K’s Top 3 Filipino Superstitions on New Year’s Eve [Happy 2016!]

Happy New Year from the Philippines, everyone!!! 🙂 Our country is 11 hours ahead of Chile so we’ll be ushering in 2016 earlier than Caro! I’ll be leaving her behind in 2015 for a few hours.;) Just to share with you, New Year’s Day in the Philippines is traditionally celebrated with the family. Most Filipinos get together with […]

Valerie Chua’s Watercolor Class

Influenced by the growing art community here in the Philippines, particularly in Manila, I took several workshops this year on calligraphy and watercolor. My best experience to date is my 6-session watercolor class under Valerie Chua (She’s @valeriechuaart on Instagram).  It’s sad that my batch will have our last two sessions with her next week but I’m […]

Pinoy Palaman 101

Pinoy is an adjective, informal term relating to the Philippines or the Filipinos. Palaman refers to filling. Here in the Philippines, people can get really creative with their palaman choices. Sandwich spreads are not limited to cheese, peanut butter, and the like. Some may actually find it weird but pasta, ice cream, and even baking […]

Hello HALO-HALO: It’s Officially Summer in the Philippines! :)

  Here in the Philippines, the moment you see a sudden increase of ice cream commercials on TV, you’ll realize it’s officially summer! 🙂 Aside from hitting the lovely beaches in the country,  eating cold desserts is something to look forward to (at least for me. Hihihi). One of the most popular local cold desserts […]

The Philippine National Anthem

  A country’s national anthem says a lot about its history and heritage. This is the reason Caro and I want to share with you our countries’ national anthems. 🙂 Here’s the Philippine national anthem entitled Lupang Hinirang (Chosen Land) with Spanish, English, and Filipino versions. 🙂