Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) sacrifice their family ties to work away from their families. The goal is to give their loved ones a better life despite the imminent danger and homesickness while working abroad. When you’re on foreign soil separation anxiety rears its ugly head. The best way to fight this is to engage in worthwhile activities that will keep your mind busy to avoid useless thoughts.
This was the experience of Roselyn Laude Tangarorang, OFW kasambahay in Saudi Arabia, who create elegant paintings. Roselyn cultivated her talent through a strong passion for the arts and a burning desire to develop the craft. She never let her busy schedule hinder her aspiration to be good at crafting portraits. Though she humbly regards herself as a typical kasambahay, her still-life masterpieces have drawn so much admiration from fellow artists and online users.
This was the experience of Roselyn Laude Tangarorang, OFW
For Roselyn, being away from her family is one of the most difficult adjustments in her life. Despite all the hectic schedules and physical fatigue, she has found inner peace in the form of visual arts. According to Roselyn, she chooses to spend her vacant time honing the craft, rather than locking herself up whenever she misses her family back home. From her statement…
“At hindi biro ang maging isang kasambahay sa kabila ng pagiging abala , halos wala ng panahon para sa sarili at subrang hirap din para sa kagaya ko ang malayo sa pamilya, Kaya binuhos ko ang aking mga bakanteng oras sa pag aaral ng portraits sa tulong na din ng aking mga kaibigan sa Facebook na kapwa artist,” she expressed on her Facebook account. “Maraming salamat sa inyo. Sa mga idea na binahagi sa akin at mga aral. Alam kong kung hindi dahil sa inyo, wala pa din akong alam sa art,”
There are many Roselyns out there honing their inner talents using their spare time doing something productive. One name cropped up while I was writing this article.
Senior MRI Radiographer Apollo Exconde, a Filipino residing in Britain, developed a brilliant concept named the Lego Open MRI. The entire MRI process is carefully explained to claustrophobic and overweight patients using a viewing model. The Lego replica serves as an instructional tool to help MRI patients overcome their fears when their internal body organs are examined by the machine.
Not only are OFWs good at their job they have those innate talents that can be nurtured and developed. Also, this will keep the mind and body busy instead of spending time wandering about your loved one back home.