Any foreigner, commonly referred to as a ‘kano’, as in ‘Amerikano’ but also just as easily ‘Australikano’, who has had anything to do with Filipinos and especially Filipinas will know that they often tell very implausible stories. In fact, some might say they wouldn’t lie straight in bed and couldn’t tell the truth from… Continue reading Getting The Story Straight
So who are the other ‘PALs’? Of course you will have heard of, and probably flown with, Cebu Pacific. Started in 1988, they flew for the first time in 1996. Since then the airline has, since 2012, become larger than PAL. In 2008 it ranked 5th in Asia for budget airline passengers transported and… Continue reading The Competition For Your Flying Peso
It is a bit scary, the things we take for granted that are so much a part of our everyday lives, or what is often referred to as our ‘culture’. You tend not to notice these things until you either find yourself immersed in a foreign culture, or have someone from somewhere else immerse themselves… Continue reading Can You Blame Her?
There was a Greek philosopher who lived long before Facebook or Twitter called Epicurus. It is from his name we get the term ‘epicurean’. Something to do with enjoying food and the finer things of life, I believe. The reality was Epicurus lived in a large house with several friends and actually enjoyed the simple… Continue reading The Simple Life in the Philippines
I have written about food and eating habits here before, but food is such an intrinsic part of our culture and daily existence it deserves further discussion. I know from my own experience what it is like to live without foods we take for granted. Like bread made with salt and not sugar. If the… Continue reading Our daily bread – White and sugary!