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

Dec. 30, 2023

LSP 178: Do It Afraid

We all have those moments - the big dreams, the bold ideas, the burning desires that make our hearts pound and palms sweat. They whisper promises of fulfillment, of a life beyond the ordinary, but they're often accompanied b…
Nov. 28, 2023

LSP 177: The Blesser or Blessings?

In our pursuit of happiness and fulfillment, we often focus on the blessings we desire – the material possessions, the recognition, the success. While these blessings can bring temporary joy, they cannot provide lasting cont…
Oct. 29, 2023

LSP 176: The Art of Letting Go

Are you ready to LET GO? In this episode, we share simple ways on how we can LET GO in life. Letting go is difficult but clinging on creates more difficulties. Join us as we share 8 simple ways to help you let go. ——————————…
Sept. 30, 2023

LSP 175: Making Major Decisions

Are you ready to make that DECISION? Every decision that comes your way affects your relationship–for good or for bad. In this episode, we talk on how we can create a successful plan together in making a step forward especia…
Aug. 27, 2023

LSP 174: On World Youth Days & Beyond

Have you ever been in a "life-changing" journey? In this episode, we talk about World Youth Days with Unboxing Catholicism's founder Bernz O. Caasi who recently came from the World Youth Day in Lisbon. We talk about our expe…
Aug. 13, 2023

LSP 173: How to Be Wealthy (Without Losing Your Soul?) with Jonathan Texeira

Is it really possible to be WEALTHY, without losing your SOUL? In this episode, we had a joy-filled conversation with one of the hosts of The Catholic Money Show and co-founder of WalletWin , a financial startup that helps e…
Aug. 5, 2023

LSP 172: Weathering An Uncertain Season

We all face uncertain seasons from time to time. No one is exempted. In this episode, we share some insights on how we can weather an uncertain season with your Langga and share our own uncertain season journey as well. ————…
July 17, 2023

LSP 171: Work Is Not A Curse

Is your WORK a CURSE? FACT - Our lives are gonna be spent working. In this episode, we discuss on what WORK means to us as followers of Christ. In this episode, we discuss on how we can go beyond the meaningless, pointless w…
June 30, 2023

LSP 170: Who Am I?

‘ Who Am I? ’ A question of identity. We are living in a post-truth society , where ‘truth’ has become relative . Despite that, we have the capacity not only to seek what is true, good, and beautiful. We also have the capaci…
June 20, 2023

LSP 169: Joyful Surrender

When we open our hearts to surrender, we release the burden of maintaining our ideals of what a perfect life should be. We learn to love the life we live in, and let go of faults or mistakes. Lastly, we learn to forgive and …

Recent Blog Posts

Voice Journey Day 4

I was not able to attend this live so I had to watch in the group. This session was informative as it gave us a structure in starting our a VO career. From making a reels, knowing your rate structure as well as protecting your work via a contract o…

Voice Journey Day 3

It's been a challenging time for me juggling between this program and time with family. Nevertheless, it's a blessing to be able to catch up even if I was not able to join the session live. I also appreciate our team on following up with me especia…

Voice Journey Day 2

Day 2! Being an audio enthusiast myself, I was looking forward on attending the first session in the morning which focused on the the equipment and tools used in the VA world. We were given a run-through on how to use softwares like Audacity and A…

About the Hosts

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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".

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Jeric Defante

Husband, Tatay, Catholic Brewer

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, father and a home brewer which he also documents through his personal brand, Brewther Jeric.