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My Pinoy Life in Sydney
Aug31

My Pinoy Life in Sydney

Robert Monico A. Gualberto Jr.   Can you briefly recount briefly why you moved there? I arrived here in October 2011. The primary reason why I moved to Sydney is to study Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu (LCB). I chose Australia because this is the only branch of LCB that offers industry placement, which is similar to what they call in the Philippines as OJT or on-the-job-training. Once we are finished, we will be LCB graduates,...

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Kabayan Starter Guide to Living in the UAE
Jun18

Kabayan Starter Guide to Living in the UAE

A Kabayan Starter Guide By Kieth Walter Ayuso     Living in the UAE where there is no income tax can be a dream for some Filipinos back home. While we savor the lifestyle in the emirates, let us not forget some basic essentials that should guide us as we venture into a life away from EDSA traffic and Manila pollution.   Here’s a guide for kabayans who are in the UAE for the first time.   Do not be picky when job...

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Filipino Geneva: My Pinoy Life in Geneva
Apr30

Filipino Geneva: My Pinoy Life in Geneva

Filipino Geneva: My Pinoy Life in Geneva By PA Escalante My love affair with the written word began with the love affair I had with the world. At the age of 9, we were whisked off to the land of dreams–the United States. Then at the age of 13, we moved again to the land of the seven sands–the United Arab Emirates. Then we just kept moving and moving after that.     Before arriving in Geneva, Switzerland where I am now, my...

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USAPANG ILLUSTRADO: What Is The Best Thing About Working And Living Abroad?
Oct28

USAPANG ILLUSTRADO: What Is The Best Thing About Working And Living Abroad?

  The Philippines has one of the largest diasporas in the world. Just what is it exactly about working abroad that appeals so fabulously to us Filipinos?  What Is The Best Thing About Working And Living Abroad?   MARY JANE MIRANDA- USA The best thing about living and working abroad is that it gives you greater opportunities for supporting your loved ones back home. That is certainly my experience. In the Philippines, my...

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Life After the Desert: Leaving and Learning from the Experience
Oct05

Life After the Desert: Leaving and Learning from the Experience

By Didi Paterno-Magpali   The angry evening sun blazed and seared my thighs as our rental car drove through the flat lands of North Texas, a stark contrast from the hilly forests of Atlanta, Georgia, our gateway into America. “Ang init! (It’s hot!)” I exclaimed to my husband, who had his sunglasses on to shield him from the highway glare. The heat reminded me so much of our former home, Dubai. We thought we had escaped the harsh...

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