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16 Photos That Prove The Philippines Is Nothing Like People Actually Think

Pasalubong expectations = peanut brittle. Reality = giant ashtray cock.

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1. What people think summertime in the Philippines is like:

What it's actually like:

Showering with ice in a bucket. ✌🏽
Twitter: @jewelbasinang

Showering with ice in a bucket. ✌🏽

2. What people think Filipino couples are like:

Gorgeous and perfect and merong forever!
rappler.com

Gorgeous and perfect and merong forever!

What they're actually like:

Merong 5 minutes!
Twitter: @GayleVelasco

Merong 5 minutes!

3. What people think Filipino men are like:

Hayyyy, Papa P.
cosmo.ph

Hayyyy, Papa P.

What they're actually like:

"Teen slowly goes blind because of a porn-watching addiction."
tenminutes.ph

"Teen slowly goes blind because of a porn-watching addiction."

4. What people think contests in the Philippines are like:

You think you'll win: A crown and glory and a legacy to uphold!
gmanetwork.com

You think you'll win: A crown and glory and a legacy to uphold!

What they're actually like:

You'll actually win: Secrets!
mugstoria.com

You'll actually win: Secrets!

5. What people think events in the Philippines are like:

Peaceful gatherings to enjoy the country's cultural fare!
Twitter: @jrmstrrxx

Peaceful gatherings to enjoy the country's cultural fare!

What they're actually like:

"Fistfight at ACE Hardware."
fhm.com.ph

"Fistfight at ACE Hardware."

6. What people think snacks in the Philippines are like:

Cool and sweet and refreshing desserts!
Flickr: pedrosantosjr

Cool and sweet and refreshing desserts!

What they're actually like:

Lady Gaga-branded noodles because fuck logic!
Twitter: @huwancho

Lady Gaga-branded noodles because fuck logic!

7. What people think body enhancement clinics in the Philippines are like:

What they're actually like:

8. What people think surfing in the Philippines is like:

What it's actually like:

More fun in the Philippines, daw.
Facebook: Pinoy

More fun in the Philippines, daw.

9. What people think souvenirs from the Philippines are like:

Give me locally-made peanut brittle any day of the week!
Flickr: nasadulongdila

Give me locally-made peanut brittle any day of the week!

What they're actually like:

But give me a giant ashtray cock so I know it's real.
Twitter: @jeminaxmay

But give me a giant ashtray cock so I know it's real.

10. What people think Filipino cops are like:

What they're actually like:

11. What people think fireworks in the Philippines are like:

What they're actually like:

NEED.

12. What people think Filipino movies are like:

What they're actually like:

Yes, it's a real movie. Nakakabaliw talaga.
Maverick Films

Yes, it's a real movie. Nakakabaliw talaga.

13. How people think Filipinos greet each other:

M🌸A🌺B🌼U🌷H🌸A🌻Y
philippinesplus.com

M🌸A🌺B🌼U🌷H🌸A🌻Y

How it's actually like:

14. What people think wildlife in the Philippines is like:

Joel Nito / AFP / Getty Images

What it's actually like:

"In pursuit of a crocodile that escaped a zoo in Kidawapan."
remate.ph

"In pursuit of a crocodile that escaped a zoo in Kidawapan."

15. What people think night life in the Philippines is like:

What it's actually like:

16. What people think Filipino singers are like:

Justin Kahn/Elsie Fest / Via Getty Images

What they're actually like:

But tbh, between stereotypes and reality, both are pretty good in the Philippines. 🙏

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