BY ANNE QUINTOS
Just like falling in love, living abroad isn't as easy as it looks. Here are some of the many things that you need to prepare yourself for.
#1 How your paycheck shrinks with local rates
#2 How much you've been pampered
You think life back home is complicated? Give that a second thought. Overseas, you can say goodbye to that tender loving care from your family. Making breakfast, doing your laundry, paying the bills...well, you need to do it all by yourself.
#3 How Philippine politics is too absurd
#4 How kickass you are
#5 How strong your desire is to come home
After a few months abroad, you'll miss a lot of things that are very Filipino. Food, local TV, your old tambayan, conversations with fellow Filipinos, and so much more.
Believe us when we say that this desire can grow and fire up at some point in your overseas journey. It's a good thing. Just be sure that you are prepared for it when you've decided to come home.