Cross Culture Lessons – Filipino Tips & Tricks

I’ve got a cool tip and trick in being a Filipino.

Are you ready for this “hands-on” cross culture lesson?

First you must wash your hands!

As a kid, I was sort of embarrassed in being a Filipino especially if my friends came over and my parents ate with their kamay (hands). Everything was a finger food!

Have you noticed a giant wooden spoon and fork hanging on the kitchen wall. Irony at it’s best. =)

My parents would “subo” me by gathering the portion of food using all five finger tips (like a hand puppet) and push the food using their thumb into my mouth. Cool, huh!

Yesterday, I found myself at work without a fork or spoon, so I ate my chicken and rice (and seaweed) with my kamay and it was great. I actually like eating with my hands.

The Bible makes many references to “hands” which I won’t go through them.

But let me share with you one of my all time favorite worship songs called – Give Me Clean Hands.

We bow our hearts, we bend our knees
Oh Spirit, come make us humble
We turn our eyes from evil things
Oh Lord, we cast down our idols

So give us clean hands, give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another

We bow our hearts, we bend our knees
Oh Spirit, come make us humble
We turn our eyes from evil things
Oh Lord, we cast down our idols

So give us clean hands, give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another

And God, let us be a generation that seeks
Seeks Your face, oh God of Jacob
And God, let us be a generation that seeks
Seeks Your face, oh God of Jacob

You’re my God, You’re my God, oh oh

God, let us be a generation that seeks
Seeks Your face, oh God of Jacob
And God, let us be a generation that seeks
Seeks Your face, oh God of Jacob

And God, let us be a generation that seeks
Seeks Your face, oh God of Jacob
And God, let us be a generation that seeks
Seeks Your face, oh God of Jacob

Jesus, You are
You’re my God, You’re my God
You’re my God, You’re my God
You’re my God

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