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Showing posts with label Kulas in Cordillera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kulas in Cordillera. Show all posts

Friday, September 25, 2020

Canadian and his Igorot friend take crazy motor adventure to see the best Philippine sunrise in Atok.

Photo Courtesy || Becoming Filipino
Cordillera - When Kyle Jennerman or popularly called "Kulas" decided to visit Cordillera a few years back, he started his journey in Benguet. 

Joined with his Igorot friend, they took of a motorcycle ride and went straight up to the top of Mt. Timbak in Atok to see the best Philippine sunrise. 

He wrote, "I woke up early and found myself standing in a beautiful sunflower patch looking out towards Mt. Pulag and massive valleys. This was an incredible place to catch a sunrise."

"Then I met my new local Filipino friend Jerol, who joined me on a hilarious  scooter adventure up the side of of Mt. Timbak. Turns out this mountain is actually the 9th highest in the Philippines! It only took a little bit of walking, but we found ourselves totally immersed in beautiful views and lots or terraces of vegetables!, he added. 

"Benguet has so many good vibes, and I am making so many Filipino friends!" Kulas said.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

"People of the Mountains are full of beautiful energy...MUSICAL ENERGY" - Kulas

Photo Courtesy || BecomingFilipino FB
Cordillera - "I used to think that Igorots tended to be a bit more shy... but wow am I ever being proven wrong time and time again on this trip! Filipinos in the mountains are full of beautiful energy... MUSICAL ENERGY!"

These are the words by Canadian vlogger Kulas that he shared on social media when he visited Bedbed, Mankayan, Benguet and had a little time jamming with the Igorots by playing the gongs.

Kulas had an amazing experience learning to play the gongs in the mountains of the Cordilleras with the backdrop of vegetable gardens and rice fields.
Igorots are one of the most civilized people
He also met with a local blacksmith Marlon who showed him his workshop for fabricating hand made gongs.

Gongs had been the town's One Town, One Product and the municipality had manufactured the biggest gong in the Philippines which measures about 7 feet (2.133 meters) in  diameter and weighs 175 kilograms.

The construction of the gong signifies the town as the source of the best gong in the Philippines. 

Locals of Barangay, Bedbed fabricated gong made up of brass and bronze. 

Last year the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) put up a Gong Fabrication Facility and Equipment in the said barangay to make it easier for the locals to make gongs. 

Demand for gongs over the past years had been increasing mainly from token collectors with one gong priced at P8,000 to P27,000. 

Watch this video from 'Kulas' who went to Bedbed and documented what he learnt from one of the local manufacturer of gongs.


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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Netizens wish Canadian 'Kulas' may visit this scenic hanging bridge in Mankayan, Benguet

Photo Courtesy || BecomingFilipino & Mankayan Tourism
Cordillera - Known for traveling around the Philippines, taking shots and drone videos of the countries' best scenic spots, as well as documenting the best of Filipino hospitality and culture, Canadian vlogger 'Kulas' may find this not so popular bridge located in Mankayan, Benguet to be interesting for his next adventure. 

According to the tourism office of Mankayan, the bridge is located at Sitio Tokgongan in Barangay Cabiten. 

READ ALSO: Igorots are one of the most civilized people' - Canadian Vlogger Kulas

The hanging bridge, which was made entirely of steel is about 200 meters long and about 200 meters high. 
Photo Courtesy || Mankayan Tourism
The bridge connects barangay Cabiten and sitio Camanpaguey, the source of the best sweet potato and pineapple in town.

For Kulas, who loves hiking mountains and crossing bridges, this is  a perfect spot for a hiking adventure and to fly his drone. 

A view of the beautiful town of Mankayan, Benguet and the nearby municipality of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur can be seen from the mountain. 


In 2019, Kulas had a short trip to the town of Mankayan particularly in barangay Bedbed where he had documented the life of a gong maker and visited the gong manufacturing facility in the said barangay. 

Kulas will be warmly welcomed as netizens wish him to visit Mankayan for the second time. Well, of course after this pandemic.
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

'Igorots are one of the most civilized people' - Canadian Vlogger Kulas

Cordillera - If you are following the journey of "Kulas" over the past days, you would have watched his solo travels  from Baguio going up to Atok, Bugias, Mankayan and all the way to Bontoc. 

Kyle Gennerman or  Kulas is one of the famous non-Filipino vloggers that started his YouTube career in Cagayan De Oro in the Northern part of Mindanao. 

He created his own video content that are all genuine and full of positive vibes to promote every bit of the Filipino culture including the people,  language, food, and almost everything you could think of. 

He is the kind of a vlogger who likes interacting with the local people almost everywhere.

Kulas is a very polite, positive, happy and a down to earth vlogger who truly loves the Philippines and the Filipino people. 

In his latest post in his Facebook page, he made a live stream to express his admiration to the Igorots of the Cordilleras and the beauty of the rice terraces. 

"Igorots are freaking tough. I just wanted to go live just to say how much I appreciate you people in the mountains because of your attitude, and your strength and your courage...," Kulas said while showing scenes of the Bontoc river in the background. 

Kulas also acknowledged how the Igorots work so hard  planting rice in the field and building massive and beautiful rice terraces.  He then encourages every tourists to always remember  that behind the beauty we see are the Igorots who built them. 

"We  have to always remember that there are people who are living here who are doing back-breaking labor to provide rice for others and to make these rice terraces that beauty that they are," Kulas said. 

He also had a message to those people who are discriminating the Igorots calling them uncivilized only because they are living in the mountains. 

READ ALSO: Canadian Vlogger "Kulas" travels to the vegetable terraces in Atok, Benguet

"I tell you right now. For anybody who comes to the Philippines, if you discriminate without getting to know  people, you shouldn't even come here.... All it takes is coming up and  talking  to people and understand . 'Cause I tell you right now, I met some of the most civilized people in my life here in the mountains. They open up for you, they give you tea, they care for you, they take you  somewhere and they want nothing in return," Kulas added. 


Many netizens following Kulas in his journey are so thankful for his sensible comments and his adventure in the north  allowing the beauty of the Cordilleras  be featured in his vlog. 

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Monday, May 20, 2019

WATCH: Canadian Vlogger "Kulas" travels to the vegetable terraces in Atok, Benguet

Photo Courtesy || Becoming Filipino YT
Cordillera - Latest Update: Canadian vlogger begins his solo travel in the northern Philippines. In his latest video blog, he featured the beautiful vegetable terraces in Atok, Benguet.

Watch his video below:


Becoming Flipino travel vlogger Kyle Jennerman, or popularly known on YouTube as "Kulas" visited Baguio City this week and had his first-hand interaction with the Ibalois.

In his Facebook Post today, he wrote about his experience learning the Ibaloi language while he was in the city public market looking for locally cooked food for breakfast.

Kulas is known for his love interacting and talking with Filipino locals wherever he had the chance to. He wanted to learn and experience the culture of the different provinces in the Philippines especially in the southern part of the country.

This time around, he planned to go for a solo adventure in Central and Northern Luzon. His first destination is Baguio.

"Searching for breakfast, and wanting to understand a bit more about my surroundings... This morning I headed to the Baguio Public Market! After asking around, I found out there were some local carinderias squeezed in the middle of the market just nearby the strawberries", Kulas wrote on his Facebook post.

Finding a perfect spot to eat after choosing his 'adobong sitaw' for breakfast, he began his usual "chika-chika" moments with the "Ibaloi Titas" sitting beside him.

READ ALSO: Canadian vlogger "Kulas" admires the toughness of the Igorots and had a message to people discriminating them

Wanting to learn the language, Kulas started asking how to say phrases and words in the Ibaloi dialect.

"AWESOME! It was an overload of education. You see, all of the Titas around me and the one serving food were not from Baguio itself. They had come from various Municipalities around Benguet..." he wrote.

Although it's his first time to learn the Ibaloi dialect and struggled  pronouncing them, he was able to learn few phrases like "Mapteng ja agsapa" and proudly able to speak "Eses Mo Tita" when he left.

"For the next few minutes I tried, and I tried, and I tried... I was freaking hard trying to pronounce "Mapteng ja agsapa". Seriously, I failed big time!. Can you pronounce that?! But to make up for it... after finishing my meal I stood up and said: "Eses mo Tita"... Everyone smiled!", Kulas said.

"Tita knows best, and they certainly taught me a lot this morning during my local style breakfast in Baguio Public Market." he added.

Kulas is in the Cordillera region this week and probably be uploading some cool videos in his YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Jennermann

Please follow his journey as he is one of the best vloggers and one of those foreigners who have genuine love for the Filipino people and their culture.


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