It's about privilege, not about working or studying hard. Privilege is the stepping stone that got me to where I am today, not my own 'hard work' Alex Austria Published 1:02 PM, October 10, 2015 Updated 2:20 PM, October 10, 2015 Here's a secret: "Working hard" or "studying hard" isn't the solution to poverty or otherwise unfortunate circumstances.
It's privilege. Privilege is the stepping stone that got me to where I am today, not my own "hard work. " Privilege is what enabled me to finish my secondary education in a private high school with an annual tuition fee that could afford to send a student in the lower brackets of the socialized tuition system to UP for at least 5 semesters. I was privileged enough to have a mother who came from a well-off family and a father who came from the province but got the luck of the draw in getting a corporate job, even without an elite education. Yes, my parents and my parents' parents worked hard, and every day I gratefully reap the fruits of their love and labor. The list goes on. Opportunity. The real contents of a balikbayan box. An OFW mom sniffs the clothes and embraces them as she puts them in the box - as if she is sending off her hugs and kisses to her babies who sadly won't receive her touch Triple-sealed and heavily taped on all surfaces, the large font of its destination is its only distinguishing mark.
Its sender does not leave anything to chance during its transport over thousands of ocean miles. Its seams are reinforced several times, sometimes even covered in fabric or rope. The name and address on the label is made water-resistant by several layers of clear tape. OFWs: Hands off our balikbayan boxes! (UPDATED) OFWs turn to social media to express their disappointment and complaints about items in their balikbayan boxes that were reportedly stolen or damaged upon 'inspection' (UPDATED) MANILA, Philippines – Months before the holiday season, a lot overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are already preparing their padala (gift), a big box of goods for the whole family back in the Philippines and sometimes, even for some lucky neighbors.
Canned goods, used and new clothing, perfume and toiletries, toys and sometimes even gadgets, typically fill these balikbayan boxes – all products of their hard work miles away from home. Customs' Bert Lina: Be honest, declare what's in your #BalikbayanBox. Rappler.com Published 4:30 PM, August 24, 2015 Updated 4:36 PM, Aug 24, 2015 TAXABLE.
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10 Pictures From The Philippines That Will Make You Say "WTF!" WTF means “What the f**k!”. This expression is mostly exclaimed when you witness or experience something surprising, agitating or unsettling. The Philippines has a fair share of WTF-worthy things such as: 1. Mummified remains of the Igorots, a tribe from the Sagada Mountain in the Northern Philippines. Korean Actress Insulted Filipinos? 15 Weird Laws Filipinos Still Have To Live With. How to Get Married in the Philippines - An Ultimate Guide. Jobs in Canada for Filipinos - An Ultimate Guide. Are you one of the millions of Filipinos whose ultimate dream is to work–and eventually settle–in Canada? If you are, please don’t feel bad about it.
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