Minimal Manila Philippines Canvas

Minimal Manila Philippines Canvas

A famous landmark in the city of Manila. This is a cool Canvas art that will boost the interior of your home. A wonderful art that will surely be adored by your family and guests. An impressive art that will bring the culture and history of the Philippines to your home.

Beautify the Walls in the Philippines Creatively

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The Philippines is one of the favorite tourist destinations in the world. Why? The reasons cannot be seen and read on the internet alone. These should be experienced to fully grasp the beauty of the country. In Manila alone, you can visit various historical sites that date back to the period of Spanish colonization. For nature lovers, there are many tourist destinations that will bring you closer to the natural world. With the countless number of attractions in the country, it is our duty as citizens to help in maintaining its beauty and improve a lot of things. 

Why beautify the walls?

Beautifying the walls of public and private establishments is important as this will make the country look more captivating and inviting. It is not enough to leave the walls plain since there are creative and artistic ways to make them look great and will leave you in awe. Decorating with wall art is one of the best ways to transform any wall. This can be done with the use of various wall coverings or decors, such as posters or prints. 

What’s with the walls?

Every structure has walls. Walls have important roles structurally and aesthetically. The purposes of walls in buildings are to support floors, ceilings, and roofs. As such, walls give form to buildings and likewise provide security and shelter. 

In terms of aesthetics, walls are usually the first thing that you see upon entering any living space. It is not enough that they are colored with paint. With today’s trend in wall designing, you can see different materials and decors that can make any wall look amazing. Wall coverings, for instance, come in different types and appearances. For big walls, people often use wall murals, paintings of various sizes, posters, collages, sculptures, and others. The point is, even if the wall already looks fantastic, they can still be improved with these decors. 

Trendy posters for lovely walls

What do you remember when hear about personalized posters? For many, perhaps, they are reminded of their projects that need to be displayed and presented in the classroom. For others, posters are used as advertising material to promote any product, service, or company. Trendy posters are now used to decorate the walls of any living space. There are different themes and designs available that will set the mood and vibe in any room. The good thing about posters is that they can be purchased easily, whether online or from a land-based store. 

Philippines Flag typo poster with Black Frame Nordic Interior Wall Decor

Philipines Flag typo poster

The Philippine flag in an interesting design. With the color white that symbolizes liberty, equality, and fraternity. The blue color represents peace, truth, and justice. While the red is for patriotism and valor. A cool poster design that will truly bring the Filipino spirit to your homes. Personalize your poster by sending your own quotes or sayings. Try it now!

Philippines map and text poster with Black Frame Nordic Interior Wall Decor

Philipines map and text poster

The Philippines is known for various natural wonders. Examples are the underground river, rice terraces, and Mayon volcano. The country is also home of some breathtaking diving spots, productive biodiversity, colorful public transportation, tasty cuisine, adrenaline pumping festivals, and many others. Personalize your poster by sending your own quotes or sayings. Try it now!

Celebrating New Year In The Philippines

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Preparation for Christmas is a long process. Especially in the Philippines, there are so many things to consider to complete the celebration. In addition to these, the Media Noche or the feast to welcome New Year’s eve is another important celebration that Filipinos prepare tediously. Moreover, there are also traditions that have been practiced over the years. 

Food on New Year’s Eve

Media Noche is again one of the most awaited events during the holidays. Aside from the Noche Buena or Christmas Eve meal, the meal during New Year’s Eve is also one of the meals that Filipinos prepare with many thoughts. Special food is prepared but not as lavish as the Noche Buena. Though there are families who spend much on the food they add to the table. Lechon is one of the most popular food. However, it may be too costly for many households. 

Pansit or noodles may never be absent on the table. It is served to signify long life. Sticky food like biko is also prepared so that good fortune will stick throughout the year. It is also common to come up with 12 round fruits to represent each month of the year. Round fruits such as grapes, oranges, cantaloupe, pomelo, watermelon, and others. 

What’s with the noise?

As Americans enjoy fireworks on the 4th of July, Filipinos also love fireworks on New Year’s eve. Fireworks come in different sizes and shapes and have fun names as well. In fact, some of them have been banned by the government as they can cause injury or death. Examples are Judas belt, Lolo thunder, Kwitis, 5 Star, Whistle Bomb, and others. 

In addition to fireworks or firecrackers, pots and pans are banged. Cars, motorcycles, and tricycles are revved. Horns are also tooted to cause as much noise as possible. Kids also drag empty cans around to add to the noise. These traditions are practiced since it is believed that the noise made can drive evil spirits away. 

Other traditions of Filipinos on New year’s Eve

Filipinos believe in many things. Especially when New Year’s Eve arrives. There are also many practices in which Filipinos believe will allow good luck to enter the house and stay for the rest of the year. Before the clock strikes 12 midnight, all doors, including cabinets, drawers, windows, and cupboards. It is also a custom to wear clothes in polka dots as the dots represent coins or wealth. Kids also jump at midnight because they believe this will make them taller. 

It is also advised to put cash in your wallet. It is believed that the condition of the wallet when the New Year arrives will be for the rest of the year. Spending on New Year’s day is also not recommended. This sets money management for the year. 

Grilling whole fish is also one of the oldest practices for New Year in the Philippines, It is believed that whole fish bribing good luck. The scales represent coins while its way of swimming in the ocean is a life moving forward.  

 

Interesting Facts About Noche Buena In The Philippines

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What makes the Christmas celebration even more fun and exciting? In addition to presents, of course, the food and drinks that are included in Noche Buena. Imagine coming home from midnight mass and on the table are sumptuous foods like lechon, ham, pancit, bibingka, quezo de bola, and many others. What’s so special about Noche Buena aside from being an important event on December 24? Read on to know more about the different facts about celebrating Noche Buena in the country. 

An influence of Spain that we have adopted

Noche Buena literally means “good night” but is also the Spanish term for Christmas Eve. Why Spain? Just look at the common dishes prepared, such as  lechon, jamonado, embotido, morcon, queso de bola, and many others. 

Fasting before feasting

During the Spanish colonization in the Philippines, the friars required the people to fast before Christmas Day. As a result, Filipinos, as well as the Spanish people, were really hungry after attending the Christmas mass. The midnight meal they had then was literally a feast on a spread of delectable dishes. 

Noche Buena in other countries

In Spain, Noche Buena is a common tradition wherein the menu consists of a fish dish, soup, and roast pork. As a dessert, Turron is prepared to provide a sweet conclusion. The main star of the Noche Buena is the whole pig roasted in a box over hor coals. This is called Caja china in Cuba. For the Peruvians, turkey is the main meal, and for the Venezuelans the main dish are pernil, panettone, and Ponche Crema. 

The real truth about Filipinos and fruitcake

Originally, fruitcake was introduced to the Filipinos by the Americans. This cake was also given to friends and loved ones as a gift and served every Christmas during Noche Buena. On the contrary, Huffington Post considered fruitcakes as the most hated cake in the existence of baking. The main reason for this is that fruitcakes are aged. In wines, this is a good idea and makes wines taste best, but not for cakes. 

The paella

Another Spanish cuisine that is passed to the Filipinos. Rice is a staple food to Filipinos as bread is to the West. Since Christmas is a special occasion, rice is served in an extraordinary way. The color and flavor of paella are mostly because of tomato and paprika. 

 

Happy holidays!

Nature Tripping In The Philippines

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Known for having 7100 islands in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is one of the favorite destinations of tourists, both local and foreign. The country has several attractions that will connect you to nature. It is a paradise for all beach lovers, mountain climbers, and adventure seekers. Read on to know more about the different places in the Philippines where you can get in touch with nature and feel rejuvenated again.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park

Located in Palawan, Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is known for its remarkable biodiversity, abundant marine life, and magnificent dive sites. It covers hectares of productive marine life and contains three atolls and a large area of the deep sea. Tubbataha Reefs has been recognized as one of the world’s leading diving destinations. It is home to 600 species of fish, 360 species of corals, 11 species of sharks, 13 species of dolphins and whales, birds, Hawksbill, and green sea turtles. In 1993, UNESCO declared it as a World Heritage Site. Being an isolated area, it will take around a 10 to 12 hours journey to reach it. A sacrifice worth taking to enjoy the wonder of nature.

El Nido Palawan

Another leading municipality in the province of Palawan, El Nido is one of the favorite travel destinations in the country. It is a managed resource-protected area and popular for its white-sand beaches, coral reefs, limestone cliffs, and rich biodiversity. Many travel buffs have placed El Nido to the 20 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World due to its extraordinary natural splendor and ecosystem. 

Malay Eco Tour in Aklan

A perfect place for bonding and get-together with family and friends. The travel destination is known for the Pangihan cave with its eight magnificent chambers. Locals highly recommend visiting Nabaoy, a river with native huts where you can order native dishes and delicacies at affordable prices. Of course, more than feasting, you can refresh yourself by swimming and rafting in its calm and clear water.

Siargao

Siargao was originally a haven for surfers. These days, it is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. The island is within the jurisdiction of the province of Surigao del Norte and is composed of different municipalities. In 2018 and 2019, Siargao was awarded for being the best island in the world. Tourists will never be bored on the island as there are tons of activities that can be done. These include basking on white-sand beaches, surfing, cave explorations, swinging on palm tree rope, island hopping, and many others. In addition to these, the island is rich in green colors as it is covered with coconut palm trees. A perfect tropical view for those of you who are looking for a vacation paradise. 

Mayon volcano

The Mayon volcano is popularly known for its “perfect cone” and is still one of the most active volcanoes in the country. Located in the province of Albay, it has a height of 2,463 meters and is considered to be the centerpiece of the province. The volcano is one of the favorite sites for climbing, though it is important to note that it is dangerous to do this activity even if it is at its dormant stage. In addition to climbing, you can do other activities such as hiking, camping, bird watching, and photography. It is recommended to visit the volcano between March and May and not during the rainy season. 

Philippines nature art wall

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Add a touch of nature instantly to your home making it more appealing and create your own paradise with these posters featuring the great places of the Philippines.

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Philippines Flag typo poster

Philipines Flag typo poster

The Philippine flag in an interesting design. With the color white that symbolizes liberty, equality, and fraternity. The blue color represents peace, truth, and justice. While the red is for patriotism and valor. A cool poster design that will truly bring the Filipino spirit to your homes. Personalize your poster by sending your own quotes or sayings. Try it now!