I was born in Davao City, Philippines. I speak Dabaw Bisaya, a variety of Cebuano, natively. I also speak Tagalog (or Filipino, depending on your language ideologies) since it was part of the national curriculum when I went to school in the Philippines. I've studied French for four years in college, but I am not really as proficient as I would want to be. I need to live in France for a year or two, or find a francophone partner. I am also conversant in Spanish, peppered with Mexicanisms.
When I am not doing linguistics, I am most likely cooking with wine, while adding it to the food as well. If I'm not cooking, I'm probably eating out and trying different kinds of food—from hole-in-the-walls to nice restaurants. Unfortunately, the food scene in Santa Cruz leaves a lot to be desired. When I'm not busy stuffing myself, I'm probably playing board games and video games, or binging on TV shows and anime.
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