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Breaded fish cutlets and kalamansi

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Public transport

My favourite transportation, the trysikad. Share! Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

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Three commercials to whiten skin

(Puti means white) This is just a sampling of the type of beauty product advertising we see here regularly, and I don’t even have a television. A while back the twitterverse was having a meltdown over an alleged beauty product commercial which supposedly valued white skin over dark. As it turned out the outrage was […]

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Eating at the kerenderia

This is bangus, a really delicious fish.  We have it at least once a week at home, and sometimes for lunch as well. The above meat was a bit of a mystery.  The lady at the kerenderia told me it was pork but she couldn’t think of the right English word to tell me more […]

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Ordering Local Take-Out

At the end of the backroad to the school (or at the start, depending on perspective, I guess), there is a kerenderia. This is a special kind of restaurant- sort of open air, with a rotisserie grill for chicken, and pans of food sitting out at meal times. You can eat there or you can […]

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