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Kyle “Kulas” Jennerman: A Canadian’s Journey to #BecomingFilipino

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Canadian Kyle Jennerman, who has since adopted the appropriately-Filipino nickname of Kulas, has become a phenomenon when he started his advocacy called #BecomingFilipino.

Kyle, in hopes of reminding others of the country’s rich culture and heritage, exhibited through his actions traits that are truly Filipino, such as blessing or pagmamano.

In 2013, Kyle toured around the different islands of Visayas and Mindanao in just two months which was a life-changing experience for him.

“I have never experienced before what I got to experience in the Philippines. I have never met such kind, giving, friendly, hard-working, outgoing, proud and happy people. I have never experienced a culture like the Philippines; a culture that every single day inspires me, and that I look up to. It is a place where the natural environment is unbelievably beautiful,” he said.

His campaign became viral and caught the attention of the netizens and local media, and eventually opened doors to opportunities of raising awareness about his patriotic deed.

What does Kulas choose about the Philippines?

Simple: the people and places are enough reason for him to come back. We can’t argue with that, especially if his favorite destination is as beautiful as Sarangani Island.

According to him (and his bio on his website), “[the Philippines was] part of a culture that has inspired so much happiness in my life.”

Kulas has experienced many of the things that most Filipinos have yet to do so in a single lifetime, solely to fulfill his quest to become Filipino.

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