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Archive for September 17th, 2012


Sometimes I forget to say  Thank You Lord

for all the blessings that come my way.

May You always remind me to be grateful

and to give thanks…

Because no matter how small or how miniscule a blessing is,

It’s a reminder that it is a gift from You.

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Last Friday, while  we were busy shopping for baby Nate’s needs, I had the chance to visit Kultura at  the second level of SM Makati. I was looking for something to give a  friend who is coming home for a two-week vacation this coming October. It’s always the place I visit every time I need to buy something for balikbayan friends. Their merchandise speaks of the wealth of Filipino culture. Some of the goods on display are hand-crafted. I took some shots, but of course.

Don’t you just love those native bags on display here? We call them “bayong” and they are made from buri  and woven into these lovely bags. Back when I was a kid, Mom used larger version of these  to carry anything and everything from the wet market. Now it has become a fashion accessory, you could tie ribbons and flowers and voila, you have a lovely and fashionable shopping bag. And since most of our supermarkets no longer use plastic bags, these reusable and sturdy bags would be handy for those not so heavy items on your shopping list.

Kultura also boasts of sweets and delicacies from every part of the archipelago.  Learn a little of our Filipino culture when you have the chance to visit any of their branches at SM stores.

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