Culture Idioms...Hokkien style Tsinoy Culture

When words fail, use idioms… Hokkien style (100)

Hokkien, on the tongues of Tsinoys, has grown and evolved, taking on a life of its own. Sometimes words simply fail us. With some creativity, Tsinoys have strung together words to form colorful phrases that simply hit the bull’s eye. Here are some expressions unique to Hokkien as favored by Tsinoys. Idioms, expressions Hokkien pronunciation […]

Chinese in PH Local History Tsinoy Culture

Saints, sinners, conquerors, laborers: Binondo street names reflect heritage

Place names are integral to the rich heritage and history of the locale. Often, these names tell of stories, origins and legends there.Recently, controversy arising from the proposed building of the Philippine-China Friendship Bridge spanning Intramuros to Binondo sparked renewed interest in the adverse impact of the destruction of historic places especially in Binondo.Groups such […]