Back in 2008, I was asked to present my research paper before the international delegates attending the 1st International Language Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
As a cultural enthusiast as I am, I visited the Islamic Arts Museum in central Kuala Lumpur and what a great way to do it by wearing the Barong Tagalog.
And the people are asking where did I had it made and from which country I came from. I told them, I am from the Philippines and I am on my national costume. Its a pride one has to showcase his own national roots on foreign soil, my first among many travels in Asia.