Sunday, September 18, 2016
Reflection on Place and Culture
I am Filipino, Scottish, and English. My Grandma on my Dads side is Filipino and was born and raised in the Philippines and knows tagalog. My dad's dad is Scottish and was born and raised the U.S. so my dad is half Filipino and half Scottish and my mom is English and German. Making me a quarter Filipino, a quarter Scottish, a quarter German, and a quarter English. I am most influenced by Filipino culture because my grandma makes lots of Filipino foods like lumpia, pancit, chicken adobo, and sou pao, which is my favorite. My other grandma does not make German food. My Filipino grandma is now teaching me tagalog which is very different form the English language. It would be very hard for me to reach out to my cousins in the Philippines because many words, or phrases, would be lost in translation. I don't have much cultural influence from my mom's side of the family. Because the last two generations before my mom's parents were already in the U.S. so they were not influenced by their original culture but by American culture.