15 Things You'll Understand If You Grew Up With A Filipino Family
God, I miss my family's lumpia.
First off, you have a million titos and titas and can hardly keep track of all of their names.
Everyone always shows up two hours late.
Shoes are left at the door! Don't even think about it!
A meal is never served without rice, no matter what the main course is.
One word: LUMPIA.
Your family looks for pretty much any excuse to all get together, whether it's a birthday or Groundhog Day.
In fact, if you have a family party on the calendar, you have to tell your friends you can't hang out that entire day — because they literally last forever.
Everyone has a nickname. In fact, you don't even know some of your relatives' real names.
You have to give your new significant other a brief overview of your entire family and prep them before you bring them to any gatherings.
Everyone says grace ridiculously fast so they can start eating ASAP.
The kitchen is always where all of the gossip is.
There's always a sports game, a fighting match, or some old movie playing on the TV.
It takes forever to say goodbye to everyone because there are so many relatives.
And finally, everyone is already planning the next family party before you're even out of the driveway yet.
What are some things that always happen at your family parties? Tell us in the comments!
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