But eventually, his mom saw that they weren’t kids anymore and they were about to settle down already.“Pero one week ." The Couple: Esjae Peña and Jiea Dee Their story: Jiea happily shares, “Well, thankfully my Chinese father is now modernized and he was never against my pure Filipino husband.” The struggle: While their relationship hasn’t faced a struggle in that area, Jiea knows other people who went through all sorts of struggles. Chinese ) prefer to 'preserve the wealth and ancestry' which is why they usually reject Filipino lovers.Of course, no one briefed me about this on my first solo trip to Korea so imagine the confusion of the baffled waiter when I gave my money to him.Unlike in the Philippines, Koreans do not have a tradition of inviting people over to their homes to have dinner or even just hang out, and it has nothing to do with the size of their houses.Being in an intercultural relationship is exciting, albeit it takes a little bit more effort in terms of understanding one another.Having been exposed to Korean movies, dramas and music for years, I thought I already knew a lot about my boyfriend’s culture. For the past two years, I have been continuously discovering “interesting” things about Korean culture and traditions so let me share with you eight of the many cultural differences between Filipinos and Koreans.Keep an eye out for even more Filipino content here throughout the month.The Philippines was a Spanish colony for 333 years (1565–1898). Plus, the name of the Philippines comes from the king of Spain, Philip II.
I am in Cebu city, but will be moving to the US soon.
September 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.
For a few weeks out of the year, everyone (and every brand) is trying to grab a piece of the Latino pie (some even refer to it as Hispandering Heritage Month.) There will be lots of folkloric dresses and dancing, lots of mariachis and sombreros, lots of taco and Margarita drink specials — you know cuz all Latinos are basically Mexican.
It was never a hidden fact: there has always been an unpleasant stereotype that goes with a Chinese getting into a relationship with a Filipino.
So many years after, when things, mindset, and ideas tend to be more liberal, we wonder, what’s the real deal now? We’ve asked real-life couples who had to undergo this murky situation to share with us their interesting journey that transcends race, culture, and language all in the name of love: The Couple: Jason Tan and Kath Garcia-Tan Their story: Jason’s parents hail from Mainland, China but he was born in the Philippines.