Same here. My Philippine born wife and I share many thing in common like religion ,sense of humor and general out look on life.When I met my wife I was amazed how much we had in common. Strong family values, a belief in education, thrift. People told me there would be a cultural difference but honestly I was more like her than the people I had grown up around. That's why I married a Chinese woman, her valued reflect my own.
We should look at what we have in common, not our differences.