Canadian Friend: “How to Act Around Filipinos”

Cover of "Filipino Friends"

Cover of Filipino Friends

‘While I was surfing on Youtube, I found a good video. It’s about Tommy who lives with his Filipino friends in Canada. I was surprised with what Tommy had to say. He gave us a list on how foreigners should act around when they are with Filipinos.

‘Personally, I find the video very amusing because only Tommy was the non-Filipino on the video…’

Google Doodle-making Contest for the Filipino Youth
‘Google Philippines has launched a competition to find raw talents and give scholarships for the less fortunate among the Filipino youth.

‘Dubbed “Doodle 4 Google (D4G)”, the contest gives an opportunity to kids out there to be creative online and offline by creating their own logo for Google Philippines homepage.

‘With the theme “What can I do for the Philippines?” the contest in making doodle art is open to Filipino students and those not in formal schooling aged 5 to 17.

‘Entries to the competition are divided into four groups in corresponding age brackets, 5-8 years old, 9-11 years old, 12-14 years old and 15-17 years old. Student or learner must be a Filipino citizen residing in the Philippines on the date of submission…’
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America’s Vanishing Bowling Alleys
Bowling is one of my fav sports. You can play for hours without getting sweaty and messy. And playing duckpins will not cost you much. But how do we save the game now?

‘New York City’s Bowlmor Lanes opened in 1938 in the neighborhood south of Union Square and closed for good on Monday night after its landlord decided not to extend its lease. Patrons will miss the historical charm of the city’s oldest alley and the Bowlmor brand’s modern take on the activity, which includes disco lights, a menu by chef David Burke, and pricey cocktails. Given trends in the sport—OK, recreational activity—it’s less remarkable that the alley is closing than that it managed to survive so long.

‘The U.S. had 4,061 bowling centers in 2012, down 25 percent from 1998, the earliest year for which the U.S. Census collected consistent data. But the decline of the bowling alley probably started a lot earlier. The U.S. added 2,000 bowling alleys between the end of World War II and 1958, when the American Society of Planning Officials reported that “the bowling alley is fast becoming one of the most important—if not the most important—local center of participant sport and recreation.” (The growth spurt included a two-lane alley installed in the White House in 1947.)…’


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