名人教英文：beneath the banyan tree
for readers who want to understand more about the philippines, i would like to recommend to them this rare book of a family history: beneath the banyan tree.
this superbly researched chronicle is supported by rare photographs, maps and letters. it depicts the minutiae of life in the philippines. such minutiae include interesting terminology: such as chinos, or mestizos, and terno (which is the beautiful puff-sleeved national dress for women) etc.
the book is written with a personal focus and the author is the daughter of a philippine ambassador to the united kingdom. she is also the daughter-in-law of sir kenneth fung ping-fan in hong kong.