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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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Learn to swim in the Philippines

Last updated on: 13th April, 2012, 9:12 PMWhen 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 toll from floods might […]

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Holy Week

Last updated on: 7th April, 2012, 7:30 PMTomorrow 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 commemorates Jesus washing his […]

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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

Last updated on: 1st April, 2012, 11:58 AMOneĀ  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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