Why Motherhood is Stress-sed Calling the Telephone?

We have several relatives abroad whom we regularly communicate with and by that I mean almost everyday. Growing up, I became familiar with the English language partly because I would overhear snippets of my family’s conversations with our relatives over the phone. Filipino is our primary language at home so we would sometimes joke about how speaking in straight English feels awkward and gives us a nose bleed. Eventually, we developed our own words and expressions that became part of our daily banter at home.