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CultureShock! Philippines by Grace Roces, Alfredo Roces

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‘Anything that is beautiful is beautiful just as it is.’—Marcus Arelius

 

 

 

 

LIVING IN THE PHILIPPINES

Having become cognizant of the uniqueness of Filipino culture, one now steps into the nitty gritty of actually settling down in a house. Some things about a Filipino house in urban areas may seem strange to a foreigner. Walls are high, windows barred and there are locks on front and back doors. The reason for this is security.

Sorry to say, porch climbers, burglars and even armed criminals are part of the landscape. Leaving washed clothes ...

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