What Is #BecomingFilipino?

#BecomingFilipino is an adventure. It is the journey of a 27 year old Canadian trying to “Become Filipino”. Simply put, I am not Filipino. I don’t have a Filipino passport and it would be almost impossible for me to get one. Truth is I will never be able to say “I am Filipino” (and never deserve/would have the right to). But there are so many simple beautiful things that I have experienced and witnessed that make up Filipino culture… Things that I would be honoured to learn from, and be honoured to share with the world around me.

I love the Philippines and would be honored to be able to call myself “part Filipino.”

I am asking for help. I need your help in sharing happiness :)… Could you share with me things you love about the Philippines.  Things that make you happy in the Philippines.  Things that I can do to learn from and help in my  #BecomingFilipino journey. I need to experience Filipino things. The People, Environment, Food and Culture. I would love to better understand some of the beauty of this amazing country and hope that will help me learn from this culture and these people that have inspired so much happiness in my life.

Super Apir!

What makes you proud to be Filipino :)… Share it! :)

The People

​”It is the people that make a place beautiful”. I remember the first time I went to the Philippines in January 2013. Never had I ever experienced so much happiness and kindess. I was constantly bumping into to smiling faces, regardless where I went! What makes Filipino’s smile? What makes Filipino’s the happy, caring, friendly, kind and giving people they are? Let me know!  Share some of it :)

The Environment

Beaches, mountains, rivers, lakes, jungles, volcanoes, islands, coconuts… I could go on and on about the Philippines and its natural beauty. I have barely even scratched the surface when it comes to experiencing and seeing the beauty of the Philippines natural environment! I need to experience more of its natural beauty! I would love to hear places you think I should go, that would allow me to experience the natural beauty here in the Philippines.

The Food & Drink

Where do I begin! The bbq, the fish, the pulutan’s… There are soo many different dishes to experience, and soo many cultural specialities that make Filipino cooking an absolute pleasure for your tastebuds. The thing is… I am pretty much useless when it comes to understanding it!  I would love to be able to not only understand the food and drink, but maybe even know how to prepare it! It is time to show and experience as much Filipino food as I can!  Wahoo!   Food really is a massive part of this country’s culture!  LAMI! NAMIT GID! MASARAP!  Let’s do this!!

The History

History helps you appreciate a place, and I have very little to no knowledge of Filipino history. I would love to learn a bit about the history of this country.  I be it will give me a greater appreciation for the Philippines and this culture that has inspired so much happiness in my life!