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If this is your first visit, welcome! This site is devoted to my life experiences as a Filipino-American who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States in 1960. I came to the US as a graduate student when I was 26 years old. I am now in my early-80's and thanks God for his blessings, I have four successful and professional children and six grandchildren here in the US. My wife and I had been enjoying the snow bird lifestyle between US and Philippines after my retirement from USFDA in 2002. Please do not forget to read the latest national and International News in this site . I have also posted some of my favorite Filipino and American dishes and recipes in this site. Some of the photos and videos in this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on infringing on your copyrights. Cheers!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fifty-Five Years in US but still a Pinoy in Heart and Spirit

The David B Katague Clan, Walnut Creek, California, 2009

This year will be our 55th year residing in the US. We have resided in the West Coast ( Northern California), Midwest( Chicago, Illinois and Kansas City, Missouri) and the East Coast( suburbs of Washington, DC.). During these years we have adapted the American ways of living having raised four children through out their college years and beyond. We are blessed with six good-looking and talented grand children and for these we thank Thee Lord!

During the five decades and five years, my wife and I have gotten rid of the Pinoy bad traits of bahala na, filipino time, being so materialistic and the crab mentality of putting down other Filipinos.

We have maintained the good Pinoy traits of being religious, hospitable, hardworking and still enjoy Pinoy foods and delicacies.

Although we no longer eat filipino food and rice daily, we still set the table with a spoon and used our hands to partake Dungeness crabs and seafoods. We still have the wood carving picture frame of the Last Supper hanging in our dining room wall that we purchased in Baguio City several decades ago. What could be more Filipino than that.



We try to go to Catholic mass every Sunday and Holiday of Obligation. However, since my wife was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, we attend mass in the TV most of the time.

My wife enjoy watching Pinoy soap operas and Philippine news daily. She tries to keep in touch with relatives in the Philippines through FaceTime. In my case, I try to keep in touch with relatives via FaceBook and my blogs. Here is a video of some Philippine culture and tradition for your viewing pleasure.




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