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FEATURE

Filipino expat Bernie Milan in New York City with the skyscrapers in the background.

EXPAT LIFE

Walking above the clouds

Germany-based Filipina expat Undine Homena-Lasater is an avid mountaineer, who has no plans of climbing Mont Blanc nor the Mt. Everest. “I wouldn’t call myself a mountaineer. I am an outdoors person…

Christmas away from home

At Christmas, we long to be home during this festive and joyous occasion. But for various reasons, some of us are left without a choice, stuck somewhere cold and far.  Seven kababayans…

Adventures in Swahili

Her broken Swahili helped expat writer Agatha Verdadero escape an angry Somalian herder demanding payment for his stolen camels. When it comes to language gaffes, my favourite is that made by President…

How to spot pickpockets in Spain

Before coming to Spain, a friend had warned me against pickpockets plying inside the public transport. That Barcelona and Madrid topped the list of cities in Europe (even the world) with the…

The unwanted call

We, the displaced Filipinos abroad, harbor some fears as we go through our lives outside our beautiful islands. What are the things we fear? Losing our jobs? Our passport? Our cellphone? Afraid…

The horrors of Typhoon Yolanda through the eyes of an expat mother

Eight years ago, Typhoon Yolanda (or Typhoon Haiyan), one of the strongest storms ever recorded, ravaged the provinces of Samar and Leyte. A Filipina expat mom relives the harrowing experience she and…