Tag: philippines

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 →

Apo Island: Nature’s Gift to Scuba Divers

Apo Island, to first timers, may look like a faint, unassuming little island with nothing much to offer to its visitors. But if one gives this island a shot, even non-fanatics of scuba diving or snorkeling will automatically have a change of heart and mind once they get to experience what this island is all about. In fact, Apo Island… 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 →

The Maskarra Festival in Bacolod, Philippines

The Masskaara Festival in Bacolod has been celebrated by it’s people for many many years. Presently, it’s a festival that many people from other parts of the world look forward to. It’s celebrated every October and it’s filled with colorful masks and costumes, street dancing, and partying. Possibly Related Posts: Where to Go in Palawan, Philippines Introducing Palawan Island Philippines… Read more →

What a Modern Filipina is 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 because of influences from other cultures. A Filipina being purely… 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 →

Mikey Bustos on A Filipino’s Accent

Accents — everyone has a certain type of accent. This particular one is the usual accent that Pinoys (Filipinos) have. Not all Filipinos sound like this of course– believe me, some sound pretty native, especially those that work in call centers — but it’s pretty accurate, not to mention funny.   Possibly Related Posts: Your One Page Super Guide to… Read more →

Christmas in the Philippines is Like…

Christmas — it’s a pretty big deal for every Filipino, may they be overseas or not, may they be young or old, rich or poor. It’s part of the culture, it’s been the tradition and it is innate within everyone in the country. With that said, you’ll be surprised at how all out Filipinos can be when December hits. It’s definitely… 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 →

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 →

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 on what is evident in the cultural facets that are tangible like consumer goods, art, and other products. Likewise, intangible products say… Read more →

Filipino-American Relationships

The culture of the Philippines is a rich and diverse one. Its culture is not defined by a single origin or a single tradition. Because of the experience in trading during the pre-colonial era and the experience in the colonial era of the Spanish, British, American, and Japanese, the Filipino culture is a melting pot of a lot more cultures.… 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,… Read more →