An expatriate, one who is working outside of his country or a specific term for us is OFW – Overseas Filipino Worker. I prefer to be called an expat, it has this feeling of importance or leveling whereas a worker doesn’t.
Okay, so for an expat the main reason of working abroad is the financial aspect. I agree 90% since for my part I also value the work opportunities not available in our country. The technology and experiences we gained here are way advance and can later be applied if later on we decided to pursue our own career back home.
I know there is no place like home and if those opportunities are available in the Philippines why would we want to be apart from our family and friends?
So for now, we just have to bear with the homesickness, lovesickness and all the sickness we might be feeling.
So much with the drama, with the financial aspect comes the problem with currency inflation. I know the stronger the peso means a stronger Philippines but for an expat it means lower converted earnings. I really want to learn forex, how it works and dictates the currency exchange rate of different countries. Why other countries have higher currency value than the other. I also heard that some people really earn a lot from forex trading and I want to know the tricks and trade of it. Maybe later I don’t need to work abroad and just rely on my forex earnings. How I wish!