Most Filipinos think that working as a seafarer is good fortune because of the high salary that comes with the job. However, it is also a known fact that working overseas entails a considerable amount of sacrifice.
Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) have to endure long months of homesickness and hard work to be able to send money to their families here in the Philippines or to set aside money to prepare for the future.
All is well if the OFW was able to fulfill all his dreams in exchange for his sacrifices. However, what if it did not?
Just like the story behind the trending post of Kien Morales Cartagena, a seaman. In the said post, Kien expressed his dismay over an unnamed girl who is supposed to be his girlfriend who just broke up with him. The girl was already pregnant, and another man fathered the child she is carrying.
What’s worse is that she informed Kien about her situation through a single text message. After stating that she had a boyfriend in Manila and got pregnant, she requested Kien not to confront her new boyfriend, if ever he gets his account, to avoid any conflict.
To say that Kien was hurt is an understatement. In his post, he said that he was working hard at the ship for their future and trusts in their relationship, yet, the unexpected happened. Anyway, he wished her good luck.
Source: The Recovery Crate