From our family to yours,
***fireworks photo courtesy of theweddingprojects.com
Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile"
And see it everywhere you look.
Who wouldn't, with these big big gifts in the middle of the ground floor?
Since I became a SAHM and started earning a living online, I begun to understand how much a US dollar really costs. I begun to equate the US dollar not only to its Peso equivalent, but to the time it takes me away from my boys. A dollar earned could mean a few minutes, half an hour, an hour or maybe even more (depending on the difficulty of the task) spent away from them. Now most of the time, I think in terms of dollar, of what it can buy and do for me and my boys. I don't earn that much because I only work when the kids are asleep or not around, but believe me, every US cent counts. I begun to think like this, "How much is this kilo of rice? Or the pedicab fare? It's almost a dollar. A dollar that I worked for, or 30 minutes or so of my time spent away from Simon or Sam or Basti."
So, I guess, this is what our OFWs feels and so much more. So for us here, left behind, why don't we think in dollars. Because when it's converted to peso, it seems like it's too much or so much that it's easier to spend.So this Facebook status, due to character limit, was just converted to this:
I started earning online & I understood how much a US $ really costs. Now, I equate the US $ not only to its PhP equivalent but to the mins & hrs it takes me away from my boys. I begun to think in $, of what a $ can buy & do for me and my boys. I guess, this is what our OFWs feels and so much more. So for us left behind, why don't we think in $, 'coz when it's converted to peso, it seems like it's too much.I wish I could say more on Facebook status. So glad I have a blog.