Optimism Being In Saudi Arabia

It’s been almost 1-1/2 years I’ve been working here in Jeddah. I never knew it would be this way. I never imagine myself working in a not so distant far place from home. (Whew! A 12-hour flight from Manila to Jeddah.) Since this is my first time working abroad, I am trying to be optimistic about it. I know I…

CERTIFIED OFW

I endure long hours of waiting to be interviewed by the employer, processing all necessary papers and feeling hesitant whether to continue my application. I experience the usual routine of an OFW.– Apply through the agency, making sure all the necessary documents ready. A ready passport is an advantage. Make sure the expiry is way beyond the employment contract (usually…

Working Abroad as Transcriptionist

After more than 2 years working as an MT in the Philippines, I came to terms deciding working abroad. I searched and searched every classified ads, browse and browse every job listings of various websites. Until I finally was given a job offer to work in Saudi Arabia which I never expect will be that soon. The job will be…

Balad – Corniche Commercial Center

This is a rare photo of Corniche Commercial Center in Balad, Jeddah, KSA. Most Filipinos spend their spare time here in this mall along with the other establishment in the vicinity. Often, we do buy our groceries in Star Supermarket or even buy cellphone and other gadgets as well as accessories here.

Road to Balad, Jeddah

Road to BaladAugust 2008Jeddah, KSA This is the road I usually walk going to the commercial district here in Jeddah called Balad. Walking through this road is at it’s best at night. Sometimes, even at sun up, I still walk through here if I have important matters to deal with like going to the bank and the likes. I have…