I’m reposting this article written by famous chef, author and TV personality, Anthony Bourdain of the CNN show
Unfinished business in the Philippines
Festive spirit prevails despite typhoon, Anthony Bourdain, center, enjoying festivities
- Anthony Bourdain returns to the Philippines with a personal mission
- He looks at the kindness overseas Filipino workers have spread around the globe
(CNN) Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, is not an uncommon thing to hear in my household. Like many children all over the world, my daughter arrived home from the hospital to find a Filipino baby nurse. Vangie was with her from the very beginning of her life, and in time, my daughter came to know her son, her daughter-in law, their kid — and in time, an extended family and friends — in New Jersey, Southern California and the Bay Area. And of course, most importantly, Jacques, Vangie’s grandson, her best friend, from whom she has been inseparable since infancy — her older brother in every way but biological. Partners in crime. If I go back through old photos today, at least half will be of the two of them together.