Tag Archives: culture

Visual

Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/diamonds_in_the_soles_of_her_shoes/545503457/sizes/o/in/set-72157600119021830/ I have been striving to find culture in Metro Manila because visually, it is dominated by malls and residential areas.  So for my birthday, I wanted to do something different and I decided to go to the … Continue reading

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Balikbayan

My Photo: The yearbooks that I have from my childhood in Saudi Arabia and the US. The Filipino word Balikbayan is a combination of the words “balik” meaning to return, and “bayan” meaning home country.  It “refers to overseas Filipinos including … Continue reading

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Trade

Photo Credit: Justin Clements On the Swahili Coast and nearby islands of East Africa, Persian and Arab culture mixed with that of the local Bantu people because of their trading settlements which they had established.  This intricately carved door embodies … Continue reading

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Malaysia, Truly Asia

(I am sorry that this post comes on the heels of a related incident.  But I had already planned beforehand to publish this post this week and if I don’t publish it now, I don’t know when I will be … Continue reading

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Culture & Commerce

Photo Credit: Nixenzo In a previous post, I mentioned that I have lived in suburban Metro Manila from high school to college, and that all I saw were malls and subdivisions.  This is the reason why I didn’t love Filipino … Continue reading

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KIMCHI

Photo Credit: by LWY In the past, I didn’t really think much about Korean culture, other than that I like the taste of kimchi.  I didn’t really find Korean products attractive because of a bad experience with an LG TV.  … Continue reading

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