Top 8 Filipino Comedians

by admin

Posted on August 18


"They say laughter is the best medicine; if so, these celebrities are the best doctors in the land. What's more, they dispense their medicine for free! The following people can light up almost everybody’s day by delivering their well-timed punch lines and funny antics. See who made it to the Top 8 of the Philippines' Pinakanakakaaliw na Komedyante."

Credits: en.wikipilipinas.org

Dolphy


"The "King of Comedy." He has been in show business for more than five decades already. He is also the husband of Zsa Zsa Padilla."

Chiquito


"A comedy actor who brought life some of the famous komiks characters like Asyong Aksaya, the caveman Barok, and Mang Kepweng."

Panchito


"Dolphy's sidekick in most of his films. His large nose is his characteristic trademark."

Babalu


"Another famous sidekick of Dolphy. He was well known for his long chin."

Pugak


"He was the tandem of Tugak and they both became popular in the 60's."

Cachupoy


"He started in show business in 1960. His trademark is his hair, which is always parted in the middle."

Bert "Tawa' Marcelo


"Known for his infectious and extraordinary high-pitched laughter."

Pugo


"He was acknowledged as the Filipino comedian with the perfect timing."

The Most Peculiar Filipino Dishes

by admin

Posted on August 15


Credits: www.bizarrefood.com
Credits: www.bizarrefood.com

Want to taste disturbing-looking food but with the taste of AWESOMENESS? Then hop on to the tasting train, and let me take you to the Filipino's most peculiar dishes. Better to close your eyes while eating, though. 

Isaw

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Credits: lifeoutofoffice.com
"Isaw is a street food from the Philippines, made from barbecued pig or chicken intestines.[1] The intestines are cleaned, turned inside out, and cleaned again, repeating the process several times. They are then either boiled, then grilled, or immediately grilled on sticks. They are usually dipped in suka/sukang pinakurat (Filipino term for vinegar with onions, peppers, and other spices) then eaten. They are usually sold by vendors on the street corners in afternoons."

-Wikipedia

Soup No. 5

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Credits: Filipiknow.com
"If you’re a brave foodie and looking for the next aphrodisiac to try, Soup no. 5 should be a hot pick. But not for those whose stomach turns at the sight of exotic foods. For one, Soup no. 5 is made from a bull’s sex organs—considered by many as the “fifth leg” of the animal, hence the name. Cebuanos know it as “lanciao” and is believed to give the physical attributes of a bull to anyone willing to take a sip."

-Filipiknow.com

Sundot Kulangot

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Credits: Filipiknow.com
"By just its name alone, sundot kulangot can scare away picky eaters. It literally means “poke a snot” or “pick a booger”, describing the bizarre way of eating it. But despite its name, there’s nothing gross about this traditional candy. 

"Packaged within small wooden orbs, sundot kulangot are actually sweet, pinch-sized delicacies that taste like our traditional coconut jams. One must break the orb and use either a popsicle stick or one’s own finger to get a taste of the candy. Thanks to its tedious preparation, sundot kulangot is now becoming a rarity with its limited supply being sold in Baguio City and other Northern Luzon provinces."

-Filipiknow.com

Tamilok

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Credits: Filipiknow.com
"It’s slimy, salty, and nowhere near appetizing. But to make your Palawan adventure memorable, local guides will tell you that tamilok is really worth a try. Tamilok usually bores into wooden structures and mangroves that are abundant in the municipalities of Coron, El Nido, and Linapacan. Eating a tamilok also means munching on pests because these creatures destroys every wood they come across, giving them the name 'termites of the sea'."


-Filipiknow.com

Balut

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Credits: www.bizarrefood.com
"How do you like your eggs? Sunny side up, Scrambled…? If you’re from the Philippines you’d probably want your eggs Balut style. 

"Balut is a dish that is common in the Philippines. It is a duck egg that is fertilized and has a partially grown duck embryo inside of it. The egg is then boiled and the embryo and the liquid inside is cooked. Once the dish is served, the shell is punctured and the broth inside is sipped from the shell. Then the shell is peeled so the diner can eat the yolk and the cooked chick. It is common to see vendors selling balut in a bucket filled with sand to keep them warm."

-www.bizarrefood.com

The Recipe That Will Change Your Life

by admin

Posted on August 14


"Chicken Adobo is an authentic Filipino dish and is one of the mostly recognized Filipino foods. This Chicken Adobo Recipe is the simplest that you can get. Not to be mistaken with Mexican adobo, this dish is uniquely prepared by stewing chicken in vinegar and soy sauce.

"Several sources who are experts in Asian food history say that the Filipinos were already cooking adobo even before Spanish colonization. The cooking method is termed as “inadobo” which is the very same method in this Chicken Adobo Recipe. It is also said that cooking with vinegar preserves the meat. This method is also considered as one of the earliest food preservation practice.

"Try this Chicken Adobo Recipe and let me know what you think!"

Credits: PanlasangPinoy.com

Credits: PanlasangPinoy.com
Credits: PanlasangPinoy.com

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chicken, cut into serving pieces 
  • 3 pcs dried bay leaves 
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 2 tbsp vinegar 
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 to 2 cups water 
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil 
  • 1/2 tablespoon 
  • white sugar 
  • salt 
  • and whole peppercorn

Procedure

1. In a large container, combine the soy sauce and garlic then marinade the chicken for at least 3 hours

2. Place the cooking oil in a pan and apply heat.

3. When the oil is hot enough, put-in the marinated chicken. Cook all the sides for about 5 minutes.

4. Pour-in the remaining marinade and add water. Bring to a boil

5. Add the dried bay leaves and whole peppercorn. Simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender

6. Add vinegar. 

7.Stir and cook for 10 minutes. 

8. Put-in the sugar, and salt. Stir and turn the heat off. 

9. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!

Watch the step-by-step video for more info! Click here.

Why is Napping So Important

by admin

Posted on August 13


Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/sturti
Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/sturti

Have you heard of the term, "Power-nap?" If so, did you know why is it called like that? What is the reason why this is so essential? Do you want to be more productive, more active? Well, you're about to find out how napping and productivity are connected.

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A nap restores alertness

"The National Sleep Foundation recommends a short nap of 20–30 minutes 'for improved alertness and performance without leaving you feeling groggy or interfering with nighttime sleep.'"

A nap prevents burnout

"In our always-on culture, we go, go, go. However, we were not meant to race without rest. Doing so leads to stress, frustration, and burnout. Taking a nap is like a system reboot. It relieves stress and gives you a fresh start."

A nap heightens sensory perception

"According to Dr. Sandra C. Mednick, author of Take a Nap, Change Your Life, napping can restore the sensitivity of sight, hearing, and taste. Napping also improves your creativity by relaxing your mind and allowing new associations to form in it."

A nap reduces the risk of heart disease

"Did you know those who take a midday siesta at least three times a week are 37 percent less likely to die of heart disease? Working men are 64 percent less likely! It’s true, according to a 2007 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Dimitrios Trichopoulos, of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, who led the study said, “Taking a nap could turn out to be an important weapon in the fight against coronary mortality.”

A nap makes you more productive

"Numerous medical studies have shown workers becoming increasingly unproductive as the day wears on. But a 2002 Harvard University study demonstrated a 30-minute nap boosted the performance of workers, returning their productivity to beginning-of-the-day levels."

Best Unforgettable Filipino Movies

by admin

Posted on August 12


"Since I have a penchant in ranking anything under the sun, I have searched for my own version of top 20 most unforgettable Pinoy movie titles in Philippine cinematic history. You might have your own suggestions so feel free to give me your own list in the comment section of this blog. My top 20 list is in random order because I’m not an expert enough to rank them from best to worst. You can choose your top pick if you like! Here they are:"

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1. “GATAS… Sa Dibdib ng Kaaway” (2001)


"Far more intriguing than its English translation “In the Bosom of the Enemy”,  this Filipino war drama starring Mylene Dizon is a 2001  film directed by Gil Portes. It was the Philippines’ submission to the 74th Academy Awards for the 2001 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was not accepted as a nominee."

2. “Bata, Bata… Pa’no Ka Ginawa?” (1998)


"Also known as “Child, Child… How were you made?”, this award-winning movie starring  Vilma Santos was based from a Tagalog novel written by famous author and Palanca-awardee Lualhati Bautista."

3. “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” (2005)


"One of the most critically-acclaimed Filipino movies abroad, The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros is a story about a gay teen who is torn between his love for a young cop and his loyalty to his family. The film was the official entry of the Philippines to the 2007 Academy Awards."

4. “Patikim ng Pinya” (1996)


"This erotic movie was one of Rosanna Roces’ breakout roles in the 90′s that made her one of the country’s famous sex symbols of that time."

5. “Menudo at Pandesal” (1987)


"Combining two of the most popular Filipino foods, this movie title will surely make anyone hungry. Starring Gloria Diaz and Carmi Martin, “Menudo at Pandesal” is another comedic film of the 80′s that has been imortalized by its catchy title."

6. “May Lamok sa Loob ng Kulambo” (1984)


"Starring Gloria Diaz, Amy Austria, Eddie Garcia, Tommy Abuel, and Suzanne Gonzales, this movie is another comedic film that went under the direction of the late Danny Zialcita, who also directed “Menudo at Pandesal” in 1987. The title sounds outright stupid but the movie is an entertaining piece nonetheless."

7. “Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi” (1983)


"Another Danny Zialcita masterpiece, the movie “Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi” spawned one of the most unforgettable lines in Filipino moviedom history. This is where Laurice Guillen immortalized the line:“Pwede bang makausap ang asawa ko na asawa mo na asawa ng bayan?”?

8. “T-bird at Ako” (1982)


"This intriguing movie is about a lesbian lawyer (Nora Aunor) who tried to assist the dancer (Vilma Santos) with her legal battles and unexpectedly, falls in love with her. Just so you know, this is another Danny Zialcita’s work of art and only proves how diverse and fine he was as an 80′s film director."

9. “Kapag Tumabang ang Asin” (1976)


"It seems that Danny Zialcita films are dominating our list because this 70′s movie starring Daria Ramirez and Chanda Romero is another movie with an eye-catching title that was polished by this iconic movie director."

10. “Curacha, Ang Babaeng Walang Pahinga” (1998)


"Who would  ever forget the name Curacha that has been the nickname for every Filipino woman who has an extremely active lifestyle? Thanks to this 1998 Chito Roño film, which has an equally intriguing English translation of Curacha: A Woman Without Rest, the name “Curacha” will never be forgotten."

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