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How Stereotypically Filipino Are You?

Psst, hoy! Get me the ano.

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    You greet people by asking "Kumain ka na?"
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    You go to Jollibee after going to church with your family.
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    You don't call it a meal unless there's rice.
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    You've sipped soda from a plastic bag.
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    You can eat with just your hands.
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    And you save and re-use plastic utensils and cups because sayang.
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    But you use chinaware for the special occasions.
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    You make tusok-tusok the fish ball.
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    And order ihaw-ihaw in the turo-turo.
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    You know someone whose name is just repeated syllables (E.g. "Junjun" or "Tintin").
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    And you know at least three people called "Girlie" or "Boy."
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    In a crowd, you respond when you hear, "Psst!"
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    Or "Hoy!"
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    You point with your lips.
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    You always mano po to all the older people you meet and visit.
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    And you take off your tsinelas before you get in the house.
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    At a party, you serve plates wrapped in plastic bags.
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    It takes you forever to say goodbye to someone.
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    When saying goodbye, you end up having another conversation in the kitchen.
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    And at the front door.
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    And at the car.
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    When you can't find the right word to use, you replace it with "ano."
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    It's not "huh?" It's "HA?!"
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    And it's not a "photocopy." It's a "Xerox."
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    It's not a "black-out." It's a "brown-out."
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    It's not "bathroom." It's "comfort room."
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    It's not "A/C." It's "aircon."
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    It's not "nail polish." It's "kutex."
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    Every toothpaste is Colgate.
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    Every wristwatch is Rolex.
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    To you, "sando" does not mean sandwich.
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    And "rubber shoes" are everyday wear.
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    You "open" or "close" the lights.
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    You know what a tabo is.
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    You know the difference between a walis ting-ting and a walis tambo.
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    You put up your Christmas tree on September 1.
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    Your living room walls are lined with diploma and graduation photos.
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    You're always late.
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    And you say you're on your way when really you're still in bed.
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    You blame your being late on the traffic.
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    And the people you're meeting up with believe you.
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    You LOVE karaoke.
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    You have your never-fail karaoke standbys.
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    One of them is an OPM song.
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    And you've memorized the lyrics to the Eat Bulaga theme song.
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    You stay up late to watch your telenovelas and koreanovelas.
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    A telenovela without a mistress, an angry wife, and an orphan bores you.
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    Thalia was (and maybe still is) your idol.
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    And you still get kilig about Sergio's chest hair.
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    You know dirty ice cream is not really dirty.
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    You crave halo-halo/mais con yelo/saging con yelo on a hot summer day.
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    And champorado when it's cold and rainy.
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    You like weird food combos like puto with dinugan, or tuyo with champorado.
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    And adobo will always have a special place in your heart (and stomach).
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    But balut will always be hit-or-miss.
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    You put hotdogs in your spaghetti.
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    And ketchup.
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    Pag birthday mo, mawala na ang cake, pero basta wag lang ang pansit.
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    You keep frozen meat in empty ice cream tubs.
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    And if you don't, your nanay certainly does.
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    And her sewing materials are in empty Danish cookie tins.
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    You know when it's Friday because munggo na naman ang ulam.
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    Your dining room has a painting of The Last Supper.
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    And there's a giant fork and spoon beside it.
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    You eat sinigang with patis even when it doesn't need more patis.
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    When there's aircon and someone leaves the door open, you get scared na baka lumabas ang lamig.
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    Pinagbawalan ka ni Lola na maligo pag Mahal Na Araw.
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    When you were a kid, you get scared that mamang pulis will come and get you if you don't take an afternoon nap.
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    You're wais enough to put water in a shampoo bottle when it's almost empty.
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    You've had a dog named either Brownie, Blackie, or Tagpi.
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    You've been asked to pull out your tita's white hair for one peso each.
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    Your dad gets overly aggressive when watching the PBA championships.
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    Or Manny Pacquiao's boxing match.
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    And he knows too many Erap jokes for one lifetime.
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    And so do you.
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    When traveling abroad, you always get pasalubong.
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    And when relatives go abroad, they always send you balikbayan boxes.
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    You make palista in your suking sari-sari store.
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    When your friends ask where to eat, you respond with "kahit saan."
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    "Bababa ba?" and "Bababa" make complete sense to you.
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    You express annoyance and disapproval by sating "Tsk, tsk, tsk."
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    When you're shocked, you say, "Susmaryosep!"
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    When you hear something strange on the roof and you think, "MANANANGGAL."
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    You get all giddy when American media mentions the Philippines or Filipinos.
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    And when you find out an American celebrity is part-Filipino.
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    Because you can spot a kabayan from a mile away.
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    When you do, you're always overjoyed.
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    And you'll take every opportunity to comment "Pinoy Pride!" on the internet.
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    Because, tangina, you're Pinoy.
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    And you're proud talaga.

 
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