Birthday and The Past Year Reflection Crisis

It was my birthday last week. I’m 24.
I feel like a lot has changed in the last year. And I guess it has. I’m feeling quite shaky in my identity right now…something that I imagine many people experience when it gets to a ‘celebration’ of 12 months of your life passing by. And so I decided to make a list of the main things that have happened, and how I’ve changed.

Why Do Filipinos Use a Spoon and Fork?

Upon researching the Philippines, I discovered that the most common utensils are a spoon and fork, with knives being much rarer, and chopsticks really only used for specifically oriental meals. And true – this definitely matches the way my dad ate when I would spend weekends at his house, throughout my childhood.
This made me wonder – why?