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Philippines has about 120 to 175 languages, including Filipino and English which are considered to be the country’s official languages, but aside from these 2 languages, it is very common now to a lot of Filipinos everyday conversations to use the “beki” lingo, beki is a colloquial word for gay.

18 days from today, it’ll be Christmas day and aside form putting up our tree and setting up some Christmas décor around our house, I have not made any other preparations yet. Considering that in September, I spent so much time customizing a Christmas calendar for myself, it isn’t cool to think that it seems like I will still end up being one of those moms who are trying to beat the Christmas rush or worse, I will end up doing the last minute shopping.

After saying our night prayer, my 6-year old daughter, asked me what does Holy Week means, she told me that she heard “Holy Week” a lot of times already but she cannot understand why we call a week as holy…

Kababayan is the Tagalog word for a fellow countrymen; a fellow Filipino.

A Filipino Immigrant’s Realization

Canada has been “home” for our family for a decade now and if I were to go back to that year when I am still deciding whether I should complete our application for skilled immigrant through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program, I will still take the same path.

To celebrate my work anniversary with my current job, I thought of sharing something that is work-related. After a few years of working in Canada, I had numerous discoveries (and learning) about Canadian workplace, including some work practices that I have learned to adapt in the past 8 years.

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About Us

Momsiecle is short for Momsie’s Circle. As our family start a new chapter of our lives in Winnipeg in 2009, I also started to write about my challenges and triumphs in Canada as an immigrant, my mommy stories, my everyday life experiences and everything in between. Enjoy your visit!

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