She is very active in Taiwan’s Filipino community and knows Little Manila like the back of her hand.
◎ know sth. like the back of one's hand ph. 了如指掌; 了解透徹
I know this road like the back of my hand.
Because the hall is spacious and offers shelter from the elements, every weekend many Filipinos gather here for picnics, to practice street dance, and to rehearse for the beauty pageants that are a popular form of recreation.
◎ pageants n.壯麗的場面；（常有彩車的）盛裝遊行；慶典
The coronation of the new king was a splendid pageant.