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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Philippines @ Fun Friday

It's time for Fun Friday in our group, Blogging For Fun. We are doing an A to Z challenge. This week, we are working on the letter P. Philippines
We proudly present our motherland, the Philippines!

Jeepney (miniature version) common mode of public transportation in the Philippines.

Last supper made of wood, commonly found in Filipino homes, particularly in the dining room.

Bag made of abaca material from the Philippines

Philippine snacks: pulvoron, dried mangoes and Lengua de Gato (cookies)

T-shirt design

Traditional Filipino clothes


Terno



Here is something about our hometowns in the Philippines......

The Island of Negros, Philippines

Philippines is a tiny country with 7107 islands and with over 7000 mountains. The pictures above were all from Negros Occidental, my hometown. My favorite outdoor activity when I was younger was going to the river, climbing up the trees, and jump into the river from the branch of the tree which was our diving board! And my favorite Philippine dish? What else, but sea foods!
Grilled Mussels, yum! ( abounds in Negros)
- Betchai-



Pinakbet, a variety of local vegetables -meaning shrunk or shriveled- hails from the Northern region of the Philippines.


Paksiw/ Fish in Vinegar Sauce, is of Malayo-Polynesean origin which has evolved over the centuries upon being introduced to the country to adapt to indigenous ingredients and the local palate.
Baguio City was established by the Americans in 1909. It is sited about 1,500 meters above sea level, high in the Cordillera mountain range giving the city an almost temperate climate.
Tagaytay, home to Taal Volcano and Taal Lake . The lake being the habitat to a venomous black and white sea snakes. This specie is one of only few of its type that breeds in fresh water.It is also home to world's only fresh water sardines,Sardinella Tawilis. The lake is located within a complex volcanic caldera, oneof the great volcano-tectonic depressions of the world.





Mask, made by locals in honor of tribal culture still exist in some regions of the Philippines.



11 comments:

  1. thanks for putting all these together in one lovely post Tes, I miss home, and miss the paksiw and many more :)

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  2. Tes, your country is very b'ful + i find it very interesting, if I ever get chance in my life then I will choose Philippines to visit. the only problem with me is I don't eat Sea Food. I loved the red dress which a girl was wearing. Very precisely you have introduced your country in a very artistic manner. lovely post.
    ♥ Naqvee

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  3. Very informative and lovely depiction of philipines. Good to know about your country

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  4. What a beautiful place your homeland is. I love the traditional clothes, how elegant, and soft they look. I work with a Filipino gentleman, and his wife made us all traditional food for Christmas. It was my first experience with Filipino food, and it was oh so good.

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  5. Gorgeous photos, Tes..A wonderful post!

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  6. Brilliant feature! Thanks for writing about the Philippines,I couldn't do it any better.You make me drool seeing the mussels.Been a while since I cooked some,unlike when I was still in Davao where fresh mussels are aplenty and cheap.I love the bag too,I have an abaca bag myself.

    And what can beat our popular jeepney? =)

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  7. I have been to your country several times and I love the food and the people. I have quite a number of souvenirs from the Philippines too. :)

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  8. What a VISIT!
    I get to see people, places, food...everything!
    The food of course is my favorite thing to see (even tho everything else is also great) because there is no way for me to sample the cuisine in my neck of the wood (Connecticut) and i always love to experience new foods.

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  9. Wow, fantastic tour of the Philippines. It looks like paradise!

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  10. I wanna go home ( for a vacation)...huhuhuhu...I miss everything about Pinas.

    Great post Ms. Tes, very artistic.

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  11. Awwwwwww I am homesick now after seeing all these photos !

    I love every single one of them !

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