I met a Filipino couple who’s been here more than 20 years, with two kids, 11 and 8, both speaking fluent French, as if there was no trace of Filipino in their tongues. I don’t want to be 50 when my kid is 10. I don’t want to be telling them to stop using the […]

Last night I already turned off the light and was ready to sleep And then, just when you think your eyes are tired enough, your mind isn’t I reminisced and reflected on what had just happened And those conversations at that birthday dinner kept playing in my head And it was about the mum (who’s […]

The years are shorter when we’re older. So I heard from a birthday celebrator today who’s a friend of my sister’s. Her husband was the Elvis fan. Both are Filipinos. But their kids are Dutch or at least raised as such by the environment they were born in. Now I remember my parents back in […]