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Anthony Bourdain's Manila Episode Of "Parts Unknown" Will Make You Feel Things

"Filipinos give—of themselves, of their time their money, their love—to others."

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1. First of all, when he praised the Filipinos for their generosity.

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2. And their love for home AKA the Philippines.

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3. When he said an accurate observation about Pinoys and food.

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4. When a familiar face appeared on the screen.

~~~Love of my life~~~
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~~~Love of my life~~~

5. And when Bourdain ordered what a Jollibee-pro would order.

C3 + extra rice + pineapple juice, yaaaassss.
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C3 + extra rice + pineapple juice, yaaaassss.

6. When he had some halo-halo and got confused by it, but wasn't even complaining.

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7. Then, a child saw him eating and he was gracious enough to offer her some.

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Just like how Pinoys do it.

8. And he *actually* bought her a glass of the sweet dessert.

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<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

9. When he casually joined a drinking session at a random street in Manila.

Classic inuman style.

10. And they had sisig as pulutan, opkors.

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11. When he recognized the hardships Filipinos have gone through—including the Marcos regime and Martial Law.

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12. When he dropped truth bombs about the Maguindanao Massacre and the killing of journalists.

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Yep, shit got real.

13. And more truth bombs, this time about poverty in the country.

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14. When he had lunch with a Filipino family and had kare-kare, no less.

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15. And of course, the pambansang ulam of Filipinos, adobo.

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16. When he damn well knew what's in our heart of hearts.

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17. When he talked about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), a job we're all too familiar with because every Filipino family has a member who is one.

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18. And learned that it's not just about travelling to another country.

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19. Because it entails a lot of sacrifices.

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20. When he realized how a huge box means so much more to Pinoys.

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21. When he read a heartwarming letter to Aling Aurora, a former OFW who worked as a nanny, from someone she used to babysit.

CRYING.
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CRYING.

22. And finally, when his closing statement made every one of us proud to be Filipinos.

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Oh stahp it, Tito Anthony. <3