Nov 3, 2007

Photo Hunt 39: Classic


I'm sharing a classic Filipino decoration. Even in another country, it has been said that you will know Filipinos are living in the house if you can see giant wooden spoon and fork somewhere in the kitchen or dining area. This shows the Filipinos' strong food culture. In some homes where residents are Catholics, it is normally side by side with a picture of The Last Supper.



Interior decoration has evolved now, especially condo living is very popular among young couples, hence lesser space and more modern decorations donning the place. I don't see much of these wooden spoons and forks anymore.



A tourist destination in the Philippines is Honda Bay. Northeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan is one the favorite vacation spots here, Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa. The picture above shows a classic sunset view from the bay cottages of the resort. A magnificent view.

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Mood: Calm.
Music: Umbrella, Rihanna

43 comments:

Secret Agent Mama said...

Oh what perfect shots for the theme!!! I love the idea of the wooden spoons; what a great tradition!!

tegdirb92 said...

beautiful choices for today!! Just lovely.

jmb said...

Good photos for the theme. The line of wooden spoons is great. Have a great weekend.

grace said...

Great photo of the resort. I miss the Philippines.

TeacherJulie said...

wow, Lynn, I'm impressed. The sunset photo is a classic shot.

Have a great weekend :)

YTSL said...

Lynn --

Can you explain those giant spoon and fork thingies? And it's not just Filipinos who have them -- a Malaysian aunt of mine came back from her visit to the Philippines with a pair for my grandparents' house... :)

Pato & Pearl said...

i love that line of wooden spoon. its good to know other classic tradition.

have a good weekend!

pearl

Dragonheart said...

Wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing this bits of Filipino culture with us. Great choices for this week's Hunt. :)

My classic photo.

Mixednuts said...

Nice shots and choices for the theme. Thanks for passing by my site.

Bengbeng said...

they make wonderful decorations.

my reply to your comment:she didnt use the phrase thingy. i had to translate from Chinese to English…ken nyin no which could also be translated to saw something. the incident happened about a week ago i believe a day when it seemed like it was going to rain. i found out about the incident only hours before i posted it

Sue said...

Great entry for the hunt! Have a great weekend, and thanks so much for stopping by :)

Heather said...

That is very interesting about the wooden spoons--I have learned a lot this theme.

JC said...

Great shots and interesting, too!

Carver said...

I love the shots and perfect for the classic theme.

Katney said...

Who are the figures on the spoon handles? When I look closely I can see that one is a house, but most are people.

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Great photos. Didn't know about the wooden spoons and forks in homes. Learn something new every day. And the sunset is stunning. Have a good weekend.

Dianne said...

I learned something new today-neat photos!
Thanks for dropping by my blog too.

Tammie said...

Two different looks at classic — both lovely. I never realized I would learn so much doing PhotoHunt. Thanks!

pelf said...

The wooden spoon and fork set is beautiful! I love it :)

shiera said...

LOL! we also had those decorations up to 10 years ago!

pat said...

Some great Philippine culture to share with us - thanks!!

Happy Weekend.

Cheysuli said...

Those are beautiful photos. I like the wooden spoons!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Amazing shot of the sunset. And I loved the spoons too!

Talk..to..Grams said...

Love the wooden spoons!Great choices! Thanks for your visit. Have a nice weekend!

Liza said...

Hi lynn! I agree...classic talaga yan :) Happy weekend.

Expat Traveler said...

oh wow - so beautiful, great choice!

peppylady said...

What a great shot of the sun set it amazing each sun rise and sun set is sure classy.

Nap Warden said...

Wonderful photos!

Ladynred said...

What a beautiful sunset. I love the wooden spoons & forks. Talagang classic yan!

gwapasila said...

oh lovely choices, o got the fork and spoons too........
mine is up at My two Cents Worth and or at The4Seasonsofmylife Hope you can visit me too.

Happy Hunting!

martoon said...

I want one of those wooden carved sets!! Great classic photo.

yenjai.net said...

Ah
A cultural classic

Kimo & Sabi said...

That's a beeyooteeful place! Thanks fer visiting us!

Jamflam said...

Really beautiful photos!! I would love to visit there someday!

Thanks for stopping by my "classic" example!

Che-Cheh said...

Ohh so that explain the forks and spoons. Thanks.

WilStop said...

Great photos you got here...Mine is here...

http://wilstop.info/2007/11/03/photo-hunt-classic/#comments

http://boggos.blogspot.com/2007/11/photo-hunt-classic.html

http://liferealities.blogspot.com/2007/11/photo-hunt-classic.html

Have a nice weekend!...c",)

Dare to Blog said...

Cool entry you got here...c",)

Life Realities said...

Certified classic...c",)

Heart of Rachel said...

Great photos. I wasn't able to take a picture of the giant wooden spoon and fork when we visited Yohan's Lolo but he was fascinated with the huge utensils.

Janet said...

love the spoon and fork wall hanging :-) Thanks for visiting!

ipanema said...

i love the Puerto Princesa photo. It's beautiful! :)

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Great shots, and I learned something as well! Sorry I am late making the rounds!

Lynn said...

Hello everyone! Thanks for posting your comments. Wasn't able to reply asap, kind of busy with office work. :)