Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd, Sep 15, 2016 - Travel - 367 pages
CultureShock! Philippines is a survival guide for anyone living, working or wanting to discover life in the Philippines. Settling into a foreign land is never easy, but with this book you will learn to understand the importance of “amor-propio”, appreciate the Filipino ways and learn about the history and culture of this diverse country. Find out the importance of family to the Filipinos, how to communicate with the locals and learn the appropriate business etiquette.
Packed with a resource guide, glossary, contact numbers, website addresses and useful advice, CultureShock! Philippines is essential for anyone wanting to fit in and enjoy life in the Philippines.
The Importance of amorpropio
Behind Those Spanish Names
Guide to Social Situations
Health and Hospitals
Dining at Home
Brief Guide to Fiestas
Calendar of Festivals and Holidays
The Filipino English Accent
The Business of Telling Time
Topics of Conversation
Alfredo Roces American amorpropio Angono Aquino areas bagoong bamboo barangay barkada barong tagalog barrio behaviour called Cebu City celebrated cent ceremony child Chinese Christian Christmas church Cockfighting colonial compadre cooking dance dress driver EDSA etiquette expected feast fiesta Filipino culture Filipino kinship foreigner friends garlic gift girl gobetween godparents Gomburza guests hiya honour househelp husband Ifugao important International invited jeepney Jose Rizal Kalibo kin group kinship group kitchen lifestyle live Makati male Marcos Marinduque Metro Manila mistress mother Muslim National offer official one’s organisation pakikisama parents Pasay City Pasig City patron saint person Philippine society political Quezon City religious restaurants rice rites ritual Rizal Rizal Park role selfesteem served smile smooth interpersonal relations social someone Spanish sponsors Street Tagalog telephone town traditional usually utang na loob values village Website wedding Western wife