Watching TV How Beneficial To all OFW

@julyteen (13256)
Davao, Philippines
June 7, 2010 4:33pm CST
I am not TV lovers when I was in the Philippines but after I arrived here in Saudi Arabia, TV is my medication to take out my homesick. TFC is known to all Filipinos who are working in different countries. Here we pay unfixed amount depending on how many of us here work in a certain firm. Last month we pay 100 Saudi Arabian Riayal (Php12.20 per 1 SAR), this month we pay SAR 73.00 because all OFW from vacation returned for work this month. I start to appreciate watching TV when I am away from my home country. We wait and watch our favorite programs such as, Balitang Middle East, TV PAtrol, Umagang Kay Ganda, Bandila and some teleserye. How do you find watching TV? if you are OFW, do you feel the same?
6 responses
@neildc (17250)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 Jun 10
i watch TV only or most of the time when it is news time. although i watch some other shows with my family, we watch together. i hope you will find the place you are in now another home, so you won't be getting a lot of homesickness.
@julyteen (13256)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jun 10
We are avid news fan here! It's because we want updates from the Philippines while working abroad. Filipinos love to watched News than watching "teleserye" (television series or drama series). One way of taking out our homesicknesses. It's note easy to work away from home, family and friends specially here not a free country. All your moves is observe not only to authorities but also to all people who has personal motives.
@neildc (17250)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Jun 10
homesickness is one of the great reasons i never thought of leaving my family to work abroad.
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
i've been an ofw once in dubai but i've never been addicted to tfc channel..i believe that these shows will make you feel more sad and home-sick..i would suggest you to just download or stream movies online..there's a lot of site that you can surf online and you will never get homesick..also you can just continue being active in mylot and earn yourself extra dollars..
@julyteen (13256)
• Davao, Philippines
8 Jun 10
Maybe it depends on the people's feeling. I respect on your part. Although sometimes, I watched some programs that can touched my heart but I always put it in my mind that I do this for the sake of my family. I take away all bad feelings while I away to my family. I live independent since I am 17 years old so being away from my family is not a big deal. I always went to different places before without the conscience of my parents. Now, even I am away from I learned it not to think them time by time but I always think and remember the happiest moment on the time when I was on their side. I always get along my co-OFW here so that I can't think Philippines most of the time. Anyway, thanks for being here and your nice thoughts.
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
wow you are so independent..i can't imagine to be away from my family for that long..it's good that you are getting along with your co-OFW..atleast you have an alternative family abroad where you can discuss freely about our country..stay safe!
8 Jun 10
Technically I do the same as an OFW as I live with my wife in Cebu but often go back to the UK to work. My link generally to the Philippines is Filipinos I find in the UK as most of my work is provincial its hard to find people but as soon as they know your from the Philippines its like your a lost member of family. I do watch the news shows but that is pretty much it for me as I don't like showtime, Wowowee or anything with Kris Aquino in it. Vice ganda we are hopefully going to see live in Cebu if we can get tickets but generally TV isn't worth watching. One thing I do for OFW's though is record motorcycle trips when I am out and about or take random photos most other people probably think im crazy but its for OFW's who can see how their streets, towns and cities are changing especially if they have been away for a long time. You should spend more time on Youtube..
@julyteen (13256)
• Davao, Philippines
8 Jun 10
We made things abnormal when your away to make yourself happy. I do watching the day after I arrived here but I don't know If I can continue to do so because I bought already my first laptop from my first salary. Heheyyy!!! Maybe I will spend more of my free time online. Seeing many Filipinos here is normal because we have Filipino community here and you felt it seems you are still in our country. Every friday we go shopping or making grocery to Filipino stores and you can see so many many Pinoy's roaming around with their friends, family or alone. I learned to overcome homesickness in a few days only.
@mobhomeir (7562)
• Philippines
8 Jun 10
Heyyyyyyyy Hulyo boy I am glad at last you resurrected from being isolated. At least you are there working and have regular and fix salary unlike here with me...though you're away from home at least you're compensated from all the miseries and worries. Just be serious with your work and be happy of whatever you would do...Take your time... Mobhomeir here...
@julyteen (13256)
• Davao, Philippines
8 Jun 10
Yes mate, I am isolated from mylot for more than a year. Now, I'm back with a full force and more energetic. I will balance my work and my online stuff so that no one will left behind. Atleast here my hardship well compensated than working in our country that there's a time you need to render donation on your time and there's no exchange on it from your company. The most important I am happy with my work now despite of the pressure I encountered sometimes.
@TheAdvocate (2393)
• Philippines
7 Jun 10
I am not too fond of Channel 2, but I guess if that is your only alternative then it will have to do. When I left the country for work I did not have that problem. I did not look for TFC or watch Filipino movies. Well probably because I do not watch local channels when I am here and so there was nothing to miss. But I certainly understand homesickness. I know that you will hang on to anything that will remind you of home. Have you tried downloading Filipino movies?
@julyteen (13256)
• Davao, Philippines
8 Jun 10
The only Filipino Channed available here is only TFC but when I was with my other friend and we go other place here in Middle East I saw also GMA Pinoy TV. Our family always tune in to Channel 2 so sometimes when I am home always heard programs of this channel even I'm on my room. So far, although I watched TFC, I felt not like what my other co-OFW here who cried few weeks after they arrived here. In a month of staying on the hotels staff compound different race I always invited to watched Filipino movies but frankly speaking I am not a fan of Filipino movies. I prefer to watched foreign because it's interesting to know the really story than watching our own, it's the beginning but you know already what happen at the end.
@buleklek (15)
• Philippines
22 Jun 10
Hi! Im in KSA too. We dont have TFC yet in our accomodation but Im watching it here via net. It relieves my homesickness and i never fail to watch an episode of my favorite teleserye. Pinoy television overseas is like comfort food to us. It makes us feel that we were just in the comforts of our home, along with the family, watching phil tv.