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Signs You Grew Up Filipino…

This post is mainly about food. But then again, isn’t that the best part of being Pinoy?

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Signs You Grew Up Filipino…

1. This was a perfectly normal breakfast.

This was a perfectly normal breakfast.

Spam, good. Eggs, good. Rice, obviously good.

2. But this was your actual favorite breakfast.

But this was your actual favorite breakfast.

MMMM TAPSILOG. Nom nom.

3. And when all else failed there was always this.

And when all else failed there was always this.

Sweet bread for breakfast? Yes, please…

4. You have no idea how to make rice on the stove, only in a flowery rice cooker.

You have no idea how to make rice on the stove, only in a flowery rice cooker.

5. This was your “ketchup.”

This was your "ketchup."

The spicy kind was the best.

6. You had a hundred pairs of “tsinelas” spread around your house.

You had a hundred pairs of "tsinelas" spread around your house.

Because you immediately took off your shoes when you entered the house.

7. The only name you were ever called by was:

34 Signs You Grew Up Filipino

Like, you’re not even sure your parents know your real name.

8. Their names are lolo and lola, not grandpa and grandma.

Their names are lolo and lola, not grandpa and grandma.

9. You know you had to “mano” every adult in the house before you were allowed to go play.

You know you had to "mano" every adult in the house before you were allowed to go play.

10. Which was no easy task because you had approximately 15 “titas” and “titos” growing up.

Which was no easy task because you had approximately 15 "titas" and "titos" growing up.

And half of them weren’t actually related to you.

11. Every year you sent a giant cardboard box to your relatives in the Philippines.

Every year you sent a giant cardboard box to your relatives in the Philippines.

The contents of which were 99% Spam.

12. You immediately turn your head when you hear these phrases.

You immediately turn your head when you hear these phrases.

13. This is how your mom points.

34 Signs You Grew Up Filipino

Hand me the “ano.”

14. Your Thanksgiving includes a few unconventional items.

Your Thanksgiving includes a few unconventional items.

Note the lumpia, rice, kare kare, pancit, etc…

15. Nothing makes your mouth water faster than the sight of pan de sal.

Nothing makes your mouth water faster than the sight of pan de sal.

16. Your family does most of its grocery shopping here.

Your family does most of its grocery shopping here.

Or the local “Asian food store.”

17. And this was your bakery.

And this was your bakery.

18. You could really go for an ice-cold halo halo right now.

You could really go for an ice-cold halo halo right now.

19. All of your relatives came over every time this guy was fighting.

All of your relatives came over every time this guy was fighting.

Manny Pacquiao. Represent.

20. Your family car definitely has one of these hanging somewhere.

Your family car definitely has one of these hanging somewhere.

21. You call this an “air-con” not an A/C.

You call this an "air-con" not an A/C.

22. You were constantly being asked if you had finished your Kumon.

You were constantly being asked if you had finished your Kumon.

23. You played at least one musical instrument growing up.

You played at least one musical instrument growing up.

And you had to learn the Suzuki method.

24. Your parents were always particularly creative when it came to saving money.

34 Signs You Grew Up Filipino

25. Adobo is your love language.

Adobo is your love language.

26. You know your mom didn’t know what to cook when you saw this was what you were eating for dinner.

You know your mom didn't know what to cook when you saw this was what you were eating for dinner.

27. You never threw away your plastic silverware.

You never threw away your plastic silverware.

Because you know, “sayang”…

28. But let’s be honest, half the time you didn’t actually eat with silverware.

But let's be honest, half the time you didn't actually eat with silverware.

29. This looks very familiar.

34 Signs You Grew Up Filipino

Aunties getting craaaazy!

30. Every family gathering ends with a rousing round of karaoke.

Every family gathering ends with a rousing round of karaoke.

31. You were always looking for ways to rep the Filipino flag.

You were always looking for ways to rep the Filipino flag.

32. You love joking about being a FOB, but the second anyone else calls you one, you’re like:

You love joking about being a FOB, but the second anyone else calls you one, you're like:

DA HELL? Not cool.

33. Taglish was your native tongue.

Taglish was your native tongue.

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