Who would’ve believe that it’s already my 6th Christmas in Suriname? WOW. Like how did it happened so fast. πŸ˜€

This year is actually the first time we’re going to celebrate Noche Buena. Unlike the normal eating and sleeping on Christmas Eve, I decided to make it out of this world. I put extra effort on this because it’s Nikolaj’s first Christmas, so it’s really special for us.

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My little Flash turned 8 months and well, it was pretty quick! πŸ˜›

Our DIY photoshoot was a success thanks to my husband who was a sort of distraction, so Niko can look at the camera. I just took a few shots because he wants to go everywhere. Yeah, that’s the disadvantage now of doing photoshoots with an 8-month-old because they want to get away and crawl whenever they feel like.

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Die Lynel Die!

After FINALLY reaching Zora’s Domain, I started the quest of taking back the Divine Beast, Vah Ruta. Muzu asked me to climb up Ploymus Mountain and get 20 shock arrows to be used in restoring Vah Ruta. Sounds easy at first. Arrows, huh! The only drawback is the Lynel guarding the area… or let’s say living in the area.

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Celebrating the 120th Philippine Independence Day in Suriname

The Philippine Independence Day also known as Araw ng Kalayaan is celebrated every 12th of June, but the Filipino Community in Suriname decided to celebrate it two days earlier (June 10) because the date falls on a Sunday when most of the Filipino workers are free.

Invitations were sent to all Filipino expats and the organizers even went on a live radio interview to invite the locals and other nationalities as well.

JUNE 10, 2018

Β© B-Fit Sportschool

Most of the Filipinos in every part of Suriname gathered at Sana Budaya to observe the first ever Philippine Independence Day in the country. Some even traveled 3 to 4 hours just to attend the event. The Filipino food and products were the highlights of the occasion. Most were sold before 3 in the afternoon, so there weren’t a lot left for people who came a little later.

Dinuguan and cupcakes

Special Filipino macaroons. You can order at Johnella’s Kitchen

Filipino products available at Wade’s Pinoy Shop

Filipino street food

The celebration started with the singing of the Philippine anthem and opening prayer. A group of Javanese girls performed their traditional dance and some of my kababayans (countrymen) showcased their talent in singing. The program included: a zumba dance organized by B-Fit Sportschool with local and Filipino participants, a few games and an on-the-spot singing contest.

It was a small but fun get-together. The best part of my day was eating Filipino delicacies that I hadn’t eaten for years especially the isaw. πŸ˜‹ Yummers!

Javanese cultural dance

Zumba dance

Participants playing The Longest Line game

My very talented friend 😎

Though there weren’t a lot of activities prepared, I guess it was still a success thanks to all the Filipinos who were present. It was really nice to see how the Filipino Community in Suriname grew in numbers each year. Cheers to more celebrations together! 🍻

Β© B-FIT Sportschool

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A Week Long Filipino Party

I welcomed June with a full tummy and an extra weight. Ugh. My week started with two birthdays, two anniversary celebrations and one we-dont-have-salary-yet-so-we-are-going-to-cook-lechon kind of party! The last one is funny because it’s true! It’s one of the best thing I like being Filipino. Even if we don’t have any money, we still find a reason and a way to celebrate and bond with friends. πŸ˜€


We celebrated it in his school along with his classmates. I made a separate post about it here since it’s Nikolaj’s first children’s party.


A combination of Wade’s birthday, Cailey’s 13th month birthday, Angelica&James’ anniversary and Ella&John’s anniversary. And yes, we didn’t have salary yet, but we were able to eat lechon!

Star of the night


This is not a Filipino party, but some of the visitors are Filipinos. πŸ˜€ This is the first time I attended a Hindustan birthday celebration. They have this tradition of popping three balloons filled with confetti on top of the celebrant’s head.


Also called as the Papancit party with lechon paksiw. Filipinos always know how to make use of the leftover lechon. πŸ˜‰


A.K.A. the Batchoy party. We need to find a way to make use of the leftover lechon!

I just hope it’s easy to lose the weight I gained this week. πŸ˜›


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  • Lot parking
  • Reservations
  • Good for group
  • Accepts debit card
  • Waiter Service

FOOD: 4/5

LOCATION: Commissarisroblesweg No. 10, Paramaribo, Suriname
OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Saturday, 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
CONTACT NO: +597 453788

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  • Lot parking
  • Outdoor seats
  • Reservations
  • Good for kids
  • Good for groups
  • Accepts debit card
  • Waiter service
  • Takeaways
  • Delivery

FOOD: 4/5

LOCATION: Hoek Bindastraat 69, Paramaribo, Suriname
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Thursday, 7:00 am to 12:00 am; Friday and Saturday, 7:00 am to 2:00 am; Sunday, 4:00 pm to 12:00 am
CONTACT NO: +597 530490

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The Blue Muisjes

“WHAT ARE MUISJES?” I asked my Dutch husband wondering why one of his relatives sent us a box.

“It’s a Dutch topping made of sugar coated anise seeds. In the Netherlands, people eat muisjes on top of a beschuit when a baby is born. Blue is for boys and pink for girls.”

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Mother’s Day at De Waag

My family spent Mother’s Day having brunch with a few of my MOM friends and their family in Suriname. We’re so glad Nikolaj was well-behaved the whole time, though he was slightly annoyed when hungry. πŸ˜›

Being a mother is indeed the toughest but most rewarding job in the world. The no-sleep and no-freedom moments are all worth it when you see that little bundle of joy all happy and healthy. I really appreciate all the hardwork every mom had to go through in order to raise those tiny humans. I appreciate my Mom more and more every day, without her effort and love, I wouldn’t be where I am now.

Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom and to all the Super Moms out there!

Cupcakes from Say it with Cupcakes-Suriname

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