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Filipino Masters in Painting
Filipinos have inherent talent in the arts and crafts. Painting is one field where Filipinos have excelled and continue to excel.
Embutido is the Filipino version of meatloaf. While its western counterpart is normally baked, embutido is either boiled or steamed.
JE Camp Hotel and Resort
What makes JE Camp Hotel and Resort different from other similar establishments? It was a private enclave of one of the most powerful Filipinos. Guess who answers to the initials JE.
Manners for Moving Up, A Book Review
Manners for Moving Up is about etiquette in modern times. While the author targets the “people on the way up” as the book’s audience, I find the tips and recommendations apply to people of all ages.
Filipino Sayings and Proverbs
Sayings and proverbs describe the experience, customs, habits and truth in Filipino life. They serve as reminders on good manners and proper decorum in social interactions. These sayings and proverbs express the moral values prevalent in Philippine society.
Filipino Fruit Drinks Recipes
Fruit drinks (including shakes and smoothies) are very popular in the Philippines and are available year-round. The main ingredients and the preparation are almost always the same regardless which fruit is added. It all depends on the availability or on which fruits are in season.
Concoctions that quench thirst and offer relief from the heat are many, are varied and can be had any time of the year in the Philippines. There is a myriad of choices, from the comfort food halo-halo to ice cream to fruit and veggie smoothies.
Summer in the Philippines
The most pronounced dry and hot period is referred to as summer by the Filipinos which normally begins in mid-March and almost always lasts until May. Summer time is vacation, fun and relaxation time for many.
DIY Salted Eggs
Traditional method of salting eggs uses clay and sea salt mixed together. These are then placed in clay pots which are buried underground for a certain period. You can make your own salted eggs right in your kitchen using a simpler method.
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.
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