Let’s Not Forget

With catchy slogans like #itsmorefuninthephilippines and the seemingly automatic default coping skill of the mass populace to rationalize, give it up to God (this one, in particular, being my most used strategy as of late), and/or find the silver lining in anything and everything, it can be easy to fall into the idea that life […]

Rice Soldiers

10:30am-11:00am Saturday morning, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, Philippines Anonas Extension across from Savemore. After grocery shopping this morning, I go to a local carinderia to eat lugaw (hot chicken rice porridge). ¬†Because that’s the thing to do after you buy groceries…buy food to eat instantaneously. ¬† Anyways, as I’m ordering, a feel a slight tug […]


If you don’t know your context, SITCHOASSDOWN. First of all, I will start with the understanding that though I have lived and worked amongst the masa in Metro Manila for the past year and some change, I am still and will always be disconnected due in part to my natural aloof personality and my Filipina-Canadian-Americanness. […]