Homecomings

I just came back from a month long trip in The Philippines, I’ve actually been back in Budapest almost two full weeks now, but I now just found the time to open my notebook and write something down. Anyway remember when we first arrived here in Hungary? I was lamenting leaving behind my Dog Jeopardy, … More Homecomings

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We’ve Moved!

Hello from Budapest! Yes, we have been posted on assignment. Some months ago (four to be exact), JG was informed that he was going to be assigned here in Hungary. Like most Foreign Service Departments, Diplomat’s like JG also bid for choices among a list of possible openings when he becomes eligible again, and Budapest … More We’ve Moved!

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The Unexceptional Amazing Life of being a Diplomatic Spouse

I can’t believe more than a year has passed since we came home. Truth is I prepared another post about our year back and what I learned from it, but I changed my mind a few days ago. Anyway I realized that I haven’t really written more about being a Diplowife, which let’s face it, … More The Unexceptional Amazing Life of being a Diplomatic Spouse

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Home Sweet Home?

First off, Mabuhay! And hello from my home The Philippines! For my non-Filipino readers, Mabuhay literaly translates to “to live” or “long live” in Tagalog, but we Pinoys often say it as a welcome greeting to visitors or when we start a formal greeting to a crowd. JG and I have now been officially home … More Home Sweet Home?

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One More Week

It is both sad and exciting that in one week JG and I will finally be finishing our first tour of duty as Diplomat and trailing spouse. Our experience between Tripoli and Muscat makes six years feel like a lifetime, but in some way it also feels like that afternoon writing my first post abroad … More One More Week

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Here’s the thing…

… I imagine I am starting to sound annoying every time I start a post on why I haven’t been consistently, well, posting… But I think it’s mostly just me punishing myself about my lack of follow through in maintaining a regular blogging habit. I drive myself crazy thinking about whether or not I should … More Here’s the thing…

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A Year of Accomplishments: The Annual Year-End Review

It is another quiet New Year for me and JG here in Muscat. Back in the Philippines, New Year’s Eve is a boisterous and fun time, filled with fireworks and festive feasts in every home, but here in a Middle-Eastern country the coming of a new year is celebrated in contemplative and serene way. Which … More A Year of Accomplishments: The Annual Year-End Review

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