• Nicknames, Filipino style

    The following article was originally published on 23 Dec 2003 at The Best of Pinoyjokes.net A Rhose, by Any Other Name By Matthew Sutherland "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches" --(Proverbs 22:1) WHEN I arrived in the Philippines from the UK six years ago, one of the first cultural differences to strike me was names. The subject has provided a … Continue Reading…

    Nicknames, Filipino style
  • Manila in Technicolor – 1960s

    Received the following photos last October from our friend, edd a. He emailed them on to friends with a note: "yep, 'twas the time before they dumped dirt in the pristine waters of manila bay, the jeepneys shorter and was faithful with original Jeep chassis, roads free of shadows cast by skyways and waterways unclogged and floods "wade-able". Very sad, isn't it? And the … Continue Reading…

    Manila in Technicolor – 1960s
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Nicknames, Filipino style

The following article was originally published on 23 Dec 2003 at The Best of Pinoyjokes.net A Rhose, by Any Other Name By Matthew Sutherland "A good name is rather to be … [Read More...]

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Kundiman Magandang Diwata

"Kundiman Magandang Diwata" Jocelyn ng Baliwag, Magandang Diwata", a kundiman circa 1800. Full text from YouTube post: "From 1896 to 1898 the most famous Kundiman, which … [Read More...]

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Who is Pinoy?

1. You're related to everyone. 2. Your parents call each other "Mommy" and "Daddy." 3. You have uncles and aunts named Boy, Girlie, or Baby. 4. You have relatives whose … [Read More...]

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Manila in Technicolor – 1960s

Received the following photos last October from our friend, edd a. He emailed them on to friends with a note: "yep, 'twas the time before they dumped dirt in the pristine waters of … [Read More...]