Category: Philippine Culture

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What are Modern Filipino girls really like?

I am a Filipina. From my perspective, most foreign men are attracted to the women in my country because they view us as women who are great cooks, physically attractive, caring and traditional. The first three descriptions may be spot on but the last one (traditional) has room for debate due to influences from other cultures. A Filipina being purely… Read more →

15 Ways to Love a real Filipino Girl

If you truly want to impress a Filipino girl, and I mean a real Filipino lady, not the girl standing out the front of the bar in the tight shorts with the loose top and come-on smile, then, read on. Filipino girls are not complicated, and they especially don’t like complicated people, but, that doesn’t mean that they are easy.… Read more →

Where to Go in Palawan, Philippines

Palawan gives off an aura of mystery with hidden secrets as well. Even though you may have read a lot of articles and even blogs about Palawan, you may find yourself having a difficulty planning your itinerary as there are literally thousands of places to see in Palawan. Palawan has three major tourist destinations. These are located in different cities,… Read more →

Introducing Palawan Island Philippines

Palawan Island in the Philippines is a unique location in the Philippine map, starting with its unique location. It is a long and thin strip of land off the coast of the west Philippine sea. None of Palawan’s main soil is connected to any of the three major Islands of the Philippines namely: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Palawan’s unique geographical… Read more →

A must-visit in Bacolod: The Ruins

Here’s a great place to spend the afternoon in! It’s called the Ruins and it’s an attraction located in Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. You could say that it is a hidden treasure within the city. It also has a great story behind it, a story of love. The place is vast and beautiful and, despite the name “Ruins”, it… Read more →

Panglao Island, Bohol: What’s it all about

White sandy beaches are abundant in Bohol. But the most popular would probably be the beaches along Panglao Island. Just imagine stepping out of your hotel room into the infinite cloudless sky, white sand and clear, turquoise water. That is one beautiful experience of Panglao Island. Panglao Island is a small island mostly made of coralline limestone found in the… Read more →

My Experience During the Panaad Festival

Negros Occidental is one of the Philippines’ recognizable provinces. It is made up of different municipalities and every year, a festival is held in my city, Bacolod, to showcase what each municipality can offer. The festival is called “Panaad sa Negros” or “Panaad Festival”. During the festival, you’ll be able to see creatively constructed attractions and booths so you can… Read more →

Is this Really Paradise on Earth?

Is there such a thing as paradise on earth? I’ve asked myself that question again and again every time I feel the stress of the city life. It wasn’t until I saw this video that I realized that “paradise” was right in my backyard (not literally, of course). This video is such an inspiration! I, myself, have traveled to other… Read more →

What to do during Bacolaodiat

Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of this Bacolod before in your entire life, it’s a relatively small city in the Philippines, about an hour away from the Capital by plane. You may even call it a province but it’s nothing like the country side — it’s well developed and it’s progressing. It’s also known as the City of Smiles… Read more →

Three Must Sees in the Island of Bohol

The Island of Bohol has three main features that can either be the best introduction, the finest highlight or the supreme conclusion to one’s visit. Basically it’ll vary from the visitor’s mood and preference but the impact will be consistent. There is no particular order to these features; you just have to make sure that you get to experience everything… Read more →

The Christmas Season in the Philippines

Filipinos are generally fun-loving and occasion-celebrating people. Couple this with their value for family and friendships and you will get a quality celebration of life. Filipinos take advantage of holidays, long weekends and other occasions just to have an excuse to visit their family members and other relatives and to spend time with them. Filipinos look forward to any declared… Read more →

Leyte: A Budding Philippine Destination

The island of Leyte may not be as popular as its neighboring islands in the Visayas area of the Philippines. But don’t underestimate this island (and the province of the same name). It can very much compete with other islands in the country, both in history and travel destinations. Leyte is located in the Eastern Visayas region, with the city… Read more →

The Philippine Fiesta

The Philippines is known to be a nation with fun-loving, celebrating, and joyful people. Amidst the history of colonization and poverty, the Filipinos maintain their resilient spirit. This resilient spirit may be attributed to the ability of the Filipinos to celebrate even how little an occasion or how simple a success is. Not only do Filipinos celebrate individually or with… Read more →

Top 5 Filipino Superstitions

The Philippine history has no specific date of the conception of the Filipino society. Accounts of the first settlers of Aetas, Indones, and Malay are written in history books. However, one thing is sure: the first Filipinos were animist, spirit-believing, superstitious people. They lived their lives around the spirits wanting everything in perfect harmony. Superstitions were made to put rules… Read more →

Filipino Family Values

It is a fact that one can get to know a country better by looking at the things that they value and cherish the most. In order to look at these things, one should take a close look at what is evident in the cultural facets that are tangible like consumer goods, art, and other products. Likewise, intangible products say… Read more →

Courtship in the Philippine Society The 21st Century

The 21st century likes everything in an instant. Instant coffee, instant noodles, instant haircut, instant messaging, instant research, instant entertainment, instant income, and even instant relationships! Everything seems to be wanted in a snap of the finger. Everything runs after everything. Everyone wants everything really fast. The 21st-century Philippine courtship seemed to say no to courtship. The rich, vibrant, and… Read more →