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Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Big Role Of Internet For Long Distance OFW Families

Do you imagine the life of  Overseas Filipino Workers the time when there is no internet yet and their communication with their families depend only on snail mail, telegram and voice tapes?
The internet and lots of communication devices and apps play a great role in keeping OFW families together despite the distance.
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Do you imagine the life of  Overseas Filipino Workers the time when there is no internet yet and their communication with their families depend only on snail mail, telegram and voice tapes?  The internet and lots of communication devices and apps play a great role in keeping OFW families together despite the distance.  Advertisement       Sponsored Links       Communication is what makes a relationship stronger and today, modern technology and the internet play a great role in binding people together especially those who are separated by great distance, especially the OFWs and their families. In this fast-paced world, everything depends on how fast you can adapt to any situation.  In the late 70's to early 90's Overseas Contract Workers (OCWs) then depend on snail mails that took them months of waiting just to read from their loved ones back home. During their time, homesickness eats you big time. If you want to talk with them via long-distance telephone, it will cost you a lot, needless to say, you are most likely to spend a big chunk of your hard-earned salary.    I remember as a child, my grandmother used to gather everyone just to record a voice tape to be sent to our relatives in Canada. Each of them has their own letter to be read during the voice tape recording. Using a cassette recorder and a couple of cassette tapes with 90 minutes on each side, the tape recording has a variety of contents, from greetings, stories, requests, reminders and even song and poems from kids.    With the emergence of the modern communication devices and the internet, communication between the OFWs and their families has become easier. Now they can watch what they are both doing real time. They can talk to each other whenever they want. Social media apps also have messaging service that allows them to send a message at any time for free. It makes families closer even if they are located on either side of the globe.    Although time and distance seem not to be a barrier to connect, nothing can substitute being physically present with them. A mother who is working abroad replaced by a father to do the role of a housekeeper, it is far different than being the mother who is doing it personally. although you talk a lot with your kids over the internet, there is still a void that only a human touch could fill.    Every OFWs reason why they left their loved ones is to give them the best future that they could possibly give. Sadly, there is always a price to pay. Even though you talk to them every time, a communication gap still builds up. Maybe you miss a lot about your kids, how they feel, what they think. They may not understand why their mom or their dad does not stay home with them. The emptiness they feel can only be filled if you will stay with them, but you can't because there are no opportunities at home. Someday when they are old enough, they will come to realize that every sacrifice that their OFW mom and dad is doing is all for them.    READ MORE: It's More Deadly In The Philippines? Tourism Ad In New York, Vandalized    Earn While Helping Your Friends Get Their Loan     List of Philippine Embassies And Consulates Around The World    Deployment Ban In Kuwait To Be Lifted Only If OFWs Are 100% Protected —Cayetano    Why OFWs From Kuwait Afraid Of Coming Home?   How to Avail Auto, Salary And Home Loan From Union Bank
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Communication is what makes a relationship stronger and today, modern technology and the internet play a great role in binding people together especially those who are separated by great distance, especially the OFWs and their families. In this fast-paced world, everything depends on how fast you can adapt to any situation.
In the late 70's to early 90's Overseas Contract Workers (OCWs) then depend on snail mails that took them months of waiting just to read from their loved ones back home. During their time, homesickness eats you big time. If you want to talk with them via long-distance telephone, it will cost you a lot, needless to say, you are most likely to spend a big chunk of your hard-earned salary.

I remember as a child, my grandmother used to gather everyone just to record a voice tape to be sent to our relatives in Canada. Each of them has their own letter to be read during the voice tape recording. Using a cassette recorder and a couple of cassette tapes with 90 minutes on each side, the tape recording has a variety of contents, from greetings, stories, requests, reminders and even song and poems from kids.

With the emergence of the modern communication devices and the internet, communication between the OFWs and their families has become easier. Now they can watch what they are both doing real time. They can talk to each other whenever they want. Social media apps also have messaging service that allows them to send a message at any time for free. It makes families closer even if they are located on either side of the globe.

Although time and distance seem not to be a barrier to connect, nothing can substitute being physically present with them. A mother who is working abroad replaced by a father to do the role of a housekeeper, it is far different than being the mother who is doing it personally. although you talk a lot with your kids over the internet, there is still a void that only a human touch could fill.

Every OFWs reason why they left their loved ones is to give them the best future that they could possibly give. Sadly, there is always a price to pay. Even though you talk to them every time, a communication gap still builds up. Maybe you miss a lot about your kids, how they feel, what they think. They may not understand why their mom or their dad does not stay home with them. The emptiness they feel can only be filled if you will stay with them, but you can't because there are no opportunities at home. Someday when they are old enough, they will come to realize that every sacrifice that their OFW mom and dad is doing is all for them.