Question: Leave your country in exchange of money that your family borrowed?

Philippines
April 27, 2009 3:48am CST
For example, your family had to borrow a great of money from a loan shark (money lender) - an amount that you can never repay in this lifetime. Later, you found out that in exchange for this, you would have to leave the country and never return. Where would you go, and what would you do? What would you miss the most about your country? What would you not miss? If this happens to me, I would go to a country with a warm climate. I don't think I can survive in a place where there is winter. Although I like the cold weather, I don't think I would live comfortably if it would be the case for a number months. I would not miss the traffic in my country, and the corruption in the government. But I would miss the food very much, and the hospitality of the people. Of course, my family and friends too.
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
Nice discussion - mostly because it does happen in my country only in different circumstances. Families aren't necessarily in debt but most parents leave the country because they couldn't find a job that would provide their families a decent lifestyle. If I were in their shoes, I think I'd go somewhere where I would earn the most. In that case, my stay abroad would be worthwhile because I will be sure to pay most of the debt myself - I wouldn't want my kids to have to suffer the same conditions as I did. I'd rather have them live debt free. Although I have to admit that I'm not sure if I would be able to survive winter :P I wouldn't miss my undisciplined countrymen - those who spit on the sidewalk, who throw plastics/trash outside the jeepney while it's running instead of keeping their trash with them until they find a proper trashcan; tho tricycle drivers who disrespect ladies, etc. Thanks for the response on my discussion!
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
27 Apr 09
I wouldn't think it was lawful for anyone to do that, so I'd find out if I could get the loan shark in trouble, maybe saving my butt, of course possibly putting it in more danger. If I couldn't then I wouldn't move, I'd try my hardest to pay back the loan. I know your discussion asks for where would you move but I love the country I live in and wouldn't want to move.
• Philippines
27 Apr 09
If it is for the family then I will do it. Maybe I will go to Japan. Hehehe. Oh an as long as they are willing to pay my transportation and pocket money. Sure why not. hehehe.