Tag Archive: filipino
J£jєm0ñ, a New Subcultural Phenomena
Jejemon sounds like a character from a famous Japanese anime Pokemon but it is not. Its a growing youth culture that revolves around social networking, SMS messaging and teenage life. Some people became followers while some have learned to hate it. Love them or hate them, Facebook, Friendster and Twitter have burst the Filipino online life wide open.
Seduction of a Shawarma
Filipinos love good food and when you are talking good food, it doesn’t mean if its local or foreign. Though shawarma sounds like very foreign, it has become local to the point that everywhere from mall food stalls to restaurants, shawarma is being served. But years before, no one heard of this delicious food.
Cultural Albinism: Erasing Our Concept of ‘Brown’ Beauty
We Filipinos are known for our brown skin because of our Malay blood that run in our veins. In fact, we proudly mention ‘lahing kayumanggi’ (brown race) with nationalistic fervor in our history books and Jose Rizal epitomizes everything Filipino. Even our concept of beauty that is Maria Clara is portrayed as the morena model of what a Filipina should be.
Spaghetti Surrender: A Pinoy’s Twist to Italian Cuisine
Spaghetti is an art form way back in Europe’s bootstrap country, what I mean is that Piedmontese spaghetti is way much different than the Bolognese. So how much more if this cuisine is transplanted to a country with anomalous background as ours? Its totally an enigma to me!
Inuman at Pulutan, A Filipino Love Affair
Its not known when Filipinos started to drink or the development of alcoholic beverages and a rich drinking culture for that matter. One thing is certain, when people started to congregate and socialized at the same time shared food and drink with each other, celebrated important occasions and provided a rite of passage for young boys then its how it all began.