Culture Smart! Philippines: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette

Culture Smart! Philippines: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette

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Culture Smart! Philippines: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Graham Colin-Jones, Yvonne Quahe Colin-Jones


Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include
• customs, values, and traditions
• historical, religious, and political background
• life at home
• leisure, social, and cultural life
• eating and drinking
• do's, don'ts, and taboos
• business practices
• communication, spoken and unspoken

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857333176
Publisher: Kuperard
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Series: Culture Smart! Series
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 481,266
Product dimensions: 4.43(w) x 6.71(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author


Graham Colin-Jones is British by birth, a linguist by training, and an international civil servant by profession. He is also the author of books on English grammar, business letter writing, and report writing. He has lived and worked overseas for twenty-two years and has experienced the realities of living and working in Asian cultures, including fifteen years in the Philippines. Yvonne Quahe Colin-Jones is Singaporean by birth, a sociologist by training, and a cross-cultural trainer and relocation professional. She is also an author of the book. We Remember: Cameos of Pioneer Life, a social history of Singapore using oral history as a medium of documentation. She has lived most of her life overseas.

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