21 Annoying Comments Filipinos Are Tired Of Hearing

Hay nako.

1. “Hah, where even is the Philippines?”

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How you want to respond: It’s in Asia. Are you telling me you have never studied at least two-thirds of a world map?

2. “That’s weird. I couldn’t tell what kind of Asian you are.”

How you want to respond: I didn’t know my ethnicity was part of a guessing game. Do you get tact and social skills if you win?

3. “You seem a little dark to be Asian.”

How you want to respond: Yeah, no, that’s clearly because I’ve been out working hard in the rice fields.

4. “Wait… no, you’re definitely more Chinese/Japanese/Thai/etc.”

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How you want to respond: Are you choosing my identity for me, or are you deciding what you’re Seamless-ing tonight?

5. “But Filipinos aren’t really Asian though, right?”

How you want to respond: The Philippines is in Asia. Therefore, Filipinos can call themselves Asian. Plain and simple.

6. “Why aren’t your eyes, like, you know…slanted?”

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How you want to respond: >____> How about now?

7. “If you’re Asian, why do you have a Spanish-sounding name?”

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How you want to respond: Would you like me to give you a lecture on colonialism and the Spanish diaspora, or…?

8. “But you do get Asian glow when you drink?”

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How you want to respond: YES, BUT THAT IS NOT THE POINT.

9. “I know someone Filipino! Do you know [name here]?”

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How you want to respond: It’s a country of 95 million people with 13 million more abroad and you think I know your childhood neighbor who once cooked your family pansit?

10. “Yeah, she’s a nurse. Are you a nurse too?”

How you want to respond: Yes, by the Transitive Property of the Philippines (TPP), I too am a registered nurse — and doctor, lawyer, artist, engineer, scientist, academic, and also shoemaker.

11. “You’re so pretty/handsome/good-looking for a Filipino!”

How you want to respond: Omg I’m so glad you find me conventionally attractive by your Western standards of beauty!

12. “I’m so into Filipino guys. They’re so sweet and nice.”

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How you want to respond: Don’t give them that much credit. You can thank their mothers for that.

13. “I’m so into Filipino girls. They’re so shy and quiet.”

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How you want to respond: Oh, don’t give them that much credit. You can thank the patriarchy for that.

14. “I once dated a Filipino in college.”

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How you want to respond: Same. My family was really happy.

15. “Oh, I know something in Filipino — Mabuhay!

How you want to respond: *eye roll* Hi.

16. “How do you speak English so good?”

How you want to respond: I studied it in school, heard it at home, read books and newspapers, watched TV — and it’s “well,” not “good.”

17. “What’s that thing about the baby duck egg? That’s so gross.”

How you want to respond: You mean balut? Don’t knock it until you’ve slurped it.

18. “Wait, but no, really — do you guys eat dogs?”

How you want to respond: Personally, I’m on an all-cat diet.

19. “So your family there, do they live in the mountains? Or like, in trees?”

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How you want to respond: Yeah, our country estate is right on a cliff and I had a treehouse in my backyard.

20. “But there are so many Filipinos in America! Are you running out of room over there?”

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How you want to respond: American Dream, amirite? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

21. “Are you documented?”

How you want to respond: Go home. Just, like, to your house — and don’t ever come out pls.

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