When words fail, use idioms… Hokkien style (15)

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 Literal translation …

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When words fail, use idioms… Hokkien style (14)

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. 跟鬼哭無爸 kang kui k’ao bo pe …

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On James Yap KFR: Statement from Movement for Restoration of Peace and Order

The Movement for Restoration of Peace and Order on January 12 issued a statement, signed by its chairperson Ka Kuena Chua and founding chair Teresita Ang See, regarding the December 2020 kidnapping of James Yap. Yap, 21, was safely released on Jan. 6. He was kidnapped on Dec. 31 in New Manila and was released …

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Lions of Mingsheng Wenyang

First published in Tulay Fortnightly, Chinese-Filipino Digest, January 19-February 1, 2016. | The lion dance is fast becoming an integral part of Manila’s cultural landscape. At the forefront of the revitalized lion dance scene is a new generation of Tsinoy sports associations, which uphold the values of authentic tradition, professionalism and inclusivity. In this issue, …

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