She grew up in California and lived for a few years in Seattle. Now, Amber Folkman is raising her kids in another part of the globe – in Manila, a heavy populated city in the Philippines.
High temperatures, sweet mangoes, and crazy modes of transportation are what greeted them when they moved to the country back in 2009. The Philippines is where these little kids learned priceless life lessons that can serve as a compass throughout their lives.
We are all connected.
Filipino people have strong bonds with their families and the society.
According to Amber, she’s lucky to be surrounded by kind, cheerful neighbors and friends who see them as their own family. The kids will not seek any attention because a ‘tita’ (auntie) or ‘tito’ (uncle) is always lovingly tickling their cheeks all the time. She also says hearing the kids say ‘kuya’ (elder brother) or ‘ate’ (elder sister) to an adult is so heartwarming.
Happiness is what makes us complete.
“Its more fun in the Philippines” is the country’s slogan, and it is indeed true. The challenge of riding a jeepney or a tricycle are adventures that cannot be seen elsewhere.
Seeing an armed security guard cheerfully giving a high five to a kid is something that you may not always witness in other countries.
Filipinos are generally known for their warm smiles and friendly greetings.
Amber’s kids love eating fried galunggong (round scad) with rice and eating using bare hands, Filipino-style.
The kids have gotten used to the country so much that the eldest can switch his accent depending on who he is talking to (Filipinos or non-Filipinos) while the youngest kid learned his body parts in Filipino first before in English.
These three “Pinoy” boys will always know that they are world citizens and that life is greater than a country or culture.
They may not have a passport to show that they are Filipinos yet but the country will always be in their hearts.
Kudos to you, Amber, for raising your children right.
A Photographer’s Chilling Capture Of Ukraine’s Serial Killers’ Gazes
I won’t mind staying out of their line of sight, please.
Independent photographer David Tesinsky, known for depicting controversial and unusual social topics through his photo series, embarked on another evocative photo-documentary, this time, in a prison in Kharkiv, east of Ukraine. Those who have seen his latest photos describe the portraits chilling.
Tesinsky, writing in an article entitled “I’ve Photographed the Gaze of Serial Killers In A Prison In Ukraine”, shared that the Kharkiv jail had more leeway for those incarcerated. The penitentiary for the worst criminals in Ukraine allows weddings of prisoners inside its walls, provides TV for each convict and offers a room for rent for those who want private time with their lovers.
Together with Ukrainian journalist Oleksiy Naumenko, Tesinsky photographs the looks of evil. Locked behind bars, his camera captures the faces of men and women convicted of killing strangers, policemen and family members - one of them guilty of murdering 29 people.
Check this gallery and gaze into the eyes of these killers, all of whom are serving life sentences....
Tibetan Girl’s Unconventional Beauty Shakes the Modeling World
Her look is so different, “out of this world” is a more fitting description for her.
Right now, when you say "supermodel," you immediately think of Kendall Jenner or the Hadid sisters, Gigi and Bella. They may differ when it comes to looks, but they are still considered conventional by modeling standards. Now a new model comes in and her look is so different, and some say "out of this world" is a more fitting description for her.
Tsunaina, who hails from Tibet and is currently living in the UK, has beautiful slanted eyes, gorgeous pouty lips, chiseled jawline, and lots of beauty marks scattered all over her lower face....
Kat Von D Sparks Controversy After Saying She’ll Raise Her Child Vegan – And Without Vaccinations!
“This is my body. This is our child. And this is our pregnancy journey.”
Known to many as a tattoo artist, a reality TV star and a cosmetics entrepreneur, Kat Von D has recently announced her pregnancy and then proceeded to share how she plans to raise her unborn child. Apparently, she’s looking forward to raising a vegan – and she doesn’t want any vaccinations for her baby.
Netizens have since been divided about the subject but one mommy blogger stood out from the rest as she shared her own tragic experience. According to her, her son had a really tough battle with mumps....