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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 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…

adobo perfection

How to Make Filipino Adobo

How to Make Filipino Adobo Hopefully you’ve had at least had one Filipino friend who has brightened your day by cooking pancit (noodles), lumpia (fried egg rolls), and the most common of Filipino dishes, adobo.   “You’re Filipino? I love that adobo you guys have.”   Yup! Adobo is like the king ulam dish of Filipinos. Think: steak and potatoes = adobo and rice.   "Ulam" - the Tagalog word for a main dish   Have you ever wanted to…

Top 10 Must-See Places in the Philippines

Top 10 Must-See Places in the Philippines

Top 10 Must-See Places in the Philippines If you’re traveling to the Philippines, a country consisting of over 7,000 islands, there are a multitude of destinations you could visit and not enough time to see them all. How do you prioritize?! I’ve broken down the top 10 must-see places in the Philippines by mountains versus the beach. Depending on your travel preferences you can choose the ones that appeal most to your sense of adventure. Whether you’re looking to hike…

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…