Langga Speaks Podcast

Langga Speaks Podcast

'Langga' [lang.gâ.] means 'Beloved' in Ilonggo/Hiligaynon, one of the gazillion Filipino dialects. Raising a family as Filipino expats in Dubai is not as simple as it may seem. Join show hosts, Apple and Jeric Defante, for downright honest conversations and full-packed laugh marathons as they share about family, faith and everything in between!

Recent Episodes

LSP 80: Ask Langga Anything II (Mostly SYMBIS)

Sept. 18, 2021

In this episode we answer some of the questions from our livestream in our Langga Speaks Off-The-Record Facebook Group . Most of them are related to our Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) Episodes. Here are the q…


LSP 79: Are You SOLEmates?

Sept. 11, 2021

Marriage thrives when it’s soul is nourished. In this episode, we discuss on how a relationship can last a lifetime by anchoring it to something immovable and constant. We discuss how spiritual intimacy leads to the true mea…


LSP 78: Fighting Well With Your Langga (Away 101)

Sept. 4, 2021

Nag-away na naman kayo? Conflict is an important part of any relationship, it’s unavoidable. It's the price we pay for a deeper level of intimacy. And so in this episode we tackle the Top 5 Conflicts Every Married Couple Fac…


LSP 77: Langga, We're Different! (Bridging the Gender Gap)

Aug. 28, 2021

Do you find your partner weird? Well, to start with, you both are different - biologically, psychologically and even professionally! We know we’re different but do you know how your differences drive your deepest needs? In t…


LSP 76: Usapang Langga Rules (Communication Rules)

Aug. 21, 2021

Do you follow RULES? In this episode, we tackle the different rules a couple needs to utilize in order to give more love to one another, and to make all your relationships grow and thrive with positivity. We tackle here: Mak…


LSP 75: Langga, Usap Tayo (Communication 101)

Aug. 14, 2021

Can you say what you mean and understand what you hear? A lot of relationship problems is because of a breakdown in communication. In this episode, we discuss that. Why we need to communicate? (06:45) 4 Types of Miscommunica…


LSP 74: Happily Ever After Habits

Aug. 6, 2021

Do you have a hard HABIT to break? While long courtships, similar backgrounds, supportive families, good communication and so on helps, the bottom line is both couples DECIDE to be happy. They make happiness a habit. In this…


LSP 73: Making Forever Happen

July 31, 2021

Paano ba ang FOREVER? Lifelong love does not happen by chance but is an art that must be learned, practiced and honed. In this episode, we discuss on how one can create FOREVER by cultivating Passion, Intimacy and Commitment…


LSP 72: What Love Stage Are You In?

July 24, 2021

L-O-V-E. Such a tricky word. Marriage is a journey through these predictable LOVESTAGES: Romance, power struggle, cooperation, mutuality, cocreativity. In this episode, we go through them one by one to help you identify whic…


LSP 71: Let's Take It Slow: Pre-Marital Sex & Cohabitation

July 17, 2021

SEX IS GOOD! Do you agree? Since we’ve been talking about SYMBIS, and on how to increase the possibility of a forever kind of love, we have to talk about PRE-MARITAL SEX & COHABITATION. We talk about a few reasons to just sa…

Recent Blog Posts

Sin Leaves Us Empty, Only God Gives Peace

Sex mesmerized me. The twisted version of it did. I was a porn addict. It took me years to come to terms that this seemingly harmless th…

ReBlog: Find God in the Familiar

God is in the ordinary.   More often than not, we think that God is found only in the extraordinary.   We seek Him beyond the fam…

ReBlog: The God of the Second Chance

Have you ever been given a second chance at something?   After 9 months of being jobless in Dubai, I was given another chance to be intervie…

About the Hosts

Apple Defante

Wife, Nanay, Catholic

Apple is an Ilongga by blood, raised in Dubai since 1989, and in the Catholic Lay community life with her family through Couples For Christ since the early 90s.
A panganay of 5 siblings, she is now a Nanay to Joseph and Zelie and a wife to Jeric.
A lover of good books, good food and good music, but more than that, a beloved of the ultimate "Langga".

Jeric Defante

Husband, Tatay, Catholic

Jeric is a Laguna native who started his Overseas Filipino life in Dubai in 2011. He also serves as the Feast Builder of Feast St. Mary's Dubai, a prayer gathering of the Catholic Lay community, Light of Jesus Family. However, his true passions lie in his love for his family as a husband and father, whom he also documents through his personal brand, Tatay Jeric.