Welcome to BarangayME, Shi‘s blog on the Philippines, Filipinos and “Pinoy” popular culture. Barangay is a Filipino term, used across multiple native languages and dialects, which denotes a “village”.
I started blogging in 2001, believe it or not, and have long since wanted to make a website on the Philippines and all its cultural nuances. What is so interesting is that there are a lot of Filipinos like myself living outside the country.
I wanted to capture the overall Pinoy spirit from this international, expatriate perspective. What’s more, I also wish to showcase my hometown, Iloilo City. I finally got around to creating this blog on 11 May 2020.
Image credit: “Boracay Sunset,” Jah Cordova