Photograph by Naihan Nath. 

An ESL Instructor Explains the Devaluation of the Canadian Dollar

Eric Abalajon

Nothing to worry about. Since the dollar is weak, folks 

would probably be discouraged to travel 


abroad this summer, that’s good news for local tourism.

Quebec is really nice. He says this 


to a room of adults studying to start over, like

clients in a traveling agency. It comes with the job.  


It’s starting to get warm outside. 

A vacation means something else to them.

Eric Abalajon is currently a lecturer at the University of the Philippines Visayas, Iloilo. Some of his works have appeared in Revolt MagazineLoch Raven Review, Ani, KatitikanCha: An Asian Literary Journal, The Tiger Moth Review, Marias at Sampaguitas, Tint Journal, and elsewhere. Under the pen name Jacob Laneria, his chapbook of short fiction Mga Migranteng Sandali (Kasingkasing Press, 2020) was included in CNN Philippines’ best Filipino books of 2020. He lives near Iloilo City.