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!
Being a man of letters (several of which have been returned, marked, ‘not at this address’), I try to use my native language correctly and well, if only because as one who earns his living with his words, it seems the right thing to do. My failing in this department is blithely expecting my wife… Continue reading My Husband She Is A Writer – Filipino English!
They say the journey is what it’s all about, not so much the destination. When you are going to da probince, the journey can be a very memorable part of the entire experience. But not always the most positive one. Make no mistake, the province might be an hour out of town, or it might… Continue reading Going To da Probince – Getting There
Something you will hear many times when you first come to the Philippines is the reference to ‘da probince’, or the province. Filipinas in Manila will tell you they are going to ‘da probince’. This means they are going home, to wherever they come from. Those who are born in Manila may very well have… Continue reading Going To da Probince – The Language Barrier