Life lessons I learned while hiking on misty mountain

Hiking for the first time, the only thing that kept going through my head the entire time was whether I'd still be alive in the next five minutes–every five minutes! It was five years ago on a cold mossy forest mountain in Cameron Highlands (kind of like the Baguio city of Malaysia). The ground was … Continue reading Life lessons I learned while hiking on misty mountain

Find out which Tagalog words are borrowed from our Southeast Asian neighbors!

As Filipinos, we often say that Tagalog is influenced by the Spanish, Chinese and Malay language, but how many of us actually realize just how similar Tagalog, Malay and the Indonesian language are? It has always been taught in our schools that we have borrowed words from our Southeast Asian neighbors. In fact, bahasa Melayu (Malay … Continue reading Find out which Tagalog words are borrowed from our Southeast Asian neighbors!