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Unformatted text preview: about. Although not mentioned in the article, the community aspect of Filipino culture is reinforced through Filipino children calling all their elders by “uncle” and “auntie,” even if no blood relation exists, to show a sign of respect. Respect is also shown through extended family, and siblings, as the younger ones call an older male “kuya,” or an older female “ate.” Filipino parents also tend to think in terms of “home” – the Philippines. This mentality is shown to prevent Filipina daughters from opportunities that are available to them. Filipinas usually attain occupation in nursing, further advancing the notion of them being “caring.” But how can Filipina women transcend the expectations of their parents and the Filipino culture, while not betraying both at the same time? Is it possible to live in both worlds without turning one’s back to the other?...
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- Fall '07
- Filipino culture