CNY in PHL: A Glimpse of the Celebration

CNY in PHL: A Glimpse of the Celebration
The ties between Filipino and Chinese brethren are undeniable. Before the Philippines was colonized by the Spaniards, Filipinos already lived harmoniously with the Chinese people. Over the centuries, the bond between two nationalities has only gotten stronger and more evident. The Filipino and Chinese share traditions, partaking in celebrations that...

Consider These Items for Chinese New Year Gift-Giving

Consider These Items for Chinese New Year Gift-Giving
The Chinese New Year is just around the corner. The celebration comes with many traditions, including gift-giving. While the term “traditional” may have a negative connotation, especially to those who love everything modern, there sure is beauty in giving long-established gift items to friends and family during the Chinese New...

On Proper Etiquette During Chinese New Year

On Proper Etiquette During Chinese New Year
Every celebration has its own etiquette or set of traditions, rules, or standards. The Chinese New Year is a celebration of the turning of the lunar year that definitely follows a certain etiquette in order to attract luck, not drive it away. Read on to know the Dos and Don’ts...

Five Reasons to Gift Good Food this Christmas

Five Reasons to Gift Good Food this Christmas
Filipinos are known for being foodies. Any foreign national who has met a Filipino will be able to tell you just how excited we are when talking about food. Tsinoys and Pinoys alike are incredible cooks and tasters. With a palate as wide as ours, we make great food gifters....

Christmas in the Philippines: The Best in the World

Christmas in the Philippines: The Best in the World
In some parts of the world, the Christmas season doesn’t start until the end of Thanksgiving. Other countries forego the celebration for religious purposes. However, in the Philippines, Christmastime begins as soon as the clock strikes 12 on September 1st. Apart from missing our world-class Polland Hopia *ehem*, Filipinos abroad...

Legit or Urban Legend: Meow in My Siopao

Legit or Urban Legend: Meow in My Siopao
Filipinos love urban legends. After all, these stories are the offspring of chismisan or what we call nowadays as pagmamarites. While some urban legends sound fantastical and almost too crazy for reason, there are those that might have come from actual occurrences. For this version of Legit or Urban Legend,...

A Dive Into the Filipino Pasalubong Culture

A Dive Into the Filipino Pasalubong Culture
Every Filipino child has been promised by their parent or parent figure of a pasalubong. For starters, a pasalubong is a token from a trip. Whether a trip is as short as a drive to the mall, or a journey as far and long as one to another country, the...

Food and Culture: Reminders to Not Skip Manila

Food and Culture: Reminders to Not Skip Manila
Not all cities are created equal. Manila is a testament to this phrase. It’s a city brimming with people, various cultures, and a whole lot of history. And whenever there is history and cultural diversity, there’s incredible food. In this blog post, learn how you can experience the wonderful history...

A Beginner's Guide to the Mooncake Dice Game

A Beginner's Guide to the Mooncake Dice Game
The celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival brings joy, bounty, and prosperity to communities as they give thanks for the harvest of the previous year. A reunion of sorts, the celebration also encourages the harvest-giving light to grace their lives the following year. One of the activities families look forward to...