A Coconut. Dark coffee colored, strong and an impenetrable outside along with a soft, white, and tender inside. The Coconut is often used as a metaphor describing Filipinos. The brown hard outer shell describes the color of a Filipino’s skin and his or her willingness to survive. The inside is used to describe the infamous hospitality and softness of the Filipino wellbeing. As for the white color, it’s the”Westernized” appeal and ability to assimilate into other cultures so easily. I would consider myself a literal coconut due to my adoption.
Can Different-Cultured Children Assimilate into their Adoptive Families?
April 21, 2010