Betrayal of trust in the Philippines? It hurts!

  Being betrayed by those whom you absolutely trusted in the Philippines? Betrayal of trust? A bit of a black subject, but one that’s worth discussing as it does happen. If you are in an Australian Filipina relationship, you had

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Filipino local dialects – The languages of the provinces

  The Philippines has a national language, known as Filipino….or Pilipino. It was apparently meant to be a mixture of Manila-Tagalog enriched with words from other dialects, but this never happened. Filipino is Tagalog…..pure and simple. And given that this

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Social position – A Filipino thing

  Australia is an egalitarian society. We like a social level-playing-field. Everyone is called and considered a “mate”, and we like to believe we are all equal regardless of our financial position or where we came from. No, Australian society

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Products and services for a Filipina wife in Australia

  We are pretty fortunate in Australia these days when it comes to the availability of Asian foodstuffs. I live pretty much in the heart of the Pinoy Diaspora in Sydney, Blacktown City Council LGA. We have lots of food

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Australian Filipina relationships – It’s All About Control

  I’ve written about this before for various publications but I’m going to attack the topic again because it is so vital to the successful immersion of your Filipina into Australian life. No matter what adversity may come her way

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Expat Circles for Filipinas in Australia

  When you marry a Filipina and bring her ‘home’ to Oz, you have to realise you and her are in for some big changes. Once the ‘honeymoon’ is over, life takes on its everyday drudgery and grind and one

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Coping with Australian weather for Filipina Wives

  When my asawa and our then just two anaks (now five, all girls) hit Sydney back in August 2005, the temperature outside the airport terminal was about 12C. It was a cold, windy day, the wind chill factor bringing

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A Plethora of PALs – Airlines in Philippines

  Most expats are aware that the national flag carrier airline of the Philippines is Philippine Airlines, also known as PAL, which some say stands for ‘Planes Always Late’. The competition is Cebu Pacific and in recent years, Air Asia.

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Australian Drivers Licence – Freedom For Your Filipina

  I knew when my asawa came to Australia she would need a driver’s license. Having the freedom to be able to hop in the car and go where you want to, when you want to is a big deal;

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Getting The Story Straight – Straight Talking and Filipinos

  Any foreigner, commonly referred to as a ‘kano’, as in ‘Amerikano’ but also just as easily ‘Australikano’, who has had anything to do with Filipinos and especially Filipinas will know that they often tell very implausible stories. In fact,

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