Nicknames, Filipino style


The following article was originally published on 23 Dec 2003 at The Best of 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 […]

50 of the 100 Best Things About Being Pinoy


This is 50 of the 100 Best Things About Being Pinoy which was circulated to “members of Filipinos Around The World” on Facebook some months ago. I thought is it an excellent material to remind us of the unique Philippine traits, mores, cuisine, slang, and many more (read: everything) that is very Filipino. Enjoy. //Maraming […]

Unique body language

Found this interesting piece of information in a travel guide about Filipinos’ unique body language. Tell me if this is true: Filipinos signify ‘Yes’ by raising the eyebrows or lifting the head upwards slightly. The hand movements which mean ‘Go away’ to us signify ‘Come here’ in the Philippines. The thumb and middle finger are […]