You Know You’re Filipino When…

Sorry, we don’t want to get too serious so here’s an ice breaker for you all:)

You know you’re Filipino when…

1. You point with your lips

2. You nod upwards to greet someone.

3. You collect items from hotels or restaurants “for souvenir”.

4. You smile for no reason.

5. You flirt by having a foolish grin in your face while raising your eyebrows repeatedly.

6. You go to a department store and try to bargain the prices.

7. You add an unwarranted “H” to your name, i.e. “Jhun,” “Bhoy,” “Rhon.”

8. You put your hands together in front of you as if to make a path and say “excuse, excuse” when you pass in between people or in front of the TV

9. You like everything imported or “state-side.”

10. You Check the labels on clothes to see where it was made before buying.

11. You always offer food to all your visitors.

12. You say “comfort room” instead of “bathroom.”

13. You say “for take out” instead of “to go.”

14. You asked for “Colgate” instead of “toothpaste.”

15. You asked for a “pentel-pen” or a “ball-pen” instead of just “pen.”

16. You order a McDonald’s instead of “hamburger”(pronounced ham-boor-jer)

17. You say “Ha?” instead of “What.”

18. You say “Hoy” to get someone’s attention.

19. You answer when someone yells “Hoy.”

20. You turn around when someone says “Psst!”

21. Your sneeze sounds like “ahh-ching” instead of “ahh-choo.”

22. You prefer to make acronyms for phrases such as “OA” for over acting, or “TNT” for, well, you know.

23. You say “air con” instead of “a/c” or air conditioner.

24. You say “brown-out” instead of “black-out.”

25. You have a portrait of “The Last Supper” hanging in your dining room.

26. You own a Karaoke System.

27. You own a piano that no one ever plays.

28. You own a “barrel man” (you pull up the barrel and you see something that looks familiar. schwing…)

29. You refer to your VCR as a “beytamax

30. You have a giant wooden fork and spoon hanging somewhere in the dining room

31. Your car has too many “burloloys” like a Jipneys back in P.I.

32. You hang a Rosary on your car’s rear view mirror.

33. You order a “soft drink” instead of a “soda.”

34. You refer to seasonings and all other forms of monosodium glutimate as “Ajinomoto”

35. This you ‘ll agree 100% … Goldilocks” means more to you than just a character in a fairytale

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