on what province you came from?

@ckyera (17261)
Philippines
July 1, 2009 7:08am CST
i know that there's a lot of Filipinos here in mylot. now, i would like to know where province you came from? and can you say anything about your province, like the dialects you are speaking, the tourist spots in your place, the foods anything about your province...was it a province where you are born? do you still live there? if not, where are you living now? me, i was born in the province of Laguna. specifically in Calamba, and i am proud that i am from the hometown of our national hero...in our place there's a lot of natural hot spring resorts, there's the Mt.Makiling...and if you want a buko pie...well we are offering the best buko pie in town, the "kesong puti'(white cheese), the espasol, and so many other sweets and delicacies... now, i just moved here in the province of Cebu and i can say thatthis place is also beautiful...its just that i haven't explored this place yet...but if you like the beaches...then its a good place and of course Cebu is proud of its Lechon (roast pig), dried mangoes and dried fishes... how about your place? can you share anything about your province? i know each province here in the Philippines has something beautiful to offer not only for Filipinos but also to the tourists! thanks and have a nice day!
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
1 Jul 09
hehe ^_^ I'm not a filippino BUt i have heard and read about Laguna though ^_^ I saw it in some magazines and happen to know it.. hehe ^_^ Actually Laguna is not that small right, because that it's not near to the city like CEbu or manila ^_^ There are alot of nice scenary and views in philippines, not just in cebu.. I believe those sceneries in your province are much nicer because it's more natural with the air being fresher as well ^_^ Is there any kinda sports or rock climbing, mountain climbing in your province?? IF so, i will try it one day there ^_^
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
well actually, my place or town in Laguna is less than two hours from manila, without traffic its just about 1 hr...its just because our town is the gateway from manila going to south part of Luzon... and we also have Pagsanjan Falls there, i forgot to include it...hehehe...but its far from where i was born... yes you are right that there's a lot of beautiful places here in our country and most are natural... i know there are some places that offers those sports but i am not just sure where, since i am not really that interested in such a sports...but if you like white water rafting...there's one in Cagayan de Oro and i believe in Boracay aside from having very nice beaches, they also offers many sports activities...if you are really interested, you can search some on line...but i am sure that somewhere here, those activities are available...
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Jul 09
I do know about borcay and hundred island.. haha =D They have very nice and beautiful beaches there along with some water sports ^_^ Maybe i will arrange a weekend getaway with my frenz to philippines, at the end of the year or early next year.. haha =D I have heard alot about it, and i have yet to visit them ^_^ Laguna will be one of my destination for sure ^_^ So that i can do farming on your behalf.. lol =D
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
really? that would be nice! if you go to Laguna don't forget to visit Pagsanjan Falls...just in case you love the falls...before you reach that falls you need to ride a boat...and they say its a nice experience....but so sad that i didn't experience it yet, coz i live far from that place nd now even farther! i hope you will enjoy your visit here...
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@hawk2616 (33)
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
I came from Camarines Sur, however I was born here in Sta. Cruz, Manila. My parents are both from Camarines Sur. Yes, Bicolanos the are. However, I was raised here in Metro Manila already. I also studied in O.B. Montessori. But when I was 6, my family moved back to Camarines Sur because my dad lost his job. I continued my education there, elementary and High School, public schools are better in our province, rather of the private ones. At first, I really felt annoyed of not being able to communicate well to the people, because whenever they talk to Tagalog-speaking people, they are a little bit insecured, for they might say something which is not what they mean. My dad now has been managing our farms by then. I returned here in Metro Manila to attend my college education. I already graduated. I was the only member of the family living here during my college stay. Being independent is nothing new to me anyway. Getting back to my province, you can find the beautiful Mt. Isarog. We also had now the newly developed Camarines Sur Water Sports Center or commonly known as CamSur Water Sports. We also have beautiful beaches and islands like Aguirangan Island and Caramoan. Our neighbor provinces doesn't even been hidden as unpopularized. The famous volcano of the world, Mt. Mayon is just nearby our town. And the smallest fish in the world can be found also in the Bicol Region from lake Buhi. Now, who says being a Filipino, can't be proud of? :D
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• United States
1 Jul 09
Awesome to hear from another bicolano. Maray ngani!!
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
wow! that's very nice! know what hawK? the way you describe you province is really encouraging...anyone who reads it would want to visit your place...i have heard so many things about CamSur and i have watched some on television featuring your place and yes i must admit that there's really so many beautiful places in your place...Mt.Mayon being one in the wonders of the world is a must see in your place and i think the "butanding" (largest whale" can also be seen in your oceans? i think the tourists can really enjoy your place...and me also i want to visit your place someday... i also love the "bicol express", and the pili nuts.... ypu are right being a Filipino is something that we should be proud of...having a country like ours...with lots of natural beauties...really, there's no place like the Philippines...
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@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
I'm from Cavite we only transfered here when my Father got a housing loan. I actually grow up in Pasay we stayed there for 12 years after transferring here. My Mother and Father are both Ilonggos. My mother is from Iloilo and my father is from Negros Occidental. We been there for a vacation when we are younger but now we seldom go there because of the big expenses. What I can remember about Iloilo and Bacolod people there have a simple life and they are happy people despite the hardship of life. My cousins told us how to speak Ilonggo but I can't remember all of them. I understand the dialect but I can't able to speak fluently. Sometimes when someone speaking Ilonggo it seems that they are singing. What I like are there delicacies that you can only buy there.
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• Philippines
1 Jul 09
I'm from Pampanga, but I'm not much a traveler in my province, In the way that my family change the culture they practice that why its just study and work habits. and sorry for the things that I can't comment on the cultural practices in catholic Christian do have a lot of fiesta and pamahiin (Superstition) which I'm get confuse when do I need to pay respect for that. in what manner, I believe that our foods are unique that some of them you're surely love. like delightful suman and kalamay food that are made or rice mix with different flavoring like milk, sugar, coconuts, and other staff in making desert. If I have the chance to travel i preferred to visit bohol,palawan,cebu to see the beauty of nature and taste different fruits from those area
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
hello there! thanks for sharing something about your province...i appreciate it. so you are from Pampanga? know what, i really love the foods that came from there...they say kapampangan cooks really good foods like sisig, karekare and paella? mmmmm i have some friends from there and i even tasted the mango that came from there(piko) and i think its one of the best mango that i tasted...! about the cultures and traditions there, i also saw on tv the way they celebrated the holy week...well its more of a tradition for Catholics...and also i believe that Pampanga is the province that make beautiful lanterns during Christmas seasons? Thanks again, i think Pampanga is also a nice place...
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• United States
9 Jul 09
HI CKYERA I was born and raised from the province of LAGUNA too!! Binan Laguna!!!(CONGRATULATIONS!!!) Right now im residing in California since 2002. How I miss those foods!! buko pie's are the best!and some yema and pastillas too! OMG. i wanna go back home! My husband and I were planning to go back home next year..WEll, he was born and raised in Pangasinan, so we might go back and forth these two provinces. He told me that their specialty in Pangasinan is BANGUS.dried fish, or more on seafood. I am not really fan of eating seafood. I don't why but just dont like seafood. Im ok with shrimps tho. but other than that.... =P
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
hi crippledcrossface! well its good to know that i have a a fellow Laguena here! you are right that nothing beats our buko pie and those other pastries...and i like the "puto Binan" and your "pospas" (porridge) those were two foods that i always look for when we go to Binan... in Pangasinan yes, they are popular for their bangus (milkfish) and if i am not mistaken they also have a delicious bagoong (fish extract)? and not to mention HUndred Islands is also there...but i never been there! hehhe i just hear it and its beauty... by the way, you're staying for good already there in California? you both works there? that's nice... well it will always be nice to visit your motherland and relatives once in a while... thanks for sharing and have a good day!
• United States
15 Jul 09
Yeah, mu husband luvs those foods..the milkfish and that bagoong. we were planning to visit next yr tho. =) my husband lived here for about 11 yrs now.I lived here in california since 2002. we both work together,so we can provide food and home for our daughter. We have to work to pay bills and rent. but we still have time ttogether. Mmmmm rice porridge.. yes,,how i miss it.,,
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
15 Jul 09
oh that's nice...that even you are busy with your respective works you still have time for each other...i guess that's the more important... hope you enjoy your vacation! :-)
@mces0925 (196)
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
Yeah, I'm from Cainta Rizal. But I'm staying with my in laws in Quezon City. I can't share more about in Cainta. Very simple place. But my parents is from Bicol. Their place is very beautiful. They love spicy foods and can't learned to love it. Except for "gata" I love any form of "Gata". THe not spicy Bicol Express and the ginatan,
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
hello there...i think lots of Bicolanas here huh! well bicol's cuisine is really delicious and satisfying! i think in Rizal, there's Antipolo right? which i believe have a nice place to oversee Manila? and there's also the Hinulugang Taktak in Antipolo? the cashew and cashew nuts? mmmm yummmy! oh i forget, the Daranak Falls...i just forget where in Rizal it is...i think its in Tanay, Rizal...not really sure. and if i am not mistaken, there's a lot of celebrities living there in Rizal?
@mces0925 (196)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
Yeah your right we have Antipolo in Rizal province and cashew is the best nuts for me, better than almond I think. Though the Pili Nuts from Bicol is also creamy and delicious. I am sad of "Hinulugang Taktak" it's a beautiful place 15 - 20 years ago. We went there when we had a school outing, family gathering. Now if you see that place it's disgusting, you wouldn't want to stay there longer. Daranak Falls is also promising, it is in Tanay Rizal. I think they need to develop and maintain the place.I have a lot of good memories like family outing every summer because it's very cheap to go there. And celebrate my birthday with my college friends.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
oh i see...that's sad. i 've never been to Hinulugang Taktak but i hear about it yes ome 10 years ago maybe and Daranak Falls i just hear it from a co-worker before that came from Tanay...i hope something will be done to renevote the Hinulugang Taktak... i agree with you that cashew nuts is probably one of the nuts in the world...and pili nuts also is yummy...it has its own distinct characteristics...
@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
Hi there! I didn't really come from any province. I grew up in Quezon City, but I was born in ParaƱaque City. My parents do have a province, though, and we visit it once or twice a year. Their province is Tarlac. I don't really know much about that place because I don't go there much. All I know is that they speak Capampangan (did I get the spelling right?) and are famous for their tocino and longganisa. I don't speak Capampangan, but I understand a little. By the way, are we allowed to speak in Filipino here? It would be much more fun if we could.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
that would be nice if we are allowed to speak Filipino here...but its not allowed! according to the rules we can only use English language here... well like you, i also don't know much about Tarlac all i know is that its located in Northern Luzon, and if i am not mistaken some of our presidents came from that province...well you said about the tocino and longanisa....mmm i think yes, they have one of the best longanisa in the country... but even if you are not from the province, i kno that even the city places here in our country have something to offer...in Quezon City we the Quezon Circle, wild Life...is La Mesa dam located in Quezon City? thanks for participation and have a nice day! :-)
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@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
I live near Parks and Wildlife. Quezon City is really a great city, especially because SM North has been renovated and now it's the biggest mall in the Philippines. In fact, it's even bigger than the Mall of Asia. Circle also used to be a popular place, but sadly fewer people go there now.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
really? i didn't know that! sm north will be bigger than mall of asia? wow! nice information from you angela...and don't forget the araneta coliseum...i've never been to wild life and the la mesa, but i wish to go there sometime, since i have relatives living somewhere in commonwealth...
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
I'm a Davaoena! My province is Davao del Sur, and I live in one of it's city- Davao. Davao City, it's a city of growth with a population of about 1.2 million people, the 244,000 hectares are makes it (probably the world's biggest city in terms of area).People here are mixed of different bloods and races. There are Malay race, Chinese, Koreans, Arabian, Indian, American, Japanese and more to mention, those some example of races who feel comfortable and stayed here for temporary or good. This indicates that indeed our city is peaceful and visitors friendly. Davao is one of the most "Alluring gateways" to the Philippines and the window to the island of Mindanao. A predominantly mountainous region marked with rolling hills and fertile valleys. Here beautiful beaches, falls and springs! It's a home to fantastic array of flora and fauna from the famous and rare Waling waling to the endangered Philippine Eagle. There are fresh fruits vegetables, fishes, vegetables, meat and rice that are directly from harvest to market. You could enjoy the lowest prices of several products and with the best of taste. An airport and ship port are accessible through the taxis and for rent car. From luxurious hotels to elegant restaurants you could find it here. There are lower cost establishments such as hotel, restaurants, dormitories, lodging house and apartments. If you're a visitor you're surely enjoy here. Everything you need name it and you'll have it here![b][/b]
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
hi there my good friend! i think Davao should award you as tourism ambassador! you promoted Davao very well and your words, the way you describe your beloved province is really encouraging not only for Filipinos but as well as to foreigners... thanks for the very detailed description of your place and for all those informative things that you shared not only to me but also for those who will read this... Davao is really rich in nature's beauty as well as very progressive...a very nice place to be...and i can feel that people are really hospitable and accommodating and anyone who will visit your place especially when you are the host....will surely enjoy their stay there! thanks for this beautiful share! by the way, i forgot to include Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna, its really the number 1 tourist spot in my province!
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
Yes girl! We have to describe our place in as much as we can, to let others know, in case they don't know much of our place then by a simple means of posting it here hopefully we could share an information to them. This another way of expressing gratitude"pasasalamat" to our very own place. Here we begin our life history and experiences we had here are part of our life in the present and in the future. Hence to tell a story of our place means partly telling about of ourselves!
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
yes zearah! in this simple way of saying nice things about our country, i think we can do our part of being a Filipino...i think this way we can show the world that our country is really a nice place to be with...
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@Jill22 (265)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
I'm a proud that I am from CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - City of Golden Friendship! I was born here and I'm still here. But I have been to places like Cebu, Bukidnon, Iligan and so much more. One thing I love about this place is the traffic is not that heavy not unlike in manila and Cebu. And people are very friendly. As what I have said, I've been to Cebu fro a job interview and during my week stay there, I have noticed that I usually talk to people that I don't even know. Not to ask directions or any other informations but there was an urge to really try to reach out to them and talk. I', not saying that people from Cebu are not friendly. In fact, they are! They wouldn't talk to me if they are not friendly in the first place. Maybe because I'm working in a call center industry here in Cagayan de oro and I really love to talk. Pollution also is not that heavy! Our place maybe not that clean but at least you can still smell fresh air in the early morning.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
hi Jill! nice to meet you here! my husband also came from Cagayan de Oro. actually he was born in Bukidnon and grow up in Misamis, but he stayed more in Cagayan de Oro. I also have a chance visiting your place and yes this place i think is small but progressive...even if its a small city, you have good universities like the Xavier and malls like the Ket Kai...there's also lots of activities to do in your province Misamis Oriental, right? i always wanted to experience the white water rafting in Cagayan River and want to visit also your nearby place Camiguin...they say Camiguin is really nice with its beaches and the underground cemetery...but so sad that i don't find time to get there... but right now my husband's relatives are still there and so i still have a chance in going to those places...one day! i think Jill, almost everybody here in our country, no matter where province we came from...Filipinos are really friendly and hospitable in general...
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@Jill22 (265)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
I agree!
@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
1 Jul 09
hi ckyera, i am Andhra Pradesh, India, you know that India a biggest democratic country it is famous for all traditional, spiritual things, there are so many states,so many languages,so many life styles,so many type of foods,We speak Telugu in our place and state, it is famous for paddy,turmeric,beetal leaves,mangoes,bananas, we take brake fast in the morning as Idli,Vada,Poori, Dosa, Upma etc ,for lunch we take rice, sambar,rasam,curries ,pickles,papads and curd and for night we take the same food, but some people eat roti,chapathi,pulka with curries,this is for today
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
hey yugasini! thanks for sharing something about your place... i appreciate it... by the way, have you ever been here in the Philippines? like you our country also have rich culture and traditions and of course beautiful nature and nice friendly people! have a nice day!
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@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
2 Jul 09
hi ckyera, thanks for the comment, good day
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@dagma09 (90)
• Philippines
6 Jul 09
helllo!!!Athough I was born in the city I myself also loves the beauty of the provinces in the Philippines. Both my parents are came from the province. My father came from Pampanga and my mother came from Eastern Samar. I got a chance to live threre and I really enjoyed my stay there.In Pampanga can view the Mt. Arayat and the Pampanga river. There many farm which I my self tried to plantand harvest such as rice, tomatoes, melons and others. There are also mangoes there and other trees. While in Samar, I enjoyed most is the sea. There are beaches and islets. There I learned to swim and catch fish.... When I'm in high school I had also a chance to go in the house of our national hero in Calamba. Its true' the place is beautiful and lots of buko pie stores. It was our field trip and my teacher the one who pays my fare. We also go to enchanted kingdom which I enjoyed the rides....
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
6 Jul 09
hello there... you have very nice experience in the province, its nice that you have experienced planting and catching fish from those provinces...i never experience those in my province even if our house then is fronting the rice fields...what i have experience is catching frogs! hehehe... i think mangoes from Pampanga is also very delicious (especially the"piko") i never been to Samar but i wanted to go there to see the San Juanico bridge...(was it there?) i'm glad to hear that you also been in my hometown Calamba, Laguna...have you seen the big pot (banga) in the plaza? it was near Rizal Shrine and the catholic church in Calamba... and yes, Enchanted Kingdom is a must to see in Laguna if you want to enjoy a carnival experience... thanks dagma for sharing! have a nice day!
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
My roots are from the Cebu region, but I was born here in Manila. However, I am fluent in both Cebuano and Tagalog. In Cebu there are so many wonderful things like birds, trees and land developments that are unique in the region. Of course, who will forget the delicious dried mangoes and dangit?
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
and of course don't forget the dried squid! yes Cebu really have so much things to offer! as well as Manila...there are also many nice historical places there in Manila, i hope you will have a time to visit those places like the Intramuros, Luneta Park, National Museum among the others... i also wanted to be fluent in Cebuano, since i am living here now, but so sad that i can't still talk in this language very well...i understand but can't speak well... thanks! :-)
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@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Jul 09
Dear ckyera, I was born and raised in Bulacan. And just like you, I came from the land of Heroes. Francisco Balagtas and Marcelo Del Pilar are just two of the great heroes who came from this province. One of the best products that can be found in Bulacan are fireworks. Everybody go to our place, particularly in Bocaue, to get some fireworks that they can use in occasions like wedding, christmas and new year celebrations. There are lots of other new features Bulacan have but as of now, I can't give details of these. The reason for this is because I already migrated to Cebu, southern part of the country, as in the Visayas. You have mentioned some interesting places and things that Cebu is proud of. I just want to add a place in Cebu that you may want to visit, which is Argao. In Argao, you can see one of the oldest church that the spaniards had built. Neil
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
and another thing that Bulacan is famous for is the Barasoain Church and yes Bulacan is one of the most historical places here in our country...and also they are famous for their sweets! and as for Cebu, well as you know i am also migrated here for almost 4 years but i never been to Argao, but one time i know i can also be there...i heard Argao offers the best "torta" bread here in Cebu? thanks for sharing!
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@jojhane (37)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
Yah I come from the place particularly in under the Philippines which some called a Land of Promise I don't know why and how they brought up this kind of meaning to all dabawenyos.. Anywy Davao City is one of the best largest city around the world.. and if your asking about tourist spots well,, you will enjoy the white and clean beaches with a lot of corrals. and A big mountains, like mount apo.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
5 Jul 09
oh yes Mt. Apo the highest peak here in the Philippines is in Davao...and as everybody says...who've been in Davao, it is really a very nice place! thanks!
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
2 Jul 09
Hello kababayans! I was born in Angeles City - and yes I'm Kapampangan. And still very fluent with it, though I regret that my tagalog sucks. I mix it with my kapampangan, not cool. My family migrated to the US 10 years ago. You would think I would retain my tagalog - but because I don't use it that often, I now mix it with kapampangan, and sometimes Spanish. What do I miss most about the Philippines? The simplicity of life. ZERO worries. Here, I have a mortgage to pay, I have credit card bills, utilities. The list goes on! Another thing that I miss most about the Philippines - fresh water buffalo milk (gatas damulag)...ohhh yeahhh. With some tuyo, OHHH GOODNESS. I don't know what Angeles City has to offer these days - I know what Los Angeles has to offer though! Wanna know about that instead?
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
oh i see...so looks like you love places with "Angeles" hehehe when was the last time you visited your hometown? well honestly i also don't know much about Angeles City, what i only know is that Kapampangan cooks well! i think they have the best sisig and kare-kare in town! sure you can also write here the nice things about Los Angeles...hehehe. fresh milk and tuyo? hahaha very Filipino and very provincial! one question and i hope you don't get offended, i have a Kapampangan friend here and i am just wondering why Kapampangans did not pronounce letter"h" and if there's no need for letter "h", they use it? hehehe, just aking! thanks for sharing!
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@evexky (71)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
Hi ckyera, i was born and graduated in Manila, i moved to Laguna in Paciano Rizal, Calamba, Laguna sometime 1981-1994 because of my family. My husband's job was in that area. But now i'm here in Bukidnon for 15 yrs now also because of his work. At first, i thought living here in Bukidnon, Mindanao was so scary and danger due to the fact of war and terrorism but it turned the other way around. Living here was such a great experienced. I found the best place with lots of beautiful scenery and friendly people. Nature was so refreshing especially when you are looking the pineapple fields beyond the mountains and trees. During weekends, we go malling in the city of Cagayan de Oro. I found the foods here so cheap and delicious too. Actually, you can save a lot here in terms of vegetables because we're not buying them but just get them on the backyard. Fruits are so plenty like pineapple, banana, papaya, mango etc... i happened to taste here also the fruit they called marang which they say, can only be found here. People here are fond of eating kinilaw (kilawin in Manila) fresh blue marlin fish cut in cubes and dipped in different herbs and spices, lechon, beef soup bones, lettuce salad etc... During fiesta, i've never been to any house without a lechon as main dish. Sounds rich ha! But it's true. It's really amazing to live here.... Cheers! Happy mylotting!
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
wow! those were really delicious foods! i particularly love marang! i think marang is also available in some supermarkets here in Cebu and also in Manila, but the price! i think its not just tripled...coz i remember when i was in Cagayan de Oro, we used to buy marang at 5 pesos each and sometimes even 4 for 10 pesos...but when i get to Manila and i saw marang there, i was shocked to know that it even costs 50 per piece! huh! but i understand this, because marang gets ripe easily and so its difficult to travel that's why its so costly in Manila. and that's one thing nice living in the province, you can have fruits and vegetables at very low price and even have it free just by planting in your backyard! yes lechon is always a star in fiestas...even here in Cebu, lechon looks like a common thing during special occasions...thing that is not usual in Manila and even in my place in Laguna, usually only the rich one can afford to have a lechon in their table during such occasions...but in the provinces...its very usual! thanks for sharing your experiences about your beautiful province Bukidnon! oh by the way, is the pineapple plantation of Dole located there? is it Dole or Del Monte? thanks!
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@greenline (14864)
• Canada
1 Jul 09
Hello. It is so nice to read your posting about the Provinces in the Philippines. I have been to Philippines, but only to Manila, a beautiful City. I am not from the Philippines. I live in the Province of British Columbia on the west coast of Canada, very beautiful too, with the Rocky Mountains in the background. I hope some day, I can visit the beautiful Provinces in the Philippines.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
hi greenline! thanks for paying attention in this discussion about the provinces in our country... nice to hear that you have been here in the Philippines, i hope that you enjoy your stay in Manila...you know, there's still so much more beautiful places and delicious foods Philippines has to offer...if you read the other posts in this discussion...just imagine how they describe their province and you will feel that it looks like you are already been there...like me, i never been to those places but after reading their posts, i feel like i already have visited their province... i hope that one day you can go back here in our country and explore more of this beautiful country... once again, thank you very much!
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• United States
1 Jul 09
We come from the region of Bicol Camarines Sur. I have relatives that live in Ragay Camarines Sur and others that are from Naga City. My mom was born from Naga, raised in Ragay. In 2006, I stayed in Bicol for one year. I love the lifestyle, it's simple, nothing fancy, out in the forests, rough roads, the fiestas, parties, weddings, beauty pageants and the street dances. We always had something to do there. It was never a boring day, hot days, swimming in the hidden lakes, going out in Naga City to go malling, sound tripping or what not. About every other place we go to, visiting friends, families and such is the usual videoke machines. Then again, the times we hang out with our pulutans and brandy drinks like Fundador or Gran Matador. Oh and can't forget Red Horse. I've met plenty of beautiful morena pinays. Had fun, dated, but only one during that time became my girlfriend. We've had bicol express, crab mixed in gulay and milk, lechong baboy atsaka yung manok. Pritong pusit with rice and vinegar. It was just that pinoy cooking that we enjoyed. I'm proud to be a bicolano and proud of being pinoy. There's no other better life like it.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
hi darkangel! i can really feel how proud you are to be a Filipino and how proud you are about your hometown! i know this coz i have read your other posts about the Philippines and being Filipino...i admire you for that! i agree with you that foods from bicol region are really one of the best here in the Philippines...the simple yet happy life in that place...and i think what makes it more beautiful are the people...your friends, your family...your loved one! all the things that you said are really very Filipino and typical in most places in the Philippines...like the fiestas, street dancing, pageants, parades... i hope that you will be able to comeback here in our beloved country to once again experience those things... thanks!
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@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
Well, I am from Cebu, particularly in Lapu-lapu City, the neighboring island of Cebu. Well, Cebu is a great place to be. You can choose from the different beauty of nature to enjoy. White sand with clear water and cold springs with great mountain views. Definitely it has something to offer for both local and foreign. Just like any other place in the Philippines, there are plenty of things that will make you enjoy nature.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
2 Jul 09
hi jpso! like i've said i am just about 4 years here in Cebu and i have never explored this place yet...but i wish i could! like there in Lapu-Lapu, i know that there's a lot of nice beaches there...Mactan Shrine is there...and that's the only place that i have visited in your place...the other places that i lready visited here is the Kawasan Falls in Badian...my friends told me that there's more in the North part of Cebu...like the Bantayan Island...i wish to explore those place... and i agree that yes, Cebu is indeed a very nice place for nature lovers...
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• Philippines
2 Jul 09
my province is from ilo-ilo. my mother came from ilo-ilo and my father came from antique..
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@shhheila (1847)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
me i from lanao del norte... iligan city!!! the city of waterfalls... and this city is famous for its CHEDING's peanuts.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
hello! is Maria Cristina Falls there? how's Iligan nowadays? thanks for sharing!