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Bit-by-bit Philippines 1: Manila Zoo

I guess in this bit-by-bit journey of my mine I could be able to show the world the beauties beyond the corners of the Philippines but were not given justice and left undone.

Here below is what I did/saw on my visit to Manila Zoo:

- Manila Zoo Entrance

Below is the map of the zoo (located near the entrance).

 

Below is a zebra (an African black horse) that has lost its stripes. how sad!

Below is Mali the elephant, he’s alone there and his cage were a bit dirty and nasty. =(

Below is a close encounter with Mali!

And (due to M’s persistence) we did a photo op with the burmese ‘albino’ python for 100 bucks (P100 with souvenir pictures). 

Please keep visiting manila zoo, it may seem too petty but it will help, a lot actually. They need volunteers too, for sure the animals would love to have some of your time. =)))))

Because its more fun in the Philippines!

I got this from my Chikka account. Just find it cool. 

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Sun, Sand & Surf
A map I made for the Navigator magazine at the recently concluded Sea Expo. This is also the first time I used Lost Type Coop’s Wisdom Script, it’s just sooooo nice! :D 
Sun, Sand & Surf. It’s more fun in the Philippines. ;) 

twistedfork:

Sun, Sand & Surf

A map I made for the Navigator magazine at the recently concluded Sea Expo. This is also the first time I used Lost Type Coop’s Wisdom Script, it’s just sooooo nice! :D 

Sun, Sand & Surf. It’s more fun in the Philippines. ;) 

Because its more fun in the Philippines!

108 Reasons to Stand Proud, Filipino

by Cathy Paras

The list is long - as it should be. 

We’re a tough, beautiful, ethnically rich breed of people. We are Filipinos. 

To coincide with our nation’s 108th Independence Day celebration, our users, friends and family have given us 108 reasons to stand tall(er) and proud. 

Mabuhay Ang Pilipinas! 

_____________________________________________________________________

I’m proud to be Filipino because we always rise to the occasion!Hinding hindi ko pagpapalit ang Pilipinas at yung kultura natin. - Sitti Navarro, Singer 

We are a race of champions. - Dred David, 21, Team Surf Shop & CTC

    I’m proud to be Filipino because no matter how bad things get we always seem to find something positive or something to smile about to keep themselves going. - Martin Warren, 26, Marketing Maverick

      Filipinos work hard for their families and value education and success in the profession. - Dr. Marj Evasco, Poet, DLSU Professor and Palanca winner

        Filipinos are peace loving and talented - Yves, Physician and Graduate Student in Creative Writing

          Dahil tayong mga Pilipino, pili na, pino pa. The best talaga and you better believe it!” - JM Lim, 20, architecture student 

            I’m proud to be Pinoy because of our partiality towards the extreme, odd and awkward. But all beautiful. - Maite Salazar, 26, writer

              Filipinos are willing to go the extra mile, even with hardship, to help someone out - Dette Quizon, 27, entrepreneur

                Because only in Manila can I go through 2-3 extreme emotions within a span of a minute. - Tamtam Lara

                  I love being Filipino because of all the unique cultural diversity you can find in our tiny little archipelago. I think all of our rich backgrounds play a big part in making us Filipino. - Cat Juan, model and writer

                    We are amazingly sympathetic and cariñoso —that’s why Pinoys make such great nurses and caregivers. - Ana Reyes Abano, 28, proud mommy and J&J Brand Manager

                    We pinoys have very diverse ethnic & regional ways. - Manuel Quizon

                      Whenever we have visitors we go an extra mile to make their stay worth it. - D David 

                        I work hard, I give my best, I give everybody that I deal with a fair chance, I give a chance to all to have the best in life, I am a PINOY in doing all of these, and I am proud when I see my fellow Pinoys do the same. - Ben Castillo, Father and Business Executive

                          We have have freedom. - Ninong Mani

                            We are intelligent and talented people - the best at what we do. - Gabriel Coronel, First Year HS

                              We are compassionate. - Raphael Coronel, Grade 7

                                How can we not be proud of our pan de sal, kapeng barako, Vigan empanada, and the delicious Visayan and Batangenyo dishes? - Mr. Q

                                  Pinoys are Jacks of All Trades. - Eunice

                                    I’m proud to be Pinoy because we’re a culture of smiles, corny jokes and fiestas. - Yogi Collado

                                      We are the happiest people in Asia — even if times are rough — according to a Time magazine poll. - Ana Via

                                        I am proud of our world class service, one that’s evident at our world class hotels, like the Manila Peninsula. - Roger Cua

                                          I am proud to be Pinoy because it is the land of my birth. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! - Venus

                                            Ibang mag mahal ang Pinoy! - Obet and Bot, Florists

                                              Pinoys can sing! - Andrew Duckworth, Australian 

                                                Matulungin tayo sa pamilya. Pagka meron ang isa, meron ang lahat. - Ms. Dary 

                                                  We value relationships over material things. - Marissa Quinio

                                                    Where else can you find teenagers and young ones hanging-out with their Lolos and Lolas, not just on weekends but daily? - Noemi Concepcion 

                                                      Our hospitality is second to none! - Marisol Franklin

                                                        We are patient and forgiving. Because despite the chaos in this world… we still believe in GOD. - Juliet Genio

                                                          Pinoys have the perfect combination of street smarts, intellect, compassion, and adaptability. - Ditas Lara, Homemaker

                                                          I am proud to be Pinoy because…we are fashion victims. We eat with our hands. Our hearts are genuine. Don’t we stand out? - Pinky Yang

                                                            I am proud of my Maranaw heritage, which contributes greatly to the rich, ethnic diversity of the Filipino culture. - Apipa Paras, homemaker and proud mom of 3

                                                              My strong foundation and appreciation for family (of course that means extended uncles, aunts & cousins), is the only thing that really makes sense.” - Douglas Canlas, 29, MD, from San Jose, CA

                                                                What makes me proud to be a Filipino? That I know how to value things that need to be valued… being Pinoy enables me to respect people without looking down on their heritage. - Jefferson De Leon, 27, MD (currently based in California)

                                                                  A Filipino will instantly have that sense of camaraderie when they meet on a sidewalk in a foreign land. The subtle pride and patriotic attitude of the Filipino is something to look up to. - Genevieve Collado, MD, 27, QC

                                                                    There is no place like the filipino’s (home) table! Not only the food, but the entertaining chatter! Risee, 19

                                                                      Unique ang Pinoy kasi kahit saan mo tayo dalhin, we will thrive. - Morris Rocha, Team Surf Shop & CTC

                                                                        I’m proud of the food that I myself make for my family, all of which is distinctly Pinoy, like adobo, sinigang, pancit palabok… sure, they can replicate this in the States but saan galing ang original? Dito sa Pilipinas. - Chris Riel, Team Surf Shop & CTC

                                                                          We have the best landscapes in the world. You can watch the best sunrise and sunset atop Tarak Ridge in Bataan. There’s the unique Taal crater and the most gorgeous islands in my home province, Bicol. All are unmatched. - Tope Claveria, Team Surf Shop & CTC

                                                                            I’m proud to be Filipino because I know that each and every Pinoy has potential. We are all born smart. We just have to realize it in our lifetimes. - Daniel, Team Surf Shop & CTC

                                                                            We are a country that always has something new to offer, a new place to discover! I myself have yet to go to Palawan or to see Mayon Volcano. - Joy Punongbayan, Team Surf Shop & CTC

                                                                              We are a country of drop-dead gorgeous smiles! - Anna Abejuela, Team Surf Shop & CTC

                                                                                I’m proud of the very masipag Batangenyos! - Aileen Aspi, Team Surf Shop & CTC

                                                                                  Malapit ang mga Pinoy. - German Montubig, Team Surf Shop & CTC

                                                                                    Our hostility. I mean, the Pinoy hospitality! - said a laughing Fong, Team Surf Shop & CTC

                                                                                      We Pinoys have an uncanny ability to adapt. We are resilient. - Danella Yujuico, world eye reports, Hong Kong. 

                                                                                        We Pinoys? We’ll find the most unique way to do anything under the sun. - Marinela de Austria Team Surf Shop & CTC

                                                                                          Our women! Nothing like our women. - Brian Raymond

                                                                                            Filipinos are a tough breed. We can go through crises that would have Western societies at a standstill and still meet each other for coffee the next day. -Timmy Tuason, 32, QC, Phil

                                                                                              Filipinos don’t suffer from “tall poppy syndrome” — they are proud to see others of their own kind succeed. - Wendy Rockett, 26, Australian-Filipina

                                                                                                We take care of our own, we don’t leave them in homes for the aged. - Julette Alon, 23 years old, Account Manager 

                                                                                                  The strength of our sense of community (kilala natin mga neighbors natin). - Arnie Delusong, 33, writer

                                                                                                    Because of our beautiful barong tagalog and saya. - Mayette Guerrero, Executive Creative Director

                                                                                                      Our positive traits as Pinoys (resilient, optimistic, resourceful) outweigh the stereotypes typifying other countries such as the way the French kiss, dry-humored Brits, sloppy Americans, etc. - Elaine de Padua, COO

                                                                                                        Because I love passionately, and I think that comes from being Filipino. - Jay Lara, 26, Freelance Photographer

                                                                                                          Sa atin lang ang may pasahan ng pamasahe sa jeep. O diba?! -Sheryl Lim, 28, Accountant

                                                                                                            Pinoys are a versatile people. -Edgar, 23 

                                                                                                              I belong to a society where moral foundations are more stable and sound compared to other relativist societies. Arthur, 21 

                                                                                                                Ang ganda ng mga kabataan natin sa Pilipinas. - Jackie Roa, Team Surf Shop & CTC 

                                                                                                                  I am proud of this country which has produced literary greats and innovators like J. Neil Garcia, Ronald Baytan, Marjorie Evasco, Carlos Bulosan, Katrina Tuvera, and Paz Marquez Benitez. - Cathy Paras, Writer

                                                                                                                  I’m proud of our multi-culturalism. Not just within our own country, but with other countries mixing with and borrowing from the fruits of our diverse nation. - Edgar J., 22 

                                                                                                                    Because we have a sense of civic pride. I like that we still stand to sing the national anthem before movies start. - Raya, 26

                                                                                                                      We’re the friendliest people in the world! - Darla

                                                                                                                        No other nation can boast of being the text capital of the world! Think of the information we can spread! - Denise Raymond, 31, Madrid

                                                                                                                          We have a unique sense of style. Our jewellry making is unmatched, a mix of ethnic influences and Western modernity. - Irene, 24 

                                                                                                                            Ang Pinoy ay matalino at malakas ang loob. -Derf, 28 

                                                                                                                              Exhibit A of our ingenuity: we come up with different names for soap operas - superserye, teleserye.sineserye,asianovela, koreanovela, telenovela, fantaserye, etc! - anonymous

                                                                                                                                We have a deep respect for our elders by uniquely addressing them with ‘po’ and ‘opo.’ - Suzette Paras, homemaker and mom 

                                                                                                                                  We are a country of eternal hope. - Rebecca Farinas

                                                                                                                                    I’m proud of my natural tan. - Alexi Tiu

                                                                                                                                    Filipinos can be proud of our excellent badminton players. - Jasper Florendo

                                                                                                                                      I’m proud of our homegrown baller talent. Go PBA! - Raymond Salas, 26, Sales & Marketing 

                                                                                                                                        Being Filipino gives me the privilege of being known all over the world. - Mike Serrano

                                                                                                                                          October pa… pasko na! - Yowgurl

                                                                                                                                            I’m proud of the fact that in my veins run the genes of great civilizations past (chinese, european and malay) — Chewy Chua 

                                                                                                                                              We make the most of a situation. One piece of chicken is accompanied with four cups of rice! - Jordy Lee 

                                                                                                                                                Filipinos are linguists. We can speak English better than other Asians. - Ted Chua

                                                                                                                                                  We know how to enjoy life without the aid of material possessions. - Mini Hernandez

                                                                                                                                                    Filipinos are great lovers…perfect for making lasting partners! - Giancarlo S. Gonzalo

                                                                                                                                                      I am proud to be associated with Pinoys. Not once have I ever met a Filipino who hasn’t made me feel welcome. Every single one I have ever come in contact with has been friendly from the very start. I think that is something to be proud of. - Eddie Garabedian, 26, partner of Pinay, Andrea Recio-Ang

                                                                                                                                                        Our cackle - you can always spot a group of filipinos because of the way they are seated in a group and laugh. We always have the ability to have the best time anywhere at anytime! - Andrea Recio-Ang, 27, San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                          I’m proud to be pinoy because i can point without having to lift a finger (as she points with her chin). - Gina Reyes, 26, San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                            I am proud of our culinary creations, which has Spanish influences but made into our ‘own’: like Sisig, Tapa and Liempo! - GSG

                                                                                                                                                              If a country’s wealth is measured by its people’s EQ then I think we’d be one of the richest. - Marj, Punta Fuego Hotels PR

                                                                                                                                                                Pinoys have an uncanny ability to SHARE our cheerful disposition. - Teena Santiago 

                                                                                                                                                                  I’m proud of our rich cultural traditions, like the ‘mano po,’ making of the parol during Christmas and the humble but melodic way in which Pinoys sing ‘Ama Namin’ in church. - Vicki Nilo 

                                                                                                                                                                    I’m proud of being Pinoy because of all the races we have mixed into our culture. - Dianne Obviar 

                                                                                                                                                                      I am proud to be a Filipino because we’re truly world class exemplary workers. We are talented professionals constantly preferred and sought by international employers. - Girlie

                                                                                                                                                                        The sunset at Manila Bay is unmatched. - Epraim E. Despabiladeras, 59, family planning specialist, 

                                                                                                                                                                          The Philippine marine reef has the greatest biodiversity in the world, even more than the Australian Great Barrier reef! - Marian 

                                                                                                                                                                            We are abundantly blessed with natural wonders. Claire, Cebu-based events organizer

                                                                                                                                                                              I am proud of GLOBE PHILIPPINES! - unidentified Globe fan 

                                                                                                                                                                                We are very careful not to hurt other people’s feelings. This means that we are very good diplomats. - SF 

                                                                                                                                                                                  I’m proud of our chicken, pork and beef bbq! The best in the world. - Jona

                                                                                                                                                                                    We always have this impulse to help out whether solicited or not. We’re compassionate! - Marnelli, Behavioral therapist to special kids

                                                                                                                                                                                      I’m proud of our Pinoy bands, like Bamboo and Hale. - A True Rocker, 22, Pasig City 

                                                                                                                                                                                        I’m proud of our STRONG MOTHERS, some of whom are working abroad just to feed their kids back home. - Lala Santos

                                                                                                                                                                                          Pinays have gorgeous manes. I know I do. - Raquel Angeles, 22 

                                                                                                                                                                                            Pinoys know how to party. We also know how to dance. At any hot spot in L.A., you’ll always find a Pinoy/Pinay on the dance floor. - Jean Marie Katigbak, 25, Media Planner, Los Angeles, CA 

                                                                                                                                                                                              We are evolving as a nation of tolerance. We have more and more yoga schools opening up! Like Bikram Yoga Manila. - Yogini

                                                                                                                                                                                                Pinoys love the camera! Whether it be photographers or hams that love to pose in front of it. - Ian Ong, Visual Artist

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I don’t want to be out in the battlefield without a Filipino by my side. - Ron Witkowski, 29, New York City bartender 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I am proud of the fact that we don’t forget our roots, even if we’ve made it big, like APL in the Black Eyed Peas. - Jong Marasigan 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      The scent of sampaguita makes my day. - Lani, 25

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wherever I go in the world, men come up to me and say, “You’re gorgeous, lady. You’ve gotta be a Filipina.” There’s a reason for that, ahem. - Jaya, 21, aspiring model 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          We have the most gorgeous flag. Red, white, blue, and yellow. Magnificent. - Nieto Panginiban, 33

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Filipinos take life in slow-motion, which means we notice all the different colors and shades and textures of this complex and beautiful world. - Ines, 19, artist 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I am Proud to be a Filipino because we are the wealthiest in terms of our people - The Proud and Tough Filipinos, Incomparable! - Lora Esguerra

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (Photo source: www.hannexclusive.tumblr.com)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: clickthecity.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Because its more fun in the Philippines!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Top 10 Philippines Festivals

                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Philippines has more than a hundred festivals celebrated elsewhere in the archipelago. Here’s a list of the ten most famous and favorite festivals in the country. These festivals are not arranged in any particular order so not to be bias because these festivals are considered the best of the best.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Dinagyang Festival - Iloilo City, Philippines. Dinagyang Festival is celebrated every fourth weekend of January to commemorate the Christianization of the natives and to honor the Holy Child Jesus. It is a very colorful parade coupled with a dramatization in honor of the patron Saint - Sto. Niño. The object of dramatized offerings and prayers amidst the cracking of drums and shouts of “Viva Señor Santo Niño” and the thundering of “Hala Bira” by the tribe members makes the celebration a lively one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (reviews/website:http://www.exploreiloilo.com/dinagyang-2010.html)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Higantes Festival - Angono, Rizal. A festival that dates back to the late 1800s, the town of Angono celebrates the Higantes Festival which is characterized by huge papier mache effigies or “higantes”. The fiesta is held in honor of San Clemente. The town’s fiesta is celebrated every 22nd and 23rd of November.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (reviews/website:http://stories-out-of-inkblots.blogspot.com/2011/11/higantes-festival-2011.html)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Kadayawan Festival - Davao City, Philippines. It is a celebration of Good Harvest! This globally famous festival is a weeklong celebration and thanksgiving for nature’s bountiful harvest. Kadayawan Festival is being celebrated every 3rd Week of August. This is a celebration of the plentiful harvests of fruits and orchids during the season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (reviews/website:http://www.mindanaoan.com/2011/08/16/kadayawan-festival-2011/)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Ati-atihan Festival- Kalibo, Aklan. It is the wildest among Philippine fiestas and considered as the Mother of All Philippine festivals. Celebrants paint their faces with black soot and wear bright, outlandish costumes as they dance in revelry during the last three days of this two week-long festival. Catholics and non-Catholics alike observe this special day with processions, parades, dancing, and merrymaking. It’s celebrated annually every third week of January to honor the feast of the Holy Infant Jesus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (reviews/website:http://www.bibingka.com/phg/ati2han/default.htm

                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Maskara Festival- Bacolod City, Philippines. Bacolod’s most popular fiesta, is celebrated on the third weekend of October closest to October 19, the city’s charter day anniversary. Festivities kick off with food fairs, mask-making contests, brass band competitions, beauty pageants, windsurfing regatta, drinking and eating contests, trade fairs and exhibits.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (reviews/website:http://www.byahilo.com/2011/03/03/masskara-festival-2011-schedule/#axzz1lDSjbLvQ)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Moriones Festival - Marinduque, Philippines. One of the Philippines’ most Colorful Festival. One of the most colorful festivals celebrated in the island of Marinduque is the Moriones Festival. Morion means “mask” or “visor,” a part of the medieval Roman armor which covers the face. Moriones, on the other hand, refers to the masked and costumed penitents who march around the town for seven days searching for Longinus. This week-long celebration starts on Holy Monday and culminates on Easter Sunday. The festival is characterized by colorful Roman costumes, painted masks and helmets, and brightly-colored tunics.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (reviews/website:http://www.visitmarinduque.com/moriones-festival.html)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Pahiyas Festival - LucBan, Quezon. Pahiyas Festival is a colorful feast in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the patron saints of farmers, as a thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest. Houses along the old streets of Lucban are artistically decorated with agricultural harvest, and of the very unique highlight of the festival, the “kiping.” It is a wafer made up of rice that comes in different colors. May is the season for festivals in the Philippines. One of the most extravagant festivals celebrated in the country is the Pahiyas Festival. Province of Quezon hosts this festival every 15th of May. The celebration of the Pahiyas Festival has been going on since the 16th century. It is a way for the local folk to give thanks to a bountiful harvest.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (reviews/website:http://www.pahiyasfestival.com/home/)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Panagbenga Festival - Baguio City, Philippines. The Panagbenga Festival is held yearly during the month of February. The celebrations are held for over a month and peak periods are the weekends. The Panagbenga Festival showcases the many floral floats and native dances. At this time of year, the City of Pines is almost surely in flower fury over Panagbenga festival, the city’s biggest festival.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (reviews/website:http://www.lovelyphilippines.com/festivals/panagbenga-festival-in-baguio-philippines/)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Pintados Festival - Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. The Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival is a merry-making event lasting a whole month, highlights of which include the Leyte Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals, the Pintados Festival Ritual Dance Presentation and the “Pagrayhak” Grand Parade. These festivals are said to have began from the feast day of Señor Santo Niño, held every June 29th. The Leyteños celebrate a religious festival in a unique and colorful way. Since the Visayans are experienced in the art of body tattooing, men and women are fond of tattooing themselves.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (reviews/website:http://www.taclobanboard.com/tacloban-festivals.php)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Sinulog Festival - Cebu City, Philippines. The Sinulog festival is one of the grandest, most distinguished and most colorful festivals in the Philippines. The major festival is held each year on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City to honor the Santo Niño, or the child Jesus. It is fundamentally a dance ritual which remembers the Filipino people’s pagan past and their recognition of Christianity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            (reviews/website:http://www.sinulog.ph/)


                                                                                                                                                                                                            May this be a helpful guide to all travelers - backpackers, photographers and the like. Yes, its way more fun in the Philippines!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I’ve likewise inserted websites for each festival so you’ll have other reference too. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: wowph.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Because its more fun in the Philippines!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Because its indeed more fun in the Philippines I have here:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            TOP 10 Tropical and Exotic Fruits of the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                            The tropical climate of the Philippines makes it possible for the soil to grow some delicious exotic fruits. Most of these exotic fruits are of South American origin and brought here by the West Indies, Spanish or the Americans. These heavenly fruits can be found fresh in the local market for cheap prices. Some of the fruits mentioned are only available seasonally.


                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Philippine Mangoes-  undeniably Philippine mangoes are the sweetest and juiciest in the world. Recorded in the 1995 World Guinness Book of Records as the sweetest fruit. The sweetest mangoes come from the province of Zambales and Guimaras in IloIlo. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            There is a wide variety of mangoes in the Philippines but the most popular and the sweetest is the “Kalabaw” variety. Locals eat unripe green mangoes with bagoong (shrimp paste) although this maybe an usually acquired taste. Green mangoes are great with vodka as cocktails!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Rambutan - sweet and juicy when fresh. Rambutan literally means hairy caused by the ‘hair’ that covers this fruit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Avocado - very refreshing as fruit shake. Try if you can find avocado flavored ice-cream in the local groceries. Arceis a good brand of local ice cream. They use local fruits as flavor. Avocado is cheap in the Philippines. You can buy them at 1$USD for a kilo and when in season they can go as low as .50$USD per kilo!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Lanzones - sweet and succulent little round fruits. The sweetest lanzones come from the province of Camiguin, where they hold an annual festival celebrating the lanzones fruit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Durianthe king of Tropical fruits found it’s way in the Philippines through our neighboring countries. Known for its large size and unique aroma. Some people regard the durian as fragrant; others find the aroma overpowering and offensive. The 19th-century British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace famously described its flesh as "a rich custard highly flavoured with almonds"The province of Davao in Mindanao is home to durian farms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Langka (Jackfruit)- when ripe this fruit is very sweet and has a very aromatic flavor. It also widely used as cooking ingredient for local desserts such as ginataan and turon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Atis (Sugar Apple) - very sweet and creamy. It’s a little bit of effort to eat this fruit as they have a lot of seeds. The fruit flesh is sweet, white to light yellow, and resembles and tastes like custard. The edible portion coats the seeds generously; a bit like the gooey portion of a tomato seed. Sugar-apple has a very distinct, sweet-smelling fragrance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Chico (Sapodilla) - It’s aroma can be compared to beer but don’t let it fool you for it is tasty. The flavor is exceptionally sweet with what can be described as a malty flavor. Originally known to have come from the West Indies

                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Watermelon (Pakwan) - though widely available in many parts of the world nothing beats the refreshing taste of a succulent, sweet and juicy watermelon in the summer months.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Santol (Wild Mangosteen) - available during the summer season. The taste is sweet and sour. The bigger variety called “Bangkok” is sweeter, the smaller variety is on the sour end. It is also used as souring agent for some Filipino dishes like sinigang.


                                                                                                                                                                                                            Its more fun in the Philippines!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: top10philippines.blogspot.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Because its more fun in the Philippines!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://turknoy.blogspot.com/2012/01/its-more-fun-in-philippines.html

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://lakbaydiva.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.triportreats.com/2012/01/08/tot-tells-you-why-itsmorefuninthephilippines/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tot-tells-you-why-itsmorefuninthephilippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://thegirlnextshore.blogspot.com/2012/01/itsmorefuninthephilippines_11.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FGVOiS+%28Musings+from+the+girl+next+shore.%29

                                                                                                                                                                                                            http://www.jeromelocson.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Ruins Of Talisay City, Negros Occidental

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Masskara Festival in the City of Smiles, Bacolod City

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Banaue, Ifugao

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: itsmorefuninthephilippines.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Because its more fun in the Philippines!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Fish feeding. More fun in the Philippines"

                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Find out for yourself why it’s more fun in the Philippines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            And make the most out of your next vacation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: haypinas.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Because its more fun in the Philippines!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Lost Paradise. More fun in the Philippines"

                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Find out for yourself why it’s more fun in the Philippines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            And make the most out of your next vacation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: cbibe

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Because its more fun in the Philippines!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Flying. More fun in the Philippines"

                                                                                                                                                                                                            - Find out for yourself why it’s more fun in the Philippines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            And make the most out of your next vacation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Source: sankieblogger.wordpress.com

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