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17 Filipino Habits We Should All Leave In 2017

New year, new me, 'di ba?

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2. Commenting on other people's weight.

Twitter: @IAmFireWall

You'll never know what you may be triggering through your seemingly harmless comments. I mean, c'mon guys, it's 2018. Find something more interesting as conversation starters.

3. Calling a man "bakla" when he cries or shows literally any bit of emotion.

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For one, implies that crying is unacceptable in the nonexistent book of "macho men." And two, it insinuates that being gay is, then, unacceptable, which, like, doesn't make sense in decent-human-being speak, I'm sorry.


5. Letting parents get their way just because "magulang ako, anak ka lang."

Twitter: @selfloathang

We love you po, but just because we want to live our lives the way we want to doesn't mean we don't respect you. A lot of us suffer from mental stress for going through the conflicting desire to live our lives the way we want to and not to disappoint you at the same time.

6. Parents being strict AF even if you're already 18 and above.

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I mean, I get it: you care a lot about us, but if you believe you raised a smart child, then you probably should trust that we can take good care of ourselves by now. It also doesn't mean na wala kaming utang na loob.


9. And getting someone to be their baby's ninong/ninang "kasi mayaman."

Twitter: @bonjinglebells

The godparents' role is to help parents guide the children through life, and yes it may involve money, pero wag mo naman pagkakitaan, bes. Kaloka ka.

11. Forcing kids to do things they don't want to do just so the adults can be entertained during family reunions.

ma: anak picturan kita me: ayaw ko ma ma: isa lang me: nakakahiya ma ma: MASASAMPIGA KITA SINABE NANG ISA LANG E me:

Kung ayaw mag-baby shark nung bata, wag pilitin.


13. Elitist culture.

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I mean, I'm very sorry the transport strike attended by jeepney drivers who only want to earn a little more made you stay a bit longer in traffic while you're sitting in your own car.

15. The stigma on mental illness.

may kakilala ako nagsabing depression is "just in the head" & "dasal lang kailangan". yun rin sinabi ko sa kanya nung nagka-trangkaso siya.

Mental illness is a topic with a lot of layers, but probably the most important thing is to recognize that it's real.

16. Tolerating rape culture.

Everytime someone says, "OA mo. Ganyan lang talaga mga lalaki," a kitten gets punched in the face. Why would you do that to a kitten? Why? WHY?????