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Learn to swim in the Philippines

Last updated on: 13th April, 2012, 9:12 PMLike it? Share it! When Tropical Storm Sendong tore through north central Mindanao in December of 201, it left more than 1200 dead and thousands more displaced. One of the news stories that I read stated that if more people learn to swim in the Philippines, the death […]

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Holy Week

Last updated on: 7th April, 2012, 7:30 PMLike it? Share it! Tomorrow is Easter, the culmination of what is known in many parts of the world as Holy Week. In the Philippines, workers have the Thursday before Easter off as well as Good Friday. The Thursday before Easter is known as Maundy Thursday and it […]

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Driving in the Philippines

Driving in the Philippines

Last updated on: 3rd April, 2012, 10:29 PMLike it? Share it! There are real differences between driving in the U.S. and driving in the Philippines and I have to confess that I’ve been more impatient behind the wheel since coming home from the Philippines in February. Confession time: I didn’t actually drive in the Philippines […]

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Filipino Pride and the support network

Filipino pride

Last updated on: 1st April, 2012, 11:58 AMLike it? Share it! OneĀ  aspect of Filipino culture has always fascinated me: Filipino pride. I’m an American and where the stereotypical American is often portrayed as dressed in the colors of our flag and shouting, “USA! USA!” all of the time, I’ve never been that American. My […]

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Endless pop culture references

Last updated on: 7th July, 2017, 12:56 PMLike it? Share it! Lucky There’s A Family Guy! Menchu and I like to watch the cartoon Family Guy. It’s both funny and weird and usually makes us laugh even if it’s a “scratch your head” kind of laugh. It’s also packed with endless references to American pop […]

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