The Filipino culture of “pasalubong” and “pakikisama”

If you are non-Filipino travelling in a foreign country and happen to run into Filipino travelers, have you ever noticed how they often take the time to buy a bunch of little knick knacks or souvenirs in almost every other tourist stop? The quantities they buy are more than enough for the average traveller and the trouble that they go to and the lengths they go to carry the stuff despite limited baggage allowance will amaze you. … More The Filipino culture of “pasalubong” and “pakikisama”

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Do you ever question your consumption?

Just like the journey to finding your one true love, it seems that as the big-ticket items, like a house or a car, take too long to save up for, we often consume cheap and often low-quality goods or cheap unnecessary services to amuse ourselves until the real thing comes along … More Do you ever question your consumption?