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School
Pnce De Leon High School, Cornell University, Yale University,
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Retired Professor of Languages and Linguistics
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia, Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Tagalog
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John & Ida

Hey, I’m John & Ida!

Ithaca, New York, United States · Member since October 2011
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We have enjoyed hosting friends and colleagues since moving to Ithaca in the early 60's. We love our beautiful home and look forward to extending our hospitality to you, in your own private part of it.

We are proud supporters of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and the Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble, enthusiastic grandparents, tangueros, polylingual, and avid readers.

John is retired professor of Languages and Linguistics at Cornell University, where he taught Tagalog, Cebuano and Bahasa Indonesia. His latest tome, Proto-Austronesian Phonology with Glossary, was published last year. Ida just recently retired from her psychotherapy practice, where she specialized in EMDR. She is currently working on a collection of short stories, loosely based on her experience growing up in the Philippines.

Since 2010 we've tried to spend part of every year in Padova, Italy. What a wonderful spot in the Veneto, learning Italian, loving life!

The update for March, 2013 is that we had a wonderful trip to Cebu City, Philippines, where we celebrated our Golden Wedding Anniversary with family and friends. What an incredible and radiant experience!