About Us

Young OFW is the brain child of not-so young OFWs realizing their other purpose in life.  OFW stands for Overseas Filipino Worker, overseas workers found in almost all corners of the world.  Wherever you are, chances are, you are being served, assisted, greeted, befriended, and inspired by a Filipino.

Working abroad doesn’t always mean work.  We also know how to enjoy life and live life to the fullest!  Being on a foreign country is an opportunity to explore a strange land, experience other cultures, live like a local, and practice other norms.  It is also a good chance to earn money to help achieve our dream of traveling the world

Hi everyone!  We are Carlo and Lorna Madrid and we are the Young OFWs.

My wife and I met in 2009 and both of us had just started working on separate hotels in Macau.  We both came from the Philippines and it was by chance that we met in a foreign country.  We shared the same passion, passion for traveling, the unknown and the unfamiliar.  Traveling is our way to destress and we made it a point to escape our busy working lives at least once or twice a year.

Outdoor is life, we love it!  Hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities are what we look for whenever we go somewhere.  Walking off the beaten path excites us.  Currently, we still cannot afford to quit our day jobs and travel full time, but it is the goal.

Through this website we would like to share our stories and provide some helpful tips for everyone planning to travel.  We hope to hear from all of you guys and we wish for you to join us here while we discover the world.

Let us all travel together, explore places, meet people from other nationalities, get inspired to work abroad, and most of all “LIVE LIFE.”

Follow us:

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/travelwithyoungofw/

E-mail:  admin@youngofw.com

Facebook Page:  http://facebook.com/youngofw

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  2. juanmacau

    hi so-young-ofw… how long have you been blogging? i am also staying in macau right now. and i would really love to hang out with bloggers like you! i hope we can meet soon, and share stories about macau. i left my email address, i hope i can change emails with you soon!

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    good job with the site. and nice writing too. keep it up!

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    youngofw

    well the site was on hiatus for four years after 2 posts, haha. technically only been active for 5mos i think. tnx for dropping by and yes, hanging out with fellow bloggers sounds good!

    1. juanmacau

      hahaha! welcome back then! where are you working? i actually have projects which aims in helping our fellow filipinos here in Macau, yeah, you’ve read that right, I am a Filipino too. anyway, if you are interested in helping out some information, here’s my blog: juanmacau.com. It is going to be my pleasure to have you as a part of my growing community. mabuhay kabayan! have a great day!

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  4. Jet

    Kabayan, salamat sa pagbisita sa blog ko. Tatay ko po OFW kaya natuwa ako ng makita ko name ng blog niyo po. Tuloy lang po sa pagblog! God bless!

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  5. Anonymous

    Keep going with the random topics…kind of boring to stick to a theme I think! Thanks for visiting my blog and do come by again ya 😃

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  6. spykeyone

    Fascinating. So glad I found your blog. I used to live and work in HK and have been to the Philippines and used to know many Filipinos and absolutely love the people and country. Not the fish heads though. 😉 – Regarding learning Cantonese it’s incredibly difficult. I managed to get up to conversational level but only with huge effort as if there’s one thing Chinese people hate it’s non-Chinese people being able to speak Mandarin/Cantonese. Not sure why and not being racist but they really have a lot of resistance to it.

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      youngofw

      Thank you. Actually in my kind of job, learning their language is a must. I have lots of Chinese friends and they are nice. Nice to hear you have lots of Filipino friends. If you wouldn’t my asking, which country are you in right now? 😀

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  7. jonie

    thanks for liking my post.
    I read one of your blogs, and It was inspiring. I hope one day I’ll be able to work in macau, just to experience it and be independent. 🙂

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  8. michellespagefornonni

    Thank you for liking my post. What an exciting life you have! Living in another country is an adventure, and also takes a certain amount of courage. God bless you.

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  9. cihlleonee

    Hi [enter name here] !
    Your blog looks like it will be really interesting with some good reads. Excited to look through some of your posts and see new ones. Glad you enjoyed my Toulon “snapshot”. I’ll post some more travel things in the future. I have a friend who has lived in Macau for a few years now…looks really beautiful!
    Best wishes!

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  10. Exploring Alura

    Thank you for checking out my daughters site, patiencesblog, and liking her post. Just shy of eight years old and she already has a mind to share her thoughts with the world. I appreciate you taking the time to entertain the thoughts and work of my sweet daughter. It warms my heart to have people around the world contributing to the light of my daughter’s life.

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  12. Louise Terranova

    Hi for some reason your gravatar is not working when I clicked on it when you liked my recent post. I had to google you to find you. Good luck with improving your English it is not an easy language to learn.

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          1. Andy Smart

            I go through waves of hopelessness with the occasional hillock of optimism with my Chinese. Blaaaagh! I’m sure my teacher dreads coming to class

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  13. Juliana Lightle

    Glad you liked my blog post. I had to check this out because I find the idea of living in Macau rather fascinating. I do well to speak some Spanish and I think I will stick with that, especially since friends and some of my favorite places are where people actually speak Spanish.

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  14. Melvin

    We can testify that if is a great to work abroad and soak in different cultures and even languages. Don’t give up and keep learning some Chinese! We learnt Dutch that way too!
    Happy you are getting onto journeys. We hope our sharing can be of use to you too.

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  15. Special K

    Thanks for liking a post on The Expositrix! And good luck with the continuing language struggle; sometimes even with over 20 years of another language, a two-year-old could crush me in terms of articulation.

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  16. DiLava

    Hello!

    I am so excited about reading and keeping up with your blog because of two things: I am 50% Filipino and I was born in Macau! I lived there for 7 years and go back every 3 years 🙂

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  17. teensbabysteps

    Thanks for liking my post! I took my GCSE in Chinese 3 years ago and got an A* but it’s a very hard language to learn, especially remembering all of the characters and things. I can’t remember how to read or write very well though now, just the basics hahah. We speak Chinese at home very regularly but I find that when we go to China, my Chinese improves immensely just by immersing myself in the culture and with the people. Good luck with learning it and everything else! 🙂

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  18. Tar Heel Voyager

    As someone else who has been known to ramble about random things I can appreciate what you are bringing to the table. Thanks for stopping by my blog to show some love! I look forward to what you produce next.

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      youngofw

      OFW stands for Overseas Filipino Worker and nope I am not a croupier, though I am working in a hotel and gambling industry here in Macau. 😀

  19. Marilee Jome

    If you’ll be in the sun make sure get polarized sunglasses… You can see through reflections and they block out the suns rays way more then regular tints. We bought ours at sandy sunglasses for 69$

  20. Peter Nichols

    Hi, Sir! 🙂 It has been a worthwhile experience reading your blog so far. For someone who’s planning to go to Macau and go God-help-me find a job, it’s really helpful. Don’t get tired of writing these things. Thank you!

    PS: If you can include some price range to your resto/pubs/club entries, pretty please do so.

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  21. marie

    Hi! Very nice blog…I learned many things about Macau from your blog…we will be there by October for a short family trip…I hope its okay if I send you email for some question…I am also Filipino Kabayan =)

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      youngofw

      Thank you! can’t seem to open your blog from my phone. did you migrate to self hosting? will check it later on my computer.

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  22. vidaagradecida

    Hello from Costa Rica! Thanks for checking out my blog about my family’s adventures living here! Have you ever visited Costa Rica? My son had a wonderful nurse from the Philippines who worked in the hospital where he was getting treatment for leukemia.

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      youngofw

      I’m sorry to hear about your son, I hope he’s doing well. I’ll include him on my prayers. Never been to Costa Rica but i’ll love to go. I hope one day.

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