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Mummy and the Philippines

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Mummy and the Philippines

When I was young, my mother used to tell me and my sisters about her memories from the Philippines, where she grew up in a district close to Manila.

We were always amazed by her stories about this different life on this island in Asia.

While explaining us about colours, the nature, animals, the ocean and the wide range of cultures and believes she grew up with, she sang us Lullabies in a odd language.

Her fragmentation of two cultures, being German and growing up in Asia, impacted our daily lives.

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