Showing posts with the label Philippines

This is Why Filipinos Can't Resist Clicking on... Everything

The clickbait headline – a seductive mix of mystery, shock value, and the promise of juicy information – beckons irresistibly, even when you know you shouldn't click. Why does it seem like we Filipinos have a particular weakness for these online traps? Is it a deeply ingrained cultural trait? A sign of the apocalypse? (Well, maybe not that serious). Let's unravel the puzzle behind our clicking habits. The Curiosity Curse Filipinos are a naturally inquisitive bunch. The latest chismis (gossip), the trending topic on Twitter – we want to be in the know. Clickbait headlines exploit this curiosity. They dangle tantalizing tidbits of information, cleverly designed to leave us with that nagging feeling of "Wait, I need to know more!" Before we know it, we've clicked without a second thought. It's like trying to resist overhearing that juicy conversation at the other table...but in digital form. Fear of Missing Out (FOMO!) Imagine scrolling through your newsfeed and

Bed Bugs and Chill: NAIA's Unexpected Amenity

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has a surprise for its passengers – and it's not a welcome one. Turns out, those comfy airport chairs come with a complimentary side of creepy crawlies. Yes, NAIA is now offering its very own "Bed Bugs and Chill" special, a delightful upgrade no one asked for. Apparently, NAIA has become a hub for a bed bug exchange program...the international kind. Airport officials suspect these well-traveled critters snuck in on luggage, ready to call those rattan chairs their new luxury resort. Imagine the jet lag these little guys must have! In fairness, the airport isn't just sitting back and letting passengers suffer. They've issued a heartfelt apology and are taking this infestation seriously. Deep cleaning is their new Olympic sport, with workers spraying the heck out of the furniture like they're going for bed bug extermination gold. The rattan seats, those cozy bug hideouts, have even been unceremoniously removed. Meanwh

Here Lies the Last Hope of the Filipino People: Choosing Our Leaders Wisely

In the heart of our nation, the Philippines, we cherish our right to vote like a precious gift. It's a power we hold dear, but it comes with a question we must face: why do we often choose leaders who dazzle us with promises but fall short when it's time to deliver? This isn't about pointing fingers but understanding our habits at the polls. We're a country with a rich legacy of strong and intelligent leaders, yet we find ourselves in a loop, swayed more by charm than by concrete plans and vision.  This article is a friendly nudge to look beyond the words and to seek leaders with real, actionable plans for our future. It's a call to remember that the true hope of our nation doesn't rest on one person's shoulders but in the collective wisdom of our choices. Join me as we explore this crucial question and consider what it truly means to vote for our nation's future. The Allure of Personality Over Policy: A Concise Examination Philippine politics is a stage

From Whispers to Hashtags: Navigating and Transforming the 'Marites' Phenomenon in the Philippines

Is the name 'Marites' familiar to you? They're the constant whisperers and commenters in our vibrant Filipino communities. Maybe you've been a victim of their tsismis, or even a target in an unsettling social media storm. These encounters may seem inconsequential, but the emotional impact can be profound, and the resulting social ripples can disrupt the unity of our communities.  This blog aims to provide a comprehensive guide on managing the Marites in your life and cultivating a culture of positivity that can drive transformative social change. The Origin and Usage of 'Marites' My sincere thanks to  @SarkisAlyTV  for allowing me to borrow this video. Subscribe to their channel here .  In the vibrant and rich tapestry of Filipino culture, language plays an integral part in shaping societal norms and behaviors. One such cultural artifact is the term 'Marites,' a name that has found its way into popular parlance, symbolizing rumor-mongering. But where did

Exploring the Culture and Landscape of Buscalan: A Journey to the Heart of Kalinga

For years, my wife and I have wanted to meet Apo Whang Od - the last traditional mambabatok (tattoo artist) of the Kalinga tribe here in the Philippines. Her work passed down through generations, is a cultural treasure and an art form that has fascinated us. We finally found the opportunity to meet her thanks to my wife, who discovered a group on Facebook called " Tribong Panhik ." The group regularly organizes trips for interested individuals who want to meet Apo Whang Od, and we decided to join one of their trips last January 11, 2023. The price per head was Php 4000 (please check with them for the current tour package), including transportation, meals, and a homestay. In short, all you need to do is to enjoy the trip.  With the legendary mababatok, Apo Whang-Od. Preparing for the Trip During my initial research,  I heard there would be a 30-minute uphill walk to Apo Whang Od's village. Being someone who is always in pain due to my knee and lower back issues, this 30-mi

Discovering the Hidden Gems of Remote Work: A Quick Review of

It can be difficult to find clients as a freelancer. With so many job marketplaces, it can be difficult to know where to start your search. However, after scouring the internet job market, I discovered a true gem - .  I have found this platform to be an invaluable resource, and I wanted to share my experiences with others who may be struggling to secure work as a freelancer. No matter if you're just starting out or have been in the job market for a while, could be the answer you've been looking for. is an online jobs and career networking website which connects employers and job seekers in the Philippines. It's a job board that allows companies to find and hire remote Filipino workers for various jobs, such as virtual assistants, customer service representatives, and more. The approach to creating a profile for job seekers that has is unique and sets it apart from other job marketplaces. The platform focuses on skills