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29 Reasons To Love Being A Filipino-American

Happy Filipino-American Heritage Month, kabayan!

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1. Your family is constantly growing.

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And introducing your friends to all your Tita Honeys and Tito Boys is always fun.

2. The day you learn to cook your mom's adobo will be the proudest day of your life.

The secret is cutting the chicken up in random pieces.

3. Filipinos have the best sense of humor.

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And are always the first to laugh at themselves.

4. Pancit is your comfort food.

SARAP.
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SARAP.

5. Everyone you know runs on Filipino time.

If we're all two hours late, we're all on time!
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If we're all two hours late, we're all on time!

6. Wowowee was the greatest game show ever.

And your TV at home was always tuned to TFC.
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And your TV at home was always tuned to TFC.

7. Tapsilog beats a pancake breakfast any day.

A totally balanced breakfast.
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A totally balanced breakfast.

8. Fil-Ams are go-getters.

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We fight for what we want, with class.

9. This guy is your personal hero.

Pacquiao, baby.
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Pacquiao, baby.

10. Life would be boring without Filipino nicknames.

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How else would you get everyone to call you Princess?

11. No matter where you are in the world, if you meet a kabayan they will treat you like pamilya.

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12. You were raised proud and resilient.

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Have you heard the lyrics to "Lupang Hinirang"?

13. A trip to the Filipino food store is your favorite errand.

There's a restaurant inside the store.

14. You know the importance of family.

And you would never forget to mano your lola.

15. HALO-HALO.

Mix that baby UP.

16. You can probably play a stirring rendition of "Für Elise."

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Anytime, anywhere. With peeeeeling.

17. You have friends who can dance the hell out of any professional crew.

Actually, they probably have their own professional crew.

18. And you keep in touch with your heritage through dance, too.

You can impress your non-Filipino friends with tinikling or pandanggo sa ilaw any time.

19. If you got the chance to go home to the Philippines, it was a life-changing experience.

How can any place be so beautiful?

20. Ain't no party like a Filipino party.

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It's how we burn off all the calories from the food.

21. You know the magic of patis.

And you always get disappointed when there's only soy sauce.
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And you always get disappointed when there's only soy sauce.

22. You learned the importance of cleanliness at an early age.

Even if it meant keeping everything wrapped in plastic. And never, ever taking shoes into the house.
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Even if it meant keeping everything wrapped in plastic. And never, ever taking shoes into the house.

23. Because when it comes to karaoke, you have no shame.

You can belt it out with the best.

24. There's nothing like a Filipino Christmas.

Did you see the 40-piece nativity scene out on the front lawn?

25. A low-carb diet has always, and will always, sound totally bonkers to you.

Rice gives life. NEVER WASTE RICE.
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Rice gives life. NEVER WASTE RICE.

26. You parents were always taking photos of you, so you mastered posing way before social media.

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"How are your selfies so good?"

"It's a Filipino thing."

27. Filipinos are physically incapable of gathering without making an incredible feast.

No matter what the occasion.
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No matter what the occasion.

28. You know the cure for any ail.

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BICKS.

29. You're proud to be a part of one of the most vibrant communities in the world.

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