December 8, 2022

A Philippine Thanksgiving

By David Haldane Dec. 8, 2022     It was like all the other Thanksgivings I’ve experienced in my life. Except, instead of turkey, a roasted […]
December 1, 2022

Gringos Get Gone!

  By David Haldane December 1, 2022   The irony is stunning. Mexicans want Americans to stay away. And, if they’re already in Mexico, well, they’d […]
August 25, 2022

Invisible

By David Haldane August 25, 2022     Let me confess something right up front: I didn’t begin noticing Filipinos until I married one. Now, 14 […]
October 14, 2021

Zoom Wedding!

By David Haldane Oct. 14, 2021   The bride looked radiant in her glowing white gown. Directly behind her sat Mom and Dad; she beaming proudly […]
September 30, 2021

Never Enough

By David Haldane Sept. 30, 2021   The more I know about him, the less I like him. His name is Jose Antonio Vargas; a Filipino […]
September 9, 2021

American Sins

By David Haldane Sept. 9, 2021     The line in the newspaper wrenched my gut. “Sitting on a pile of sandbags outside the family compound,” […]
September 2, 2021

Back on Track

By David Haldane September 2, 2021   His excitement was palpable. “Daddy,” he announced from the dimly lit screen of my cell phone, “I made a […]
August 26, 2021

Falling from the Sky

By David Haldane August 26, 2021     The video is shocking. In it, one clearly sees two dots—later identified as human beings—falling to their deaths […]
August 12, 2021

No Place Like Home

By David Haldane August 12, 2021   The moment was sweet. Hunkered down in my office, I heard a commotion downstairs and decided to investigate. There, […]
July 29, 2021

Stuck Behind Walls

By David Haldane July 29, 2021     It could be worse, of course. I could be without Internet, TV and a view of the construction […]
July 15, 2021

Love Postponed

By David Haldane July 15, 2021     It all seemed so easy at first. Jared and Rei met online at a dating site called OkCupid; […]
April 8, 2021

Crossing Borders

By David Haldane April 8, 2021   One of the happiest days of my life was the one in which my Filipino fiancé arrived in America. […]