Filipino Culture Definition

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People are made up of many influences and details that make them who they are. It could be

their friends, passions, hobbies, even where they came from, but for me my culture is what makes me

who I am. Being born in Hawaii and having parents from the Philippines, I grew up with two cultures:

Hawaiian or “Local” culture and Filipino culture. Both cultures have equally influenced the person I

am today, but I 'll start with how Filipino culture makes me who I am.

As I grew up I 've noticed that my family had a very different way doing things. We talked in

three different languages, Tagalog, Ilocano, and English, ideals that I was taught were different from

the ideals that my friends were taught, and how I was raised was very distinct. Since my family always

communicated in either Tagalog or Ilocano, it was important for me to be able to speak it so I would be

able to converse with them and my fellow country men. I even have a fond memory of my uncle Erning

getting angry at me and my cousin for not speaking our parents language as a result I am fluent in two

of the Philippines main dialects, Tagalog and Ilocano. I have an easier time learning other languages,

and I have a deeper understanding and better appreciation of my culture as a result of learning the

language I am able to read and understand books or shows that are in Filipino.

Coming from a laborious life in the Philippines, my parents would always tell me to work hard,

don 't be
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