Bikol-Batangas blend

Nothing brings me back to my childhood in Bikol like a nice cup of steaming hot coffee. It’s true: My family, by which I mean my extended family on my father’s side—my parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins, all of whom I grew up with—all loved a cup of good coffee. My grandfather, most […]

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‘It’s Christmas na

Welcome to the December #TrailingSpouseStories blog crawl. This month we talk about the dreaded Christmas holidays. Read the stories of other Filipino trailing spouses using the links at the end of this blogpost. It’s Nov. 22 and I haven’t even thought about Christmas. In the Philippines I’d be put in jail—or at least, accused and charged. And […]

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