ABOUT JESSIE

At 105 years old, Jessie Lichauco continues to live her life under the shade of an ancient banyan tree in her story-filled home on the Pasig River.

Visitors of all ages come to see her world, where she regales them with stories, books and old photos of a long-forgotten era, and the sweet poetry of her soul. 

Jessie began her life in the Philippines in 1930’s. She saw the country through great transitions, from a flourishing American colony, through the Japanese occupation of  World War 2, Philippine independence and the country’s evolution into a modern democracy.

For more information, please click on the following links of stories written about the journey of Jessie’s life.

TOWN AND COUNTRY – “Safe Haven”

http://sunshinedeleon.com/2008/08/01/safe-haven/

PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER- “Pasig River Memories Recall Life, Love”

“Dancing with my Memories- Life at 98″

http://sunshinedeleon.com/2009/03/22/pasig-river-runs-through-memories-of-her-life-love/

JEEPNEY MAGAZINE – “The Peace of Memories”

https://sunshinedeleonblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/jeepney.pdf

WEDDING BELLES- “Nana’Isms”

https://sunshinedeleonblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/wedding-belle-nanaisms.pdf

EXPAT MAGAZINE- “Foreign Face, FIlipina Heart”

http://sunshinedeleon.com/2011/04/07/a-foreign-face-a-filipina-heart/