Town & Country Phi 13

Safe Haven

“Home is when you find a moment that you don’t want to leave.” These words spoken by my grandmother, Jessie Lichauco, echo in my mind as I greet the familiar glass-encased lion trophy that guards the rich dark-wood staircase leading up to our family’s house in Santa Ana, Manila. I run my hands along the carved mahogany banister and a part of me is awakened by a rush of memories.

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