Multiculture = Food
Just a short blog here! I have had the pleasure to be married to my wife for 9 years - OK, so I could have got less for manslaughter but it's been good. My wife is also Filipino, which means I get to experience a whole new culture. I think I am officially multicultural. I also think I am qualified to comment on what I have learned from this new culture I have entered into. Well, aside from all sorts of odd sauces and condements in my kitchen and all the 'new' smells said concoctions have created, I can honestly say I have learnt ONE major thing about Pinoys - FOOD.
Good grief! They love food. My in-laws can spend hours grazing like cattle on journeys. Before we depart on a journey breakfast is eaten. During the journey constant grazing takes place. Upon arrival to said destination an eatery is sought out. Almost any eatery will do, but preferably an eat-all-you-can buffet! My wife has spent an hour in conversation with her sister talking about the latest eat-all-you-can find that the family found over the pond in L.A. She is jealous. Not because of the sun, sea, sand, cheap petrol or even George Bush being president (hey, we all like a good laugh) none of that. She is jealous of the food, the abundance of it and the abundance of eat-all-you-can. I have never seen a bunch of people get so excited about buffet! My father-in-law was bitterly disappointed because he couldn't eat all he could in a buffet house as he had eaten too much bread!
So in short, I believe that the Pinoy race is plotting to take over the world. Not by invasion, or any of the usual methods. No, they are planning to eat us out of house, home and world. My in-laws are not the only ones, all Pinoys I have met are like this. Buffet owners close down your businesses NOW I implore you, lest you all become bankrupt and we all starve and are forced to dine on Sisig, Balut and Champorado!
Oh yeah, you know what else is annoying? the fact that none of my in-laws are overweight! That title belongs to yours truly, who admits defeat in the eat-all-you-can stakes.