A humorous account of the slightly skewed observations of a man adjusting with utter bewilderment to an alien culture - and loving it.
The author has spent more than twenty years living a bi-continental life between the U.S. and the Philippines, looking for laughs in the sometimes absurd experiences of an American up to his ears in the culture of a remote Philippine barrio, far removed from any city – and even farther removed from life as he had known it.
Being married to a Filipina was an asset in many ways, but full cultural immersion brought many unexpected, often hilarious surprises. Strange food and indecipherable social rules were only the beginning.
Get an inside look, warts and all, at a Philippine Barrio. Dozens of photographs accompany more than 300 pages of first-hand observations.
The author’s philosophy says it all: “That which does not kill me makes me laugh.”
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
J. Peter Fitzgerald is an American citizen, born in Massachusetts. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and is married to a native of the Philippines. He and his wife currently spend equal time between Norway Maine and the remote barrio of Simayung in the Cagayan Valley of the Philippines. He attended the University of Hawaii majoring in Not Paying Attention; he does not hold them liable for the way he turned out. Although this is the author’s first attempt at writing a book, he has written extensively on his experiences in the Philippine barrio. For more information about the author, and about life in the rural Philippines, you are invited to join him at www.myphilippinechronicles.com