In the Mortag family culture there are many ancestral traditions that take part in family culture. These cultural factors include things such as the strong family relationships. For instance, family members are very close to each other and even when living on their own, they continue to live close by. Their close family ties are well-known and it is shameful for individuals to do otherwise. It is even considered a tradition to keep these close relationships. Parents are sure to teach their children this.
Due to this remarkable closeness, parents have difficulty letting go of their children and have them stay for as long as they want. It is also common to see children living with their parents even as adults. This custom teaches children to greatly appreciate their parents' closeness and when they become independent, they have their parents move with them.
As a result, the elderly are commonly seen living with their children. Like this, they enjoy the remaining of their lives inside their house with their children in an environment they can feel comfortable in. In fact, most of them keep their close relationships to their parents by staying at least before they get married. Leaving them happens only when they really have to, but usually, at least one child, depending on his willingness and financial capabilities, stay even after marriage to support and look after their aging parents.
Although this may seem odd for other cultures, the Mortags are not ashamed of putting this in practice. More over, the Mortags keep close connections with other relatives. They recognize them from second degree to the last they can identify. As the Mortags say, “not being able to know a relative is like turning their backs from where they come from.”
In addition to the strong family ties the Mortags are associated with, they also are very respectful people. As result, they teach their infant children to say words such as “po” and “opo”, which are words...