Many overseas Chinese in the Philippines are owners of businesses. In La Union province, out of the ten or so hardware stores I've visited, all of them are owned by Chinese. As with many overseas populations, the culture and tradition comes overseas along with the people. In the coastal capital of San Fernando a large Chinese Buddhist temple overlooks the bay. The temple features many beautiful and scary sculptures of Dragons, images of Buddha and a giant impressive gate protects the temple from the sea. I'm facing west towards the South China Sea and a nice sunset ends a long day.