#GrowingUpFilipino: 10 Things Only Filipinos Understand
MODELS LJ Harbord, Bea Marin, Patrik Franksson, Mikko Marcelo, and Akiko Abad
How do you know a person is Filipino or is a part of a Filipino family? There are lots of ways you can tell, but we've rounded up the best ways you'll figure this out by going through the hashtag #GrowingUpFilipino on Twitter. We practically LOL-ed through every tweet and realized that yes, we really grew up Pinoys. Scroll through this article yourself and tell us if you do feel the same way in the comments.
1 Your mom tells you that you have to leave, but ends up making chika with her amigas for two hours more.
#growingupfilipino *at a party* my mom: ok we're leaving soon mom you said that 5 karaoke songs ago— tinker bell (@celiseenicolee) August 23, 2015
2 You know the part's a hit because there's lechon on the table. Yasss!
#GrowingUpFilipino Your party is a bust if you don't have Lechon 🐷🍴— Cody Abalos (@braddah_Codes) August 9, 2015
3 See what we mean?
4 Another way you know the party's a hit? When there's karaoke!
#GrowingUpFilipino always having to sing karaoke at parties.— uh-lyss-uh (@AlyssaaPabonaa) August 6, 2015
5 The best part of the party also comes after the event. You'll be bringing in some pabaon which you'll be eating in the next few days.
My uncle just made a take home of food in 10 seconds. #GrowingUpFilipino— XTina in the 6. (@crissy64) August 9, 2015
6 You know this food is synonymous to summer:
7 And also what this broom stands for, other than it's a cleaning tool.
8 You feel like this country's a big family compound where you're somehow related to each and every person.
#GrowingUpFilipino even though you're not related, you're still related in some way— McJermzy (@Jermzybear) August 16, 2015
9 You're rarely complete during family gatherings because everyone's everywhere.
10 Your medicine cabinet has this:
11 You know soda or palamig is best served in a plastic bag.
12 You crave for rice... even during merienda.
#GrowingUpFilipino rice all day everyday 🍚🍚🍚— Filipina Geordie ✌️ (@samboothxo) August 11, 2015
13 You can't sleep comfortably without a blanket even if it's summer.
#GrowingUpFilipino you always use your blanket kahit sobrang mainit— leiah // school ᵔᴥᵔ (@tommoerectus) August 9, 2015
14 People do this all the time when you need directions:
15 You have a stead supply of this in the freezer during summer season:
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