Is it really important to bring ‘A LOT’ of pasalubong when you return to the Philippines after working for years in another country? To almost all Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), bringing something for their families back home and seeing their priceless smiles as they receive the imported pasalubong is satisfying to the heart.
But saving the much-anticipated pasalubong is harder than you thought. An OFW might be earning foreign currencies but their expenses are also paid with the money they earn from the country they are working on. This means that the prices abroad are doubled and a lot expensive than in the Philippines.
Because of these, a lot of OFWs end up devastated for the little items that they get to bring for their family in the Philippines. Just like this OFW who shared her sentiments on social media.
In a Facebook post, Lenie G Lebedorial shared the items that she will be bringing to the Philippines after working for two years abroad.
But Lenie seems to be less happy as she will be returning to the Philippines with less money and pasalubong for her loved ones.
In a series of photos, Lenie’s luggage can be seen with pieces of soap, shampoo, lotion, toys and clothes which are her pasalubong upon her return to her hometown in the Philippines.
Lenie couldn’t help but feel sad thinking that she wasn’t able to save more money and pasalubong for her family.
Netizens, meanwhile, sympathized on Lenie, comforting her with kind words.
“Ok nayan kabayan pasalamat sa dios at makakauwi ka ng buo sa pamilya mo,” says one netizen.
“Mahalaga uuwekang ligtas kabayan,” says another netizen.
Do you have the same sentiments as Lenie? Share your thoughts.