Get ready to dive into a world bursting with vibrant traditions, mouthwatering flavors, and a heartwarming sense of community. Welcome to the captivating realm of Filipino culture, where every corner reveals something new, exciting, and utterly unforgettable. Buckle up, because we’re about to take you on a journey through the unique and fascinating aspects that make up the tapestry of Filipino culture.Continue reading “Embarking on an Epic Adventure: 25 Wonders of Filipino Culture That’ll Leave You Awestruck”
The Philippines, known for its vibrant culture and festive spirit, has a unique relationship with the Christmas season. While Christmas is celebrated all around the world, in the Philippines, the holiday holds a special place in the hearts of its people. At the forefront of this unparalleled Christmas fervor stands a singular figure: Jose Mari Chan. Often referred to as the “Father of Christmas Music” in the Philippines, Chan’s influence on the holiday’s celebration and cultural significance is undeniable. This article delves into the journey of how Jose Mari Chan earned this endearing title and the impact he has had on redefining Christmas in the Philippines.Continue reading “Jose Mari Chan: Crafting the Soundscape of Philippine Christmas Celebrations”
In the diverse tapestry of cultures around the world, there are numerous customs that emphasize the significance of giving and receiving. One such captivating tradition is the Filipino practice of “pasalubong.” Derived from the Filipino words “sa” (to) and “salubong” (meet), pasalubong encapsulates the art of offering gifts to loved ones upon returning home. This tradition, deeply ingrained in the Filipino psyche, transcends mere material exchange. It’s a profound way of nurturing relationships, sharing experiences, and expressing care for one another. The history, cultural nuances, and the common pasalubong items in the Philippines constitute a captivating narrative that exemplifies the heartwarming essence of human connections.Continue reading “The Heartwarming Tradition of Pasalubong: Nurturing Connections Through Thoughtful Gifts”
Cheers to Culture and Kindness: A Guide to Basic Etiquette in the Philippines
Whether it’s your first time in the Philippines or you’ve been here a few times before, understanding the local culture is key to making a good impression. The people of the Philippines are almost always friendly and hospitable, but there are some etiquette you should be aware of to avoid any potential awkwardness.
In this article, we’ll talk about the 10 most important friendly etiquette that you should keep in mind when you’re in the Philippines. From local greetings to respectful body language, these tips will help ensure you don’t accidentally offend anyone during your stay. So let’s dive right into it!Continue reading “Cheers to Culture and Kindness: A Guide to Basic Etiquette in the Philippines”
Language is an integral part of everyone’s life. It helps you connect with people, understand their culture and their custom. You never know when you will have to travel abroad, so learning a few foreign languages is a brilliant idea. It keeps your mind sharp and the benefits of learning a foreign language are manifold. Here are four reasons why learning a foreign language is the perfect hobby.Continue reading “4 Reasons Why Learning a Foreign Language Is the Perfect Hobby”
When visiting Davao City, tourists believe that there is no need to be worried about language barriers. That might be true, given Davaoeño’s ability to quickly learn new languages. One example is the province’s growing BPO industry. We can understand, speak, and write in English, Tagalog, and Bisaya with ease.Continue reading “Bisaya For Beginners: The Must-Know Basic Phrases and Pronunciation”
Most of us are familiar with the Christmas songs that are popular in our own countries, but there are countless holiday tunes that many of us have never heard. Music, like food, has the means to bring even the most diverse individuals together. Today we’ll look at (and listen to) some Christmas music from across the globe, here are 10 carols that you ought to know.Continue reading “10 Best Christmas Songs from Around the World You Haven’t Heard”
Reading The Little Prince as an adult was such a strange experience. I remember reading this as a kindergarten, my mother gave me a copy and insisted I read it, and I only remember hating it, and that it made me cry. In grade 1, I remember telling my mom how I wanted to be an astronaut so I could travel to Asteroid B-612 and I wanted to have a fox. I also remember laughing a few times. The almost condescending attitude towards adults and the jokes at their expense makes this book appealing to kids since they can relate to being baffled by grown-ups.
But as I’m laughing at the crazy adults and the crazy things they do, I had to stop for a second as it sank in that I do those crazy things, too. I found myself reflecting on the deeper story behind this prince and his adorable travels to different planets. The little prince’s complete bewilderment at the behavior of adults challenged the way I think in so many ways.Continue reading “The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in 24 Different Languages | #FridayReads”