Saturday, May 31, 2008

DO’S and DON’T’S

Being a Filipino there are some of tradition that we use to be followed:
  • When attending a special occasion, avoid wearing sandals. Wearing proper shoes is a sign that the event is important to you.

  • Do invite people at least three times. Local residents are taught that it is proper to refuse the first time or two. To them, insistence is a clear sign that the offer or invitations is genuine.

  • Do give the local residents a way out of a situation so he or she can save face, thus avoiding embarrassment.

  • Don't use the common sign of O.K. In the local community, it means money. However, a thumbs- up sign is more polite.

  • Don't use your forefinger upward to call a local resident-it is considered somewhat degrading. One way of calling is to beckon with the hand in gentle downward motion. Pssst is another popular way to get someone's attention. As a rule however, it is preferred to call the person by name. It is even better to use nicknames, because these are reserved for close friends.

  • Smiling is a form of friendship and a form of greeting.

  • Do show respect for age - use the proper title to address elders and relations

Philippine Culture

The people of the Philippines, otherwise known as Filipino’s, are basically a mix of Malay, Chinese, American, Spanish and Arab blood. This can be traced back from a long history of Western colonial rule, interspersed with the visits of merchants and traders, evolved a people of a unique blend of east and west, both in appearance and culture. Although Pilipino is the official national language, English is considered the country’s unofficial one.

Character-wise, the Filipino is a little bit of all the above said cultures put together. The spirit of kinship and camaraderie that Filipinos are famous for is said to be taken from Malay forefathers. The close family relations are said to have been inherited from the Chinese. The piousness comes from the Spaniards who introduced Christianity in the 16th century. Hospitality is also a common denominator in the Filipino character and this is what distinguishes the Filipino. It makes them legendary in Southeast Asia alongside their emotion and passion for life.

Introducing Myself

Hello guys I'm Janet Paculanan Perez, 24 years old. Mother is pure Visaya and my father is Ilokano that's why I'm purely Filipino from heart and action. I'm living in Philippines together with my family and my 2 kids. I'm really look Filipino with long hair, little girl and has brown complexion. My parent race us with love and respect to all people that's why I and husband also did the same to our kids. I really love a Filipino foods and enjoy my life with my family. I'm happy with my husband Erly John Perez together our 2 kids John Angelo Perez and Jane Angela Perez. Now I'm happy because our relationship is getting more stronger eventhough sometimes there are alots of struggle that we face it. Hoping that even in the other world still we were together.