Although these negative traits do not diminish the fact that Filipinos are a very awesome people, it’s just sad that they have continued to pull us down personally and as a nation.
We’re so creative we have words that defy exact translation into English. We’ve compiled thirty such words. While they’ll make sense to Pinoys and baffle foreigners, they’re entertaining just the same.
These are the expressions and lines that they laced their conversations with–familiar to the ears, but alien to some of us in meanings. Most of them make hazy references to historical figures, plants, sports, and places—but why? This article explores the fascinating backgrounds behind such colorful expressions.
Let’s look back at some of the fascinating ways our forefathers entertained themselves long before TV and the Internet shortened our attention span.
How can you explain the Pinoy food culture to outsiders if you personally don’t know how it started? These quick bits of delicious food facts should give you a head start.
The Philippines probably has one of the most unique Christmas celebrations in the world. Add the fact that Filipinos have been celebrating it for hundreds of years, and we have ourselves a history of Christmas brimming with scintillating stories.
Ours have always been an accepting society—since the ancient time of gender-bending babaylans who were empowered with the authority to heal and speak with divinities. Here are more unusual stories from past and present, involving colorful LGBT personalities.
Although we won’t enter in the unending whirlpool of debates and choose which side we’re on, we would like to share some of the more interesting stories and facts about our country’s on-and-off brush with the death penalty.
Let’s walk down memory lane and learn some of the most fascinating but lesser-known facts about Pinay beauty queens.
Traditions like Noche Buena, Misa de Gallo and giving of aguinaldos continue to live on, but there are other local and obscure traditions that old towns observe that we know so little of—some vanishing, others forgotten, but all very Filipino!
A tribute to FilipiKnow’s almost four years of discovering interesting stories about our history and culture.
Fueled by my curiosity, I have collected some of the most beautiful-sounding color names in the Philippine language. Some of these would even make great baby names!
Modern times are threatening to wipe out the things that have made us uniquely Filipino. While progress is good, it should never stand in the way of us preserving those things that are rightfully part of our heritage and way of life.
Contrary to popular belief, not all the shocking practices our ancestors used to do have been relegated to the dustbin of history. In fact, these practices—far from being consigned to the schoolbooks—are actually very much in vogue today (some more than others).
Filipinos know them only by name but do we know where they actually came from? Here are five famous Filipino brands and the fascinating facts surrounding their origins.
While Filipinos from different regions sometimes don’t understand each other, two things always unite them as one: their shared history and innate ability to love.
With such a diverse demographic, it’s no wonder so many social phenomena abound in the country and which give us our unique Pinoy identity.
So exactly how many “old” words and expressions separate the older from the younger millenials? Answer: A lot. And here are just some examples..
There are more things to learn about shapes and their Filipino equivalents than you thought. Let’s have a rundown of some familiar shapes and their less familiar names in the Filipino language.