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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…

party like a filipino on your wedding day (without breaking the bank)

Party Like a Filipino on your Wedding Day (without breaking the bank) – 10 Money Saving Tips for the Budget Bride

Party Like a Filipino on your Wedding Day (without breaking the bank) - 10 Money Saving Tips for the Budget Bride Filipinos love to celebrate life events with lively parties and festivals. With food, music, dancing, and plenty of family and friends, you can’t go wrong! Whether you're going the traditional route with Filipino cultural customs or opting for a modern non traditional wedding, get ready for fun times ahead - even if you're on a budget! Nowadays it seems like…

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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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…

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10 Reasons Why You Should be at Panagbenga Festival this Year

10 Reasons Why You Should be at Panagbenga Festival this Year February is Panagbenga Flower Festival time! Panagbenga Festival is a must-see festival that happens annually in Baguio, Philippines. 10 Reasons Why You Should be at Panagbenga Festival this Year 1. The Flowers Panagbenga is a Kankana-ey word which means “the season for blooming.” Flowers are everywhere! Come be inspired by the beauty whether it’s the giant flower decorations hung up around town or real garden arrangements on display for…

How to Become Your Authentic Self

Celebrating YOU – How to Become Your Authentic Self

Celebrating you - How to Be your authentic self With the new year upon us, it’s a perfect time to set out on a journey to become your most authentic self. Why? Because you rock! Who wouldn't want to be you?! Here are a few simple tools you can pack away for the journey ahead.   1. Be Ok With Where You Are At in Life When I was in my mid-twenties, I felt this urge to search for who…

Filipino Christmas Traditions to share

Filipino Christmas Traditions to Share with Your Family

Filipino Christmas Traditions to Share with Your Family Are you hoping to teach more Filipino culture with your family? What better way than to share some beloved Filipino Christmas traditions! In the Philippines, the Christmas season starts at the end of August. Not even kidding. You’ll start hearing Christmas songs being played in malls and stores around this time. Then by September and October, you’ll see Christmas decorations start popping up all over the city! Talk about extending the Christmas…

Cambio Market - Fair Trade Goods from Philippine Artisans

Cambio Market – Fair Trade Goods from Philippine Artisans

Cambio Market - Fair Trade Goods from Philippine Artisans What is Cambio Market? On a mission for social good, Cambio Market sells thoughtful, socially minded products made by artisans in the Philippines. Everything is fair trade, sustainably made, and designed for creating change. Change happens by empowering artisans in the Philippines, social entrepreneurs, and finally, YOU. Yes, you can help make a difference by the products you choose to buy and support. Cambio (pronounced Cam-bee-oh) is Spanish for “change.” But…

Filipino American Voices - "Kindness of a Stranger"

Filipino American Voices – Kindness of a Stranger

Filipino American Voices 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 produce a series called 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 my own personal story of discovering…

Ways to Celebrate Filipino American History Month

9 Ways to Celebrate Filipino American History Month (October)

9 Ways to Celebrate Filipino American History Month (October) October is Filipino American History Month! If you’re Filipino and have always been curious about your ethnic background, heritage, and history, now is the time to learn more! Check out these articles for fun ways to learn more about and celebrate Filipino American history:   1. Filipino American History – Legacy of the Delano Grape Strike Do you know about the Delano Grape Strike? Stories of Filipino farmworkers in California offer…

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