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Taho, Filipino’s Tofu Dessert

Taho is a classic sweet snack in the Philippines. It is made with fresh silken tofu, amber-colored ‘arnibal’ or a syrup made with caramelized brown sugar and vanilla and translucent white sago pearls (similar to tapioca pearls). This staple comfort food is served in tiny snack-sized portions. The signature local dessert, is served warm in a 5 to 8 oz. plastic cup. It is popular … Continue reading Taho, Filipino’s Tofu Dessert

Bayahihan in the Midst of COVID19 in the Philippines

In the midst of the covid19 pandemic disease, a lot of Filipinos have risen up to the occasion and demonstrated kindness to help fellow countrymen. Many have become local heroes in their own way. This season has proven that Bayanihan is still in the core of Filipinos, despite the passing of time, and culture and technology have advanced immensely.  Good deeds caught on camera have … Continue reading Bayahihan in the Midst of COVID19 in the Philippines

Tsokolate Eh and Tsokolate Ah in the Philippines

During colonial times, the way the chocolate drink is served to you has a way of expressing how valuable a person sees you or where you belong in society. Traditionally, chocolate drinks in the Philippines have two kinds, the ‘tsokolate eh’ and ‘tsokolate ah.’ During the colonial times, people looked at Tsokolate eh as a superior drink. It is served and reserved only for the … Continue reading Tsokolate Eh and Tsokolate Ah in the Philippines

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Philippine Cities Where You Can Still Ride A Calesa

At present, there are only a few cities in PH that still have kalesa’s or better known as horse-drawn carriages. Because of its rarity, finding a calesa on the road has become special to onlookers. While some prefer modern vehicles, many still appreciate this old ride, as it is a part of heritage. Plus it adds to the charm of the place by bringing that … Continue reading Philippine Cities Where You Can Still Ride A Calesa

“Kwentong Barbero” or Barber’s Tales

Have you heard a “Kwentong Barbero”? or even encountered this local term? Back in the day, men living in small towns would go to the barber shop to have their haircut while having a conversation with their barber. Having established a good relationship with their hair cutter, some men would drop by on the shop just to pass time and chat with the barber. Since … Continue reading “Kwentong Barbero” or Barber’s Tales

Pasig Bike Share

Pasig Bike Share

Pasig City is one of the most-bike friendly cities in Metro Manila that has been implementing Bike Ordinance Advocacy. This ordinance has led to the creation of the Pasig Bike Share project, which promotes the use of non-motorized transportation. The bicycle-sharing system The system works by providing people with bicycles to use it for short trips, through a network of fully automated stations. Users can … Continue reading Pasig Bike Share

Chicharon of Carcar Cebu

One delicacy that the city of Carcar is known for is the chicharron or pork rind crackling. This local delicacy is common to be seen in its markets. As both locals and tourists enjoyed eating this crunchy treat, it is considered a must-buy for anyone visiting the town. Although many have been claiming that they are the original maker of chicharron, it’s difficult to identify … Continue reading Chicharon of Carcar Cebu

Parol a Tradition, an Art and an Ultimate Filipino Christmas Relic

Parol, a Tradition, an Art and an Ultimate Filipino Christmas Relic

TEXT & PHOTO: Kaycie Gayle As soon as ‘ber’ months kick in Filipinos are very much eager to decorate their homes with Christmas ornaments. This signifies that the Christmas season has officially started in the Philippines. Among all the decorations that are displayed on every household, there is one that stands out the most and this is the Christmas lantern or locally known as ‘paról’. … Continue reading Parol, a Tradition, an Art and an Ultimate Filipino Christmas Relic

Ligligan Parol the Giant Lantern Festival in the Philippines

Ligligan Parol, the Giant Lantern Festival in the Philippines

Text & Photo: Kaycie Gayle The birth of the Giant Lantern Festival To give emphasis on the importance of Christmas lanterns in the lives of Filipinos, ‘parol‘ making contests are held in different schools and communities. One of the prestigious competitions and events that follows this tradition is ‘Ligligan Parol’ or more commonly known as the Giant Lantern Festival in San Fernando City Pampanga. This … Continue reading Ligligan Parol, the Giant Lantern Festival in the Philippines