Tag Archives: Canada

I get to stay in Canada longer

I received my approval to stay in Canada until March 2018. This means I get to stay with my parents and sister and keep on cooking, doing laundry, cleaning, managing their calendar, etc. and being an awesome house-elf but I … Continue reading

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The Pied Piper, Christmas Style

As I was walking home last Thursday, seven scruffy-looking “yagit” kids from the neighborhood accosted me on the road, asking for “pamasko” – the Filipino tradition of caroling for money or presents.  Well, mostly for coins.  It’s a tradition that … Continue reading

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Dear Family in Ottawa

The following are excerpts from my June 5, 2011 letter to family before I left for the Philippines. I decided not to post everything, because some topics were very personal and for family-eyes only. However, I wanted to capture and … Continue reading

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Garlic Roasted Mushrooms With Pasta

Lunch of love I have landed in Canada and been here for almost 21 days now! Although there is much to be said about my wonderful reunion with the family, new sights and sounds, people to meet and places to … Continue reading

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