Bongga! Pinay househelper in Kuwait uses free time to create sterling works of art

  • An OFW is getting famous because of her impressive paintings
  • Alylia Grace Cabiza shared she did not study Fine Arts
  • She said she paints only for fun
Image by Alylia Grace Cabiza via Facebook

Who’d say that our modern day heroes aka Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are only good at cleaning?

Well, a household worker in Kuwait just impressed netizens with her brilliant paintings.

Alylia Grace Cabiza is a househelper or “Kadamah” abroad. She is 27 years old, and the second among seven siblings in Kidapawan City.

Her journey is similar to the many stories of our OFWs — they sacrifice to provide a better life for their family in the Philippines.

Working in the Middle East, she said, is not a joke as people there experience restlessness, sleeplessness, and miss their family so much.

Cabiza disclosed via The Filipino Times that she started drawing with tissue paper in order to overcome her loneliness.

Later on, she incrementally bought the proper materials for painting.

“Gabi gabi ako nagpipinta hanggang sa hindi ko na namalayan marami-rami na pala ang mga obra ko na nakikilala na sa social media. Hindi ko po inaasahan na makikilala ako dahil dito kasi para sa akin katuwaan ko lang ang pagpipinta.”

[I paint every night. I did not notice that I’ve made a lot, and has garnered attention on social media. I did not expect that I’d be famous because I do painting only for fun.]

Image by Alylia Grace Cabiza via Facebook

She said she is not a Fine Arts graduate. She finished a vocational course in Agriculture, according to OFW Update. Today, she continuously spends time to self-study on painting.

Her friends, Cabiza highlighted, who are artists, helped her learn the craft.

Image by Alylia Grace Cabiza via Facebook

The OFW told her fellow overseas workers that it takes dedication and prayers to get whatever they want.