life in the Philippines

The “Yaya” Dilemma

I need a new nanny!

My current one, who I brought from Iloilo and who has been with my Mom for five years, suddenly needs to go home. Duh!

Finding a trusted yaya is already hard to do. My dilemma is aggravated by the bias attached to my son’s language preference. Nobody seem to want to take care of him when they learn that he only speaks English – not Taglish, as is commonly used by most Filipino kids and toddlers. What the…?

He’s learning Tagalog bit by bit. But most of the time he would ask “What are they talking about?” or “What are you saying?” I never thought the English language could be THIS intimidating! And they will just be dealing with a 3 year old kid!


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