Tag Archives: Philippines

Dumaguete and its Culture of Supporting Local Businesses

Some time in 2001, I went to Dumaguete to check on my sister. My Dad gave me the task of seeing what was taking her so long to graduate. To my surprise, it was not anything negative at all. It was simply that her life as a Silliman University co-ed was so vibrant and filled […]

Welcome to Subida Souvenirs!

Welcome to Subida Souvenirs

Welcome to Subida Souvenirs! ​Hello, friend! If your search had one of our keywords, you are here now. If a friend told you about us, you are here now. If you just clicked that link, you are here now. And we’re so glad that you are. Welcome! You’ve arrived at Subida Souvenirs. ​Who and what […]

Love potion or gayuma, do they really work?

love potion gayuma

I normally brush aside mystical chatter about Siquijor love potions or gayuma and dismiss any spiritualistic talk about the island as nonsense. However, since the topic of potions and voodoo never cease to come up in small talk, I thought of taking a closer look and reconsidering the matter. I asked myself, does it really […]

Traditional Filipino Games are Alive in the Provinces

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We were tireless, and we never felt any discomfort staying long hours under the burning sun.  Those golden summers of dreams: we’d run, hide, climb or swim the entire day.  Reluctantly heeding the frustrated voices of our mothers, we’d hurry home and eat a forgotten meal.  Growing up in the province in the 80s was never […]