Manila, the Heart of Philippines

 

みなさん、こんにちは!

オンライン英会話のパロッツ君です :-)

 

フィリピンの首都、マニラ。

日本の東京と同じように、国内外の各地から人や物が集まる

活気溢れる大都市です! 8-O

 

今回はHanna先生から、おすすめ観光スポットをご紹介します :-D

 

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In today’s blog, we are going to take you to the heart of the Philippines, the beautiful city of Manila.

It might be notorious for its terrible traffic jam, but we know that there is more to Manila than the traffic. ;-)

 

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Here is Teacher Hanna to introduce to us the different places in Manila where you can pay a visit, too. ;-)

 

 

 

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Walking in the Rain ☂

 

 みなさん、こんにちは!

オンライン英会話のパロッツ君です ;-)

 

日本では、今年は雨が多い夏となったようですが

みなさんは「雨」というと

どんなイメージをお持ちでしょうか?

 

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Rain is often associated with sad moments or sad feelings. In movies, we often see actors walk in the rain during the depressing moments of the plot, when somebody dies, cries, or loses in life. This will usually be accompanied by sad and melancholic music. :cry:
In real life it would be really weird if it started raining every time something sad and depressing happened, but thanks to TV and the movies we now generally associate rain with upset, sadness and depression. :-x

 

Rain may also bring a lot of troubles to people especially if they are one of those who didn’t want to get themselves wet before going to work or school. Others may not find the sound of the rain appealing to the ears.

While others don’t even want the idea of rain, here we are suggesting you to take a walk while raining. We know it might sound crazy, but we have gathered some reasons to convince you to try walking in the rain. ;-) Walking in the Rain1

 

 

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El Kapitolyo Food Park

 

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オンライン英会話のパロッツ君です :-)

 

今日はパロッツ君の先生から

リンガエンの最新スポットをご紹介します ;-)

 

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It seems that the food park trend is here to stay that we needed to make a blog out of it. To stay on top of the food game, let us introduce you the newest type of food destination in the Philippines, the food parks. :-)

2016 has been basically the year for food parks. More and more of this type of business had cropped all over the country throughout last year. The reason why food parks have been so in-demand especially for youngsters or millennial is that they offer a promising variety of quick eats conveniently housed in one place, most with an Instagram-worthy setting to boot.El Kapitolyo FP1

Teachers Hanna, Enjell, Mao, Jean, Misty, Jade and Grace took a short break from giving lessons to try the newest food park in our beloved town, Lingayen, the El Kapitolyo Food Park (The Capitol Food Park). :-D

 

 

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Hundred Islands Escapade

 

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夏といえば “海” !!

海といえば!

パロッツ君では ハンドレッド・アイランド をお勧めしています ;-)

 

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Philippines’ summer is way far from over and it seems as if it has just started because of the extreme heat Filipinos are experiencing during the past few weeks. In these times when the sun is not so nice and all, what you need is a refreshing moment by the beach sipping a nicely blended lemonade with your swimwear on and a pair of sunglasses. 8-)

We bet everyone is familiar with this paradise we are about to show off right in front of your screens. Yes, we’re talking about the most popular place in our beloved province Pangasinan, the Hundred Islands National Park! ;-)

Recently, teachers had a trip to the most talked-about place not just in our province but in the whole north, the Alaminos City’s one hundred islands.

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Welcome to the Hundred Islands National Park, everyone! :-D

 

 

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Shopping at Novo!

 

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オンライン英会話のパロッツ君です :-D

 

フィリピンでは6月が ”はじまりの時期”

 

備えあれば患いなし?

事前に準備出来る物は、できるだけ準備しておきたいですよね・・・

そこで今回パロッツ君の先生たちが向かった先は・・・ Novo :-|

 

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The month of June is always the most exciting yet the most nerve-wracking month for Filipino students. It is the start of schools’ new semester/school year which means the two-month summer vacation is finally over. Students are normally excited to go to school to meet old and new friends but of course, some students are nervous because they are going to face another year of academic activities. :-)

 

One of the things to do in preparation for the coming of new semester is buying school supplies!

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So here are Teachers Grace, Shine, Phoebe and Joy to give us a tour to the most popular stores to buy school supplies in Lingayen, Pangasinan. ;-)

 

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Creamy Chicken Macaroni Soup

 

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オンライン英会話のパロッツ君です :-)

 

日本で夏が近づく頃、

フィリピンでは夏が終わり、そして雨期へと向かいます☂:::

今回は、優れないお天気が続くフィリピンより、

先生たちのお薦めの一品をご紹介します :-D

 

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There is nothing like having a bowl of hot Creamy Chicken Macaroni Soup to make you feel warm and comfy on a cold day, especially during this time when the temperature outside starts to get chilly. :-(

But, what is a creamy chicken macaroni soup? It is a tasty Filipino-style chicken soup with shredded chicken meat, elbow macaroni pasta, carrots, cabbage and evaporated milk.

Filipinos may have different ways and styles on how to cook it, but this recipe we’re going to teach you is probably the most common way. ;-)

Macaroni Soup1Teachers Jean, Venus and Divine are here to tell you how to cook this famous Filipino cuisine. :-D

 

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エクササイズ Morning Exercise

 

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今回は先生たちが時々参加している

お馴染みの(?)早朝エクササイズの模様をお届けします ;-)

 

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Doing exercise every morning helps our body have the energy it needs to have for a long and tiring day. For some, especially for those who are athletic, jogging and running everyday is a must; for others who just want to do lesser-tiring work out, they walk or just lift weighs at home; for some who wants professional help, they go to the gym or fitness center. :-)

 

But for those people who wanted to exercise while dancing, they do Zumba!!Morning Exercise1

 

 

 

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Beach Snacks

 

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オンライン英会話のパロッツ君です :-)

 

日本では暖かい日々が続き、夏が目前に迫ってきていますね :-D

ここフィリピンでは、日本よりも一足先に夏がやってきました!

 

今回はビーチでゆっくり過ごす先生たちと

リンガエンビーチで楽しめるBeach Snackをご紹介します ;-)

 

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 Summer is just around the corner. The breeze, the humidity, the fruits, it’s really summer in just a short while.

Since Philippines has only two seasons, namely: dry (summer) and wet (rainy), Filipinos are highly anticipating the coming of summer every year. Students have two months break from school in preparation for the next school year, and employees have at least a week off from work because of holy week. It is the time of the year for festivals, reunions, and of course, swimming parties! :-D

 Speaking of which, the beach is also one of the most in demand places every summer. Many people plan to go to the beach to have tanner skin, and to flaunt their summer-ready bodies.

 

Teachers Joy, Gwen, Jade and Weng went to the Lingayen beach to look around.

Let’s see what they’ve seen. ;-) Beach Snacks1

Can you spot the teachers? :-?

 

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Sunflower Maze Adventure

 

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オンライン英会話のパロッツ君です :-)

 

”ヒマワリ” といえば ”夏” をイメージしますが

常夏フィリピンでは、なかなか見ることができない貴重なものなんです :-|

 

今回は、パロッツ君があるリンガエンで開かれたヒマワリ園をご紹介します

 

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Are you up for a maze challenge? How about a maze with photo ops with sunflowers? Sounds exciting, isn’t it? ;-) So, drop whatever you’ve got planned for this weekend and go on a day trip to Pangasinan instead!

 

Head on to the first ever sunflower maze in the Philippines, the A-MAZE-ING Sunflowers! :-D

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Teachers Rizza and Mao were up for the challenge and went to Tayug which is about 63.2 km away from the capital town, Lingayen and is roughly 155 km away from Manila. Let’s go with them as they discover what this side of the earth has to offer. 8-O

 

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Bagoong Festival 2017

 

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オンライン英会話のパロッツ君です ;-)

 

日本では、まだまだ肌寒い日々が続いているとは思いますが

雨期も終盤のフィリピンではすっかり暖かくなり、

イベントの目白押しです!

 

そして今回パロッツ君の先生たちが訪れたイベントはこちら ;-)

 

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Bagoong or salted fish paste is one of the most popular condiments in the Philippines. It is used as a dipping sauce for countless food such as grilled bangus or as gifts to relatives both locally and abroad.

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 Here are Teachers Hanna, Marilyn and Misty to show us the highlights of this year’s most awaited event in Lingayen. :-)

Behind them are some members of street dancing participants who are preparing for their performance.  :-D

 

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