Intercultural Interaction Essay
My interactive essay is about my family friend Tiffany Ramseur from the Philippines. The Philippines is a Southeastern Country in the Western Pacific comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown, Binondo. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. The Philippines population is 100,998,376. The Politics of the Philippines take place in an organized framework of a presidential, representative, and democratic republic whereby the president is both the head of state and the head of government within a pluriform multi-party system. The official languages of the Philippines are Filipino and English.
When…show more content… Tiffany told me she has that meal at least once or twice per week. She laughed we she told me that she normally only uses forks and spoons to eat her meals. They have street food which is unique food with different spices, sold on the side of the road by food vendors. They frequently use a sauce called Sawsawan which is Suka (vinegar), Toyo (soybean sauce), Patis (fish sauce) and Bagoong (fish or shrimp paste). They use Sawsawan with almost every meal, when I had it, it tasted sweet to me. They eat three full meals a day, asking someone to eat in the Philippines is a way of greeting them, and they pray before every meal. When I asked Ramseur what type of clothes the Philippine citizens wear, she told me that men wear Barong Tagalog, the official national costume of Filipino men, which originated from the northern part of the Philippines, and is originally made of jusi or pineapple cloth called “Pina”. Women wear The Mestiza Dress, is a formal dress made of expensive lace and fabric adorned with embroideries. Their clothing is a lot different from American culture. The Philippines everyday clothing is dresses, unlike my culture who wears shorts, t-shirts, jeans etc. Although the two official language are Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English; they also have eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense. For sport and to for food, they do a lot of fishing. The climate