Navigating The Military Life In A Different Country with Philip Lomboy
This weeks guest is Philip Lomboy who grew up in a home that I would say was culturally intact. Both parents were born and raised in the Philippines. However, Philip grew up here in the United States as a military dependent once his father joined the US military.
This episode was fun for me in that I was familiar with the culture of the Philippines as I served there for 3 years in the Air Force. I was also married to a Filipino woman for seven years. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did.
There were challenges of being from a different culture and having to navigate life here in the US. Additionally, from the age of two, Philipp also had to deal with frequently moving which led to a great deal of insecurity.
Can you imagine moving every six months to 4 years of your life? I can’t. I grew up in the same town for the first 20 years of my life and it was a small town to boot. There were aunts and uncles and cousins within blocks or just a few miles of my house.
It takes a lot to feel rooted physically or emotionally. It is difficult to understand but I can only imagine what Philipp, and others like him to go through. Definitely something we can learn from and in turn develop some understanding and compassion for those who have had to do the same thing.