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21 Things Native Manileños Just Won't Get, I'm Sorry

You weren't sanay sa air pollution, so you were like, hinika at first.

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1. When people ask you to say something in your native language.

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2. When people look down on you because you're probinsyano/na.

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3. You try to recreate a local dish you've been missing.

Pag Bicol express, the more the sili, the closer to home.
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Pag Bicol express, the more the sili, the closer to home.

4. And when you see it in a karinderya, you never miss the opportunity to have a taste of home.

Extra rice pa nga!
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Extra rice pa nga!

5. You instantly become friends with people who come from the same province as you do.

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6. When people point out your accent which only confirms you actually have one.

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7. Or when they imitate the way you speak.

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Rude.

8. When people ask if you know a certain someone who also come from your province.

Yes, of course I know your neighbor's husband's friend because my province's population is only about 80,000.
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Yes, of course I know your neighbor's husband's friend because my province's population is only about 80,000.

9. You use your native language to talk shit about the people around you.

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10. When you want to say something but you only know how to say it in your native language.

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You wanna say "nakakalito," but what came out was "nakakalibog."

11. You can't help but feel proud whenever people say good things about where you come from.

12. The urban jungle was scary AF the first time you stepped foot on it.

13. It took you a million years to memorize the directions in your new environment.

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14. And you were super scared to take public transportation.

15. One thing that infuriates you? The price of vegetables in supermarkets.

Because back home, vegetables are widely available sa bakuran ng kapitbahay.
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Because back home, vegetables are widely available sa bakuran ng kapitbahay.

16. Like, products are just really expensive in general. WHY???

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17. You weren't sanay sa air pollution, so you were like, hinika at first.

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18. When you're out having fun and suddenly homesickness hits you hard.

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19. You miss everything about the province, especially your mom's cooking.

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20. That's why nothing gets you more excited than going back home during long vacation hauls.

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21. And you can't help but wonder why you ever left.

Dito na lang ako.
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Dito na lang ako.

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