How do you spot a fellow Filipino?


We were excited to welcome TFC’s Adobo Nation “L.A. Chika” to our prospective new classroom location in North Hills one Saturday. Anna Diaz, the show’s host, asked some of our BKC members and parents how they spot a fellow Filipino. To watch the video, click on the photo below:

LA Chika-Gonzalez

(Pablo and Maribel Gonzalez, parents of LFP students, Johanna and Josephine Gonzalez.)




The Summer 2011 Workshop–Learn Filipino & Filipino Martial Arts has come to an end

Although the Summer workshop was shorter than the usual Spring and Summer sessions, it was still a lot of fun, and it was great to see new faces.  We hope the new BKC families enjoyed their first experience with the LFP and martial arts classes.  The value of this workshop is not only measured by the content of the classroom instruction, but by the experience of being part of the Bahay Kubo family where everyone shares a common identity.  Learning about the Filipino culture can be fun and festive when tasting and sharing everyone’s favorite Filipino foods is involved, and discussing different vacations spots that classmates have visited on the islands or plan to visit, in addition to the standard language, history and geography that is taught. 

The LFP class may have seemed more content-packed since the usual 14-week program was squeezed into seven weeks.  But the LFP and FMA programs ended on a high note, culminating with a special event sponsored by BKC partners like FilAm Arts and the Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the BKC family joined them in another workshop for people of all ages, in the Parol-making workshop.  It was another amazing summer at Bahay Kubo Center.  We hope you will join us again when we reopen our doors for the upcoming sessions on the agenda!

Above are some photos of the LFP students and their final project.


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Bahay Kubo Center cordially invites you to

Bisperas: Traditions of Christmas

BKC’s Annual Fundraiser & Cultural Show

Join us and get into the Christmas spirit!  Listen to the smooth jazz rhythms of holiday tunes, sit down to a scrumptious buffet lunch, watch a live show, and then show off your best dance moves on the dance floor.  Also visit our holiday boutique to complete your shopping gift lists or discover treasures for yourself.  Find private design handbags…quality hand-made Filipiniana wear…Filipino canvas art…Filipino books…and many other unique hand-crafted items made in the Philippines.

Enjoy the shopping, the food, the entertainment and all that jazz…while supporting Bahay Kubo Center’s mission to enrich our community with Philippine culture.

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We look forward to seeing you there!!!

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