Hi! I’m Deepa, a 30 year-old freelance 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 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?
Many things have changed since I first started blogging in 2004. I’ve gone from a fresh grad with a boring job, to a producer in creative services for television, to a do-it-all 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. Every day has been an adventure, and I can’t get enough.
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.
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