Category Archives: Culture and Society

30 Filipino Words With No English Equivalent

By | 11/17/2017

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.

13 Pinoy Expressions With Crazy Origins You Would Never Have Guessed

By | 03/24/2017

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.

10 Amazing Pinoy LGBTs Who Broke Barriers And Made History

By | 12/16/2016

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.

10 Shocking Old-Timey Practices Filipinos Still Do Today

By | 11/04/2016

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).