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If you've been following the previous posts you can now ask your way around and order food once you arrive, or don't, at your destination. Our next topic is general conversational phrases and there are quite a few of these, some incredibly useful and you'll hear these all the time, whilst others may come in … Continue reading The Occidental tourist, Tagalog (Filipino) general phrases.
In what kind of world does using the slogan "coolest monkey in the jungle", turn your brand into an overnight pariah. Sadly, in ours. I cannot believe we can tolerate the blatant stupidity of black racist groups with clear agendas that have no basis in reality. I have four children, their colour is irrelvant and … Continue reading Move over Islam, here comes the racist bandwagon.
On the agenda for today is Tagalog, the official language of the Philippines. Although English is widely spoken and even sometimes understood, a few basic phrases in Tagalog will stand you in good stead and endear you endlessly to the locals who really appreciate it and they will always help correct pronounciation and grammer. Keep … Continue reading The Occidental tourist, Tagalog (Filipino) – English travel phrases.
I've had some time to kill recently whilst travelling and as you tend to do, I've turned to my phone, or more specifically Youtube to while away the hours spent waiting. After watching Anonymous predict a global meltdown and then the end of humanity, YouTube decided I needed a little Deepak Chopra, probably to set … Continue reading The religion of Gobbledegook
Image: Mt Mayon, an active volcano in Bicol as it simmers away, lava lighting up the rim at night. So you're thinking about adding the Philippines to your list of Asian holiday destinations. Great decision. This article will strive to give you all that essential info you might not glean from normal travel guides. After … Continue reading An Occidental tourist, Filipino style.
So to Christmas in the Philippines, fireworks going off every evening, food consumed in massive quantities and of course, having embraced the Christian faith, houses adorned with various religious symbols to celebrate the holiday. You haven't truly experienced a Filipino Christmas till you've spent one in a local bario (suburb) and to add that extra … Continue reading Carol till you drop
As Christmas approaches and bearing in mind the holiday has no religious connotations for me, I find myself a million miles away from my family. It will be the first Christmas in 22 years that we will not spend together. Having often questioned the holiday in the past, I have been wondering how my family … Continue reading Let’s kill Santa
So you think you've found love in Asia? Proceed with caution, pointy nose!