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senator16Saturday 09th of April 2005 07:40:27 AM
You know you are Filipino if.... - You know you're
Filipino if ...
These are the famous you know you're filipino if..., I'm sure that you've came across at leat one of these (if you're filipino!) in your lifetime. I know these have been around since I was in Junior High. Well they made me laugh, I'm sure if you understand, then they'll make you laugh too!

You refer to power interruptions as "brownouts."
You're related to everyone.
You respond to a "Hoy!" or a "Pssst!" in a crowd.
Your middle name is your mother's maiden name.
Your parents call each other Mommy and Daddy
You have uncles and aunts named Boy, Girlie, or Baby.
You have relatives whose nicknames consist of repeated syllables like Jun-Jun, Ling-Ling, Mon-Mon.(by the way my relatives nicknames are Vhim-Vhim, Jun-Jun, Nik-Nik, Tik-Tak, and Kit-kat!!!)
You call the parents of your friends and your own parents friends Tito and Tita.
You point with your lips.
You have four or five names.
You greet your elders by touching their hands to your forehead and saying "mano."
You follow your parents house rules even if you are over 18.
You live with your parents until you get married and at times even after you're married.
You say "rubber shoes" instead of sneakers, "ball pen" instead of pen, "stockings" instead of pantyhose, "prijider" instead of refrigerator, "Colgate" instead of toothpaste, and "open" or "close" instead of turn on or turn off (as in the lights).
You use paper foot outlines when buying shoes for friends and relatives.
You make your children sing and dance to amuse your friends and relatives.
You have a karaoke machine.
You decorate your dining room wall with a picture of the Last Supper.
You keep your furniture wrapped in plastic or covered with blankets.
You have a Sto. Nino somewhere in your house.
Your kitchen table has a vinyl tablecloth.
You recycle shopping bags as garbage bags.
You have a piano that no one plays.
You keep a fly swatter in your kitchen.
You keep a tabo in your bathroom.
You own a wooden barrel man from Baguio.
You eat with your hands.
You eat every meal with rice.
You use your fingers to measure the water you need to cook rice.
You eat your meal using a spoon and fork.
You feed all your visitors.
You keep your stove covered in aluminum foil when not in use.
You wash and re-use plastic utensils, styrofoam cups, and aluminum wrappers.
Your pantry has Spam, Vienna sausage, corned beef, and sardines in it.
You love to eat daing or tuyo.
You prop up one knee while eating.
You eat your meal with patis, toyo, suka, banana catsup, or bagoong.
You eat fried Spam and hot dogs with rice.
You put hot dogs in your spaghetti.
You order a "soft drink" instead of soda.
You eat rice for breakfast.
You hang a rosary on your car's rear view mirror.
You make the sign of the cross before take-offs and after landings and every time you pass by a church.
Your second piece of luggage is a balikbayan box.
You are standing next to eight boxes at the airport.
You collect items from airlines, hotels, and restaurants as "souvenirs."
You feel obligated to give pasalubong to all your friends and relatives each time you return from a trip.
You can convey 30 messages with your facial _expression.
You greet one another by raising your eyebrows or tossing your head.
Goldilocks is more than a fairy tale character to you.
You love to use the following acronyms: CR for comfort room, OA for over-acting, TL for true love, BF for boyfriend and GF for girlfriend.
You're on "filipino time".
You always leave your shoes or slippers outside the doorstep.
You use an umbrella for shade on hot summer days.
You prefer sitting in the shade instead of basking in the sun.
You know how to play mah-jong.
You have a relative who is a nurse.

Kyrinne Alexandrae H.Saturday 09th of April 2005 08:29:45 AM
- I fit under many of those categories, but I'm not Filipino =P

(I'm a mutt ^_^ )