Our first theme in January introduced numbers 1 to 4 and folks really enjoyed seeing vocabulary in 3 languages of the Philippines (Tagalog, Bisaya, and Ilokano) side by side. This month we are focusing on family.
My own family immigrated to the United States in the late 1970s. It was a chance for a better life, but leaving your homeland isn’t easy. Thankfully my extended family of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins made the transition easier. We shared resources like housing, transportation, food, and childcare until each family could be independent. As the years, went by I accumulated many more “relatives”. These folks were not blood-related or even related by marriage, they were just other Filipino friends of our family, who became my Titas and Titos (aunts and uncles). Family is a huge part of how I view Filipino culture.
Stay tuned for family-themed book reviews! In the meantime, check out our family-themed vocabulary complete with pronunciation on Instagram.
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