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

EXPAT LIFE

Missing brides and dancing beds: tales of a Kenyan wedding

I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I have attended weddings in Kenya. It’s not that I’ve never received invitations, it’s just that those few were…

Learning about life in Dubai

Geneva Liz Isaac had lived a pampered life before she moved to Dubai. But the UAE’s capital turned her into an adult and taught her some of life’s biggest lessons. My alarm…

To Singapore and beyond

Kay Monteclaro writes about expat life in Singapore from the point of view of Filipino architects working and living in the city state, and why no matter how much they wanted to…

Of faith, Karak tea and delivery: Why I love living in Dubai

Dubai-based Filipina expat Amylou Lopez Dy-Lim shares the things she loves about Dubai. Number 6 might just surprise you. Google “things I like about Dubai” and you will get about 310,000,000 results. The collection…

Work diversity Christina
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…