Bruce Quebral shares Filipino culture with Slovenian housemates

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Apr 29, 2007
While inside Slovenia Big Brother, Bruce did his best to teach his new housemates how to dance the tinikling and how to cook adobo.

Upon his return to Big Brother's house last April 27, Bruce Quebral could not contain his happiness while narrating anecdotes about his life in the country flanked on the east by Hungary and on the west by Italy.

The Basketball Hunk recounted how he taught his fellow housemates in Slovenia Big Brother how to dance the tinikling and cook adobo. To complete their gastronomic experience of appreciating Pinoy food, Bruce asked them to eat the food using their hands. They obliged, and his cooking convinced even his vegetarian housemate, Sonja, to try the meat dish. She later admitted that she liked it and was planning to cook it for her family as well.

He also studied the SBB theme song and participated in a body painting and fashion show (where he acted as the mud cow!). Big Brother of Slovenia also prepared a treat for his temporary resident by bringing in a small inflatable pool filled with snow so that Bruce could see and touch it for the first time. The housemates ended up playing with it and showing Bruce how to make a snowman (and a snowwoman!).

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His nationalistic sentiments were stirred when he sang the national anthem and explained the lyrics of the Lupang Hinirang to Sonja of SBB. According to Bruce, the national anthem is "about how proud we are of our country. The Philippines are the pearls of the ocean. One must fight for their country, no matter how hard it is."

After appearing in a Slovenian TV show and talking about the hardships he encountered when his father died, public support poured out for Bruce. To help raise funds for his family, Bruce signed 100 T-shirts to be sold, with the profit made from the T-shirts put into his account.

When it was time for Bruce to leave his SBB housemates, Miha reminded him that he would be seeing Wendy again. When Sonja learned the news that he would be leaving, she shed tears, prompting the so-called "Filipino Stallion" to comfort her. As a souvenir, Miha gave him a going-away gladiator bracelet, a symbol of their similar "fighter attitude" in life.

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Watch for new developments in Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida.

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