DIARY NI GRACIA - A soft place to land for the battle weary OFW.
During our first night as a family here in the Philippines, we went out to buy some baby stuff in the next town (they have a newly opened supermarket with reasonable prices) and my immediate reaction was to get my wallet where my Civil ID is. But when my aunt handed me peso bills, it was then that I realized there’s no need for the Civil ID because I am in the Philippines! Read more →
Next was our 9 hours 30 minutes travel from Doha to Clark International Airport in Pampanga. Upon announcement that we are nearing Clark International Airport, Filipinos aboard the plane couldn’t help but be jubilant and cheering all over! Read more →
My friend and I have been catching up on social media about his homecoming to the Philippines after 3 years here in Kuwait. He first came in May 2011, after a year his wife was granted family visa. Their baby boy was born more than a year ago, a little bundle of joy with a Civil ID card. Read more →
**The following poem is an original by Rumi as translated by Coleman Barks
Who Says Words With My Mouth?
All day I think about it, then at night I say it.
Where did I come from, and what am I supposed to be doing?
I have no idea.
My soul is from elsewhere, I’m sure of that,
and I intend to end up there. Read more →