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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…

14 Packing Essentials for Peace Corps Philippines

  14 Packing Essentials for Peace Corps Philippines When I first prepared for my journey as a newly selected Peace Corps Philippines volunteer, I had no idea of what to expect. Even being part Filipino, I hadn’t grown up with much of the culture and I had never been to the Philippines. The packing list was baffling to me. Two unfitted sheets? Why would I need two unfitted sheets? What was acceptable for a pasalubong souvenir gift to my host…

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…

Where to Grab Halo-Halo in San Diego - Snoice

Where to Grab Halo-Halo in San Diego

  Where to Grab Halo-Halo in San Diego If you love trying new trendy food spots in San Diego, add Snoice to your bucketlist for tasting the unique Filipino ice dessert halo-halo.   Halo-Halo - The Filipino word for “mix-mix”   What is Halo-Halo? Halo-halo is a delicious cold dessert for a hot summer day. In the Philippines, you can find halo-halo stands on almost every street!   Halo-halo, a Filipino ice dessert, consists of different toppings like jackfruit, sweet…

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…

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“Have You Eaten Yet?” and Other Ways to Say Hello in Filipino

“Have You Eaten Yet?” and Other Ways to Say Hello in Filipino There are many universal ways to greet someone abroad, and a simple smile or head-nod goes a long way. In the Philippines, even a cheery “hello” will be understood by everyone. But, if you want to impress the locals, learn these Filipino expressions to put yourself a cut above the rest. Whether formal, funny, or just plain silly, here are 5 ways to say hello in Filipino: 1.…