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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…

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…

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…

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…

Fall Filipino cuisine - sinigang soup

Fall Filipino Cuisine – Sinigang Soup

Fall Filipino Cuisine - Sinigang Soup Now that Fall is upon us, it’s time to cook up a big pot of warm Filipino sinigang soup (a sour soup made from tamarind fruit). Yummm!!!   Filipino Food! You’ve probably at least had one Filipino friend who has brightened your day by cooking pancit (fried noodles), lumpia (fried egg rolls), or the most common Filipino dish, adobo (pork with soy sauce and vinegar). Those are the typical token foods that most people…

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…

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