Indonesia will always be one of my favourite places on the planet. Not because of their beautiful beaches like Bali nor the extraordinary traffic experience in Jakarta but because it is one of the very few countries that is very accepting to Filipino Overseas Workers.
Back in 2003 when nursing was perceived as very in-demand around the world, my mom and my then-employer persuaded me to take the course so that I can go abroad. Half-heartedly, I gave in and after passing the board exam, embarked on processing my papers to go to the United Kingdom. When my visa arrived, it finally hit me – I am leaving my family.