The Philippines - a Spanish colony for more than three centuries and named after a 16th Century Spanish king - was taken over by the US in the early 20th Century. Spanish and American influences remain strong, especially in terms of language, religion and government.
如果说一个人在假装地高兴或故作镇定，好像什么事情都没有，就可以说 put on a brave face 即装作若无其事的样子。
Mary didn't get the promotion she was expecting. But she put on a brave face and went to the office party.
The athletes put on a brave face when they left the stadium, where the team had suffered its worst defeat in ten years.
另一个短语 two-faced 的意思是两面派，人前人后言辞不一。
Frederick is two-faced. He keeps telling me he loves my work, while he says to my colleagues that he thinks I should be sacked.