CultureShock! Philippines: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

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Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd, Sep 16, 2013 - 353 pages
CultureShock! Philippines is a survival guide for anyone living, working or wanting to discover life in the Philippines. Settling into a foreign land is never easy but with this book, you will learn to understand the importance of amor-propio, appreciate the Filipino ways and learn about the history and culture of this diverse country. Find out the importance of family to the FIlipinos, how to communicate with the locals and learn the appropriate business etiquette. Packed with a resource guide, glossary, contact numbers and useful advice, CultureShock! Philippines is essential for anyone wanting to fit in and enjoy life in the Philippines.
 

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Contents

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
1
OVERVIEW AND HISTORY
11
PEOPLE
42
SOCIALISING
118
Photo Section
148
SETTLING IN
149
EATING AND ENTERTAINING
184
CULTURE AND TRAVEL
200
FAST FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES
265
Photo Section
276
CULTURE QUIZ
278
DOS AND DONTS
288
GLOSSARY
290
RESOURCE GUIDE
304
FURTHER READING
316
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
319

MIND YOUR LANGUAGE
234
DOING BUSINESSIN THE PHILIPPINES
244

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