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My favourite Filipino dishes

I'm asked very often by locals about my favourite Filipino dishes - dishes that I've tasted over the past 9 months here in the Philippines. From all the food I've tasted, some clearly stood out as winners.  It’s no coincidence that some of the first Bisayan phrases I learned include “Lami kaayo!” (meaning “Very yummy!”). So here I present to you my personal "Lami kaayo" list: Read More…
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Popular sports in the Philippines

With the FIFA Football World Cup 2014 just recently concluded, it’s about time I blog about popular sports in the Philippines. Because one thing is for sure, it’s definitely not football. Very few people here cared about the football world cup that got more than half of the globe excited. Heck, nobody even knew who David Beckham was when he went to Tacloban to lend support for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. You can basically count the most popular sports in the Philippines down to two: basketball and boxing. Read More…
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My first Bogo Fiesta

Bogo City celebrates its city fiesta every May. When they celebrate, they pull out all the stops! The city was turned on its head for an entire week; with street parties, concerts, discos, parades. We were right in the middle of it all, taking all of them in. I must say, having experienced it for the very first time: the festive atmosphere, the excitement in the air, the infectious mood was so palpable and I like it! Read More…
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Dirty kitchen in the Philippines

Most of the household related tasks here in the Philippines seem to need so much more effort than in Europe. They are much more time consuming because so much is done by hand, as in it’s not automated—like for example: washing the laundry, doing the dishes, or cleaning the floor. But the one thing that surprised me the most were the kitchens. Read More…
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