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Filipino Wedding Decor for a Nontraditional Wedding

Filipino Wedding Decor for a Nontraditional Wedding As a proud Filipino American, I love looking for ways to incorporate Filipino culture and heritage into my everyday American life. So how did that play out for my wedding - an event that is typically filled with tradition and culture - and what did I learn from it? For the past couple of months, I had been thinking a lot about how I could include Filipino traditions into my wedding. I researched…

7 Popular Filipino Wedding Customs for the Traditional Bride

7 Popular Filipino Wedding Customs for the Traditional Bride

7 Popular Filipino Wedding Customs for the Traditional Bride With wedding season upon us (and my own wedding coming up shortly), I wanted to share some of the more popular wedding customs and traditions you might find at a typical Filipino wedding. Having your own wedding soon? You might enjoy Party Like a Filipino on Your Wedding Day Without Breaking the Bank - 10 Money Saving Tips for the Budget Bride. Now, when I say “traditional” I really just mean within…

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Quotes from Famous Filipino Americans – Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Quotes from Famous Filipino Americans Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month May has certainly charged right on to June, but I can’t let it pass by without wishing everyone a happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Wow, that is a mouthful to say but I’m excited nonetheless. I’m all about the celebrations! Last year I marked this special month with 4 fun facts about Filipino culture. I was excited to learn that ⅕ of Filipino Americans…

Harana Philippines

What is Harana? Impress Your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day

what is Harana? impress Your Sweetheart on Valentine's Day Above img attribute: ffemagazine.com This Valentine’s Day, try a unique Filipino tradition (not to mention courageous!) and serenade your sweetheart with a love song.   What is Harana? During the olden days in the Philippines, the tradition of Harana - musical serenading outside someone’s window - was a popular event. Although harana has traditionally been used for a variety of purposes, the most common practice was for suitors to woo their…

FilamFest Oct 21 in San Diego

FilAmFest – Things to Do in San Diego

FilamFest - Things to Do in San Diego Looking for something fun to do this October? Check out FilAmFest this October 21st in San Diego. With Filipino food, traditional dancing, and fun activities for the whole family, you won’t want to miss it! FilAmFest is open to all individuals who love to learn about and experience different cultures. Everyone is welcome!   What is FilamFest? FilAmFest is a family-friendly event that celebrates Filipino American culture, history, and the significant contributions of Filipino…

Filipino American History - Legacy of the Delano Grape Strike

Filipino American History – Legacy of the Delano Grape Strike

Filipino American History - Legacy of the Delano Grape Strike Do you know much about Filipino American history and heritage? Have you heard about the Filipino farmworkers’ role in the great grape strike of 1965 in Delano, California? If not, then check out the story below! Filipino immigrants to the United States have a unique history that not many have had the opportunity to learn. Filipino workers who immigrated to the U.S. had an immense amount of adaptability, resilience, and…

filipino children's books you'll love

5 Filipino Children’s Books You’ll Love

5 Filipino Children’s Books You’ll Love I can’t get enough of Filipino children’s stories because they help bring the culture alive to a young child who may not have experienced it firsthand. They help kids learn about Filipino customs, traditions, values, language, and peak their interest for learning more. They also feature characters that look like me. I think it’s very important that kids read a variety of stories that have characters who look or act just like them. Growing…

Filipino American Voices - "What are You?" A Journey of Self Discovery

Filipino American Voices – What are You?

Filipino American Voices - What Are You? In the United States, Filipino Americans make up the second largest Asian group population. That’s pretty awesome! And each Filipino American has a unique voice and story to tell. That is why I am proud to introduce Filipino American Voices! A place for Filipino Americans to share their stories and experiences of what it is like being Filipino American. You can read last month's Filipino American Voices featuring Lora Bumatay - Lessons from a Balikbayan…

If You’re Filipino American, Mestizo, or Mixed-Race, You’ll Like This

If You’re Filipino American, Mestizo, or Mixed-Race, You’ll Like This

If You’re Filipino American, Mestizo, or Mixed-Race, You’ll Like This   Are You Filipino American, mestizo, mixed-race, ethnically ambiguous, or just interested in learning more about your self-identity?   This blog is for you!   I am Filipino American. I didn’t always associate myself with that identity. American, yes. Part Filipino was usually what I responded with if people ever asked me. I didn’t grow up learning a lot of Filipino culture. I couldn’t have really explained much about my…

filipino american voices - lessons from a balikbayan box

Filipino American Voices – Lessons From a Balikbayan Box

Filipino American Voices - Lessons From a Balikbayan Box In the United States, Filipino Americans make up the second largest Asian group population. That’s pretty awesome! And each Filipino American has a unique voice and story to tell. That is why I am proud to introduce to you Filipino American Voices! A place for Filipino Americans to share their stories and experiences of what it is like being Filipino American. Filipino American Guest Blogger Today, I am delighted to feature guest…

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