Tuesday, August 21, 2007

An OFW journey ends here

All things are coming to an end. And more things are coming for a brand new start.

After flying more than 70,000 miles and 21 months of beng an OFW here in Malaysia, I decided to leave and go back home to be with my family full time in Manila. I just realized that though money is an important aspect of my family's survival, being away from my wife and kids is taking its toll. So before anything else comes to worst, I am going back to my 'Kampung.'

To my colleagues in Maruwa Malaysia, thank you for the good times (and for the not so very good times) and may we still be in touch with each other despite the distance. You guys are just wonderful.

So long, amigos! Terima Kasih untuk persehabatan diantara kita duwa-puluh satu bulan.


blaed said...

Well, you learn who are friends and who are not.
The most important is to maintain the relationship through the years to come.

It an end for a OFW but not an end to friendship

melai said...

huwaw! marunong ka ng mag malay ha :)

good luck sa bagong buhay :)

Cylan said...

Bad boys forever!Ride together....Die together!

fruityoaty said...

Ah, so you're back with your family. Your wife and kids must be very happy to have you back. :)

jaleesa said...

good luck jay! i'm sure your family is very happy :)


eyna said...

good luck kuya jay!

i remember my brother did the same. he used to have a lot of business travels and then have to work on a project in brunei for a long time ... tas ... nainlove... hehe. to make the story short, he decided to stay in the philippines for his wife and kids. well it was worth it and he has a well-paid job too.

God bless you on your new journey!

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It looks like you're on a long hiatus from blogging!

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Niliboy said...

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you hysically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a gods end and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real.

But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of our life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life, be in my life for "lifetime.

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