There are already many articles on this, and I read somewhere that all these can be boiled down to three: religion, family, money. I will write about each one in a separate post. Much has been said about these things, but I will try to contribute to the discussion with our own experiences. Other articles… Continue reading Things to discuss before entering into a cross-cultural relationship: Religion (Part 1)
We sometimes get asked what language we speak with each other, given that Scott and I are not from the same country. English is the answer. A follow-up question that we got asked once is what language we speak when we fight, implying that it’s hard to express yourself fully in any other language than… Continue reading Secret Language: Navigating language differences in a cross-cultural partnership
Actually, this post is more like…NOT celebrating holidays in a cross-cultural household. I read somewhere that one of the good things about being from different cultures is that you can celebrate double the holidays. But in our case, if we’re not in the country, we end up celebrating neither. At this time last year, we… Continue reading Celebrating holidays in a cross-cultural household
This is it! We made it! Anniversary time! High five to the dude! I’m writing this because I want to document my state of mind at this moment that we’re celebrating a milestone. So yes, I agree that celebrating a full year that passed is a milestone. But at the same time I feel that… Continue reading State of the Marriage: First Anniversary Edition
Formally known as menstruation. As with my previous post, you might ask why this is a thing for me. It wasn’t something that merited a lot of thought and attention…until I got married to a Nepali. This week, international media picked up local news on the death of a woman during chhaupadi, which is the… Continue reading Let’s talk about Period!
It’s the tail-end of summer in the Philippines so for the past several weeks, my social media feeds have been filled with photos like the one below. Looking at such photos always made me want to go to the beach, but when we finally did, it was cold! And I’m not used to facing an… Continue reading Beach vibes
This is what marriage looks like, at the moment. We’ve been married for more than half a year now, but have only lived together by ourselves for the past two months or so. And this past few months have been crucial in establishing what our marriage would be like outside of the direct influence of… Continue reading State of the Marriage (Mo 8,Yr 1)