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Betrayal of trust in the Philippines? It hurts!

  Being betrayed by those whom you absolutely trusted in the Philippines? Betrayal of trust? A bit of a black subject, but one that’s worth discussing as it does happen. If you are in an Australian Filipina relationship, you had better be prepared. And no, this isn’t one of those “nasty Filipinos, yet I still… Continue reading Betrayal of trust in the Philippines? It hurts!

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Filipino local dialects – The languages of the provinces

  The Philippines has a national language, known as Filipino….or Pilipino. It was apparently meant to be a mixture of Manila-Tagalog enriched with words from other dialects, but this never happened. Filipino is Tagalog…..pure and simple. And given that this is the national language, every school child in the Philippines is taught Filipino as part… Continue reading Filipino local dialects – The languages of the provinces

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Social position – A Filipino thing

  Australia is an egalitarian society. We like a social level-playing-field. Everyone is called and considered a “mate”, and we like to believe we are all equal regardless of our financial position or where we came from. No, Australian society is not perfect, however I’ve always thought this was a positive aspect. Filipino culture and… Continue reading Social position – A Filipino thing

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Products and services for a Filipina wife in Australia

  We are pretty fortunate in Australia these days when it comes to the availability of Asian foodstuffs. I live pretty much in the heart of the Pinoy Diaspora in Sydney, Blacktown City Council LGA. We have lots of food stores selling just about everything you could wish for. We have very active Filipino associations… Continue reading Products and services for a Filipina wife in Australia

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Australian Filipina relationships – It’s All About Control

  I’ve written about this before for various publications but I’m going to attack the topic again because it is so vital to the successful immersion of your Filipina into Australian life. No matter what adversity may come her way during her time in Australia there are two things that will keep your Filipina in… Continue reading Australian Filipina relationships – It’s All About Control