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The Unusual Suspects: Lena Cruz

Filipino-Australian actress Lena Cruz, star of SBS Australia´s hit series The Unusual Suspects, talks about expat life, pursuing a creative career and standing up to bullies. Recalling her childhood in the Philippines,…

puto at dinuguan
Column: Living without puto and dinuguan

Can you imagine life without Filipino food? As a Filipino expat living in Kenya, where Pinoy food is not readily available, our columnist Agatha Verdadero has learned to embrace the local cuisine,…

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…

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…

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