Monday, June 7, 2010

Lessons from thousands of miles away

Lessons from thousands of miles away
By Chao Wai Yee ( Updated June 03, 2010 01:33 PM

"Being a child of a modern-day hero, also known as OFWs, taught me a lot of valuable lessons. My mother, being a single parent since I was three years old, worked abroad for eight years in order to raise me and my brother. At first, she worked in Taiwan as a sewer. After her contract in Taiwan ended, she transferred to Saudi where she almost got herself in prison because she fought for her rights. Fortunately, her employer gave her the option to just go back in the Philippines."

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