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Welcome to Chilisa.com! My name is actually Theresa, a Filipina who by happenstance is now based here in Germany. Chilisa is the name given to me by one of the Japanese restaurants I visited here in Germany, somehow  symbolic of the daily hustle and bustle of living in a foreign country. Writing(for now in English) has always been one of my passions. However, combining it with learning the German language has been quite a challenge. The easiest way for me to still write occasionally was through TripAdvisor Restaurant Reviews, which was just a hobby until I realized I have written quite a few reviews which some readers have appreciated. I then finally decided to start my own blog to share not only restaurant reviews but travel tips and recipes that might be useful for the readers as well. Happy Reading!