Her first taste of life abroad was in the Middle East. There, she was first confronted with the challenges of being away from her loved ones. Her sense of right and wrong was greatly tested.
Through relatives in Canada, Lily moved to Calgary and became a caregiver. In a span of three years, she witnessed the unusual, interesting, and often hilarious life experiences of other foreign workers who came across her path.
Gaining an open visa is one of the most important achievements in the life of an overseas foreign worker. Having this status, these workers are allowed by the government to pursue any opportunities they desire, including taking on a career of their choice.
Having transitioned from a very conservative society to a very liberal one, the very foundation of her values was shaken. It was in Canada where she learned the importance of exercising the freedom of personal choice. Some workers stray toward more secular lifestyles, but Lily discovered and followed the path toward hope, love, peace, and contentment.
About the Author:
Romeo has been a board member to a number of non-government organizations in Calgary. He has been a local church elder, a coach and leader to a small Filipino group, and a mentor to many other people. Most of his friends regard him as their big brother, but he is also an uncle, a buddy, an associate, a sponsor, and recently even a godparent.
By occupation he is a grain inspector and professional agrologist. He has worked at many jobs over the years as a researcher, speaker, facilitator, consultant, social worker, farm and construction labourer, marketing agent, and janitor.
Romeo lives in Alberta, Canada with his wife and their children.