Filipino Culture and More: 14 Signs that You’re Absolutely Filipino!
There’s more to know about the Philippines, its people, and the Filipino culture. Yes, we have discussed about the things signs that tell one is a true-blue Filipino in the first part of this article. But that’s not everything. Here are more aspects of Filipino culture that make the Pearl of the Orient Seas and the Filipinos worth visiting and praising.
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Aspects of Filipino Culture and Filipino Traits Worth Knowing About
You’re attached to this bee
Jollibee has been part of your life for a long time. You know the menu, you go to parties there, and you probably have taken a photo with the mascot.
You’ve gone to the Greenhills tiangge
The tiangge is a place where you can buy anything and everything, whether fake or pirated. You can also make tawad and get a special price.
You know people who have that extra H in their names
You have relatives, friends, or you know someone with an unnecessary H in their names. A few good examples include Bhoy, Jhun, and Gherlie.
You’ve heard a lot of superstitious beliefs
There are many superstitious beliefs, mainly due to the elders in your family. A favorite guessing game is predicting the gender of the baby by the shape of the mother’s belly. If it’s rounded, it’s a girl; if it looks pointed, it’s going to be a boy.
You’ve tried street foods like betamax and kwek-kwek
You can identify and have surely eaten street foods like balut, adidas, betamax, isaw, or kwek-kwek.
You’re into jokes where the English language is butchered
You see these jokes on some random street posts or read them on a newspaper column. Many of these quotable quotes come from former president Joseph Estrada, actress Alma Moreno, or various models and TV talents.
You respect the Philippine flag
Of course, if you truly are a Filipino, you know that one of the most important aspects of Filipino culture is the country’s national flag—and you respect it with all your heart.
So how many of these cultural quirks can you relate to?