The rain never stopped yesterday. The whole day is like going to the bathroom and taking a shower. The city landscape is gray. The roads are like a glass window. For some, it is a gloomy day. Another wet and cold day aggravated by the terrible metro traffic.
On the other side, the rain is a blessing. A continuous rain is a continuous blessing of life. Rain cleans the air of pollution and increase the level of oxygen.
In one part of the city, this is what took place in Megatrade. A Blessing was opened the MegaBalikbayan OFW Expo – an event promoting entrepreneurship and business to OFWs and Balikbayan.
The event has more than 250 exhibitors. The exhibitors are showcasing different business opportunities to the OFW and Balikbayan. This is a contrast to what is happening in the lower floors of the venue where a Christmas Sale is going on.
In the event, investment is being promoted and below spending.
Yesterday, the first activity of the event is the awarding of the 2011 Outstanding OFW and Balikbayan Reputation Award (OBRA). An award that aims to recognize OFW and Balikbayan models of inspiration to the following category: Entrepreneurship, Community Builder, Family Builder, Positive Character/Deed, and Work Ethics.
More than the awardees receiving their plaques, the precious moment in the awarding ceremony are the story telling of the awardees on their struggle to be successful and triumphant in the challenges of life.
The awardees stories can energize you to go to greater heights. Their stories can also make you cry and refreshed your soul with the understanding of how human spirit’s power move mountains.
The MegaBalikbayan OFW Expo happens every year and always attracts a lot of visitors and exhibitors. But more than these two elements the event happens to be a strong statement that OFWs and Balikbayan must shift to being entrepreneurs. This is the only path that can ensure sustainability of the quality of life that OFW and Balikbayan have gained.
The event runs today and tomorrow. If you wanted to be inspired or be an entrepreneur then by all means do not miss any moment and be inside the event and basked at the different things that you can see, hear and feel.