudi Arabia for a year as an IT guy and I know the hardships of fellow OFWs there. Nakikipag usap ako sa mga kababayan at nalalaman ko ang kanilang sitwasyon. Swerte man ako sa naging trabaho ko dun ngunit napakaraming hindi pinalad na magkaroon ng madali at maswerteng buhay sa Saudi.

Karamihan sa kanila maliit ang sweldo, delay binibigay ang sweldo, halos walang day-off at over worked pa.

I have a message for “Mare”

If you can’t afford ng magarbong birthday pra sa anak mo, wag mong pilitin at wag kang mag force ng pa-sponsor sa mga Kumare at kaibigan mo.

If gusto mo talaga ng magarbong birthday sa anak mo, pag ipunan mo, paghirapan mo yan. Magtrabaho ka, mag part time job ka para maka ipon.

Ang Kumare mo na si Ruby, naghihirap abroad…. she’s working very hard to reach her dreams, may mga binubuhay silang pamilya. She’s sacrificing working abroad na malayo sa loved ones nia, respect her and her hard earned money.

Kayo, ano’ng mai-aadvise ninyo kay “Mare”?

About Nolan Lazaro

You can visit the blog at www.nolanlazaro.com 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 http://www.nolanlazaro.com/ 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 www.nolanlazaro.com