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Filipino’s Finest Culture

Filipino’s Finest Culture

Filipinos are well known as one of the popular settlers in different parts of the world. As a Filipino, we do have a sense of adaptation as we always...

Events

The Vibrant Giant Lanterns of San Fernando, Pampanga

The Vibrant Giant Lanterns of San Fernando, Pampanga

Now that the happy Christmas season is smelled around the corners of the Philippines, you might also be delighted to see colorful, vibrant and...

Business

Converting your International Driving License in the Philippines

Converting your International Driving License in the Philippines

Would it be nicer to explore an interesting country by taking its roads? yes indeed! Although, Manila street is one of the re-known worst Traffic...

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Tattoo Hunter - Kalinga of the Philippines

 

 Tattoo Hunter Dr. Lars Krutak visits the remote Philippine Cordillera Mountains to learn about Kalinga tattooing culture from the last tribal tattoo tattooist Whang-Od.

 

 


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Expatch Calendar Weekly Highlights

 

Friday, 15 Dec.2017

☆ World Bazaar Festival

Time 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines
Description Opens 12nn-10pm on Sundays-Thursdays and 10am-12mn on Fridays-Saturdays. Ticket: 80 PHP. World Bazaar Festival ranks as one of the prime Christmas shopping trade shows in Philippines. World Bazaar Festival 2017 boasts of more than 250,000 visitors, looking for stylish, trendy and attractive gift items for their loved ones. The show is successful in creating a joyous and festive ambiance for all those attending the event and more than 500 exhibition booths are set up during this fair. Apart from toys and gift items, fashionable jewelry items, stationery products, books, fragrances, plastic products, leather accessories and kitchen items are showcased during the event and the show offers ample business promotional and networking scopes to attending companies. The World Bazaar Festival will be held at World Trade Center Metro Manila and takes up a total exhibition space of 20000 square meters. Disclaimer: Registration on this site doesn't give entitlement to free entrance to the event.

For more information, you may click on the link below:
https://10times.com/world-bazaar-festival

♡ Green Fridays at Greenbelt Makati

Time 11:00am - 12:00pm
Venue Greenbelt Mall, Legazpi Street, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description Ayala Malls Green Fridays Promo Mechanics: |
1. Promo period is from May 26 to December 31, 2017. |
2. The promo is open to all shoppers of Greenbelt. |
3. To be entitled to join the Green Fridays promo, shopper must present and have the following: |
a. Single or accumulated purchase receipt worth P1,500 in any merchant store inside Greenbelt. |
b. Ayala Malls ecobag |
4. By joining the promo, shopper will get a chance to win any of the following treats: |
a. Cinema tickets (admit 2) |
b. Movie Snackbar treats worth P150 |
c. One (1) day parking pass |
d. Other merchant premium items |
5. Shopper/s must present their receipt/s every Friday, at the Greenology booth, Greenbelt 5 within the promo period of May 26 to December 31, 2017. |
6. Shopper/s may only join the promo at the mall where the purchase/s was/were made. Cross redemption across different Ayala Malls will not be allowed. |
7. Receipts from department stores and/or supermarkets are not included in the promo. |
8. Only one (1) receipt per shopper will be honored. |
9. Ayala Malls reserves the right to validate the receipts. Receipts that are defaced, crumpled, tampered or receipts lesser than ¾ of its actual size will not be honored. |
10. All employees of the Ayala Malls group, their merchants, maintenance, security agencies, employees of the merchants, their subsidiaries, its advertising and promotional agencies and their relatives up to the second degree of consanguinity are disqualified from joining the promo. |

Saturday, 16 Dec.2017

☆ World Bazaar Festival

Time 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines
Description Opens 12nn-10pm on Sundays-Thursdays and 10am-12mn on Fridays-Saturdays. Ticket: 80 PHP. World Bazaar Festival ranks as one of the prime Christmas shopping trade shows in Philippines. World Bazaar Festival 2017 boasts of more than 250,000 visitors, looking for stylish, trendy and attractive gift items for their loved ones. The show is successful in creating a joyous and festive ambiance for all those attending the event and more than 500 exhibition booths are set up during this fair. Apart from toys and gift items, fashionable jewelry items, stationery products, books, fragrances, plastic products, leather accessories and kitchen items are showcased during the event and the show offers ample business promotional and networking scopes to attending companies. The World Bazaar Festival will be held at World Trade Center Metro Manila and takes up a total exhibition space of 20000 square meters. Disclaimer: Registration on this site doesn't give entitlement to free entrance to the event.

For more information, you may click on the link below:
https://10times.com/world-bazaar-festival

❊ The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra plays The Music of Jose Mari Chan

Time 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue The Theatre at Solaire Solaire Resort & Casino 1 Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City Paranaque City
Description The ABS-CBN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

plays
The Music of JOSE MARI CHAN
It's September! It's the start of the Christmas season for the Filipinos and it's that time of the year when the songs of Mr. Jose Mari Chan dominate the mall playlist!
Yes, he is the man of the season!
Aptly deserving of a tribute for being a great artist, the songs of Mr. Jose Mari Chan will be featured in a concert to be staged by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.
For more information:
https://www.ticketworld.com.ph/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=604E68DD-77D5-47DC-8B6F-8278942608AB

♔ Howzat Sports Schedule

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue
Description For more information, you may contact:

Howzat Sports Bar at email: howzatsportsbar@gmail.com

Sunday, 17 Dec.2017

☆ World Bazaar Festival

Time 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines
Description Opens 12nn-10pm on Sundays-Thursdays and 10am-12mn on Fridays-Saturdays. Ticket: 80 PHP. World Bazaar Festival ranks as one of the prime Christmas shopping trade shows in Philippines. World Bazaar Festival 2017 boasts of more than 250,000 visitors, looking for stylish, trendy and attractive gift items for their loved ones. The show is successful in creating a joyous and festive ambiance for all those attending the event and more than 500 exhibition booths are set up during this fair. Apart from toys and gift items, fashionable jewelry items, stationery products, books, fragrances, plastic products, leather accessories and kitchen items are showcased during the event and the show offers ample business promotional and networking scopes to attending companies. The World Bazaar Festival will be held at World Trade Center Metro Manila and takes up a total exhibition space of 20000 square meters. Disclaimer: Registration on this site doesn't give entitlement to free entrance to the event.

For more information, you may click on the link below:
https://10times.com/world-bazaar-festival

♔ WARM HUGS Fun Run 2017

Time 4:00am - 8:00am
Venue Mines View Park Outlook Drive, 2600 Baguio City
Description Get ready to become HEALTHIER and FITTER this coming Christmas Season as we bring you - Warm Hugs Christmas Run 2017.

Register here:register.raceyaya.com/events/baguio-christmas-run-2017

Warm Hugs Fun Run is a friendly race for all types of individuals, newbies or well-seasoned athletes alike. It encourages a time for bonding with family and friends, and being active.

The event aims to provide a venue to express love on the Season of Giving. Proceeds will be given to Mines View Day Care and Suban Farm Happy Hollow.
Share the warmth and run with us!

As a bonus, all participants are entitled to a FREE cup of freshly brewed Tsokolate de Batirol after the run!

Regular Registration(Nov. 3 to December 3)
CATEGORY - REG. FEE - GUNSTART
10K – Sub-Santa Challenge 850 5:15AM
5K – Run w/ Elsa & Rudolph 650 5:30AM
3K – Santas Elves Family Run 550 5:45 AM
INCLUSIONS
10K – Race Bib, Santa Hat, Event Shirt, Finisher's Medal, Finisher's Hot Chocolate, Finisher's Travel Blanket, Goodie Bag
5K – Race Bib, Santa Hat, Event Shirt, Finisher's Hot Chocolate, Goodie Bag
3K- Race Bib, Event Shirt, Finisher's Hot Chocolate, Goodie Bag

Late Registration(December 4 to 14) P50 Surcharge
10K- 900 | 5K- 700 | 3K- 600

Top 3 male & female runners for each category will win cash prizes and trophy. Much fun and excitement awaits runners in the 10k category, those who’ll cross the finish line before Running Santa does will receive a special gift!

10K Male & Female Champion will each win a pair of Brooks Running Shoes(GC). 5K Male & Female Champion will each receive Amihan GoLite Waste Pouch. All registered runners are entitled to one (1) raffle entry to win a pair of Brooks Running Shoes(GC).

HOW TO REGISTER
Step A: Click the link: http://bit.ly/2wUDrlP
>Select Category. >Then click Register.
Step B: Sign in with Facebook or Gmail account.
Step C: Fill up the Online Form (Complete Name, Birthday, Age, Sex, Shirt Size, Other Info).
Click Submit.

Step E: Select “Pay Now” button
*Choose bank deposit via:
BPI SA 8529-3167-99 Don Antonio T. Santillan or
BDO SA 00-183-090-4742 Don Antonio T. Santillan
>Attach deposit slip

If paying via bank, kindly take a picture of your validated deposit slip and send it to our email: baguiochristmasrun@gmail.com with your Name, Birthday, Age, Shirt Size, Mobile number and Distance Category. For verifying purposes.

You will receive an email confirmation within 2 days that your registration is successful.

IN-STORE REGISTRATION
1. Cinco Antonios Bistro, Mines View Park
Contact Person: Anne

2. Lagalag Store Baguio, Upper Session Extension
Contact Person: Victor

GROUP DISCOUNTS (May register directly at the link below. Kindly deposit the total amount to the bank details provided.)

2 adults + 1 kid = 100 OFF TOTAL REG FEE(any category)
4 adults + 1 kid = 200 OFF TOTAL REG FEE(any category)
10+1 = Avail 1 additional FREE slot for every group of 10

(Kids- up to 13 years old only. Proof of age may be requested)

Group Registration Form(Open the link)
http://bit.ly/2iOS20k

For more information: http://www.takbo.ph/2017/10/warm-hugs-christmas-run-2017/

♔ Howzat Sports Schedule

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue
Description For more information, you may contact:

Howzat Sports Bar at email: howzatsportsbar@gmail.com

Monday, 18 Dec.2017

☆ World Bazaar Festival

Time 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines
Description Opens 12nn-10pm on Sundays-Thursdays and 10am-12mn on Fridays-Saturdays. Ticket: 80 PHP. World Bazaar Festival ranks as one of the prime Christmas shopping trade shows in Philippines. World Bazaar Festival 2017 boasts of more than 250,000 visitors, looking for stylish, trendy and attractive gift items for their loved ones. The show is successful in creating a joyous and festive ambiance for all those attending the event and more than 500 exhibition booths are set up during this fair. Apart from toys and gift items, fashionable jewelry items, stationery products, books, fragrances, plastic products, leather accessories and kitchen items are showcased during the event and the show offers ample business promotional and networking scopes to attending companies. The World Bazaar Festival will be held at World Trade Center Metro Manila and takes up a total exhibition space of 20000 square meters. Disclaimer: Registration on this site doesn't give entitlement to free entrance to the event.

For more information, you may click on the link below:
https://10times.com/world-bazaar-festival

♡❀ Giant Lantern Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue San Fernando, Pampanga
Description Every Christmas season, barangays in San Fernando Pampanga compete by creating large colorful lanterns.
The Giant Lantern Festival is held in San Fernando, Pampanga during the Christmas season. It is known as one of the best tourism events in the country.

Festival Highlights
Each barangay creates giant lanterns boasting beautiful, vibrant colors. They will be displayed during the Grand Lantern Festival. The most beautiful parol wins a prize.

How to Get There
By plane: If you want a quick and hassle-free trip, you can opt to ride a chartered flight to Clark and ride a bus, van, or jeepney going to the nearby town of Dau.
By land transportation: From Manila, you can also take a bus bound for Dau, Pampanga. Victory liner, which has terminals in Cubao and Pasay, has a route to Dau, Pampanga. The fare costs around 105 to 115 pesos but for students and senior citizens, it costs around 75 to 85 pesos.
For more information: https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Giant Lantern Festival (December 18 - January 1)

♔ Howzat Sports Schedule

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue
Description For more information, you may contact:

Howzat Sports Bar at email: howzatsportsbar@gmail.com

Tuesday, 19 Dec.2017

☆ World Bazaar Festival

Time 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines
Description Opens 12nn-10pm on Sundays-Thursdays and 10am-12mn on Fridays-Saturdays. Ticket: 80 PHP. World Bazaar Festival ranks as one of the prime Christmas shopping trade shows in Philippines. World Bazaar Festival 2017 boasts of more than 250,000 visitors, looking for stylish, trendy and attractive gift items for their loved ones. The show is successful in creating a joyous and festive ambiance for all those attending the event and more than 500 exhibition booths are set up during this fair. Apart from toys and gift items, fashionable jewelry items, stationery products, books, fragrances, plastic products, leather accessories and kitchen items are showcased during the event and the show offers ample business promotional and networking scopes to attending companies. The World Bazaar Festival will be held at World Trade Center Metro Manila and takes up a total exhibition space of 20000 square meters. Disclaimer: Registration on this site doesn't give entitlement to free entrance to the event.

For more information, you may click on the link below:
https://10times.com/world-bazaar-festival

♡❀ Giant Lantern Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue San Fernando, Pampanga
Description Every Christmas season, barangays in San Fernando Pampanga compete by creating large colorful lanterns.
The Giant Lantern Festival is held in San Fernando, Pampanga during the Christmas season. It is known as one of the best tourism events in the country.

Festival Highlights
Each barangay creates giant lanterns boasting beautiful, vibrant colors. They will be displayed during the Grand Lantern Festival. The most beautiful parol wins a prize.

How to Get There
By plane: If you want a quick and hassle-free trip, you can opt to ride a chartered flight to Clark and ride a bus, van, or jeepney going to the nearby town of Dau.
By land transportation: From Manila, you can also take a bus bound for Dau, Pampanga. Victory liner, which has terminals in Cubao and Pasay, has a route to Dau, Pampanga. The fare costs around 105 to 115 pesos but for students and senior citizens, it costs around 75 to 85 pesos.
For more information: https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Giant Lantern Festival (December 18 - January 1)

Wednesday, 20 Dec.2017

☆ World Bazaar Festival

Time 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines
Description Opens 12nn-10pm on Sundays-Thursdays and 10am-12mn on Fridays-Saturdays. Ticket: 80 PHP. World Bazaar Festival ranks as one of the prime Christmas shopping trade shows in Philippines. World Bazaar Festival 2017 boasts of more than 250,000 visitors, looking for stylish, trendy and attractive gift items for their loved ones. The show is successful in creating a joyous and festive ambiance for all those attending the event and more than 500 exhibition booths are set up during this fair. Apart from toys and gift items, fashionable jewelry items, stationery products, books, fragrances, plastic products, leather accessories and kitchen items are showcased during the event and the show offers ample business promotional and networking scopes to attending companies. The World Bazaar Festival will be held at World Trade Center Metro Manila and takes up a total exhibition space of 20000 square meters. Disclaimer: Registration on this site doesn't give entitlement to free entrance to the event.

For more information, you may click on the link below:
https://10times.com/world-bazaar-festival

♡❀ Giant Lantern Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue San Fernando, Pampanga
Description Every Christmas season, barangays in San Fernando Pampanga compete by creating large colorful lanterns.
The Giant Lantern Festival is held in San Fernando, Pampanga during the Christmas season. It is known as one of the best tourism events in the country.

Festival Highlights
Each barangay creates giant lanterns boasting beautiful, vibrant colors. They will be displayed during the Grand Lantern Festival. The most beautiful parol wins a prize.

How to Get There
By plane: If you want a quick and hassle-free trip, you can opt to ride a chartered flight to Clark and ride a bus, van, or jeepney going to the nearby town of Dau.
By land transportation: From Manila, you can also take a bus bound for Dau, Pampanga. Victory liner, which has terminals in Cubao and Pasay, has a route to Dau, Pampanga. The fare costs around 105 to 115 pesos but for students and senior citizens, it costs around 75 to 85 pesos.
For more information: https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Giant Lantern Festival (December 18 - January 1)

☆ World Food Expo

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines
Description World Food Expo brings together under one roof the many different types of food, beverages, and other related products from all around the globe. Together with its line-up of top-grade seminars and innovative approach to expositions, the event offers an excellent opportunity to see and be seen.
Profile for exhibit includes Baked Products, Canned Goods, Cheeses, Chocolates, Coffee Products, Cookies & Biscuits, Confectioneries, Dairy Products, Flavorings/Spices, Fruits & Vegetables, Juices, Liquor, Snack Foods, Spices, Tea Products, Wines and Spirits, Baking Equipment, Bar Equipment, Cutlery, Coffee Makers, Glassware, Kitchenware, Showcase/Display Cabinets, Tableware, Bar Coders, Furniture, Packaging Equipment, Vending Machines, Water Purifiers/Distillers.
For more information:
https://10times.com/world-food-expo

❊ German Club: Skat, Jass and Schafkof Evening

Time 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue 118 V.A. Rufino St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
Description A regular occurrence in the club every Wednesday evening. Join in for a good round Skat, Schafkopf or Jass game. |
Phone: +63 2 817 3552 |
Email: germanclub@germanclub.ph |
Website: www.germanclub.ph |

Thursday, 21 Dec.2017

☆ World Bazaar Festival

Time 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue World Trade Center Metro Manila, Pasay, Philippines
Description Opens 12nn-10pm on Sundays-Thursdays and 10am-12mn on Fridays-Saturdays. Ticket: 80 PHP. World Bazaar Festival ranks as one of the prime Christmas shopping trade shows in Philippines. World Bazaar Festival 2017 boasts of more than 250,000 visitors, looking for stylish, trendy and attractive gift items for their loved ones. The show is successful in creating a joyous and festive ambiance for all those attending the event and more than 500 exhibition booths are set up during this fair. Apart from toys and gift items, fashionable jewelry items, stationery products, books, fragrances, plastic products, leather accessories and kitchen items are showcased during the event and the show offers ample business promotional and networking scopes to attending companies. The World Bazaar Festival will be held at World Trade Center Metro Manila and takes up a total exhibition space of 20000 square meters. Disclaimer: Registration on this site doesn't give entitlement to free entrance to the event.

For more information, you may click on the link below:
https://10times.com/world-bazaar-festival

♡❀ Giant Lantern Festival

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue San Fernando, Pampanga
Description Every Christmas season, barangays in San Fernando Pampanga compete by creating large colorful lanterns.
The Giant Lantern Festival is held in San Fernando, Pampanga during the Christmas season. It is known as one of the best tourism events in the country.

Festival Highlights
Each barangay creates giant lanterns boasting beautiful, vibrant colors. They will be displayed during the Grand Lantern Festival. The most beautiful parol wins a prize.

How to Get There
By plane: If you want a quick and hassle-free trip, you can opt to ride a chartered flight to Clark and ride a bus, van, or jeepney going to the nearby town of Dau.
By land transportation: From Manila, you can also take a bus bound for Dau, Pampanga. Victory liner, which has terminals in Cubao and Pasay, has a route to Dau, Pampanga. The fare costs around 105 to 115 pesos but for students and senior citizens, it costs around 75 to 85 pesos.
For more information: https://explore.traveloka.com/guide-philippine-festivals#Giant Lantern Festival (December 18 - January 1)

☆ World Food Expo

Time 12:00am - 12:00pm
Venue SMX Convention Center, Pasay, Philippines
Description World Food Expo brings together under one roof the many different types of food, beverages, and other related products from all around the globe. Together with its line-up of top-grade seminars and innovative approach to expositions, the event offers an excellent opportunity to see and be seen.
Profile for exhibit includes Baked Products, Canned Goods, Cheeses, Chocolates, Coffee Products, Cookies & Biscuits, Confectioneries, Dairy Products, Flavorings/Spices, Fruits & Vegetables, Juices, Liquor, Snack Foods, Spices, Tea Products, Wines and Spirits, Baking Equipment, Bar Equipment, Cutlery, Coffee Makers, Glassware, Kitchenware, Showcase/Display Cabinets, Tableware, Bar Coders, Furniture, Packaging Equipment, Vending Machines, Water Purifiers/Distillers.
For more information:
https://10times.com/world-food-expo
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In Tagalog: “Ang sukli ko po?”

Translation: “Where’s my change?   Write the author.     Imagine yourself in the busy store or street...

In Tagalog: “Ang sukli ko po?”
posted on: Dec 15, 2017 | author:

Puto Bumbong: A Delectable Filipino Blue Christmas Treat

Blue Christmas might be associated with spending Christmas alone without loved ones. But it is different in the Philippines when...

Puto Bumbong: A Delectable Filipino Blue Christmas Treat
posted on: Dec 14, 2017 | author:

In Tagalog: Bagong simula

Translation: A new beginning   Word Guide: bagong (adj.) ~ new, from the root word “bago” simula (noun) ~...

In Tagalog: Bagong simula
posted on: Dec 13, 2017 | author:

In Tagalog: Maligayang Pasko!

Translation: Merry Christmas!   It’s the most wonderful time of the year. While you’re here in the Philippines,...

In Tagalog: Maligayang Pasko!
posted on: Dec 7, 2017 | author:
Nine Mornings of Christmas Mass

Nine Mornings of Christmas Mass

posted on: Dec 7, 2017 | author:

Why the Traditional Christmas Evening Masses Are Actually Held in the Morning “Simbang Gabi” (or “Night Mass”) part of...

Lian’s Crown Jewel – Matabungkay Beach

Lian’s Crown Jewel – Matabungkay Beach

posted on: Dec 6, 2017 | author:

If you are looking for an ideal vacation spot for the weekend, you can never go wrong with Matabungkay Beach. It is a popular...

Weekend Memories at El Nido and Coron Island, Palawan

Weekend Memories at El Nido and Coron Island, Palawan

posted on: Nov 30, 2017 | author:

Small Lagoon – Miniloc El Nido Palawan. Dreaming of an unforgettable trip where you can run away with your travel buddies...

3 Ways Expats Can Immerse themselves in Filipino Culture

3 Ways Expats Can Immerse themselves in Filipino Culture

posted on: Nov 30, 2017 | author:

  The Philippines is famous for its beautiful seaside scenery and friendly inhabitants. However, the Philippines also has...

In Tagalog: Dito, Doon

In Tagalog: Dito, Doon

posted on: Nov 30, 2017 | author:

Translation: Dito – (adv.) here Doon – (adv.) there   “Dito” and “doon” are examples of...

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