Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture’ by Doreen G. Fernandez

by Bryan Meniado “Lami mag-binignit!” says foodie me who frequents a local shopping destination here in my city just to enjoy one of my favorite desserts. Binignit is a popular Visayan dessert dish traditionally made with glutinous rice cooked in coconut milk with various slices of root crops, and fruits, among other delicious garnishes. (CheckContinue reading “Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Tikim: Essays on Philippine Food and Culture’ by Doreen G. Fernandez”

Poetry Submission: ‘Stranded’

Poem and art by Paul Raymond Jimenez * * * Man’s infinite imagination is as vast as the sea.  The world can go haywire And, still, if one can cope— find courage amidst a plethora of dangers, one may see: beauty, honesty, and hope. ☁️ If you enjoyed this, we encourage you to leave a commentContinue reading “Poetry Submission: ‘Stranded’”

Book Journaling: ‘Filipino Prehistory,’ ‘Girlhood,’ ‘I Can Say No,’ and everything else I read in the past three months

by KB Meniado Reading, like everything else in this pandemic, has become such a challenge, so if you read 17, 39, 86, or even just one book in the past three months, I would like to congratulate you. Us. Here are the 14 books that have helped me keep afloat. They’re BoJo-worthy but are theyContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Filipino Prehistory,’ ‘Girlhood,’ ‘I Can Say No,’ and everything else I read in the past three months”

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this Apr 17

Bring any book and friend to the next #BookbedMeets session this coming Saturday, April 17! We’ll read for an hour and discuss (casually!) afterwards. Everyone is welcome! ☁ BOOKS READ DURING THE MAR 20 SESSION Kay – I’m with the Band by Pamela Des Barres Janelle – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee KB – Tikim:Continue reading “#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this Apr 17”

Poetry Submission: ‘Akmang Kagitingan’

by Paul Raymond Jimenez Kung mayroon mang natatanging tatak na Pilipino,ito’y ang ating angking tapang at talino. Ngunit minsa’y dapat din nating isipinNa huwag magpadala sa udyok ng damdamin. Sa mga nabasa’t narinig kong mga kwento—sa kasaysayan at hindi sa barbero,Ang poot at galit ay walang magandang naidudulot;ang marangal na layuni’y kadalasa’y nauudlot. Malaking bagay angContinue reading “Poetry Submission: ‘Akmang Kagitingan’”

Happy National #LiteratureMonth: The First Books We Loved

April is National Literature Month or Buwan ng Panitikan, and the theme this year is “500 Years of Writing the Filipino World.” Today, we look back in history and share about the first books we read and loved. Do you recognize any of these titles? “The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (for kids). ItContinue reading “Happy National #LiteratureMonth: The First Books We Loved”