Differences between Philippines and Australia – Part 2

  Hello all. Something a bit different once again, just like last week. And it’s still not easy to get a clear perspective on the real differences between life in Australia and life in Philippines. This time it’s about moving from

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Differences between Australia and Philippines

Hello all. Something a bit different today. Not always easy to get a clear perspective on the real differences between life in Australia and life in the Philippines. Most of us haven’t really experienced the depths of both societies. I’ve

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Filipino Table Manners – The great oxymoron

Remember how we were brought up? This is aimed mainly at Australians and probably most of those of European/Anglo-Saxon type origins, and particularly I would think those older than 40. Because I know I was more relaxed at the dinner

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Utang Na Loob and Hiya – Filipinos NOT being mugs

  This is an area where old-school Australians and Filipinos are very much on the same page. We have different terminology, but it all comes down to much the same. A decent Aussie doesn’t forget when he owes someone, whether

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Employing Filipino Staff (in Philippines) – Cultural Differences

  Unless you live very simply here in the Philippines, you will end up employing someone to help you out. Everything takes a long time here, and there are some tasks you would rather not do, I’m sure. So it’s

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The Filipino Selfie

  Filipinos and selfies. Filipinos and cellphones (mobile phones) in general! Filipinos are fairly sociable people by nature, as you would probably have worked out. Family and friends mean everything. What others think and see and know, this is life

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Visiting the Philippines – Be Careful (Part Two) – Money Risks

  If you are in an Australian Filipina relationship, inevitably you will visit Philippines at least once. It’s all part of the deal, as it were. Apart from the fact that you need to meet in person to get a

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Visiting Philippines – Be Careful (Part One) – Health Risks

  If you are in an Australian Filipina relationship, inevitably you will visit Philippines at least once. It’s all part of the deal, as it were. Apart from the fact that you need to meet in person to get a

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Filipinas and the old boyfriend – The dangers

  Filipina ladies are loving and romantic by nature. The Philippines is still old fashioned in the area of love. Most girls marry their first boyfriend, and that’s it for them for life. The men may have wandering eyes (and

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Filipino skin colour – obsession with being white

  I’m an Aussie. I grew up in Australia in the 1970’s when everyone spent their summers lying on the beach trying to get a suntan. They used suntan lotions (see the link before) to try to get brown skin.

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