Sometimes a single word changes your understanding of a different culture.
My youngest son, 2,5 years old, goes to a toddler school. Their theme for the week is "Community Helpers". We happen to have an "educational poster" of community helpers. (Educational posters are very common here, we have stuff with plants, musical instruments, national heroes, numbers, letters, fish, you name it)
Yesterday my wife L asks my son J how school has been.
He goes "Fine."
She turns to the poster and points at a police officer and says "Do you recognise this guy?"
He goes "Pig."
I'll tell ya, them kindergartens in the Philippines teach the kids at a completely different level.