Philippines: Zafra Eats Her Words

Some years ago, popular columnist Jessica Zafra founded a magazine in Manila named Flip: The Official Guide to World Domination, in which she argued that Filipino migrant workers were the vanguard for a global takeover. Today, she admits she was wrong. “I thought we were going to achieve world domination through our maids and nannies,” she writes. “It turns out we're not really interested in world domination; we just want to be maids and nannies so we can get out of here.”

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