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21 Things That Happen At Every Filipino Party

Here for the lechon, lumpia and lots of love. But especially lechon.

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1. The tita who told you the party starts at four o'clock actually meant five o'clock.

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"Hindi ako late. Maaga lang kayong dumating."

2. But tbh, everyone's going to be there at six. #PINOYTIME, di ba? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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3. Except for the one token white dude, who spends the rest of the night trying to follow your lead.

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4. Before anything, you better mano po your elders.

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#RESPECT

5. And leave your sapatos at the door!

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6. Once you're in, everyone's like, "Halika, KAIN NA!"

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AT LAST.

7. No matter how many people are at the party, there'll always be enough food to feed the whole neighborhood.

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8. But you can always count on a tita to tell you how much weight you've gained, like, "Ay, anak, tumaba ka yata?"

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And you just want to be like, "Ever heard of 'body positivity, tita? Hellurr!"

9. Yet, that same tita will keep telling you, "Kain pa!" every five minutes.

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OK, if you say so, po!

10. Because, let's be real, who's going to finish that lechon in the middle of the table?

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11. Or all that lumpia?

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12. And of course, you're eating at the kids table, even if you're so "dalaga na."

"Mga kids, dito kayo ha!"
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"Mga kids, dito kayo ha!"

13. Meanwhile, the titas and titos — half of whom you aren't even related to — remain WITHOUT CHILL.

Having your titos be all protective and say, "No boypren ha, school pirst!" when your titas are like "How's boypren mo?" #FilipinoProblems

14. Then when it's karaoke time, there's always a group of drunk nanays who want to sing ABBA's "Dancing Queen."

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15. And if the tatays aren't joining in, they're either talking about basketball or Pacquiao.

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16. After more inuman, everyone comes together for mahjong.

Mahjong flow... Feeling so Filipino 😛

17. And don't forget the line dancing.

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18. When it's almost midnight, it's time for a second dinner and dessert!

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19. And when it's time to go home, and after you've said "bye" to all 29,495 relatives, everyone stands by the door and starts talking again.

If you're at a Filipino party and your parents say you're leaving add 4 hours to that

20. But at least may pa-uwi ka!

This is called putos... leftovers from a Filipino Party... #pinoypride @filipinofood

21. And you'll leave victorious with leftovers for daaaaaaays.

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Ain't no party like FIlipino party because Filipino parties don't end. <3

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