It was September 7, 2010, when I volunteered to teach my native language (Tagalog) to six spouses of expatriates. Women of different nationalities – Chinese, Swedish, English, Indian, Japanese , a Canadian and myself – met regularly every Tuesdays from 10:00 to 12:00 in the morning which was later moved from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The ladies took turns in hosting the class. I drove to their place in the enclave of the expats which is like a secret garden in the heart of our town. A sumptuous merienda was prepared by the host every meeting, while I brought my white board and marker, together with my desire to share…continue reading..