We all know that overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) earn much more than their counterparts in the Philippines – and compared with those working in their home country, even the blue-collar job workers earn more than most professionals here!
This is the reason why most Filipinos have this notion that when OFWs come home for a vacation, they should be the ones to treat them when they go out for lunch or dinner. The OFWs are also the ones who pay for family vacations and are expected to bring pasalubong for everyone.
But the video shared by Century Properties Real Estate showed a different scenario than what we are familiar with.
One OFW came home carrying a lot of luggage, with a lot of family members waiting for her at the airport. They are all excited to see her again and, of course, to receive their pasalubong. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course; it is actually something that most families expect.
As they went out to have dinner, everyone chose the food they wanted, ordering anything on the menu. The OFW looked a worried with each order but she smiles, knowing full well that she does have enough money to foot the bill.
She distributed the pasalubong to everyone and they chatted, catching up for the months or years that they had not talked in person.
At the end of the meal, it was time to pay the bill. But before the OFW could even open her bag to take her wallet out, her family members began to chip-in, giving what money they could afford to share for the meal.
Everyone put in their share, even the elderly folks and the youngest kid! The heartwarming ‘ambagan’ brought happy tears to the OFW’s eyes as her brother told it was time for them to be the one to treat her. Sweet, isn’t it?