About June 2013Hi! I’m Deepa, a 31 year-old writer from the Philippines living in Amsterdam, by way of Singapore. I’m a Manila girl with a European life. I’m a happy wife and new mom with a thirst for travel and a desire to create. And I’m a compulsive scribbler with an irresistible urge to write about it all.

What is this blog about?

I blog about my life in Amsterdam, my travels around Europe, my family and my home. I also post creative projects that I’m working on—mostly in watercolor and calligraphy.

Things have changed since I first started blogging in 2004. I’ve gone from a fresh grad with a boring desk job, to a producer in creative services for television, to a freelance writer working from home in Amsterdam.

I also went from being a girl in a long-distance relationship to a happily wed wife, when I married my best friend and ultimate travel buddy Marlon in 2007.

In 2011, Marlon and I moved to Amsterdam, fulfilling a longtime dream of living in Europe. And in March of 2013, we welcomed our daughter Tala to our small but growing family.

Much may have changed through the years, but one thing didn’t. Through it all, I wrote. Compulsively. And I always will.

Who is Currystrumpet?

That would be me. The nickname was a private joke between Marlon and myself in the earliest days of our relationship. I’m half Indian, thus “curry”; and (I’m guessing!) he found me… um, tempting? Thus, “strumpet.” Things that are silly tend to stick, and this nickname is nothing if not silly. So that’s how I became Currystrumpet.

P.S. There is no Curry who plays a Trumpet. It’s Currystrumpet, thanks.

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