do not agree
When an acquaintance or a friend offers food or their home or anything of theirs for you to borrow or to taste and then prefaces the offer with a - its not the latest style or it might lack salt or they might say its not big or bed not so comfy, DO NOT AGREE. Its the Asian way of being modest. Even if what they're saying rings true - DO NOT AGREE. Most people will feel insulted if you agree. You're supposed to say, "oh this fits quite well" or "no, the taste is just fine" or "the bed is comfortable enough".
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Hotselling Rice Cake "Puto" By the Road.
In Himamaylan town proper (about 1 1/2 hr from Bacolod on the way to Kabankalan to the south), a few stalls in front of the town plaza by the national road are selling rice cakes that are selling like hotcakes (hmmm, does that make sense?). These stalls have their wood-fired mini-oven set-up just beside the stalls.
We were intrigued by the hotselling phenomena of it that we decided to give it a try. It was indeed appetizing. Better-tasting when it's hot just out from the oven. Great food to go while on the road.Related to:
- Road Trip
- Arts and Culture
MassKara Festival Lesson 101
MassKara Festival is celebrated every 3rd week of October, main event (parade and street dancing) is on 3rd Sunday of the month of October, nearest to the Charter Anniversary of Bacolod City.
MassKara is a word coined by a certain Mr Ely Santiago, 26 years ago from 2 words "mass" means many people and "kara" , Spanish word for face. It means a multitude of smiling faces, all masks worn during the parade are always smiling.
The main event is a dance and costumes competition, Masskara Street Dance Competition, local barangay unit, public and private schools create a group that dances to a Latin musical beat all wearing colorful masks.. Its very similar to the costumes of Brazil mardi gras.
During the whole week celebration, drum and bugle corps competition, several trade fairs, bazars, beauty contests and concerts on almost every corner.
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