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CultureShock! Philippines by Grace Roces, Alfredo Roces

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‘Food dominates the life of the Filipino. People here just love to eat. They eat at least eight times a day. These eight official meals are called, in order: breakfast, snacks, lunch, merienda, merienda ceyna, dinner, bedtime snacks and no-one-saw-me-take-that-cookie-from-the-fridge-so-it-doesn’t-count. The short gaps in between these mealtimes are spent eating Sky Flakes from the open packet that sits on every desktop. You’re never far from food in the Philippines.’—Matthew Sutherland

 

 

 

 

“KUMAIN KA NA BA?”(“HAVE YOU EATEN?”) is a common ...

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