The Philippine Scene

Posted on Jan 7, 2010 in Musings | 2 comments

I thought I’d take a break from our usual topic of paper beads, so I’d like to imagine for one moment that I am back in the Philippines known as the Pearl of the Orient and I get to show you the people, places, fruits and the crafts by so many talented Filipinos.  Who am I kidding?  I am still here, on my desk typing away in my lap top, imagining I am there.  I am not complaining, I am lucky to be living in sunny California.  These images, were taken by a good friend of mine Vic Sy,  he decided to take a trip to Philippines and was kind enough to send me images of whatever catches his fancy.

Pottery is one of the cottage industry that turn out nice beautiful pots not only to be used as planters but also as vessel for water that is mostly found in the homes of most folks who lives in the provinces.



The fruits are all year round, having only two seasons of the year, rainy and sunny days.

I could almost taste the mangoes, delicious.


This one is called guayabano, tangy and sweet, great for juice also.


This is the jeepney, preferred means of transportation.

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The water buffalo commonly know as carabao, is a farmer’s best friend and a treasured possession.


This is one of old houses, you can still very much see the Spanish influence in the architecture.


I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse of the Philippines.  I know there’s a lot of beautiful places to see…..


  1. Have been to Malaysia and Thailand and both are fabulous places with some of the friendliest people you will ever meet, would like to try the Philippines next as it also looks a beautiful place to explore.

  2. I’m from PI too! moved here in ’92 after Pinatubo and have only visited once in ’98. Miss it so so so much. you’re lucky to live in CA where you’re at least close to filipino restaurants.

    i don’t know if you know her, but Ms. Connie has an awesome food blog. She lives there and is a op-ed writer for Manila Standard:

    and a personal blog where she talks a lot about what’s going on there: