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Philippine culture, part 2

04 Apr

As some of you already know, I am off to the Philippines next week for a few weeks, which explains my lack of consistency post wise. I still have time for a few more writings before I shoot off and take lots of photos and such. Typically Filipina and long time blog friend Nica has travelled to Europe but all will be good as I do things you probably wouldn’t want to do, like eat Balut (the photo of which will probably put you off).  Check out the culture of the Philippines in Ren’s previous post as well.

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Here are some random Philippine habits, quirks, bits and pieces of culture and tradition that a tourist, like my friend @Ste J, may or may not encounter in the Philippines.

But before that, here’s something nice to watch.

Did you watch it ?  Of course,  I have to admit  there’s poverty all over, especially in urban areas ,  but Filipinos are consistently on the list of the happiest people on earth, despite the natural disasters that come their way,  year in and year out.(  off the chart typhoons, their current  president, earthquakes, volcano eruptions ….. Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption in 1991 was the biggest in the 20th century….. it caused the lowering of the earth’s temperature by at least 1 degree )  They say Filipinos eat disasters for breakfast, and no matter what happens, they just shrug them off. This is because of their ” Bahala na ”  attitude…

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Posted by on 04/04/2017 in Blogging, The Philippines, Travel

 

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24 responses to “Philippine culture, part 2

  1. Jill Weatherholt

    04/04/2017 at 22:20

    Have a great trip, Ste J. Be safe!

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    • Ste J

      04/04/2017 at 22:58

      Thank you my friend, I am looking forward to getting out there.

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  2. clarepooley33

    05/04/2017 at 02:44

    Enjoy your holiday, Ste J!

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    • Ste J

      05/04/2017 at 18:13

      Thank you, I am sure I will evoke my travels in some future travel writings!

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  3. Jessica

    05/04/2017 at 18:39

    How long are you going for? I’ve never been, but have always wanted to! Until I get a chance, I’ll have to live vicariously through the photos that (I hope) you post!

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    • Ste J

      07/04/2017 at 21:19

      I managed to get a fairly cheap ticket and am off there for a month. There will be plenty of photos and varied places, beaches, mountains and of course Manila!

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  4. Christy B

    06/04/2017 at 17:44

    Wishing you an amazing trip, dear friend! Safe travels 🙂

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  5. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    07/04/2017 at 22:16

    Wish you a safe and happy journey, Ste. Enjoy…. 🙂

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  6. Resa

    08/04/2017 at 22:53

    Bon Voyage!

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    • Ste J

      12/04/2017 at 09:04

      Thank you my friend, I am of in a few hours on my epic trip.

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  7. lakwatseralife

    15/04/2017 at 20:54

    Just got back from a three week stay in the Philippines and I miss it already! Be sure to check out the island of Siargao if you can! The people at Greenhouse Resort are beyond amazing!

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    • Ste J

      16/05/2017 at 16:13

      Sorry for the late reply to this, only got back a few days ago, I didn’t get to Siargao but went to Batanes and got some great photos and friends from there! Like you I am eager to get back!

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  8. Mika

    29/04/2017 at 19:49

    Oh my gosh please come see me!!!!

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    • Ste J

      16/05/2017 at 15:52

      I only just saw this, apologies my friend, I would have visited you had I been on the blog for that month. Maybe another time though!

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      • Mika

        17/05/2017 at 07:02

        i feel so sad hahah wish to meet you next time! Please blog about your experience I would like to know about it! Thank you, Ste!

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        • Ste J

          23/05/2017 at 14:13

          Yes next time we shall definitely meet up! Now jet lag has diminished somewhat I will be writing up my thoughts and experiences, beginning later this week.

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          • Mika

            27/05/2017 at 04:08

            yaaay im so excited to read those!!!

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  9. becomingdeutsch

    22/05/2017 at 15:34

    I hope you had a great time!!!

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  10. shadowoperator

    24/05/2017 at 13:06

    Translate, please–what does “bahala na” mean in English?

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    • Ste J

      24/05/2017 at 16:22

      I don’t believe it has a direct translation in English but as the Spanish influenced the language I would go for qué será será.

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