About Us

Young OFW is the brain child of a not so young OFW realizing his other purpose in life.  OFW, by the way, 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.  A Filipino worker whose main purpose in life is to help his family left in the Philippines have a better life.

Working abroad doesn’t always mean work.  We also know how to enjoy life and live life to the fullest!

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

Disclaimer:  The owner of this site is not affliated with any companies mentioned on the site, unless specified and do not earn any commission from any of them.

About the Author:


Carlo Madrid or as he’s fondly called by his closest friends, Caloy, had graduated from one of the best universities in the Philippines.  A year after he graduated, he embarked on a journey he thought he was destined to do, to be an OFW.  Since 2007 he has been working in one of the biggest hotels in Macau and has been exposed to different cultures and traditions of other countries other than the Philippines.  Happily married now and is on his way to travelling the world and sharing it with people.

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Yours truly,

CBM, the young OFW

139 thoughts on “About Us

  1. 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!


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

  2. 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. 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!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog on my quest to become a japnese veggie expert! I look forward to reading more posts from you!!

  4. 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!

  5. 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 😃

      1. Just noticed that I commented as ‘anonymous’. Sorry! That’d be the troubled connection with my wifi earlier. I’m Aiza from Life is Such 😀

  6. Thanks for liking a post that leads me to discover your blog. You have a lovely blog and I’m excited to hear more of your stories 🙂

  7. 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.

    1. 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? 😀

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

    1. you should really come one day! Macau is extraordinary! 😀

      Thank you. looking forward to your future entries.


      1. That sound nice. I seldom post on my blogsite because I run out of topic too.But I really wanted to post topics with relevant issues, something that can create awareness. 😁

        1. Me too, but it’s hard to be profound sometimes, though, i tried. haha.
          why not start with the upcoming Ph elections related topics?

  11. Hey Carlo!

    Thanks for liking my post 🙂 You can try Cantonese, I think people in Macau speaks Cantonese too hahaha.


  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Thanks for visiting my site Kabayan! Any tips for my next Macau trip will be highly appreciated 🙂

  15. Hi there > Cheers for dropping by. My Chinese is still crap after all these years. Happy to share your rants from across the country.

          1. 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

          2. My teacher can’t comprehend why i can’t even have a basic grasp of it. foreign language is definitely my waterloo. 😄

  16. I just started bringing my blog here in WordPress buddy! @youngofw. Thank you for the likes. Proud Filipino here! 🙂 May you have a meaningful week as we end this Lent Season. God bless!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. even though i simply moved from the usa deep south to the west coast, i feel as though i’ve moved abroad, too…

  20. 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.

  21. Thanks for stopping by A Photo’s Worth. Looking forward to hearing more about Macau.

  22. 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 🙂

      1. No no, I now live in England. I am 50% portuguese on my mother’s side and I have lived in Portugal too.

  23. 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! 🙂

  24. Thank you for following my blog! I followed you back, and although I’ve only been looking through your posts for a few minutes, I’m already loving what you’ve got!

  25. 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.

    1. 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. 😀

  26. 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$

  27. Isa ka pong bayani! Salamat po sa paglike ng mga posts ko. I will definitely check out yours 🙂

  28. 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.

    1. Thank you sir! I wish you goodluck in finding a job a here. you’ll definitely love Macau! that’s for sure.

  29. 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 =)

    1. 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.

  30. Thank you for dropping my page and hitting like to one of my post. :)You have an amazing blog articles. I will read all of them once I have enough time. Happy Blogging 🙂

  31. 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.

    1. 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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