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


The Filipino identity crisis

Overseas, I’ve been approached numerous times and asked where I come from. When I’m in the mood, I make a game out of it to let them guess. Different answers come out: Thai, Singaporean, Nepali, Kazakhstani, Chinese, Japanese and on one occasion and probably my favorite, Russian. But never Filipino. When I tell them my real identity (like … Continue reading The Filipino identity crisis