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from kasama arianne- "BALIKalisBAYAN is a zine filled with stories, reflections, doodles, fears, hopes and all the gooey diaspora stuff with a focus on the surreal dimension in between the past and present home - which could be both. The author tries her best to share as much as she can of the many things she felt coming home... after 13 years.

"BALIK" means to return, "BAYAN" means country, "BALIKBAYAN" is a title given to those born in the Philippines and lived abroad but come back for whatever reason. Lastly, "alis" means to leave."