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Traits and Practices Filipinos Can Do Without
Many Filipinos are unaware that they have traits and ways that are offensive, rude and unpleasant. Unchecked, this could lead to conflict. Know some of these traits and practices to understand the other side of the gentle, smiling Filipino.
A Culinary Life – A Book Review
A Culinary Life is an autobiographical cookbook, borne out of the author's love for the craft of cooking. It shares family recipes and traditions. This book has taught many Filipinos the fine art of Filipino cookery and gives a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines.
A Quick View of the Philippines
Here’s a brief description of the Philippines – its geography, language, religion, people - factors that make it interesting, attractive and captivating. Know the nation of smiles.
A Take On Suman and Vinegar
Each food or product, such as suman and vinegar, by itself tells a story about the culture and traditions of the Filipinos. Find out how.
All Souls’ Day
November 1 and 2 are special non-working days in the Philippines. For the Catholics, November 1 is the day of commemorating the saints. For all Filipinos, November 2 is the day for the departed loved ones. What do Filipinos do on these days?
The Bangus Festival is held every year in thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest of milkfish. It aims to promote not only the bangus industry but also the province of Pangasinan in the north. Pangasinan’s premier city, Dagupan, is now considered as the bangus capital of the Philippines.
Bulacan and Pampanga
The nearest provinces in the north of Manila City that are worth for a quick visit are Bulacan and Pampanga. These provinces are very accessible through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).
Caldereta is one of the meat dishes Filipinos like to serve at festivities like town fiestas and Christmas parties. Here is a basic recipe that is easy to do which you can vary according to your personal preference.
Communicating with a Filipino
Understand the unusual way Filipinos communicate. What "pssst" means and why puckered lips is not asking for a kiss.
Divisoria – The Frugal Shopper’s Paradise
When in Manila, experience Divisoria, the bargain hunters' mecca. Be surprised how much you can stretch the buying power of your money. Feel the beat, survive the heat, don't get lost in the labyrinth of stores. Find out if you have mastered the art of haggling.
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