To my dad, yes, I amen-amen all the time. We don't 'hug' often. I only 'amen' mom whenever we go to church. I hug my mom alot
There are Pinoy families here that are like this, strikt and instill in their kids a cultural understanding of our Filipino roots. Then there are Filipino parents that want their kids to assimilate completely and not not teach their kids Tagalog or Bisaya.
Pero you know, even if they do that or not, when the kids go to college, they eventually want to know more, learn more of our culture.
I know that when I was in high school I really wasn't interested in Filipino culture as I was busy with schedules. But when I came to college, I wanted to know more about it. The same scenario speaks for other Fil-Am college kids. I think it is only natural that a person wants to know more about his or her culture. And when we do learn about it, we are amazed to how beautifully rich that culture is.
Alot of Americans love Filipino culture, Kiams.
We have a Filipino Awareness program here in college, and sometimes we bring in dances, songs, etc. Alot of American students like to know about Filipino culture, dances, martial arts. And it makes me smile how they refer to our culture as "so cool" or "beautiful", "exotic", "asian".