How Filipinos Can Work as a Direct Hire in the Maldives

The Maldives is a tiny country consisting of little islands. It is located in the Indian Ocean south-west of Sri Lanka and India. This paradise island country is a famous holiday destination for many tourists all around the world because of its fine white sand beaches and crystal clear blue waters. The capital city is…

JOURNEY BACK HOME: AN OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKER’S STORY

My one-year work contract with Cocoon Resort Maldives as a resident singer ended in March 2020 but because of the Covid-19 pandemic there was a lockdown and all business establishments and resorts were closed including Cocoon Resort. There were no domestic and international flights. I was supposed to transfer to my new job as a…

Quarantined Life in the Island

I was working as a Marketing Officer in a big transport company in Davao when I read a job posting on social media from my former agent. He posted that he urgently needs a singer in a resort in the Maldives. I became interested since I have worked before in the Maldives twice as a…

24 Things To Do In An Island of Maldives for One Year

I am a Filipina singer working in a small island resort in Maldives. It is my first time to work outside of the Philippines. My musician partner and I will be working here in Maldives for one year (or more). We arrived here in Meedhupparu Island, Maldives on September 21, 2014. This island has a…

Maldives: A Dream Come True

I have always dreamed of staying in an island with very fine white sand and crystal clear seawater. I imagined myself relaxing under the shade of a coconut tree looking out to the calm sea on a very nice sunny weather. This island is secluded and only a few people can come because going and…

Rediscovering Makati

I was in Makati in 2002 working as an Account Executive in a small cabling company for six months. After that, I went back to my hometown Davao because life was hard for me in Makati. Back then, standard of living was high and my salary was low. I was only renting a bedspace in…