Saturday, March 9, 2019
A Caregiver’s Story
Sarah (Sharon Cuneta), a grade school English teacher, joins the 150,000 Pinoy OFWs expireing in the unify Kingdom to support her husband, trip (John Estrada), in making a soften living for their family. More than just a chronicle of the Filipino figure working as nurses and caregivers in the U. K. , this story also charts Sarahs journey to self-discovery from a submissive wife who makes sacrifices to make way for her Teddys aspirations to an empowered woman who finds self-regard and pride in a humbling job as a caregiver in London.The story begins as Sarah says goodbye to her familiar world. afterward finishing an arduous course in caregiving, she bids farewell to the Grade 5 classroom where she teaches English. She buys a winter coat for her son Paulo (John Manalo) and promises he go away use it once she can afford to take him to London. In classifiable Pinoy fashion, she shares tearful goodbyes with her whole family at the airport when she finally leaves for the United Ki ngdom. Sarah arrives in London. At their apartment, she and Teddy share a passionate reunion.In a honeymoon mood, he takes her to the beautiful sights around London. While window-shopping at a famous mall, Sarah meets Sean (Makisig Morales), a spunky Filipino boy, as he tries to steal chocolate bars. After the initial fleeting period of excitement, she experiences the hard challenges any Filipino caregiver faces every day cold weather, dirty work and difficult patients. Meanwhile, Teddy also struggles with the daily grind in the hospital where he works. He is stressed and drinks often because he has failed the nursing ladder twice.Despite the difficulty of adjusting to London purport, however, Sarah faithfully stands by her Teddy. She tries to make the close to of the situation by doing her best at work and earns the respect of Mr. Morgan, a wealthy old man. Teddy is oblivious to her success, however, as he is draped in his own problems with work. Sarah finds solace in her fr iendship with Mr. Morgan and his son David, who seems to assess her more than Teddy does, and with Sean, who eases her longing for her own son. Tension rises between Sarah and Teddy as the stress of London life takes its toll on their marriage.Because of climbing conflict both at work and home, Teddy decides to give up. He tells Sarah that they are sacking back to the Philippines. Sarah finds it very hard to accept Teddys decision. She knows that impedimenting in London is the best thing for their family, because returning to the Philippines would only mean going back to the same problems they had before. Will Sarah choose to remain by Teddys aspect to keep her family intact? Or will she find the strength to stay in London to continue seeking a better life for her son, even if it means losing her marriage?