PART OF THE LIVING LIFE IN THE PHILIPPINES SERIES. – Intro
The Philippines is Backwards!
IThis was my first thought when I came to the Philippines. Everything they do seems to be backwards and at least 25 years behind. I mean everything. The way you bath/shower, the way you toilet, the way dishes are washed, the way laundry is done, and then there is the whole area of garbage and how they deal with that. Everything seems very inneficient and unorganized. Yes, everything seems backwards. Oh sure I recognize that not everything is negative.There are a lot of positives too. Here are just a few.
- Filipinos are extremely friendly and warm
- Filipinos are extremely generous and giving
- The country has so many beautiful places to see and visit,: Vast Landscapes, caves, buildings, beaches, waterparks, tourist attractions galore and big vast cities to beautiful countrysides. It has it all.
- Your money goes a long way here. There is just under 38 Peso to 1 Canadian dollar.
I will in this series be talking about the many cultural differences, and how one needs survives them, learns to adapt and understand them and how one changes their perception from a “North American mentality” to one that is global.