Diaspora

Shortly after the inception of this blog, a friend of mine who is a journalist (who by the way is the one who encouraged me to blog), and who writes for the Manila Standard Today (a newspaper in the Philippines), asked me to send articles for their newspaper. They have a section called “Diaspora”, where they request “essays by Filipinos living, working or studying abroad, to reflect on any aspect of their life in a foreign land.”

Though I have trepidation at first, but the Opinion Editor of the newspaper herself, whom I also came to know, persuaded me too to contribute essays, as she said that the theme of my blog is the very essence of their Diaspora section. She is by the way, the one who polishes, edits, and makes my articles “newspaper worthy.”

Here are my published articles (click open to read) in Manila Standard Today:

Weather You Like It or Not

Do You Speak English?

Against Florante’s Advice

Pinoy Pilgrims and Thanksgiving

I’m Dreaming of a Warm Christmas

Over Sarsi and Hopia

Luneta, Cradle of My Childhood

A Disoria Suit and a Recto Resume

Sing Me Back Home

Losing the Healer’s Touch 

Beyond our Shores

The Language of Grief

Puto Rounds

Tour of Duty

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