Being a Filipino Caregiver Overseas

I'm a volunteer care giver. The work load is fcking crazy and the pay is almost nothing. But I'm holding on. I have a one year contract and I'm going to complete it. I won't say it's fun, but it sure has been fulfilling. I was taking a certain Frau to the toilet for the nth time within the last 5 hour shift and I was getting annoyed already (actually I got annoyed on the 2nd time she rolled herself to her room 15 minutes after I cleaned her up!). She is a 94 year old, incontinent elderly Frau who...

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Getting married to a man from the other side of the world brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "culture shock". It will break your heart to pieces when the man you love suddenly loses appetite after you slaved over the stove to make him your favorite fish escabeche. It's not your fault, it's not his fault either. You grew up on different sides of the world, what you are used to eating is totally foreign to him and may or may not make him sick. But don't worry, you'll get it. Little by little. So here the most basic recipe...

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