P is for the Philippines

I grew up attending the same church congregation as one of the most amazing Filipino moms in all of Arizona, and true to her nature, she was eager to help when I asked for her time to get some answers and directions about what I should know about their beautiful country.  Not only is Mitzi…

Filipino Chicken Adobo – A National Dish and Dinner Discussion

Sometimes the most nerve-racking part of experiencing another culture, is being introduced to new foods and cooking styles. But sometimes, you run into some serious soul food. I think that’s how I’d classify the national dish of the Philippines – soul food. I’ve actually been putting off cooking this adobo because I’ve had things like…

How Are Different Cultural Influences Affecting Your Language?

I recently mentioned a conversation I had with one of my grandmas about why I have this blog. (If you missed it, you can check it out by clicking here.) In the same lunch conversation, she also got me questioning this – how are different cultural influences affecting my language? I really need to talk…

Mano Po

Last month I got together with some friends to celebrate THE one and only, Galentine’s Day! Picture Leslie Knope saying, “If you look inside your bags you will find a few things. A bouquet of hand crocheted flower pens, a mosaic portrait of each of you made from the crushed bottles of your favorite diet…