|This is in many ways an update to Culture Shock Philippines. It give a good historical overview, then spends much of it's 168 pages explaining daily life, cultural issues family values and our focus on the family.
I recommend this as the
most important book
to read to start to understand us.
|One of the most important functions of a guidebook is to help the trip-planning traveler discriminate between great places and mediocre ones. If that's what your looking for, the Rough Guide is the best and my new favorite.
this book with you
for another great
guide by the original author of the Lonely Planet series.
and detailed insights into my culture are so important for Western
gentlemen to successfully avoid misunderstandings during courtship with
my sister Filipina. During my Personal
Searches I have gathered
great information to share with you. CONTENTS
Jeff wrote a detailed book
experiences from meeting his Filipina wife, to going to the
Philippines, to the year long VISA process before she came to the USA
to live. I have received excellent feedback on this book. Jean
I have made arrangements directly with the author to provide an
autographed copy of this revealing book at a reduced price for
you. Click below for review of book. SPECIAL
OFFER when bought with "Filipina Courtship
original and expanded
versions 2002 are still the best book on
insights to our funny ways (except for my eBook of course :-) It goes beyond the norm of "Travel Books" to
share insights to our unique:
1. Body Language - what we say with simple eyebrow movements, a touch on the arm or
curling under of our fingers;
2. We say it but don't really mean it - we want to be kind and gracious so sometimes we
offer things but don't expect you to accept;
3. We say we are "traditional" and "simple" and "obedient"
but what do "we" mean by those English words? A Must
|The chapter entitled
The Country and Its People is an excellent account and analyses of
Philippine history. Even better than what is taught in school. "I never
expected to find such a treasure in a travel book. You will be ready to appreciate the
country during your visit." Lots of beautiful color pictures on high
quality paper. Sale<$10
Paperback - 272 pages (August 2001)
Dimensions (in inches): 0.76 x 8.80 x 5.81 A favorite
I would read this one before I left &
take Rough Guide above with me.
you cannot find Culture Shock buy my eBook as I cover our customs,
word meaning, etc. in "Courtship
|Easy to understand 52
page manual including application forms with samples and easy to follow instructions.
read information on "Spouse VISA" book. There is also a "Student VISA"
book, but very few can qualify.
The American Immigration Center has several
packages. Click for descriptions.
Here is some general information I prepare for you.
Have fun writing words of romance in your Ladies native
language. Learn essential phrases before your trip or put in letters.
While this is a beginners Tagalog course, it will
take you to the same level many intermediate courses cover. The illustrations
may be childlike but the instruction is 1st class. At $30 it is a
great buy. Book & audio CDs.
The emphasis is on conversation. First
fifteen lessons provide a tutorial introduction to the language; last
fifteen lessons engage reader in complete conversations.
finish this course you can expect to have vocabulary of 250 top
Filipino words and speak at intermediate level. The book is 384 pages
and comes with 2 audio CDs.
Buy at Amazon
LOW COST SPECIAL
I have some Talk Now Tagalog courses
at 70% off. A cheap way to get started and see how well you take to
learning Filipino / Tagalog. DETAILS
|This volume brings the
wonderful flavors and aromas of real Filipino cooking to the general public.
the influences of India, China, Mexico, Spain, America, and Malaysia integrated
seamlessly with indigenous flavors and ingredients. So, whether you simply wish to read the book and
imagine the unctuous recipes already prepared or, if you prefer as I do, put into practice
what Mr. Gelle has carefully laid out, none of the dishes will disappoint.
Sale<$25 on Amazon
Tagalog course package includes 2 CDs, and a 362 page book.
It is OK but I
feel the other courses are more practical. But you consider it
or Buy at Amazon