Rebecca Wong hadn’t traveled in nearly 20 years, but a recent trip to the Philippines broke that streak and has left her coco-nuts about traveling the world.
Vowing to sea more of the world, she boarded a plane headed strait for the Philippines, which is known for its many islands, its biodiversity, its beautiful beaches, and for produce-ing lots of fruits and veggies. From bananas to pineapples to papayas, it's a place loaded with a whole bunch of vitamin-sea!
But what Rebecca noticed the most on her trip was how friendly the locals were. “It is the people that make a place," Rebecca realized when she was reflecting on her trip.
What else was memorable on her trip? The food! Because when you are in the Philippines, you try new foods!
From when you rice in the morning...
To when you spice things up…
To never getting tired of the lumpia... that's just how you roll when you're in the Philippines.
With all that fuel, Rebecca soon hit the marketplaces of Manila in search of fabric.
And what she found is one in a melon. Here it is fresh off the loom:
Thanks Rebecca for your awesome find!
So if you consume a "few too many" calories this holiday season, just remember... you can always walk it off on your next trip!
Here’s to making the world your gymn-Asia-um...and to feeling good — because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
It’s time for a face mask re-fresh...summer is here and your new style awaits!
Our masks are now on sale for $5 each.
Plus, all proceeds will be microloaned to small business owners here in the United States.
Yep, that’s right: masks, microloans, ‘Merica!
The month of May May almost be over..
but we’re not dis-Mayed!
Because we’re grateful that our a-May-zing supporters left us some Aussie-some reviews!
Agriculture is the backbone of Myanmar’s economy.
There are lots of farmers in Myanmar who work hard to support themselves, their families, and their villages with jobs and food.
However, many banks don’t offer capital to farmers for them to purchase enough seeds, equipment, or animals to run their farms efficiently. Due to this, farm productivity in Myanmar is one of the lowest in all of Asia.