This is a repost with permission from the author, Nebz Bandiez from his blog entry dated 17 July 2010 entitled "A Family Makes a Home". Isla de Nebz, was the 2009 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards winner of Best Blog Entry, Best 2009 Blog in Middle East and Africa Region, and Over-All Top 1.
PEBA would like to extend gratitude to the kind man behind this blog, an OFW advocate whose writings and blog posts serves as an inspiration to the many bloggers, and many OFW's in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and around the world. After winning PEBA, Nebz as known in the blogosphere, devoted his time and talent to the creation of the Kablogs Journal, a monthly online magazine of KABLOGS. Currently running on its 4th issue, the Kablogs Journal are stories and writings and photos of OFW bloggers, poets and photographers around the globe. It is a collaboration of OFW talents, compiled and painstakingly edited by Nebz as Editor-in-Chief, and assisted by the likewise pretty, bright, talented, and ever Kikay Pink Tarha blogger, J. Pink Tarhawas 2009 PEBA winner next to Isla de Nebz, and one of these days, they will all be feature here.
A Family Makes a Home
A personal view: We, Filipinos, are admired by our work standard. We are preferred employees to many companies in many countries because we regard the quality of our work highly. The sad part is that when we're abroad, we let our guards down and we lose our morals. “Man," Albert Schweitzer once said, "must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals."
If this is how your family structure is constructed, I believe sooner or later, it is bound to crumble to pieces.
Isn't it time we review how we lead our OFW lives? Let's remember what originally brought us to where we are now. Didn't we promise our family that we will give them our best? sacrifice on their behalf? endure so that their lives can be better?
This is my personal call for you to join PEBA 2010 with the theme “Strengthening the OFW Families: Stronger Homes for a Stronger Nation”. Let us hear what you have to say.
Read the rest of the entry HERE.