A Tooth in My Popsicle: And Other Ebullient Essays on Becoming Filipino

A Tooth in My Popsicle: And Other Ebullient Essays on Becoming Filipino

by David Haldane
A Tooth in My Popsicle: And Other Ebullient Essays on Becoming Filipino

A Tooth in My Popsicle: And Other Ebullient Essays on Becoming Filipino

by David Haldane

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Overview

Ever felt like chucking it all and moving to an island paradise? Award-winning journalist David Haldane and his Filipino wife, Ivy, met on an international dating site. Ten years later, with David laid off from his dream job at the LA Times and frustrated by mounting costs in America, they made the bold decision to move to the Philippine island of Mindanao, where Ivy grew up.

This is the story of that adventure including its tragedies, triumphs, and travails as they slowly build their dream house overlooking the sea, explore the famous surfing mecca of Siargao Island, try to bridge the huge cultural gaps, navigate COVID in a foreign land, and give birth to a child during one of the world's longest and strictest lock downs.

Originally published as a weekly column for Mindanao's leading newspaper, these short essays recount the surprising, spiritual, sometimes frightening, often hilarious, and always entertaining experience of adapting to life in a strange new place.

Required reading for anyone contemplating such a move, or Filipinos wondering what would inspire a foreigner's abiding devotion to their homeland.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781685131111
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 01/26/2023
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

David Haldane, a former Los Angeles Times staff writer, has published two previous books: the award-winning memoir, Nazis & Nudists, and a short-story collection called Jenny on the Street. In addition to his journalism, essays, and short fiction, Haldane has written and produced radio features for which he was awarded a Golden Mike for excellence by the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California.Haldane, along with his wife and two young children, currently divides his time between homes in Joshua Tree, California, and Northern Mindanao, Philippines, where he writes a weekly column for the Mindanao Gold Star Daily.
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