There’s no doubt that Filipinos have a stagy side to them. Just wait for any karaoke session or opportunity to dance. Or any jeepney. But when you take it to an entire building, that becomes a whole new level. With development in the Philippines skyrocketing, there is no shortage of new construction – but most … More Filipino Cool or Filipino Kitsch?
MANY PEOPLE MISTAKE my ethnicity. Often they’d think I’m Indian, Indonesian … or Mexican. My response to the latter, or to anyone who asks me about Filipino culture, I usually sum it up in one word: ‘Mexicasian’. Mexicasian. We’re in the middle of Asia and the bamboo network Chinese have assimilated to the point where many … More Makati Means Murals
WHEN YOU’RE TRAVELLING in a developing country, there are just some things, some places, some parts of society, that unspoken word, others’ previous experiences or historical facts advise you against. Even for Western-born Asians, we have to admit that socioeconomic and cultural differences mean that while we have the purchasing power to live like kings, … More Which traveller dares to ride a bus in Manila?