Tag Archive: philippine culture

Explaining “Torpe” to a Non-Filipino

Third in the series of trying to define non-translatable Filipino words to a non-speaker of the language. It may have a direct translation say to another romance language, but as for English, I… Continue reading

Explaining “Kilig” to a Non-Filipino

I experienced difficult earlier today trying to explain to my new friends how I was feeling. Kilig is just one of the more beautiful borderline untranslatable Filipino words that it may be better to show… Continue reading

The Vice Ganda Joke No One Got

Netizens were abuzz the last couple of days due to a controversial comment comedian/drag queen Vice Ganda made during his “concert” when he joked that newsperson Jessica Soho has to be gang raped.… Continue reading

My Favorite Things

Sabits on jeepneys and kabits on movies Lighting parolas and whipping senak’los Callboys from kantos tied-up with fur These are my favorite Filipino things.   Sint’nadong kar’oke and salted duck egg Taho and sisig and rice with garlic Di-Bi-Di’s sold at… Continue reading