Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bulacan Visita Iglesia 2011 Map

For the adventurous who want to try a Visita Iglesia not in Metro Manila, try going to Bulacan this Holy Week and visit some churches there. If you're not from there or do not have any relatives in Bulacan, go during the day. At least when you get lost, there will still be people you can ask for directions. Or just follow the map I used. :) You will only see maps as images on this article. For photos of the churches visited last year, please click The Bulacan Visita Iglesia.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Things Found in Filipino Homes

The home is the sanctuary of every family in the world. Here you can find all the things that reflect the culture and belongingness of a person. If you want to know more about someone, a trip to the person's house will show you a lot.

A home can tell you a story, how affluent the family is, how tidy and organized they are, and a whole lot more. The house can also reflect the nationality of the family dwelling there. For us Filipinos, sometimes it isn't that easy to spot but if you look closer, there are things that you won't find in houses of other cultures. Here are a few of the things that were usually found in Filipino Homes:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ander da Saya

Photo from Okinawa Soba
I don't get to hear this phrase often nowadays. Perhaps it is something that is no longer relevant or it has turned into a different form but of the same context. Some use takusa (takot sa asawa) and other terms I didn't bother to search for or try to remember. It all boils down to one point, a man "cowering" to a woman.

Personally, that doesn't seem like an issue. If one can look at it at a perspective we Filipinos used to see, it shouldn't be embarrassing. But apparently, to the people who invented the term, it seems very unacceptable. "Ander da Saya" is the Filipinized term for "under the Saya" or under a woman's dress. Now you see who made a big deal out of this Pinoy attitude?