Promdi is a Filipino slang for “from the province” (probinsyano). The term has probably been coined because some provincial person would pronounce “from the province” as “prom di prabins”. Some would cringe if called promdi since it used to connote a person of less education and experience. However, I don’t think that is true anymore.
I named my blog PromdiLiving because I’m a promdi and proud of it. Through PromdiLiving.com, I wish to feature the beautiful tourist destinations in the Philippine countryside, the delectable cuisines, and the unique Filipino life and culture.
Who is the PromdiBlogger?
My name is Glady but I prefer my online alter ego gladita. I’m blogging from Bacolod City, the capital of the province of Negros Occidental. I was born and raised in Iloilo, another charming province in Western Visayas. I found my way to the Sugar Capital of the Philippines through my work.
Although there’s no place like your hometown, I now consider Bacolod City as my home. Life is much sweeter for me in Bacolod City and I don’t mean romantically. I’ve been living here since 2004 and I believe this is the best place to live in the Philippines. Bacolod City, and Negros Occidental in general embodies the simple and laid back lifestyle in the province yet basically all the amenities you might find in a metro city are also here.
This blog is my personal journey to discover the Philippines and who I am as a Filipino. Come, follow me in my journey.
Why blog about Philippine provinces?
Many people leave the provinces hoping for a better life in the big city only to find out that what they left behind was actually paradise. Our country is separated not only by water but also by our culture. There are 80 provinces comprising the 7,107 islands of the Philippines. If we want to see other countries, why not explore our own backyard first? See the colorful festivals, taste the exotic cuisine, and experience the laidback life in the Philippines provinces. There’s so much to see in the Philippine countryside and so much to learn about our own people.