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20 Questions All Filipino-Americans Regularly Heard While Growing Up

"Why is there a huge fork and spoon in your house?"

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1. "Does your mom know how to make those egg rolls?"

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You mean lumpia? Yes, yes, she does. And she does it *well.*

2. "Why do you have so many last names?"

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Because my heritage is awesome, that’s why.

3. "Is it true that you eat dog?"

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So, you’re really gonna go there, huh? (The answer: NOPE. NEVER.)

4. "How many aunts and uncles do you actually have?"

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Correction: titas (and/or aunties) and titos. That being said, a lot.

5. "Do you have a boyfriend or girlfriend yet?"

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“No, auntie, I don’t have a boypren or girlpren yet…”

6. "How come you don’t want to be a nurse?"

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Or a doctor. Or a pharmacist. Or a hospital building.

7. "What is your ~exact~ nationality?"

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Um...

8. "Hold up, your parents spent HOW much on this karaoke machine?"

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♫ It was worth every damn peso ♫

9. "What’s with the cardboard box?"

Treat Yo' Self (And Yo Relatives). AMA.
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Treat Yo' Self (And Yo Relatives). AMA.

10. "Is Jollibee really that much better than McDonald's?"

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Of course.

11. "Anak, can you get me the ano?"

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Dad, I love you, but can you be more specific?

12. "Wait … 'chocolate meat'?"

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"Dinuguan, A Memoir: You Don't Even Want To Know Because IT'S NOT CHOCOLATE."

13. "Why don’t you know how to speak Tagalog?"

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I know, it's something I'm not proud of.

14. "Ay, we have plenty of leftovers! You want to balot?"

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Yes please!

15. "Why is there a giant fork and spoon in your house?"

Floral arrangements are so overrated, anyway.
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Floral arrangements are so overrated, anyway.

16. "What is this for?"

Tabo > Ice Bucket
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Tabo > Ice Bucket

17. "Did you bless your Lola and Lolo yet? Go, now."

Never break the "mano" code.
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Never break the "mano" code.

18. "Magnolia or Selecta?"

Decision-making is HARD.
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Decision-making is HARD.

19. "Is it spelled Philippino or Philipeno?”

Actually, let’s start with the letter F because it’s Filipino.
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Actually, let’s start with the letter F because it’s Filipino.

20. "Do you have #PinoyPride?"

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