Life in the Philippines – It’s All a Big Misunderstanding!

Things That Even Filipinos Misunderstand There are many things that we as foreigners misunderstand about Filipino culture and way of life in the Philippines. Some of us figure it out and go with the flow, and some foreigners never come to grips with all the confusion. Then there many things that even Filipinos themselves misunderstand, […]

Out of the Ordinary…or Not?

Ordinary Average Day. When living in the Philippines, every day can be an ordinary, average day, just like the day before, and the day before that. Then again, it should also be expected that every day can hold something different from the previous day. Any given day here can be simply mundane or full of […]

Real Filipino Time Scenario

Filipino Time – Unplugged! I am thoroughly convinced that there is a Filipino version of Murphy’s Law in play. Just as sure as the world turns, Murphy could just as well been of Filipino descent, because the perceived perversity of the universe will just as easily catch up with you here in the Philippines as […]

The Origin of Filipino Time

FILIPINO TIME – In The Beginning If you scour all the blogs about the Philippines, you will find many a reference made to “Filipino Time”. There is never a better time to delve into this tradition for a better understanding of why being late for everything is considered the norm in the Philippines (pun intended). […]