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Goodbye, Philippines

Through Facebook conversations, George gets glimpses of Filipino lives in the Philippines and among expatriates and Overseas Foreign Workers.

Although he prefers to keep his emotional distance, we gradually see George’s longing for meaningful connections and his ongoing grief for his deceased partner.

The interest is both documentary and personal, as he discovers the breadth and uniqueness of the gay community in the Philippines and in North America. He is often reminded of the disparity between the deprivations and emotional angst of his youth and the sufferings of the younger generation.

As his health declines, George continues to encounter younger gays, writers, and others with similar interests. Facebook gives him licence to be bolder and more direct with his questions about others’ lives. Stories by Charles Au Lavoie

Read by Warren Carrie

Music by Angelica Dayao

Painting by Detalyii/Jacob Bravo

Author's email: charlesaulavoie@gmail.com

Episodes

Chapter 12 - Guilt
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Chapter 11 - All About Love
Show Details12min 32s
Chapter 10 - Shackled
Show Details10min 32s
Chapter 9 - Jack of All Trades
Show Details16min 31s
Chapter 8 - Love is a Mango Smoothie
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Chapter 7 - Straight to God
Show Details13min 34s
Chapter 6 - Saturn's Children
Show Details15min 8s
Chapter 5 - Can I Call You Dad?
Show Details13min 28s
Chapter 4 - Boy or Girl
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Chapter 3 - Drinking Buddies
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Chapter 2 - Dirty Curiosity
Show Details13min 52s
Chapter 1 - Guilty of Stalking
Show Details14min 52s