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The dreaded TAMPO – How to deal with it effectively

  Tampo. Magtampo in full. If you are in an Australian Filipina relationship, you soon learn the meaning of tampo. This is the great sulk. Being in a huff. It’s a source of confusion and misery to many an unprepared

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Filipina ladies – Telling the truth or saving face

  In the Philippines there is often a conflict between telling the truth and saving “face”. There are also issues of being shy, of not offending others by saying something confronting, and of course being concerned about what others think.

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Ate and Kuya? Family acceptance in the Philippines.

  If you’ve visited the Philippines as part of an Australian Filipina relationship, no doubt someone has called you “kuya” or “ate” (pronounced like “ah-tay”) if you are a girl. You’ve probably asked about it and had it explained to

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Filipino pronunciation – Learn it

  Filipino pronunciation is something that every Australian involved in an Australian Filipina relationship needs to learn, for two reasons: To understand her To help her to understand you! Almost all Filipinos understand English, however be aware that the Philippines

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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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