UPDATED: January 10, 2014
Kamusta ka? Keefik? How y’all doin’?
My name is Didi Paterno-Magpali: writer, blogger and OFW – Overseas Filipino’s Wife. Yes, I hail from Pearl of the Orient, the tiny archipelago that could, home of famous boxer Manny Pacquiao, infamous historic shoe fiend Imelda Marcos, and pristine white sand tropical beaches, and, now, favorite pathway of bad-ass super typhoons: the Philippines!
But I don’t live there anymore.
I left my home country in 2011 to join my ex-boyfriend of 9 years, ex-long distance lover and now husband in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (in the Middle East, in case you didn’t know) to start a life together. Oh, and I don’t live in Dubai anymore.
Are you seeing a pattern here?
After two years of eating through the city and swimming through the challenges of being working Filipino expats in the Middle East, we packed our bags and left for the US of A, where The Husband and I have found ourselves a meanwhile wee home in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in the great state of Texas.
Our expat life has been overall delicious, scrumdiddlyumptious, but, seriously, sometimes not so great too. And this blog is all about sharing those stories with you.
Hope you’d stick around for the ride.