You know you are in the Philippines…

In the Philippines, most women become Mums in their 20s. Even though the new generation tends to have less children, most of the Filipinas have between 4 and 6 kiddos when they reach 35. Hence, another little cultural shock when I visited a doc this morning: The doc, checking my file “Good morning M’ame Estela! so you are 43?” – Yes. – how many children do you have … Continue reading You know you are in the Philippines…

A (terribly shocking!) moment in time

I have been an expat for the last decade, half of it in Asia. I am quite used to the cultural differences between our continents. Or that’s what I naively thought, before visiting this little Korean supermarket by my home. The shock was immediate! Check what’s written on the Can. It is simply terrible. Not that the maker himself acknowledges that the beverage is “slightly acidic” ( … Continue reading A (terribly shocking!) moment in time