Pandemic COVID-19 Gives Fear to many OFW
Who would have imagined that 2020 will be like this? These are the thoughts, questions of millions of people worldwide. It really gives fear for many OFW as well.
Whatever the status of individuals or countries richness no one exempt from this crisis.
I have read some stories about the struggles of many OFW who lose their jobs and stuck in their working place. It is really sad, heartbreaking that their dreams for family back home seems impossible to reach.
Same with those Filipinos based locally in the Philippines who are complaining and crying, OFW’s feel the same fear as you guys. They have worries that they need to face alone far from their families.
Some of OFW’s fear during the Pandemic Covid-19 are:
OFW’s are mostly living in shared accommodation.
With different people and nationalities, imagine how the effort they need to do to be careful about their health. And in case they will be out of choice but to go back home, they are afraid that they possibly carrying a virus. It is really stressful and exhausting. No one knows.
Most OFW’s are not financially ready.
In this situation that some OFWs are on mandatory unpaid leave just imagine where they will get funds to support their basic needs. Housing and food allowance, on top of that, the money that their families back home are relying on. They need to think not only about their survival but most especially their families.
In the case that they will be needing to go back to the Philippines,
is there any assurance they will get a job easily? As expected it will be really challenging.
Unplanned and unprepared such torture in OFWs mind.
Starting all over again without a concrete plan is really hard. Most of the OFWs are living abroad for many years, moving back to the Philippines is such a big adjustment.
This is a hurtful reality if one OFW went back home in this situation without anything on hand. The disappointment of your families in the time you cannot lend any support for them. You might hear one day a question of how come you don’t have any savings at all? you work abroad for so long, why you are not ready for this situation? In this case, we are not sure of the reasons but we cannot quickly judge the OFWs.
However, no matter how sad the above worries of many OFW don’t let these affect you in time you need to go back. You are an OFW who is a fighter and survivor in life. Keep your strong spirit to face whatever the situations it will be and never lose hope. Your safety, good health is the best you can give to yourself.
Let us all learn to adapt to changes quickly, live simple and face the trials one at a time. I think the best key for survival is the ability to adapt to every situation in life.
Be safe everyone and keep smiling 🙂
Let me introduce you guys to this not so cute creation, but with good quality that we can learn something about adaption. The African bullfrog.
It is one of the most adaptable amphibians on earth,
can tolerate some of the harshest environments in Africa. A species of frog in the family of Pyxicephalidae. Also known as the pixie frog due to its scientific name, found in Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The bullfrog has a lot of adaptations but one of its main adaptions is the skin of the African Bullfrog.
(like in this Pandemic COVID-19 let us do our best to adapt things and changes and keep on fighting)
They have a murky looking skin to camouflage it well. Also, they have a callus on the back legs of the frog so it can dig. As the African Bullfrog lives most of its life underground because of the severely hot temperatures in their habitats. For any animal species, it will take centuries or decades to adapt to its environment and the African bullfrog had done this well.
The African Bullfrogs’ eyes are on top of its head so it can see when it’s swimming. It has a long tongue to capture insects and again it has the murky looking skin that is used to camouflage into the scene of its habitat.