6 Hilariously Pinoy Habits That You’re Probably Guilty Of
We’re more than just amiable and hospitable. We have a lot of fun and quirks too.
1. Making the IMpossible possible.
If your glimmer of hope is just half a square foot in a packed LRT, you’ll probably use your powers of diskarte to fit in.
“Kasya pa yan!”
Photo via philstar.com by Zer Cabanatuan
2. Overloading everything
From excess airline baggage (mainly due to pasalubong) to an overpopulated motorbike, we find ways to save on extra round trips.
The culture of “sabit”
Photos via liveinthephilippines.com
3. Adapting new lingo to everyday language
Keri. Keribels. Push mo yan ‘te. Churva. Jowa. Jowaness (Jowang kamukha ni Vaness). All these and many more are seeping into a vibrant Taglish slang.
Comics by Manix Abrera via kikomachinekomix.com
4. Having total disregard for the weather
Denim mini shorts under the rain and cold? New sweater in the sweltering summer? Why not?
Drinking hot coffee in the scorching heat of noon? Craving ice cream mid-typhoon? Push mo yan ‘te.
5. Blowing on your halo-halo/ ice cream
The secret to great halo-halo? Blowing on every spoonful just before it reaches your mouth.
6. Having endemic short-term memory loss
Our conversations often resemble a game of charades. “Si ano, nagpa-ano na!” “Who?” “Si ano. Yung may kwan…ano.”
Note: These are based on common personal experiences. What about you? Any recurring habits or attributes that are seemingly Filipino?
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