My parents are not getting any younger and as time passes by, the pressure to provide them with health insurance is building up on me. Actually, it’s not just them who need it. We all do. Right now, we only have PhilHealth to depend on in case we get sick. That’s why I”m looking for cheap but comprehensive health insurance for all of us. Is there such as thing as cheap but comprehensive health insurance? I hope so.
Speaking of health insurance, I wonder if our OFWs have one. I mean, it’s not easy getting sick in a foreign land, away from your loved ones who could provide you the care you need. While getting sick can be prevented through exercise and eating healthily, getting caught in an accident while working abroad isn’t. Accidents happen without prior notice. Which makes health insurance of the good kind a must for them.
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Work in the office has been little this week but I made sure to make the most of it. Productivity wise, I can say I have accomplished several things. Primarily of them is our office’s annual accomplishment report. No, it was not some tedious work that needed undivided attention. It has to be, but then, it helped that I made little preparations during the early part of this year. It also helped that my officemates were there to give me the data I needed to include in the report. Actually, I just collated the data, organized the information and gave some brief analysis. That’s the reason why I have finished it ahead of time.
Another thing that made the previous work week great is that we were finally allowed to file for monetization of our leave credits. It’s just 10 days but it still is money. And I need money at this point. My mom has been bugging me to buy her this cooling device for her Cavite home. This daughter is known for her obedience and heart when it comes to her family (ehem) and so, I might give in to her wish when my money arrives.
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Time really flies. I just realized I’ve been serving as the breadwinner in our six-member family for eight years now. It all started in 2003 when I began earning money from a part-time job. I was still a student then, two years away from graduation. Thinking about it now, I can’t help but be overwhelmed by the herculean task I placed in my shoulders then. But I did it, man. And I continue to do it to this day. You’re a superwoman, I remember that was the exact phrase a friend of mine once said to me. Now I believe there’s some truth to it.
From sending my siblings to college and handling the family’s finances (how I wished with the help of an executive dashboard) to juggling two jobs and running a household, I’ve done and accomplished so much more as a breadwinner. I’m glad I had the determination and discipline to do anything and everything without succumbing to all kinds of temptation (e.g. drug dependency, unwanted pregnancy, early marriage, etc.). I’m happy I have managed to preserve my sanity and keep myself free these life-altering circumstances all these years.
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If there are people who need computer education, that would be our parents. If you’re like me who’s in her late 20’s, chances are your parents are now in their late 50’s and do not know how to use the computer. Unless they are working in an office or they get to use computers at home, our parents need some computer lessons to appreciate their lives, and ours, better.
As for me, I felt it was my obligation to teach my parents about the wonders of computer and the internet. I believe that since we live in the same world and get exposed to the same technological advances, our parents have to keep up with these developments as well.
I started introducing my parents to the PC two years ago. My dad showed interest first and learned quite fast. I remember he got addicted to Plants vs. Zombies last year (he would play the game on the PC 12 hours daily). Funny because he’d get so emotionally attached with his plants that whenever they’d get injured by the evil zombies, he’d get mad and would act like a father to ’em poor plants. I bet if he could get the services of personal injury attorneys tucson, he won’t hesitate to file a case against their enemies. He’s that concerned.
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