Is it OK to Swim with the Whale Sharks in Oslob?

It's not an easy question to answer. In recent years there have been quite a few articles and advocates who have encouraged people not to visit the whale sharks in Oslob. In order to have the whale sharks returning to the area daily so that visitors can swim with them, feeders give the sharks fish. This has resulted in the whales having an unnatural amount of contact with humans. The artificial feeding Continue Reading →

Teaching Tagalog to our Kids, Part 2: Batibot

This article is part 2 on resources we have been using to help us teach our son Tagalog while we are living in South Korea and traveling internationally. These resources can help others teaching children Tagalog both in the Philippines and abroad Please check out part 1 here: Teaching Tagalog to our Kids, Part 1: Flashcards and Books Batibot I know what you are probably thinking. "What?! Batibot is still around?" Continue Reading →

Teaching Tagalog to our Kids, Part 1: Flashcards and Books

I’m Canadian, my husband Filipino and our son was born in Korea. We of course want our son to love and appreciate his Filipino heritage and a big part of that is learning to speak Tagalog. By being able to speak Tagalog he will be able to connect with his father’s country and join in conversations with his family and other Filipinos more deeply than if he only spoke English. Continue Reading →

Manila, Philippines for your Next Family Vacation!

Manila is a great place for a family Philippines vacation …really! I know what you’re thinking. It’s busy, crowded and the traffic is bad. There are no beaches. When I told my husband I was going to write a post on why Manila is a great place for a family Philippines vacation he made that same face that you are probably making right now! Which is exactly why I had Continue Reading →