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

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Culture shock: Working in Kenya

A Filipina teacher landed a top job in a Kenyan college only to find out that the country’s working culture does not align with her values. Agatha Verdadero writes from Kenya. When…

The Loneliest Summer

Untitled articles of my year in León: Part Three In the last part of his memories of Leon, Pecky Dolores tells us his loneliest time in the city, spending summer alone, giving…

Turkish tea with the Turkish flag
A cup of Turkish hospitality

A Filipina expat teacher learns how to drink Turkish tea and discovered how the country’s culture and hospitality is anchored on it. I arrived in Turkey in the summer of 2008. It…

Old people sunbathing on a beach in Breskens, Zeeland
Summer in Holland (for a Pinay expat mom)

Summer. This season brings out so many childhood memories of growing up in Marinduque, one of the 7,100 islands in the Philippines. Summer is one of the only two seasons in the Philippines, and…

10 Things Pinoys need to know about Kenya

Our Nairobi-based columnist Agatha Verdadero has been living in Kenya for two decades. Yet she’s still convincing Filipinos that Kenyans don’t live in mud huts. In this article, she shares with us…

A failed job hunting in Barcelona

Together with a friend, our EIC Nats Sis Villaluna went to Barcelona to look for a summer job. They came back with a tan. Read about their hilarious job hunting adventure from…