Category Archives: Filipino Culture

Let’s have a break. Break into a smile with Pinoy Signs through photos. Jagging Pants I wanted Waitress

The Holy Week holds a special meaning in my heart as it’s during this time that my precious son talked about eternal life. How would I have known that he was preparing himself for his death? “When I die, I will be alive again“, Luijoe (with excitement), a month before he became an angel. A Read More →

(This is a post I originally wrote in 2008. ) When my two girls were in grade school, I’d often hang out with the mommies at the waiting shed, eagerly waiting for our daughters’ class dismissal. We called each other “classmates”. Starting from nursery till sixth grade, I had my gang of mothers. In one Read More →

Mom, you never taught us how to say “Po” and “Opo”, complained my two daughters. I felt guilty. Did it reflect badly on my parenting skill? Saying “Po” and “Opo” is foreign to me. (In Filipino if some phrases or sentences ends in “po”, “opo”, “oho”, “ho” or has these words, it only means that Read More →

Three thirty in the morning Wake up, he said. Let’s go. Bells tolling In the distance Calling us. Walking briskly in the dark With my chattering sisters And brothers Shivering I pulled my coat close to me Against the chilly air. Four a.m. Struggling to keep my eyes open In a church smelling of candles Read More →

““The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” I agree with Helen Keller. Nothing prepared me for the the beauty of Palawan seascapes, its breathtaking sunsets, the beautiful people and the miracle of the Golden South Sea Pearl. The beauty captivated me so Read More →

““If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.” Cory would have turned 77 years old today. In a speech that Noynoy Aquino delivered at her birthday mass, he said Perhaps if we Read More →

“Doesn’t every woman deserve the right to have a safe pregnancy and a baby that’s born healthy? I believe this is a very basic human right.” Katya Matanovic They say that it takes just one or two entries to bring hits to your blog. Three years ago, I wrote about Sex Education in the Philippines Read More →

Bloggers’ meet with BB Gandanghari is on Saturday, March 14 at Mag-net, Bonifacio High Street, at 3-5 PM. You can Sign Up Here I am absolutely charmed by BB Gandanghari. “Call me BB” as she hugged me. I found out that it is spelled BB not Bebe. BB is actually derived from her own motto Read More →

A multinational company recently interviewed me on the current and emerging behavior patterns and values of Moms in the Philippines in terms of family and lifestyle. Now I told the marketing guy that I can only speak for myself and observations of mommy friends. I agreed to cooperate because my inner-researcher was curious on what Read More →

My Cebu-based 44 year old, sister-in-law is leaving for Louisiana, USA on Thursday as a special education teacher for a suburban public high school. It came as a pleasant surprise to her. The US hiring agency informed her of an opening on July 4. She got interviewed via Skype by a panel of 10 where Read More →

If a Tim Cumper alias Ellumbra or otherwise known as Timothy Ellis Cumper or Grabbadabba via Twitter talks about me and other bloggers in a negative light, this is the story. Tim Cumper believes that he was scammed, fooled by Mayen, Tierra Maria Estates and a group of people since October 2007. It is almost Read More →

It seems is getting more attention these days. Perhaps because March is International Women’s Month. The black “Yan ang Filipina” shirt customized by wikipilipinas refused to fit me. I felt like a “suman”. So I ditched that and wore something that won’t make me look ten pounds heavier on TV. I had to drag Read More →

Awarding of the Winners of the WikiPilipinas Filipina Stories Date: March 28, 2008 Time: 11-12:00 Noon Venue: SMX Convention Hall # 3, SMX Convention Center, beside SM Mall of Asia, Manila Map: Click on thumbnail This is our tentative program for the March 28 event, 11-12nn 1. Opening Remarks 2. About Vibal Foundation 3. Empowering Read More →

The other night, my husband and I slept at 2:00 AM because we enjoyed watching Happy Slip’s YouTube videos. You know, we needed our endorphin fix. The Peelings video hits close to my heart for many reasons because of my dad. The quirky characters played by Happy Slip as the “aunt” and “mom” display so Read More →

Kasadya Ning Takna-a (“How Joyful Is This Season”) is a classic Christmas Carol and my favorite Filipino Christmas Carol. I still remember the lyrics by heart because I used to sing this upbeat Christmas song as a little girl while carolling with my friends in Cebu. Kasadya ning táknaa Dapit sa kahimayaan. Mao ray among Read More →

Are you curious about the lifestyle of 7 to 14 year old Filipino children? Sure, we know they have the inherent ability to assimilate new technology and adapt to change at such phenomenal rates but how much? Today, I attended the presentation of Cartoon Networks’ New Generations Philippines results of the first fully-localized study dedicated Read More →

I am disappointed in the lack of balance on how media (and some blogs) are treating [tag]Mariannet Amper[/tag]‘s death. Even the Catholic Church, for goodness sake. Today is Mariannet’s burial but our beloved [tag]Catholic Church[/tag] in St. Francis of Assisi Parish Church in Barangay Ma-a is in a dilemma. She might not be given funeral Read More →

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