1. Jenny Agcaoili Dimaano
    July 30, 2017 @ 12:09 pm

    Nice read. Looking forward to reading more.??????

  2. Eldon Sarte
    August 3, 2017 @ 7:21 pm

    Thanks Jen! I’ll certainly be doing more. You may like some older blog posts I’ve done in the meantime.

  3. Menchu
    August 7, 2017 @ 7:53 am

    This is great Eldon! We left Manila in ’85. Went back in ’86 and 87 and that was it. I miss everything about it and if you recall Miren and I always had difficulty with tagalog because we grew up in Canada….I swear my parents were gypsies then…never stuck to one country. Fortunately for us, it gave us more perspective and respect for the Filipino language as well as English. I imagine going back now will be easier because we made lifelong friends there. One’s that could never be replaced. When we first arrived in the Philippines it was 1978 -79 and Miren, myself and Anton were lost. We knew nothing of tagalog and mom and dad plopped us in San Agustin expecting to pick up the language in a few months……that didn’t happen and for a long time Miren was my best friend (still is) because no one really wanted to hang out with tisays lol. Anyway, love this blog and keep it going. Your thoughts about the languages and the changes are interesting and very familiar!

  4. Eldon Sarte
    August 7, 2017 @ 11:30 am

    Thanks Menchu! Didn’t realize you and Miren hadn’t been here that long yet when I first met you in school. Your local language skills should’ve been a clue. 🙂

    I guess you can thank your parents that you are now best friends with your sis. The rest of us just put up with our siblings. haha

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