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Driving in the Philippines

Driving in the Philippines

Last updated on: 3rd April, 2012, 10:29 PM 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 but when Menchu […]

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Filipino Pride and the support network

Filipino pride

Last updated on: 1st April, 2012, 11:58 AMOne  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 feeling of pride for […]

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Culture through pop culture references

Endless pop culture references

Last updated on: 7th July, 2017, 12:56 PM 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 culture . I […]

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Storm Clouds Gathering Over 20 Reasons I Dislike the Philippines

Response to: 20 Reasons I Dislike The Philippines

Last updated on: 23rd March, 2012, 9:11 PMLast week, the skies over the Philippines were as dark as in the photo at left but the darkness wasn’t from a typhoon. The storm brewing up was over a short film titled 20 Reasons I Dislike The Philippines. The short was posted on Channelfix.com, a site whose […]

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General Santos Family

My Philippines In-Laws in General Santos City

Last updated on: 20th March, 2012, 10:37 PMToday’s entry is going to be a Picture Day.  The photo was taken at Isla Jardin Del Mar in Gumasa, just south of General Santos City.  This was the first time I’d met my wife Menchu’s family. We had a nice party with plenty of lechon and fresh […]

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