Filipino Life Archives - Page 3 of 10 - The Soapbox Filipina
“I love my tabo. I dip my pandesal in coffee. I grew up in a barangay by the river, somewhere in Mindanao. This my Filipino life.”
Today, children speak English fluently than Filipino. Most grade one kids, I know, have a hard time understanding their Filipino lessons. They find it difficult to follow the “panuto” or instructions written in Filipino. ( by the way, the word “panuto”, is something I learned recently, thank you… CONTINUE READING HERE
Gowns, Coats and Barongs at Divisoria
You know of those times, when a wedding comes up, in the family?
Christmas memories with my family -are my prized possessions. ( I am sure it is also, for you)
I cherish those moments with my family. It is because, among us siblings, I was the one, who spent most of my time, away from them. I was sixteen, when I left… CONTINUE READING HERE
The Banaag family, this Christmas season, was fortunate to have come together, for my brother Vito’s wedding. My brothers and my brother-in-law were all home, from abroad.
Buwan ng Wika is a challenge, to parents of school children, in this country. My husband and I are, just one, of the many parent-challengers.
First, as I have mentioned from previous posts, I am not a native speaker of Filipino, because we speak Cebuano in our house … CONTINUE READING HERE
My childhood was filled with opportunities for learning. I read books voraciously -from the Brittanicas to the Agatha Christies and the Nancy Drews.
I exchanged letters with pen-friends through the IYS (The International Youth Service).