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Famous Filipino’s – Lea Salonga, Disney Legend

Lea Salonga - Famous Filipinos

Filipinos are kings of creativity. When we were under Spanish rule and couldn’t speak out against our overmasters, we turned to song to express patriotic sentiments. When we were under Japanese occupation and condiments were scarce, we crafted banana ketchup to add some spice to our drab meals. So it’s no surprise that Filipinos are also at the forefront of ... Read More »

The Sounds Of The Philippines


It’s no understatement to say that Filipinos have a special place in their heart for music. In the 1970s, Filipino inventor and patent holder Roberto del Rosario built upon the original design made by the Japanese and came up with the modern karaoke sing-along system. Soon enough, the KTV (karaoke television) craze spread like wildfire across the country, and anywhere ... Read More »

Travels in Tuna City – General Santos City

Large Tuna swimming in General Santos City waters

Dubbed as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, General Santos City was once a backwater town that was famous only for its fish. But when it became known that the country’s most well-known professional boxer hailed from General Santos, the little town soon woke up its potential. Gen San, as it is colloquially called, finally found its spot in the ... Read More »

Catholic Festivals Of The Philippines – Viva Pit Señor!

Santo nino festival  - Holiday Philippines

Catholic Festivals Of The Philippines Viva Pit Señor! January in the Philippines is the month for Catholic festivities, Wherever you may be staying in the country and whatever may be the name of the festival you’re joining, you will certainly see lots of exciting activities, colorful parades, joyous street dances, and amazing fireworks. Filipinos are rather serious about putting on a ... Read More »

Smash Something at Isdaan Sea Food Restaurant

Isdaan - Seafood Restaurant

Eat and Hurl at Isdaan Tucked in the little town of Gerona, Tarlac, you’ll find a cozy restaurant that is slowly but steadily attracting patrons from all over the country. Isdaan is the Filipino word for fishpond, and it’s certainly an apt name for a restaurant that serves fresh, scrumptious seafood. But there’s more to this eatery than what you ... Read More »

Public Transport In The Philippines

Public Transport In The Philippines

Public Transport In The Philippines   Going on a holiday in the Philippines is probably one of the best vacation decisions you can ever make.  The country is chockfull of hidden getaways, surprising sights, exotic food, quaint customs, and interesting festivals that make for a truly unforgettable experience. Unless you intend to go around in a guided tour bus, you ... Read More »

Enjoying Food The Filipino Way

Click Here For A Bicol Express Recipe

Enjoying Food The Filipino Way  The Philippines is a country known for its sumptuous homemade delicacies and dishes, each one featuring ingredients unique to the place where it originated. The Ilocanos have their pinakbet, the Kapampangans have their sisig, and the Bicolanos have their Bicol express. What unifies all these distinct flavours and seasonings is the Filipinos’ love for good ... Read More »

5 Places You Must Visit When In The Philippines


5 Places You Must Visit When In The Philippines   No matter what city or barrio in the Philippines you may be heading off to, there are certain quirky places that you just should not miss. There are certain secret spots in every Filipino town you can explore only if you know where they are and how to get there. ... Read More »

Filipino Pina, A Love Affair With The Pineapple

Pineapples at Market in The Philippines

Filipino Pina, A Love Affair With The Pineapple The pineapple is a juicy, nutritious, and tangy tropical fruit that is a great favorite among Filipinos. It is probably the only other fruit that comes close to the coconut as a cooling delight, especially during summer. Local legend has it that the pineapple is actually a girl who was turned into ... Read More »

Manila Nightlife – Party ala Pinoy

The Nightlife In Manila Party ala Pinoy   Travelling to a different country can sometimes mean letting go of everything that’s familiar, at least for a short while. You have to say goodbye to your comfortable king-size bed, to your loyal dog or cat, to your friends and family, to regular home-cooked meals served just the way you like it. ... Read More »