OFWs aren’t called ‘modern-day heroes’ for no reason. They work to the bone and endure living away from their families for several years, sometimes even decades. Their efforts and sacrifices, in part, helps the economy through the remittances they make.
They are able to do this because of their focus and determination, but more importantly, their support system back home. This focus and determination does not only remain as a state of mind but manifests as diligence to save up and explore new ventures to earn additional income. What’s interesting about the OFW we will feature in this post is that even when she’s already earning significantly more than people in the Philippines do, she did not stop there. Instead, she continued to explore ways on how to increase her earnings and save up for their dream house. If you’re interested to know how she did this, keep on reading until the end of this post.
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After 9 Years of Working and Saving Up Abroad, This Hong Kong OFW Builds Her Dream House
Like most Filipinas who go to work in Hong Kong or other parts of the world, Mylene Dinglasan has a family she had to leave behind so that she can provide better for them and secure their future, especially for their only son, who’s almost a young man now.
Seeing how it’s not enough to just work weekdays as an OFW in Hong Kong, Mylene set aside some money to fund her other business ventures, a buy-and-sell racket online – selling jewellery items – and a small piggery and chicken farm back home, which her husband manages. In doing so, she is able to earn more from some of the money that she has worked hard for in Hong Kong.
Mylene, indeed, is hardworking, creative, and resourceful, but she credits these things to the love and support of her husband and son, who lets her do what she wants to build the kind of future that she dreams for them. And so she did.
Though it took her quite some time to save up – nine years to be exact – she was able to build her dream house, where she and her small family can spend the rest of their lives in. The construction of the house began in January 2019 and was completed in April 2019. Overall, the house, which has a modern interior and vibrant exterior, cost them Php 1.3 million to complete.
Here are some of the photos of the house’s interior and exterior design:
Catch the complete vlog here posted via MommyKayne Vlog/YouTube:
Congratulations, Mylene! You are indeed such an inspiration to all Filipinos including those based overseas of how your dedication, diligence, and love for family, can inspire you to go the distance (ang long years – almost a decade!) to achieve your goals and fulfil your dreams. We hope that more OFWs will be inspired by your story so that they can dream bigger and work harder with a vision and goal in life!