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 ‘lost in translation’, symbolic of the daily hustle and bustle of living in a foreign country with a totally foreign language. Writing(in English) has always been one of my passions. However, combining it with learning the German language has been quite a challenge. This blog is my creative outlet for my occasional homesickness. I hope my writing could help you not only in your next travels but in daily life as well. Cheers!