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Pop goes the soda

Last updated on: 13th September, 2013, 7:07 PM  I’m not quite sure why a a Swiss financial services company is researching things like this but according to Credit Suisse, Americans drink enough soda each year per person to float a battleship in. That chart looks like it pins us Americans at about 170 liters of […]

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What Do You Want From Life?

Last updated on: 30th April, 2013, 8:42 AMBack in 1975 the group the Tubes released a song that I’ve always liked. It was called What Do You Want From Life? The end of the song was  a sarcastic list of things that the group imagined a typical indulgent American might want. Things like “a Gucci shoe […]

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A different Thanksgiving dinner

Last updated on: 21st November, 2012, 5:28 PMWhile Christmas and New Year’s Eve and Day are big holidays in the Philippines, the other holidays we celebrate in America are not. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays. Celebrated in America as a day of thanks for the things we are lucky to have, it is based […]

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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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