Mangoes from Heaven

What to do with all these mangoes in Manila?

Christmas in the Philippines

Christmas this year came in between two long stretches of rain. While many friends and family back home were bundled up for a white Christmas, we were breaking out the umbrellas and boots. We didn’t let that dampen our spirits, though. This was the fourth year we’ve spent the holiday outside of the United States….

The Year of the Volcano

2018 in China marks the Year of the Dog (cool fact: both my son and I were born during the Year of the Dog—and on the 19th day of our birth month). In our family, 2018 also marks the Year of the Volcano (and I don’t just mean our daughter’s explosive tantrums). Without meaning to,…