Does your child need help with school? Tutorials and other supplementary learning establishments are aplenty in Megacity Manila. It may be time to give them a call.
The Goethe Institute is the German Cultural Centre. It offers language courses, organizes events and runs a library for German books and movies.
'Instituto Cervantes is a worldwide non-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. It is the largest organization in the world dedicated to the teaching of the Spanish language and to increasing knowledge about Spanish and Hispanic culture.'
Clubs & Networks are a perfect opportunities to get in touch and stay connected with like-minded people in the Megacity. Here we list organizations and associations that target an international crowd and revolve around a common theme, such as culture, sports, business, charity, or just bringing together people from the same country.
August is "Buwan ng Wika", the National Language Month. Megacitizens.com gives you some hard facts about the Filipino language, information on where to learn it, and a list of essential of and phrases to survive in the Megacity.
The Dia del Libro 2014 at the Instituto Cervantes was smaller than in the last years. Nevertheless, many visitors still came to look for Spanish books, watch Spanish movies, and eat tortilla or paella.
Siesta feeling on a hot Saturday afternoon in April. People are sitting on the rich green grass of Bonifacio High Street, listening to a multilingual poetry recitation or browsing in newly bought books, while a guitarist plays flamenco music in the background. Instituto Cervantes has invited to the yearly Dia del Libro (International Book Day) and booklovers as well as fans of Spanish culture flock to the Fort.
It has been 60 years since Germany and the Philippines established diplomatic relations. Therefore Mabuhay Germany 2014 was not only about showcasing German products, food, and culture. It also celebrated Filipino-German friendship in the heart of Manila.
A little consolation for Megacitizens who try to learn Filipino but struggle with the mix of Tagalog, Spanish, and English: even for Google's developers of speech recognition and voice search, the common 'Taglish' is a challenge, as they admit on their research blog.
Nicholas Day on December 6 is an important pre-Christmas celebration in several European countries. The Goethe Institute invites to a 'Kulturabend: Nikolaustag', with traditional songs, a quiz, sausages, and the hot wine punch 'Glühwein' (mulled wine).
Na-gets mo ba? Filipinos highly appreciate it when foreigners use polite phrases in Tagalog, like "Magandang umaga" and "Maraming Salamat po". But if you really want to blend in with the locals in an informal setting, you should learn some Pinoy slang.
'What do you miss in Manila?' Twelve people from six different countries gathered to discuss that and other questions during this month's Megacitizens Manila Stammtisch.
Why did we come to Manila? What are our favorite places to hang out? Are there online job markets for bilinguals? People from three continents participated in the first Megacitizens Manila 'Stammtisch' in Salcedo Village. The casual monthly meeting is organized by Megacities-go-Services.com as an opportunity to share questions and experiences and to get to know other expats.