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The Soapbox Filipina | October 16, 2019

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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.”

Filipino Books for Children

April 23, 2015 | Pier Angeli B. Ang Sen 2

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


Gowns, Coats and Barongs at Divisoria

April 11, 2015 | Pier Angeli B. Ang Sen 45

Gowns, Coats and Barongs at Divisoria

You know of those times, when a wedding comes up, in the family?

You may not be part of the wedding entourage but as an immediate family member, you are required to don formal wear. ( some sort of uniformity in the CONTINUE READING HERE

Missing Our Living Room and Our Long Narra Table, This Christmas

December 29, 2014 | Pier Angeli B. Ang Sen

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


Dawal Beach Resort, Zambales

December 27, 2014 | Pier Angeli B. Ang Sen 5

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.  


The entire family, the relatives and the guests stayed at Dawal Beach Resort.  It is a CONTINUE READING HERE

Filipiniana Costumes For Children

August 23, 2014 | Pier Angeli B. Ang Sen 2

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

3 Things I Wish I Learned As a Filipino Child

August 19, 2014 | Pier Angeli B. Ang Sen 8



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).

*The IYS or The International Youth Service was a pen-friend service, for the