Philippines

Videoke Extravaganza

Tasks of all sizes, given with imminent deadlines, often times feels like the true Peace Corps spirit. PCVs Jay (Javonni McGlaurin) and Ricky (Ricardo Espitia) also work for the Department of Social Welfare and Development in their respective municipalities. The three of us recently had our cluster meeting and was given a day to create… Continue reading Videoke Extravaganza

Philippines

Square Off or Stand Down

Professional boxers hug each other during a match for a brief respite because fighting is draining. Though most battles fought in life typically are not physical, it can be exhausting just the same. Living in a foreign country, at times, you can feel that boxing type of fatigue from managing the various aspects of integration. I have… Continue reading Square Off or Stand Down

Philippines

Thanksgiving, Classic Dishes, No Oven…Oh My

The recount of our glorious moments in American history demands little effort; conversely, the telling of our travesties requires of me a longer pause for thought. Sitting in the living room, I contemplated how to explain the origins of our Thanksgiving celebration. The disenchanting and delectable duality of its origins plagued me. The mis-telling of… Continue reading Thanksgiving, Classic Dishes, No Oven…Oh My