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Philippine Park:Tasty Tempura Sauce

Parks in the Philippines are usually crowded on the weekends. Kids don’t have classes and some parents don’t go to work making it a rightful occasion to visit the park and play like the other kids.

The fun slide that my son used to play with the other kids on the park.

But what really excites me and my husband is not the park itself but the tempura that is sold just in any corner of the park. They make the playground livelier and what makes it salable is the tasty sauce normally in its sweet and spicy combination to give a varied taste for the kids and the adults.

Lame Ang Sauce Tilaw Lang means ” The Sauce Is Tasty, Just Try”

The tempura stand is made up of a three-wheeled bike that can easily be drawn anywhere the owner wants.

Yes, the owner can move the cart just anywhere in the place. Cart owners normally carry with them orange juice or soda to pair with the tempura they’re selling. For some they even have more snacks for the kids to choose from that includes corned chips, popcorn, corn grits, salted peanuts, biscuits and many more.

My son love tempura most with a sweetened sauce. He can’t endure the spicy one. A stick normally cost 10 pesos that around 25 cents in dollar so it’s not that expensive for parents to have. Very affordable I thought.

It costs 10 pesos a stick or more or less 25 cents in dollar. Affordable and delicious.


Posted by on September 16, 2012 in Family, Filipinos, Philippines, Relationships


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Worth it for Your First Bite–Balut

What is Balut?

Balut is one of the most famous delicacies in the Philippines– one of a few that other people won’t dare a try.  But what is strange about it is,  most Filipinos abroad long to eat the egg. Another thing is that natives and foreigners who are bold enough to taste it claimed that its taste is fantastic.

It is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell.

Popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack, balut are mostly sold by street vendors in the regions where they are available. It is commonly considered as a street food in the Philippines.

Why is Balut eaten at night?

You might wonder why balut is sold at night.

First, according to most who have tried, this is all because the looks of balut may not be desirable for the person who eats it. With that, vendors suggested it to be eaten in the dark in order not to see it clearly. The feathers of the chick may be very destructive for the person who  is eating it. But if you’re used to eating balut, eating it day or night doesn’t really matter.

Second, it is popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac. An egg is said to be a natural way to attain high performance in bed that  help any man to be more energetic when they make love with his partner and that makes it advisable to be eaten at night.

Where can we find one?

Balut is sold in the sidewalk of a crowded area like in the market or every corner of every street. Some vendors tend not to stay in one place but roam around barefooted or at times with a bike.

For first timers, the taste may be odd but don’t worry once you’ve tasted it, you will always want it. Your first bite is worth it.

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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Delicacy, Filipinos, Philippines


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Why Filipinos Are Qualified to Write And Get Paid?

Who could ever think anybody can write and get paid?

In the Philippine, it’s never in the mind of most people that writing sensible articles can be a job. But this doesn’t mean they don’t know how to write. Thousands of Filipinos love to write and even be more creative about it.

Yes, earning is what makes other people move. In the Philippines, people don’t really think that earning can be as simple as staying at home. Here in the country, almost all people think that you have to go to work punch in and out in the company and get paid in a day.

English is widely used in the country and it has been proven already by many. Over 90% speaks well and even write. But this people hardly believe in earning by just using one’s spare time. Who could ever believe that?

Funny, but I was once like them. Long before, I laughed at articles– writing about how to earn money by writing. But then I have this friend who gave me the link here and write articles. I love writing. That’s usually my breakfast. But earning through it? I realized it can be possible.

There are thousands of feed that welcome freelance writer to post there articles and earn through it. In bukisa, wikinut and factoids you can see people earned thousands of bucks just by writing.

Writing? “That sounds hard.” “That sounds heavy.” a common notion for people who don’t give a heck. I perfectly understand. I sympathize. But earning through writing doesn’t really mean to be like that.

Filipinos, I believe, possess a quality that made them qualified to be a writer and get paid. Millions of graduates and degree holders just stay idle at home doing nothing and not being productive. What are those degrees for? A few work under-employed and never receive a good compensation. Why endure all these predicaments? Why not do other jobs that do more than the usual. Why not write?

Now I’m inviting my friends to take a glance and write as well. With this I’m helping them. And they help themselves.


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My MODEL – The First Women Writers and Poetess in the Philippines

Writing poetry is one of my hobby and my pleasure since I was twelve. I remember my mom told me to go to sleep in the middle of the night while I was writing verses to fill my over flowing brain with words and thoughts. I was trained naturally to create lines and verses by myself with no mentor available. Thanks be to GOD.

No one push me to write poetry. And there is no need to do that. I find it effortless to write poems. My mind is agile enough to employ amazing colors, movements and beats enough to make one. But there are  a few writers and poet that I admire the most. They are the first women writers and poets in the Philippines.

Leona Florentino was claimed to be The First  Filipino Poetess according to a historian from Pampanga, Zoilo Galang. Leona was said to be from Ilocos. On the other hand Rosario de Leon who is from Pampanga was said to be The First Filipino Woman Novelist. Galang also added that there was another woman in the Visayas who said to be the first Filipino writer named Magalina Jalandoni. Along with the them was Felicidad Ocampo who said to be the The First Woman Filipino Novelist who wrote her novel in English.

Certainly they were all great women that deserve a recognition from us Filipinos. I believe Filipinos are indeed a great artist especially in the field of writing. That is the reason why I made them my model. I’m sure I will not be the first but sure enough that the passion will continue.


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Top Searched and Read this Year 2010 According to Yahoo!

Funny but true, Filipinos are obviously a celebrity-obsessed nation. Proofs are evident enough to tell that the people love to know about the famous celebrities in the country.

Yearly, Yahoo! recognizes a trendy topics that is most searched and read. Stories that usually pull billions of viewers in the net.  This year 2010 the website recognize the top ten celebrities who became the most searched are Filipinos.

The ninth and tenth spot are occupied by Marian Rivera and Mariel Rodriguez respectively while numbers three through seven are for Manny Pacquiao, Anne Curtis, Shaina Magdayao and John Lloyd Cruz, Kris Aquino and Willie Revillame.

All these are just a few of the most clued issues in the country that generates money for the websites. Making it a good opportunity for those who want to write an article.

A clue in writing articles:  Writers must know who viewed the highest and what are their common interests.


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