Category: View from an Expatriate

My Father

BY GREG CASTILLA – The third Sunday of June is celebrated as Father’s Day in many countries. It’s a special day set aside to honor all fathers and the role that they play in the family and in society in…
Where is God?

BY GREG CASTILLA – IN TIMES of great crisis like the unspeakable sufferings that the coronavirus has inflicted on so many people, young and old alike, it’s more than natural for people to ask: Where is God? Asking the question…
Living at the time of COVID-19

BY GREG CASTILLA – IS THE WORLD about to end? What a scary question to ask. But there are some people who, because of the coronavirus outbreak that remains unmitigated, have asked that question. Asking the question may sound premature…
Postcript to movie “Onward”

I recently saw a Disney movie with my wife, two young grand kids and their parents. The title of the movie is Onward. I thought I would not like the movie because I’ve never been a fan of animation, which…
Trip to Disneyland

I NEVER DREAMED of going back to Disneyland, popularly known as “the happiest place on earth.” It was in 1986 when my wife, two young daughters, and I visited this park, which is a collection of exciting rides and shows…
TBT – Throwback Thursday

BY GREG CASTILLA – TBT stands for Throwback Thursday. People use TBT in social media, like Facebook, to share old photos of themselves to reminisce the past or for nostalgia. In my column today, I am “posting” a TBT article…
Cassian, My Grandchild

At a little over two months old now, Cassian Lindon responds with his big “hippo” smile, if you talk to him. He coos like a dove that I sometimes wonder what he is thinking or trying to communicate. Whatever it…

An old article intended for the print edition of Sydney-based Bayanihan News by the author Greg Castilla. IS IT TIME impeach Vice President Leni Robredo? After almost two weeks of senseless and quasi-dictatorial posturing by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Solicitor…