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Time to Relaunch Cebu Experience

Expat In Filipino Style Hat

A few months ago, I logged in to my favorite website with much excitement and pride. It was this site of course. I instantly noticed that the traffic graph to this site showed a massive decline in traffic. I had been following the news about upcoming Google changes and had been working to make changes. …

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Major Elements of Filipino Culture

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For anyone moving to the Philippines from a Western nation understanding Filipino culture is crucial. If you don’t learn about the culture of the Philippines you will find yourself confused about the motivations of Filipino. While they know to make allowances for you, if you don’t know anything about their culture you’ll likely misunderstand much….

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7 Steps Before Moving To the Philippines

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If you are moving to the Philippines there are preparations you need to make and they apply to most all people.  There will always be variations and your specific details will vary of course. These steps would apply to nearly any place you’d plan on moving too.  This will only be a brief summary of…

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Expat Visits The Tops in Cebu City

Jessie and Rusty at The Tops

After our visit to the Taoist Temple in Cebu City, we headed to The Tops. Before moving to the Philippines, several Filipina in Cebu City told me I should visit The Tops. After almost four years of living in the Philippines, I finally made it to Tops. Smoggy View of Cebu City from The Tops…

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Filipino Culture — Table Manners

Filipino Culture

Like any other culture, Filipino culture has its own idiosyncrasies when it comes to table manners. Some of which cause Westerners to proclaim that all Filipino are rude. This is not really true. It is completely acceptable behavior within Filipino culture. Some of the traditions are also overwhelming polite. Like most Filipino will never take the last piece…

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