Country, News, Philippines

12 “Only in the Philippines” Moments

12 'Only in the Philippines' moments I have and can remember. Some are endearing, some are shocking, but all of them are definitely 'Only in the Philippines'!

Philippines, Travel Tips and Guides

10 Moments of Reverse Culture Shock in the Philippines

A few years back I had written an article entitled 10 MOMENTS OF CULTURE SHOCK IN EUROPE AS A FILIPINO that had gotten widely popular. What happens though when you lived overseas for a while and come back to your home country? 'Reverse Culture Shock', according to my quick search in Google, is the emotional & psychological distress suffered by… Continue reading 10 Moments of Reverse Culture Shock in the Philippines

Published Stories, Travel Column

The multilingual Filipino

“Hey, what language was that?” Nico, my German friend, asked the moment I put my phone down. I just finished a conversation was with my girlfriend from back home, while Nico and I were sat outside the benches in the Fisher Fine Art, where him and I normally studied. (Also, I just wanted to write… Continue reading The multilingual Filipino

Philippines, Published Stories, Travel Column

The Filipino Identity Crisis

During my travels, I've been constantly approached and asked where I come from. For fun, I make a game out of it to let them guess. Most commonly, I've been perceived to be Thai. I've also been thought to be: Singaporean, Nepali, Kazakhstani, and on rare occasions, Chinese or Japanese.  But never Filipino. When I… Continue reading The Filipino Identity Crisis