Boodle Fight!

During this uncertain time, it’s always best to hold true to these values – camaraderie, brotherhood and equality. Boodle Fight, a Filipino tradition of eating using bare hands (kamayan) is a symbol of them, reminding us to always fight for what is good for everyone.

No Retreat, No Surrender

Life is sometimes harsh for some people. But there are those who carry and bear their burdens well, that in the end, they come out victorious from all the struggles they went through.

Looking at the photo, against the backdrop of the majestic perfect cone, Mayon Volcano, and all the hardships life has brought forth, Tatay Samuel shy smile encourages us to move forward positively into the future.

The Underdog Fruit

Of all the fruits, Cotton Fruit or popularly known as Santol in the Philippines is the so-called the Underdog. Even among fruits, there’s a ‘bullying’ that exists. 🙂 Kidding aside, Pinoys would not agree to that. Sinantol or Santol Stew in Coconut Milk is a mouthwatering dish, that will give you a flavorful balance – a little sour, spicy and creamy – favorite in Pinoy’s cuisine.

My Pandemic Resolution

So, just when I thought I could use these old coins that Father is keeping as one coin costs as high as $500-$1,000 now because of the pandemic, I decided to keep it and write a Pandemic Resolution instead. These coins are from the 18th to ealy 19th century. I hope no one won’t break the ‘piggy bank’ yet and be able to get by in this seemingly uncertain times.

The Emerging Paradise of the Pacific

Caramoan, a 2nd class municipality in the Province of Camarines Sur is the so-called Emerging Paradise of the Pacific known for its pink and white beaches. It’s where the Season 26 of Survivor which premiered in February 2013 was shot. This brought the island’s name into international fame. It is also where we discovered an inspiring story of pure determination and perseverance.