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Filipino Parties

Filipino Parties

Hospitality is a globally recognised quality of Filipino people who naturally welcome anyone with warm and kind open arms. They love to spend time with family and friends and what better way to fulfil this than by having a party or get-together. Filipinos are specialists in festivity and entertainment and have a habit to go above and beyond. Filipino parties tend to be loud and busy, but very fun from start to finish. The celebration is usually for a birthday,…

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Ube (Purple Yam)

Ube (Purple Yam)

My fondest memories of being in the Philippines is savouring the delights of the flavour of Ube. This purple sweet potato, pronounced as “ooh-beh”, is rich in colour and high in fibre and antioxidants. Ube originated from Southeast Asia area but is now trending across the world in popup hipster cafes and bakeshops. This craze started in the Philippines where Filipinos use or mix this root vegetable in traditional and modern desserts. Whenever I visit the Philippines, I always make…

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Lahing Kayumanggi: Pilak

Lahing Kayumanggi: Pilak

Please join Lahing Kayumanggi for their 25th Anniversary celebration on Saturday 5th October 2019, 4:30 – 11:30 pm at The Orchard, Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7 4LH. PILAK (Silver) will be a colourful and fun occasion, celebrating Filipino culture and heritage through song and dance. All-inclusive tickets are £65 each which includes: Entry to a prize draw Welcome drink Show and reception with canapés Exhibition Buffet dinner Entertainment DJ dance party To book tickets and for more…

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Jo Koy

Jo Koy

Where do I start with the man named Jo Koy! He is an American comedian and just like myself, is half Filipino. He has been on the stand-up scene for over 30 years and is finally recognised with two big comedy specials featured on Netflix. In 2017, He self-produced and heavily invested in the first of those shows called “Live from Seattle”, which was then sold to Netflix. In 2018, he was given the prestigious “Stand-Up Comedian of the Year”…

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Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

“Adobong Manok” pronounced in Tagalog, is a tasty, popular and easy to prepare Filipino dish that has been at the forefront of my family household for my whole life and this will not stop. Anyone who knows about Filipino cooking will know this dish as the unofficial national dish of the Philippines. The cooking process consists of marinating then braising meat, seafood or vegetables in a sauce of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and black peppercorns. It is usually…

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Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

For my first post, I think I need to talk about the legend that is Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and how he has influenced me and others growing up. Manny was raised in General Santos on the island of Mindanao and his family was very poor. He dropped out of high school and left home at the age of 14 to start his boxing career. He turned professional at 16 and has since won 12 world championship titles including 8 belts…

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