Back in August 31, 2005 a slimmer me boarded Philippine Airline’s PR501 and landed in Singapore around 6pm on a Wednesday night bringing along my 7kg of excess baggage because of oversized clothes.
In my hotel room at the Changi Hotel I laid down on my bed thinking of my mom, my dad, and my brothers who were left behind in the Philippines. I opened my laptop wanting to hear some music just to get through the night. The song “Babalik Ka Rin” was the first that ever played and it’s funny because at the time I’ve only been in Singapore for a few hours.
7 years later I’m still in Singapore and I am one of the millions of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) working our butts off for our family and our country.
Will I ever go back to the Philippines? Hell yeah! In time I will. My heart is back home in Quezon City.