Tag Archives: Filipino

Indios Bravos

The Spanish term for “wild/brave indians” was also used by Philippine national hero Jose Rizal and his friends for themselves, after having watched Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in Paris in 1889.  Rizal and his companions were impressed by 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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Anak

Video Credit: ACSPPA/AMLC The word “anak” means child in many Malayo-Polynesian languages, including that of my country the Philippines.  It has also been used for the title of a Filipino song and movie, giving it the depth this word deserves. … Continue reading

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Words +==>

Photo Credit: JL 09, http://www.aijc.com.ph/pccf/mediamuseum/images/ang-kalayaan.jpg, Ramon FVelasquez From reading Bob Ong‘s books, specifically Bakit Baliktad Magbasa ng Libro ang mga Pilipino? (English: Why Do Filipinos Read Books In Reverse?), I became acquainted with the Kartilya ng Katipunan (English: Primer of the … Continue reading

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Productive

Photo Credit: Brown University Library Growing up, I never found it appealing to work in a factory.  But now that I know its significance, I see the “beauty” of manufacturing.  Unfortunately, it took me around 15 years to understand the … Continue reading

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The Call Center Experience

I heard about this kind of job around the time I dropped out of college in 2002.  I was always attracted to it for some reason — probably the communication part — and I needed to earn money, so that’s … 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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