#BuhayOFW: The Ups and Downs of being an OFW and everything you need to know.

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Ms. Myrna Padilla, Founder of Mynd Tech Management Services.

Bakit nga ba marami sa ating Pilipino ang pinipiling lumisan ng bansa? Isa lang naman ang sagot d’yan – upang kumita ng perang sadyang mas malaki kumpara sa kinikita dito sa Pinas. Sino nga ba namang tatanggi sa oportunidad na ito kung dito nakasalalay ang magandang buhay at kinabukasan ng maiiwang pamilya?

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) – wala man ang bawat pangalan nila sa history books o superhero comic books, whether they save a thousand or a single person’s life, or help their fellow directly or indirectly, sila ang itinuturing na “Modern-Day Heroes”.  Isa na d’yan si Ms. Myrna Padilla.

 

 

 

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Ms. Myrna Padilla’s family

Si Ms. Myrna ay panganay na anak ng isang mangingisda sa Bohol, habang ang nanay niya ay mula naman sa Mindanao. Sa murang edad na sampung taon, nagtrabaho na siya bilang kasambahay kasabay ng kanyang pag-aaral sa elementarya.

Sa kasamaang palad, hindi nakatapos ng High School si Ms. Myrna kaya’t nang taong 1988, nakipagsapalaran siyang mangibang bansa para mamasukan bilang Domestic Helper. For almost 20 years, siya ay nagpalipat-lipat sa Singapore, Taiwan, at Hong Kong. She also founded OFW-centered organizations, served the OFW community, and won dozens of awards and certificate of appreciation for her work with OFWs and her
accomplishments in business.

Myrna MVP Award HK_a

Awarded and recognize in Hong Kong by Philippine Association of Hong Kong
Most Valuable Pinoy in Technology (MVP). 2018

In the year 2006, nagdecide si Ms. Myrna na umuwi na sa Pinas for good to focus on Mynd Consulting, an IT-BPO business which she established using money she had saved from her long service pay. Interestingly, Myrna learned and mastered everything she has to know about the IT-BPO industry thru her own experiences and discoveries from being an OFW.

That being said, Myrna is definitely an epitome of a successful OFW, the one we should be inspired from. Kaya naman our BeamerKada could not have any better guest speaker for BeamAndGo’s Friday program other than Ms. Myrna Padilla, to tackle about the stages of Buhay OFW.

STAGE 1. Ang Paglisan

For first time OFWs, walang hirap ang hihigit sa pag-iwan sa pamilya at sa sariling bayan para mag-trabaho sa ibang bansa.

Topic Discussed 1When asked what urged Ms. Myrna to work abroad, ang numero unong sagot niya ay “para sa edukasyon ng mga anak.” Not being able to earn a college diploma, naging layunin niya na makamit ng mga anak ang diplomang hindi niya nakamtan.

In terms of the challenges our OFWs face when deciding to work abroad, Ms. Myrna enumerated three key factors:

  1. Homesickness – Fighting the anxiety of being away from your family.
  2. Problems with employer – Struggling how to continue working despite maltreatment.
  3. Communicating your plans to your family back home.

To know more of Ms. Myrna’s advice to first time OFWs, watch the first episode of Buhay OFW Special here:

 

STAGE 2. Hanggang Kailan?

Ang tanong na malamang lahat ng ating mga Kabayan ay naitanong na sa sarili –  hanggang kailan ba ako magiging OFW?

quote 1 (1).pngIn the second episode of BeamAndGo’s Buhay OFW Special, the life after leaving their home was discussed. Ms. Myrna also shared the worst and the best part of being an OFW: The fear, pain and anguish of being separated with her family, especially her children, and on the other hand, the learning, earning opportunity that you should take advantage of.

Ms. Myrna also wanted the OFWs to take note of the three (3) motivators when you are at your lowest point: 1. Hope for success, 2. Faith in God and in yourself, and 3. Love for yourself and your family.

To find out what Ms. Myrna has to say on how to guide your children as they grow even when you’re miles away, watch the second episode of Buhay OFW Special here:

 

 

 

STAGE 3. Uwian na, Kabayan!

All OFWs look forward to that day when they can finally come home for good – hindi dahil sa biglaang pagdedesisyon na umuwi ngunit kalaunan ay mangingibang bansang muli dahil hindi pa pala sapat ang naiipon.

Kaya naman Kabayan, kung nasa abroad ka pa at nagpa-plano ka nang umuwi ng Pinas, make sure to ask yourselves first:

  • What do I have to secure before deciding to come home?
  • What should I expect in terms of familial relationship once I come home?
  • How should I handle finances and savings I earned?

Lastly, when can you say that you’re completely ready to come home? Of course, hindi pare-pareho ang sagot ng bawat OFW dito bilang may kanya-kanyang consideration sila. But what does Ms. Myrna has to say about this? Alamin ang tips niya sa third episode of Buhay OFW Special. Panoorin dito:

 

 

We hope this Buhay OFW series became useful for you until you reach the point in your OFW life that you have to prepare for your homecoming. Hindi ka pa man nakakauwi, Kabayan, tandaang hindi natatapos ang pagsubok sa buhay sa pag-uwi lamang. It may be the happiest moment for OFWs’ lives, but know that you will be facing entirely new challenges back home – and you will be able to handle this smoothly.

Ano mang plano mo pag-uwi, always remember: Napakaraming aral at karanasan ang naituro sa iyo ng pagiging OFW. Gamitin mo ito patungo sa iyong tagumpay!

BONUS: Paano ko mase-secure ang pangangailangan ng pamilya kahit na nasa malayo ako?

BeamAndGo was born to help you with this concern, Kabayan! To make sure na sapangangailangan ng pamilya napupunta ang pinaghirapan mong pera, #GroceryRemit is made possible for you thru BeamAndGo !

Sign-up now and start remitting smarter! Let us help you handle your remittances and empower our OFWs to have control of your hard-earned money. Here are the Convenience StoreGas StationSupermarketDepartment StoreFast Food Restaurantand pharmacy merchants na maaari mong maipadala sa pamilya with the help of BeamAndGo!

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You can easily pay for your purchase via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer at kung gusto mong magbayad ng cash, pwedeng-pwede kang pumunta sa remittance centers na tumatanggap ng BDO deposit and through our partners – Pacific Ace (Hong Kong & Macau) and iRemit!

Payment Channels 2019.pngWanna learn more about the smartest way to remit? Don’t hesitate to watch this video!

 

 

 

 

 

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#BuhayOFW: The Ups and Downs of being an OFW and everything you need to know.

6 Founder of Mynd Tech Management Services

Ms. Myrna Padilla, Founder of Mynd Tech Management Services.

Bakit nga ba marami sa ating Pilipino ang pinipiling lumisan ng bansa? Isa lang naman ang sagot d’yan – upang kumita ng perang sadyang mas malaki kumpara sa kinikita dito sa Pinas. Sino nga ba namang tatanggi sa oportunidad na ito kung dito nakasalalay ang magandang buhay at kinabukasan ng maiiwang pamilya?

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) – wala man ang bawat pangalan nila sa history books o superhero comic books, whether they save a thousand or a single person’s life, or help their fellow directly or indirectly, sila ang itinuturing na “Modern-Day Heroes”.  Isa na d’yan si Ms. Myrna Padilla.

 

 

 

my youngpic2

Ms. Myrna Padilla’s family

Si Ms. Myrna ay panganay na anak ng isang mangingisda sa Bohol, habang ang nanay niya ay mula naman sa Mindanao. Sa murang edad na sampung taon, nagtrabaho na siya bilang kasambahay kasabay ng kanyang pag-aaral sa elementarya.

Sa kasamaang palad, hindi nakatapos ng High School si Ms. Myrna kaya’t nang taong 1988, nakipagsapalaran siyang mangibang bansa para mamasukan bilang Domestic Helper. For almost 20 years, siya ay nagpalipat-lipat sa Singapore, Taiwan, at Hong Kong. She also founded OFW-centered organizations, served the OFW community, and won dozens of awards and certificate of appreciation for her work with OFWs and her
accomplishments in business.

Myrna MVP Award HK_a

Awarded and recognize in Hong Kong by Philippine Association of Hong Kong
Most Valuable Pinoy in Technology (MVP). 2018

In the year 2006, nagdecide si Ms. Myrna na umuwi na sa Pinas for good to focus on Mynd Consulting, an IT-BPO business which she established using money she had saved from her long service pay. Interestingly, Myrna learned and mastered everything she has to know about the IT-BPO industry thru her own experiences and discoveries from being an OFW.

That being said, Myrna is definitely an epitome of a successful OFW, the one we should be inspired from. Kaya naman our BeamerKada could not have any better guest speaker for BeamAndGo’s Friday program other than Ms. Myrna Padilla, to tackle about the stages of Buhay OFW.

STAGE 1. Ang Paglisan

For first time OFWs, walang hirap ang hihigit sa pag-iwan sa pamilya at sa sariling bayan para mag-trabaho sa ibang bansa.

Topic Discussed 1When asked what urged Ms. Myrna to work abroad, ang numero unong sagot niya ay “para sa edukasyon ng mga anak.” Not being able to earn a college diploma, naging layunin niya na makamit ng mga anak ang diplomang hindi niya nakamtan.

In terms of the challenges our OFWs face when deciding to work abroad, Ms. Myrna enumerated three key factors:

  1. Homesickness – Fighting the anxiety of being away from your family.
  2. Problems with employer – Struggling how to continue working despite maltreatment.
  3. Communicating your plans to your family back home.

To know more of Ms. Myrna’s advice to first time OFWs, watch the first episode of Buhay OFW Special here:

 

STAGE 2. Hanggang Kailan?

Ang tanong na malamang lahat ng ating mga Kabayan ay naitanong na sa sarili –  hanggang kailan ba ako magiging OFW?

quote 1 (1).pngIn the second episode of BeamAndGo’s Buhay OFW Special, the life after leaving their home was discussed. Ms. Myrna also shared the worst and the best part of being an OFW: The fear, pain and anguish of being separated with her family, especially her children, and on the other hand, the learning, earning opportunity that you should take advantage of.

Ms. Myrna also wanted the OFWs to take note of the three (3) motivators when you are at your lowest point: 1. Hope for success, 2. Faith in God and in yourself, and 3. Love for yourself and your family.

To find out what Ms. Myrna has to say on how to guide your children as they grow even when you’re miles away, watch the second episode of Buhay OFW Special here:

 

 

 

STAGE 3. Uwian na, Kabayan!

All OFWs look forward to that day when they can finally come home for good – hindi dahil sa biglaang pagdedesisyon na umuwi ngunit kalaunan ay mangingibang bansang muli dahil hindi pa pala sapat ang naiipon.

Kaya naman Kabayan, kung nasa abroad ka pa at nagpa-plano ka nang umuwi ng Pinas, make sure to ask yourselves first:

  • What do I have to secure before deciding to come home?
  • What should I expect in terms of familial relationship once I come home?
  • How should I handle finances and savings I earned?

Lastly, when can you say that you’re completely ready to come home? Of course, hindi pare-pareho ang sagot ng bawat OFW dito bilang may kanya-kanyang consideration sila. But what does Ms. Myrna has to say about this? Alamin ang tips niya sa third episode of Buhay OFW Special. Panoorin dito:

 

 

We hope this Buhay OFW series became useful for you until you reach the point in your OFW life that you have to prepare for your homecoming. Hindi ka pa man nakakauwi, Kabayan, tandaang hindi natatapos ang pagsubok sa buhay sa pag-uwi lamang. It may be the happiest moment for OFWs’ lives, but know that you will be facing entirely new challenges back home – and you will be able to handle this smoothly.

Ano mang plano mo pag-uwi, always remember: Napakaraming aral at karanasan ang naituro sa iyo ng pagiging OFW. Gamitin mo ito patungo sa iyong tagumpay!

BONUS: Paano ko mase-secure ang pangangailangan ng pamilya kahit na nasa malayo ako?

BeamAndGo was born to help you with this concern, Kabayan! To make sure na sapangangailangan ng pamilya napupunta ang pinaghirapan mong pera, #GroceryRemit is made possible for you thru BeamAndGo !

Sign-up now and start remitting smarter! Let us help you handle your remittances and empower our OFWs to have control of your hard-earned money. Here are the Convenience StoreGas StationSupermarketDepartment StoreFast Food Restaurantand pharmacy merchants na maaari mong maipadala sa pamilya with the help of BeamAndGo!

your family's favorite brandss

You can easily pay for your purchase via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer at kung gusto mong magbayad ng cash, pwedeng-pwede kang pumunta sa remittance centers na tumatanggap ng BDO deposit and through our partners – Pacific Ace (Hong Kong & Macau) and iRemit!

Payment Channels 2019.pngWanna learn more about the smartest way to remit? Don’t hesitate to watch this video!

 

 

 

 

 

Buhay OFW: TOP 4 smartest gift ideas to surprise your loved ones with!

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Papalapit na ba ang kaarawan ng iyong inaanak?

Graduating with honors ba si Ate o Kuya?

O gusto mong 24/7 connected kay Nanay at Tatay even you’re miles away?

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APPRECIATION – tunay na nakakagalak ng puso para sa mga overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) ang bawat achievements at magagandang balita na natatanggap nila mula sa mga minamahal sa Pilipinas. Hindi nga ba’t ito ang isa sa mga motivation ng ating mga Kabayan para patuloy na kumayod, malayo sa piling ng pamilya?

That’s why in return to their loved ones’ achievements, OFWs make sure to give gifts as rewards and token of appreciation – bukod pa sa pagsuporta sa pangangailangan ng pamilya. But in reality, it’s the other way around dahil kung tutuusin, these achievements are actually the family member’s way to be thankful of their loved ones’ hard work abroad!

In short- these modern heroes are the one who are supposed to be rewarded, pero dahil sa labis na pagmamahal ng ating mga Kabayan, they’re very much willing to spend for gifts out of their hard-earned money.

Still, does this mean you should spend big-time just to send gifts back home? BeamAndGo says NO!

Gadgets Launching.jpgTo save our OFWs from the hassle, stress, thinking and over-spending on what to give your loved ones, BeamAndGo offers you the NEWEST OPPO SMARTPHONES and HUAWEI SMARTPHONES na pwedeng ninyong ipadala sa minamahal ninyo anywhere sa Pinas, DISCOUNTED PA until March 31, 2019!

GIFT IDEA #1: HUAWEI Y6 2018

Looking for competitive quality but affordable smartphone for your loved ones? HUAWEI Y6 2018 is the right device for you!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 5.7-inches, S-IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0
  • Processor: 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
  • Storage: 16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Main Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Available colors: Black and Blue

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Full view display, face unlock capability, powerful speaker, camera quality

GIFT IDEA #2: HUAWEI Y6 PRO 2019

Does your loved one need a phone upgrade that won’t blow your budget? Surely, Huawei Y6 Pro 2019 won’t disappoint you!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 6.9 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6761 2.0GHz quad-core
  • Storage: 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • Main Camera: 13MP
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3020 mAh battery

Available colors: Black and Blue

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Face unlock capability, low light photography, Huawei Supersound (loud speaker good for music and movies)

GIFT IDEA #3: OPPO A7

Advanced tech design, excellent dual rear camera with 4230mAh battery capacity that frees you from the concern of battery drain! All of these you can get at an affordable price with OPPO A7!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 6.2″ 19:9 HD+ 1520 x 720 pixels
  • OS: ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm) Octa-core Cortex-A53
  • Storage: 32GB
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Main Camera: 13 MP, f/2.2, AF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 16 MP
  • Battery: 4230 mAh battery

Available colors: Glaring Gold and Glaze Blue

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Selfie Camera, Bigger Battery

GIFT IDEA #4: OPPO A3s

Let us help you deliver happiness to your family with this budget-champion phone that gives great value for your money! Give your loved one this top-selling phone with long-lasting battery and impressive camera with OPPO A3s!

 

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Features:

  • Display: 6.2″ 19:9 HD+ Full-screen Display”
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450, Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 506
  • Internal Storage : 16GB ROM Memory : 2GB RAM
  • Camera Front : 8 MP, f/2.2 Camera
  • Dual Rear : 13 MP, f/2.2, AF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
  • Battery :Non-removable Li-Ion 4230 mAh battery

Available Colors: Red and Dark Purple

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS: Dual Camera, Bigger Battery

WHAT OUR OFW BEAMERS SAY

OPPO - Harold Minguillan.jpgBagong release pa lamang ang OPPO and Huawei SmartPhones sa BeamAndGo, isang overseas Filipino na agad ang nag-regalo sa partner niya dito sa Pilipinas.

Mr. Harold purchased OPPO A3s with the help and assistance of BeamAndGo’s friendly Sales Representatives who guided him from the beginning until the phone was delivered door-to-door to his beneficiary!

HOW TO AVAIL OF OPPO AND HUAWEI SMARTPHONES AT BEAM AND GO:

PHONE INFOR

log inSince BeamAndGo was born to help, registration here is FOR FREE! Simply visit our website www.beamandgo.com and click the “SIGN UP FOR FREE” button. You only need to provide some of your details (full name, location overseas, profession, valid email address and mobile number). Once you’re done, makakatanggap ka ng email from us na successful ang iyong registration. It will only take 2-3 minutes to register, less hassle lang ‘di ba?

Next thing to do is LOG IN your BeamAndGo username and head over to our STORE PAGE. Scroll down and choose the phone unit and color that your want to purchase for your loved ones!

Second to the last step is you need to fill in your beneficiary’s FULL NAME, MOBILE NUMBER, and COMPLETE ADDRESS. Be careful lang sa pag-fi-fill in ng details para siguradong matatanggap kaagad nilang ang iyong regalong smartphone.

Payment Channels 2019 updatedLast step is you can now proceed to checkout. Don’t forget to enter the PROMO CODE to redeem your discount! You can pay via credit card, debit card (PayPal), online bank transfer at kung gusto mong magbayad ng cash, pwedeng-pwede kang pumunta sa remittance centers na tumatanggap ng BDO deposit and through our partners – Pacific Ace (Hong Kong & Macau) and iRemit!

Here’s a tip: Tumuktok lamang sa aming Facebook page para sa discount codes!

When everything is processed, BeamAndGo will ship your order to the address of your beneficiary. YES! Ganoon lang kadali, Kabayan! Hassle free na, nakamura ka na, nasorpresa mo pa ang iyong minamahal sa Pinas. Talagang hindi problema ang distansya basta naka-BeamAndGo ka!

Disclaimer

  1. Delivery Policy
    • Delivery in Metro Manila: 2-3 business days
    • Delivery in Luzon: 3-7 business days
    • Delivery in Visayas and Mindanao: 7-10 business days
  2. In Warranty Policy
    • Phones – 12 months
    • Headphones, battery, charger and other accessories – 6 months
    • As part of OPPO guidelines, all phones will have to be pre-registered for warranty before the delivery. Click here to read more.

So ano pa ang hinihintay mo? Perfect na pang-regalo ito lalo na ngayong paparating na ang graduation ng mga bata! Subok na rito sa BeamAndGo at simulan na ang wais na pag-sorpresa sa minamahal mo, dagdag pa ang mas wais pagpapadala ng iyong perang kinikita!

BONUS: Do you also want to make sure na sa pangangailangan ng pamilya napupunta ang pinaghirapan mong pera? Huwag kayo mag alala dahil pwede ka ring mag-#GroceryRemit thru BeamAndGo ! Here are the Convenience StoreGas StationSupermarketDepartment StoreFast Food Restaurantand pharmacy merchants of BeamAndGo!

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Wanna learn more about the smartest way to remit? Don’t hesitate to watch this video!