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19 Questions I Have For Filipino "Medical" Practices And Beliefs Now That I'm A Adult

What's with all the rules in taking a bath??

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1. OK, so, I know soft drinks are bad, but why am I especially not allowed to drink it when I'm on my period? Does the carbonated shit mess with my uterus, is that it?

2. And speaking of, what's the science behind washing my face with my first menstruation to avoid getting pimples??????

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First of all, ew. Second of all, ew. And third of all, EWWWWW!!!

3. Do you know what it feels like to have your period? Yes?? THEN WHY PROHIBIT ME FROM TAKING A BATH WHEN IT'S THE ONLY THING THAT CAN HELP WHEN SOMEONE IS ON THEIR PERIOD??????

4. Speaking of baths, why slather me with oil before letting me take a shower? Is it like a pre-bath?

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5. Like, what's with all these rules about taking a bath or a shower?!?!

I just wanna be clean, pls.
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I just wanna be clean, pls.

6. Can you please just let me live and practice proper hygiene???

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7. You don't really believe drinking the first rainwater of the month of May will cure my diseases, right?

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Please?

8. And hey, why is it so bad to adore a baby?!

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9. And how exactly would wetting a baby's tummy with my saliva revert whatever horrible effects I've caused?

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I mean, is that ALL it takes? Cool. But, how?

10. So all it takes for a fishbone stuck in my throat to go away is for me to find someone who was born in the breech position and have them rub my neck?????

Wow, so easy. If only I knew.
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Wow, so easy. If only I knew.

11. Why won't you let me go to a doctor when I'm feeling sick?

I have a lot of questions on this and let's start with: Can we please call Patawas with Egg "patawasilog?" No? OK.
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I have a lot of questions on this and let's start with: Can we please call Patawas with Egg "patawasilog?" No? OK.

12. How does sleeping on my books actually improve my memory? Osmosis?

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13. And how many books are we talking? Are these enough?

14. Why, for the love of everything good and pure, would you make me drink Tempra AKA Satan's blood?

Ito 'yung totoong war on drugs.
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Ito 'yung totoong war on drugs.

15. And why would you only give me the food that I want when I'm sick and can't eat anything?

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16. How'd you get from tooth fairy to rats replacing our baby teeth?

Ang layo eh.
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Ang layo eh.

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17. What does "mahipan ng hangin" really mean and why is it so bad?

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I mean, wind is nice?

18. What exactly is lagnat laki and can we cure it by, I dunno, not growing up?

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19. And finally, what's in Vicks VapoRub that can cure literally anything?

Not questioning its powers, but just, like, how??!?
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Not questioning its powers, but just, like, how??!?