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New Tourist by Cezille07 New Tourist by Cezille07
The Philippines in a Nutshell
I didn't intend for Sister Philippines to have a major major role (quote Ms. Venus Raj [link]), because she isn't even part of Europe; our little, underestimated country lies far east of the setting of SATW. But one thing about Filipinos is that they're spreading around the globe as an unnoticed but omnipresent force: well, workforce. A lot of our talent and genius is being drained from home and sent as overseas workers, where we are either generally discriminated or decently respected. That was what she meant when she said (brother) Philippines had many part time jobs. You have to be very rich (which is often not the case), or you'll need a lot of medial jobs to support a family.

Beyond the crappy politics, terrorism, and desperate poverty, a typical Filipino, in my view, is conservative, musically inclined, warm, very resourceful, and optimistic. We're also known for being an hour late on all sorts of occasions, but we can be dedicated to anything if we wanted to. (I wasn't able to show all of those traits yet, but we'll get there. ;) )


About this comic
In focus here is a Filipino's too-easy acceptance of other cultures. My history classes were rusty, but in a nutshell, the Spanish occupation (which lasted about 300 years) went nowhere, but when America colonized the Philippines, we wanted to be part of the United States for the "freedom", benefits, and new way of life they presented. But America called us a "liability". The best we do these days is to take in everything American, from food to music tastes and elsewhere. Our official language is Filipino AND English; I think it's a way of connecting with the world, but globalization is really just another term for "Americanization". So when Sister Philippines drops in on our favorite SATW cast, she fell in love with them easily, although that could be a manifestation of my personal liking for Denmark and Finland, who are such adorable characters. <3 :blush:


Update
Thanks to *Karalora for correcting me on Norway's eye color. :XD:

And thanks to everyone who faved or commented! :D


"Scandinavia and the World", Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland - by :iconhumon:
Sister Philippines - by moi. ;D
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TyberZann2814 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FILIPINOZ PINOY FTW :D
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Dewani90 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched humon first and then got to your comics, i think Filipinos are amazing, most of my favorite comic artists come from there, and don't you worry about my country not liking Filipinos, our country doesn't like a lot of countries and will wage war with anyone with just a little provocation, no wonder humon draws america with a gun, and it's even worse on the inside... usa doesn't just hate other people, it hates the people inside of it as well... oh well, wish all countries could be in peace, but it is kinda the human nature to look at ways to hate each other, I on the other side, just say "forgive and forget", then all countries could be friends.
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PopsicleSpace Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Need to be real character. Mabuhay!
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Fyngirl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
I have been to the Philippines! Manila scared the crap out of me though... There were guards with maschine guns everywhere, also at the building I lived in. I even think I offered the guard a burger just to be on his good side :XD: What I remember most is that the Philippines are very good at remembering names.
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Tetsu-neko Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This comic of yours is the reason I got hooked on SATW. Curse you, Cezille07! :rofl:

I think my husband looks like Finland (he actually is half Finn!) but with glasses and no hat.
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Cezille07 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Squeeee! Really? TEEHEE. :blush: I'm *sorry* then. xD

// That is awesome. :D
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Tetsu-neko Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. Yes, it is :D

Oh, did you see my latest journal entry? I'm holding a contest! :eager:
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Aemeneol Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Proud to be Filipino~

Love your comic XD
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Cezille07 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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Plantix4thWatcher Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Pinoys! YES! I feel so happy to see her. :'3
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