We are Mike Holland and Katie Durana, an American-Filipino mixed couple, who both love dragon boating and travelling.
About the Hollapinos
We call ourselves “The Hollapinos” in reference to the joke by Russell Peters about the world is mixing where one of the mix is “A person from the Philippines + A person from Holland = Hollapino”.
Mike is not from Holland, but it is his last name so why not, right?
Before we got married, we kept a journal of our travels. On our first travel, both of us were able to contribute to write something each day. The next travel, it was only Mike. I love the idea of a journal but writing on a paper is not fun for me. Another travel lead to another, the journal was untouched.
After our honeymoon, I told Mike that I still want to continue the journal but it has to be in a way that we both enjoy so that it will be sustainable. We agreed to use different platforms to share our passion in dragon boating, travelling and everything in between.
Sit back, relax and enjoy!
Mike's Wedding Proposal
Mike proposed to Katie few days before the Boracay Island closure. Watch the video of Mike’s wedding proposal below.