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Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast is a Filipino Podcast in the Cebuano language. They talk about anything under the sun like Family, Tradition, Filipino Society and Culture in the Bisaya language. What are you waiting for, download now the Pinoy Podcast in the Cebuano language or dialect – Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast.

Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast: a Filipino Pinoy Podcast Barok & Takya

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Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast is a Filipino Podcast in the Cebuano language. They talk about anything under the sun like Family, Tradition, Filipino Society and Culture in the Bisaya language. What are you waiting for, download now the Pinoy Podcast in the Cebuano language or dialect – Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast.

    Filipino Tears for the Power of Onion in the Philippines

    Filipino Tears for the Power of Onion in the Philippines

    The Philippines is known for its vibrant culture, beautiful scenery and tasty cuisine. However, while many are familiar with the delicious flavors of Filipino cooking, few understand the complexity and resilience behind it. Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast episode “Filipino Tears for the Power of Onion in the Philippines” uncovered an interesting phenomenon - why onion price has become so expensive yet remains an integral part of Filipino cooking. Through their journey to understand why onions are so crucial to Filipinos, they have revealed how this humble ingredient can stir up memories and emotions, even when onion prices are high. Listen to Barok and Takya as they explore the power of onion, and learn why Filipinos tear and remain resilient despite challenging times. 
    The Price of Onions
    In their Filipino Bisaya podcast episode, Barok and Takya discussed how onions have become increasingly expensive over the past few months due to poor harvests, market forces and natural disasters in significant farms in the Philippines. The result? Filipinos now pay triple or even quadrupled the price for onions compared to before these disasters occurred. Yet, despite this high cost, Filipinos continue to use onion as a critical ingredient in their cooking because of its powerful flavor profile and ability to bring out other ingredients’ taste.
    The Power Of Our Culture 
    Despite these hardships, it is remarkable how Filipinos have managed to stay connected with their culture through food. In spite of rising onion prices, Filipinos are still finding ways to make delicious meals with whatever ingredients they can get at affordable prices. Barok and Takya remind us that even in hard times, we can come together to enjoy a meal full of love and emotion. We should recognize this strength and ingenuity as a testament to our culture’s ability to persevere through difficult times!  
    Resilience During Hard Times 
    Barok and Takya also remind us that resilience is essential during challenging times like these. Many Filipinos have found creative solutions so that they can continue enjoying meals with friends and family without breaking the bank. From using alternative ingredients like shallots instead of onions or making spring onion dishes—Filipino cooks prove time and time again that they are capable of overcoming any obstacle in order to provide meals full of flavor, love, and emotion! 
    Barok and Takya’s episode has opened our eyes to why onion is so costly right now and to how resilient Filipinos are when faced with challenges—especially when it comes to mealtime! They remind us that even when things seem harsh, we can still find joy in cooking delicious dishes with whatever ingredients we have available, stirring up memories along the way! We should be grateful for our culture’s ability to persevere through hard times—it is truly inspiring!
    We’re so grateful that you took the time to listen to our Filipino podcast in the Cebuano language, and we hope you enjoyed it. If you did, please subscribe to our YouTube channel – Bisaya Podcast. This motivates us to continue recording new episodes filled with exciting topics, humor, and, most importantly, inspiration. Salamat bayan for supporting Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast.

    • 23 min
    Luxury Brands: Words can Mean Differently to Everyone

    Luxury Brands: Words can Mean Differently to Everyone

    In today's world, especially on social media, it is easy for anyone to say and comment on what they want, even if it hurts another person's feelings. We've all seen viral stories where someone has been bashed online for their choices or beliefs, but this recent story of Zoey and her Charles and Keith bag has struck a chord in many people. On their Filipino Bisaya podcast episode "Luxury Brands: Words Can Mean Differently to Everyone," Barok and Takya will explore what Luxury means to them.
    What is a luxury to one person may not mean the same thing to another person. In Zoey's case, her parents gifted her the bag from Charles & Keith, which was precious and meaningful to her even though it wasn't as expensive or well-known as other luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton or Dolce & Gabbana. Each person has a unique perspective on what Luxury means to them, and that's part of what makes life so interesting. We all come from different backgrounds, have experienced other things in life, and have different perspectives on what matters most—including our idea of Luxury. 
    Barok and Takya believe that Luxury isn't just about expensive brands; instead, its personal definition depends upon the individual. For some people, owning a Chanel or Ralph Lauren is considered luxurious—but that doesn't mean those items are inaccessible or unaffordable for others. Ultimately, Luxury should be celebrated from different perspectives—no one should be shamed for not having enough money to buy a particular brand or item.
    In their topic discussions, Barok and Takya also talk about how these luxury brands are subjective—their meaning may change depending on your background, culture, experiences etc., which makes it so much more special than just being able to purchase something expensive. They want to emphasize that everyone can experience Luxury in different ways; you don't have to buy exclusive designer items or products in order to enjoy a luxurious lifestyle!
    Barok and Takya hope that after listening to their Filipino Bisaya podcast episode "Luxury Brands: Words Can Mean Differently To Everyone," people will better understand what Luxury means beyond expensive brands. They believe that everyone should be able to define Luxury as something special and unique based on their own individual perspective, like happiness, rather than relying solely on material possessions or financial wealth as criteria for measuring success or affluence. After all, true wealth lies in your mindset rather than your bank balance!
    Thank you for listening to the Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast. It means a lot that you took the time out of your day to listen to us babble on about whatever topic we decided to rant about today. We appreciate your support and hope our Filipino Pinoy podcast in the Bisaya language can be a source of entertainment, knowledge, or both when you need it. If you have suggestions for future topics or feedback in general, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via social media or our website. Have a great day, bayan!

    • 30 min
    The Pressure on Filipinos that Nobody Talks About Christmas

    The Pressure on Filipinos that Nobody Talks About Christmas

    It's the most wonderful time of the year! That's what we all like to think, but for many Filipino families, there is an invisible pressure that comes with Christmas. In a recent Filipino Bisaya podcast episode from Barok and Takya, this unspoken pressure was discussed by these two Pinoy podcast hosts. Let's explore why so many Filipinos feel overwhelmed during the holiday season, from Ninong and Ninang (Godparents) to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs or OFW Pinoy). 
    The Challenges Faced by Ninong and Ninang (Godparents) During Christmas 
    Barok said that for many Filipino families, it is customary for godparents (Ninong and Ninang) to give gifts to their godchildren on special occasions such as birthdays or even Christmas. Unfortunately, this custom has placed a lot of financial pressure on many godparents who struggle financially themselves but still feel obligated to give gifts or offer financial support in other ways. To make matters worse, there is a perception of shame if godparents do not fulfill these obligations, leaving them even more stressed.  
    The Challenges Faced by OFWs During Christmas 
    On top of that, according to Takya, many OFW Pinoy struggles to send money back home during the holidays as they are already working hard to provide for their immediate family's needs. Therefore, they must prioritize appropriately and make tough decisions when it comes to who gets the money first - their family members or extended family members. This often results in guilt, stress, and anxiety among OFWs as they try to make sure everyone is taken care of during this special time of year. 
    As you can hear from just this brief discussion between Barok and Takya, there is much more going on behind the scenes than meets the eye when it comes to Christmas in the Philippines. It's important that we continue having conversations like these to gain insight into how our fellow Filipinos feel during this special time of year. Christmas may be filled with joy for many people. Still, it can also be a stressful period for those who are struggling financially or physically unable to be with their families due to work commitments overseas or other reasons. We should all take a moment this holiday season to acknowledge the difficulties faced by our fellow Filipinos both at home and abroad so that we can better understand how we can come together as one community in spite of our differences. Let us strive towards creating an environment where everyone feels supported regardless of their circumstances - that way, and we can all enjoy the true spirit of Christmas together! Maayong Pasko bayan!!!
    We appreciate you taking the time to listen to our Filipino Pinoy podcast in the Cebuano language. We hope that through our episodes of the Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast, you were able to learn more about Filipino culture. We are on a journey to learn more about ourselves, and we invite you to follow us along as we continue to explore what it means to be Filipino. Please subscribe to our Youtube channel - Bisaya Podcast, so you can join us in this movement of promoting Filipino culture and pride. We appreciate your support, Bayan!

    • 27 min
    Barok and Takya: Living the Tradition of Simbang Gabi

    Barok and Takya: Living the Tradition of Simbang Gabi

    From the moment we are born, traditions shape and define our lives. Every culture has unique rituals, celebrations, and beliefs that bring people together and create a sense of belonging and community. One such tradition is the Simbang Gabi—a popular Filipino Christmas tradition—which Barok and Takya explore in their Filipino Bisaya podcast episode. Barok and Takya explore what makes this traditional celebration so unique and how it brings joy to Filipinos all over the world.
    What is Simbang Gabi?
    Simbang Gabi is a nine-day religious event in December leading up to Christmas day in the Philippines. Each morning from December 16th through December 24th, Filipino Catholics attend dawn masses (known as simbang gabi or Misa de Gallo) held at their local churches or chapels. The mass is usually followed by a Feast Day, where people gather for food, drinks, and Christmas carols. It's truly a joyful occasion!
    Why is Simbang Gabi important?
    Simbang Gabi has been celebrated since the 16th century when Spanish friars introduced it to Filipinos—and it's still practiced today by millions of Filipinos around the world. It is an essential part of Filipino culture because it symbolizes hope and faith during difficult times. The nine days of Simbang Gabi remind Filipinos that they are never alone; they have family members who will be there for them no matter what life throws their way.
    How do you live out this tradition?
    For Pinoy podcasters, Barok and Takya, living out this tradition mean attending their local Simbang Gabi ceremonies each year with family members and friends, praying together for peace and harmony throughout the world. They also talk about how they start each ceremony with a traditional song called "Ang Pasko Ay Kay Saya", followed by carols like "Christmas in Our Hearts", which fill them with warmth and happiness during this cold breeze of December. 
    Traditions can be your anchor when times get tough, no matter where you come from or how far you've traveled from home. For many Overseas Filipino Workers living abroad, celebrating Simbang Gabi is one way to stay connected to their roots while bringing joy into their lives during this particular time of year. So why not take some time out of your day to listen to the Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast about this beautiful celebration? You might find yourself inspired by its timeless message of hope and faith!
    We're so grateful you've taken the time to listen to our Filipino Pinoy podcast in the Bisaya language. We hope you'll continue to follow us as we explore more interesting topics. Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast is a labor of love, and it's only possible because of listeners like you. So if you enjoy our content, please subscribe to our YouTube channel – Bisaya Podcast and follow us on social media and our website - barokandtakya.com. We appreciate your support! Thanks for listening, bayan!

    • 19 min
    Kwentong OFW Pinoy in Saudi Arabia: Never Giving Up

    Kwentong OFW Pinoy in Saudi Arabia: Never Giving Up

    Glenda has worked as an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW Pinoy) in Saudi Arabia for almost two years. She left her two children in the Philippines so that she could provide them with a better life. It's been a tough road for her, but she's never given up. In this Filipino Bisaya Podcast episode, Kwentong OFW Pinoy in Saudi Arabia: Never Giving Up - we'll hear Glenda's story and learn about the struggles and determination of being an OFW.
    Leaving her two children was the hardest thing Glenda ever had to do. But she did it for their future. She wanted to give them a better life than she had. "It's hard work being an OFW Pinoy. But it's even harder away from your kids," she says. "I sometimes cry when I think about them. I miss them so much."
    Despite the challenges, Glenda has never given up. She knows that her sacrifice will be worth it in the end. "I'm doing this for my children," she says. "I want to make sure they have a bright future." 
    What Can We Learn From Glenda's Story in our Pinoy Bisaya Podcast episode - Kwentong OFW Pinoy in Saudi Arabia: Never Giving Up? There are several lessons we can learn from Glenda's story. First and foremost, our dreams are within reach as long as we never give up on them. Despite the challenges faced by OFWs, they continue working hard because they know that their sacrifices will eventually pay off. 
    Second, even in tough times, our loved ones will always be there for us. One of the things that help Glenda get through tough times is knowing that her kids are waiting for her back home. They provide her with the motivation she needs to keep going. Finally, helping others achieve their dreams is one of the most rewarding things we can do. By sharing Glenda's story in the Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast, we hope to inspire other OFWs who might be facing similar challenges."
    Glenda is just one of the many unsung heroes in our world. The struggles and determination of an OFW Pinoy in Saudi Arabia is an inspiring story about a mother's love for her children and her determination to provide them with a better life. If you're feeling down, remember Glenda's story in our podcast and be reminded that there is always hope. Things will get better if you never give up on your dreams.
    Are you a fan of the Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast? If you're looking for more content from your favorite Bisayan couple, you can do a few things to ensure you get more of what you want. First, subscribe to their Bisaya Podcast on their website barokandtakya.com, so you never miss an episode. Second, follow Barok and Takya on social media to stay up-to-date on what they're up to between episodes. And third, if you want to show your support, leave a 5- star review or rating for the podcast on your favorite listening platform. By taking these simple steps, you can ensure that you always have access to the latest and greatest from Barok and Takya. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start spreading the word about the Bisaya Cebuano podcast around!

    • 53 min
    The Types of Friends and How They Spice Up Your Life

    The Types of Friends and How They Spice Up Your Life

    Have you ever stopped to think about the different types of friends in your group? Barok and Takya did, and they had a lot to say on the topic! In their latest Bisaya Podcast episode, these Bisaya vloggers discuss the different types of friends in the group and how they each add their unique flavor to the mix. So if you're looking for an entertaining and insightful conversation about friendship, this is the episode for you!
    Barok and Takya explore the different types of friends in the group and how each one contributes something unique. They use the analogy of spices to explain how different types of friends can make the group more attractive. Barok says that, just like with herbs, too much of one kind can ruin the dish. He encourages listeners to find a balance of different types of friends (higala) so that everyone can enjoy their company. 
    Takya shares her insights on friendship and how she values her friends (higala), who is always there for her. She says these kinds of friends are like family to her, and she would do anything for them. She also talks about how important it is to have friends who challenge you and push you to be better. These friends help you grow as a person, and she is also grateful for them. 
    Barok and Takya's conversation about your group's different types of friends is both entertaining and enlightening. It's a great reminder that we all contribute something special to our groups of friends. So take a moment to appreciate all the different kinds of friends in your life - after all, they make life more interesting! Thanks for listening to us today, and we hope you tune in next time for more great conversations with Barok and Takya Bisaya Podcast.

    • 39 min

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