Month: November 2014

This Is What Some American Born Filipinos Might Never Understand

I’ve always felt extremely fortunate that I was born into a family that had already established itself abroad. I always knew from a very young age that I would not completely grow up in the Philippines, and for that I have always been grateful especially knowing how hard life can be there. What I am even more thankful about is the fact that I spent my early formative years in the Philippines in a somewhat provincial setting that allowed me to witness the real, true reality of this country.


This latter half of the year has been proving to be another time of realization for me. Or, in a sense, more of a reflection. Every now and then, I get hit like a brick with the damnedest two words we could ever speak: What if?