Dear Pregnant Me,

There are a lot of practical things I could tell you about bringing up baby. I could tell you all the ways I’ve tried and failed to soothe or feed or put baby to sleep. I could reiterate all the advice I’ve ever gotten - the good, bad and ugly. But I realized if there … Continue reading Dear Pregnant Me,

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I tend to speak very lightly about my own childhood. I've covered that I had a fairly typical toxic Filipino family growing up, one that never made me feel safe being my total self around them. I stopped talking, took every word spoken to me with a grain of salt and was left largely alone … Continue reading mafañagu. birthday. kaadlawan.

Identity, Culture and other musings of a Filipina giya Guåhan

So I've decided to screw the whole "100 days" thing. I clearly don't care enough about the pressure but I do feel a little bit more confident that I'll be motivated to write more.  As a child, I visited the Philippines 3 times and I barely remember the first one. My upbringing didn't allow me … Continue reading Identity, Culture and other musings of a Filipina giya Guåhan