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 151: Essential Unrest

Jan. 30, 2023

“ Why are we desolate?” This is the question that the Catechesis of Discernment by Pope Francis answers. In this episode, we talk about in a way where we can truly see how having this unrest is actually essential in living a…

LSP 150: Darkness of the Soul

Jan. 22, 2023

Do you feel DISTANT from GOD? Desolation as defined in the Catechesis of Discernment are those moments when we experience interior darkness, unrest and distance from God and from the consolations of faith. We all face this i…

LSP 149: How To Keep Dreaming

Jan. 15, 2023

Do you still DREAM? Dreams give you the push to hope and to work on something good. It's difficult to do so though when you're faced with challenges but these are the times where dreaming together is crucial. In this episode…

LSP 148: Marriage is Difficult

Jan. 7, 2023

Today, we celebrate our 6th Wedding Anniversary. We really feel like it's the 16th! HAHA! Nevertheless, we discuss and share in this episode the difficulties we have faced in our 6 years as husband and wife. On their wedding…

LSP 147: No Fear, New Year

Dec. 31, 2022

Are you ready for this 2023? We pray that we may face the New Year with more courage knowing that we exist for the audience of ONE, to glorify Him with the way we move forward in life. In this episode, we want to affirm an e…

LSP 146: Best Gift You Can Give This Christmas

Dec. 24, 2022

MERRY CHRISTMAS mga Langga! We pray that you may receive the love that Jesus brings. In this episode, we want to share some gift ideas that can have a permanent impact in your relationships beyond what the gifts under the Ch…

LSP 145: A Restful Christmas With Your Langga

Dec. 17, 2022

Do you want a RESTFUL Christmas? If you want to rest, reflect, and rejuvenate during the holidays, you’ll have to be very intentional about doing so. In this season, it’s easy to slip into a people-pleasing mode just to keep…

LSP 144: Elements of Discernment."The book of one's own life"

Dec. 10, 2022

Have you read the BOOK of your LIFE? Pope Francis said "Our life is the most precious “book” we have been given, a book that unfortunately many do not read, or rather they do so too late, before dying." As we continue on dis…

LSP 143: I Love You Isn't Enough

Dec. 3, 2022

What does your your ‘I love you’ mean? Join us in this episode as we talk about what the words "I love you" really mean. In a world where these phrase is taken for granted, we revisit what it truly means for us as followers …

LSP 142: Elements of Discernment: The Desire

Nov. 28, 2022

What do you want from your life? As we continue in unboxing the Catechesis of Discernment by Pope Francis, we discuss in today's episode - DESIRE. Discernment is a form of searching, and searching always stems from something…

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. F…

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 wa…

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 tool…

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

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.