Of Lemons and Lemonade

Sometime end of September, my friend, Lily C. Fen, got in touch with an offer to write for Roots & Wings, the Filipino quarterly magazine in Europe that was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in August 2009. The prospect of writing while on sick leave is daunting, not only because I haven’t written in a while,Continue reading “Of Lemons and Lemonade”

Bending Without Breaking: Book Launch

The small conference room adjacent to the Refomierte Kirche Bern looked like a typical Pinoy household frantically getting ready for a fiesta. I had never seen a much bigger huddle of Filipinos since arriving in Switzerland in 2015. The community was there to help us launch “Bending Without Breaking,” the brainchild of some of theContinue reading “Bending Without Breaking: Book Launch”

Schengen Visa (Swiss Visa) Application for Philippine Passport Holders

Some years ago, I had the privilege of visiting Europe and some of its countries. With much attention to detail, to the point of being obsessive-compulsive, I was able to process my application with ease. I applied at the Embassy of Switzerland in the Philippines because Switzerland was my point of entry and it was where I spent the majority ofContinue reading “Schengen Visa (Swiss Visa) Application for Philippine Passport Holders”