Tuesday, June 12, 2007

H-H-P

Since, it's Independence Day and all....

It feels good... to at least enumerate a few things why we feel great about being Pinoy!

Tagged by Beejing.

Here’s how this goes:

1. Answer the question: What are the 3 signs you see happening now that make you say, “it feels great to be Pinoy?”

  1. HUMOR - even in the face of danger and terrifying moments. If you happen to take a look at our so-called horror movies (there might be a few exemptions, although I have yet to see a horror movie done by pinoy without a funny line..) they often mix it up with comedians.
  2. HOSPITALITY - We are good hosts. We serve the bests for our visitors foreign or not. We make sure everything's going smoothly and they are enjoying their stay.
  3. PASALUBONG - "Papa, Mama! Pasalubonggg!" Even a trip to the store won't save you from the shrilling cries of kids "pasalubong!!!". When one goes to a trip outside one's hometown or even out of the country... that person can never sleep until he/she has set aside "pasalubong" for his/her family and friends.

2. Tag 10 people.

Anyone can do this.... if you want.

3. Even if you’re not tagged, go ahead and join the fun!

Happy Independence Day!

21 comments:

Sexy Mom said...

humor and pasalubong. i remember years ago, i was still working with an international org ADB, one of my officemates saw a german consultant coming toward us, she said, "ayan na si T, may dalang pasalubong". T suddenly said "hindi, hindi ito pasalubong". apparently, his filipino girlfriend who later became his wife, has taught him a lot of filipino words already.
SexyMom | Homepage | 06.11.07 - 11:03 pm |

Richmond said...

Tag blog na yung blog mo ha... hehe
Richmond | Homepage | 06.12.07 - 12:51 am |

Len said...

uu nga parang d mawawala sa atin yung pasalubong thing hehehe ^_^ parang kahit ikaw mismo sa sarili mo kahit hindi nanghihingi syo ng psalubong parang gus2 mu parin mamili ng ipampapasalubong ^_^ hehehe sobrang nkakagaan ng feeling magbigay ng psalubong ^_^
len | Homepage | 06.12.07 - 2:40 am |

Mari said...

That's funny, sexy mom. Our humour is so different other cultures doesn't understand why we laugh at it. I was attending a gathering at one time, and there's this minister speaking in Taglish and everyone was laughing enjoying his humour. I explained to a white guy, husband of a Pinay, what the speaker was saying, and he said, "I know." He understands after all but to him it was not funny. With a stoic face he walked away.
Mari | Homepage | 06.12.07 - 3:19 am |

Mikko said...

oh.. so true. =)

haha. TC!
Mikko | Homepage | 06.12.07 - 4:37 am |

Ferdz said...

It's nice to see this patriotic meme going around the blogosphere lately. Great answers there. Quality talaga ng mga pinoy yan.
Ferdz | Homepage | 06.12.07 - 10:19 am |

Jhenny said...

hi tina! i 100% agree with your choices, it is our character indeed, most filipinos have a great sense of humor, hospitable and the pasalubong!!! yun ang panalo sa lahat

happy indenpende day!
jhenny | Homepage | 06.12.07 - 3:25 pm |

ann said...

May neighbor kaming german national married to a filipina. May dumating na kababayan yung pinay around 9am, bumisita to surprise sana yung kababayan.Sila ang nasorpresa dahil hindi pinatuloy nung german kasi daw dapat nagpasabi beforehand na dadalaw. Iba pa rin talaga ang hospitality ng pinoy
ann | Homepage | 06.12.07 - 5:49 pm |

Beejing said...

Yeah... you got the first one right.

Pasalubong too!
Beejing | Homepage | 06.13.07 - 3:13 am

Pam said...

i agree with you!

especially yung humor at pasalubong. haha. the best!

take care! goodluck with school! hehe! [wala na akong masabi]
pam | Homepage | 06.13.07 - 8:48 am |

tin said...

Totoo lahat ng sinabi mo! Kaya sarap maging pinoy e.
Tin | Homepage | 06.13.07 - 10:45 am | #

arianne said...

hahaha. so trueee. :] tyaga mo talaga gumwa ng mga tag:p haha. miss you!
ARIANNE | Homepage | 06.13.07 - 11:32 am | #

dimaks said...

tagged with this one already.. got a draft, but still got to finalize some notes on it

i agree.. we are pasalubong people, kahit dyan lang kabilang kanto ang destinasyon.
dimaks | Homepage | 06.13.07 - 11:45 am | #

Ychel said...

wow! ssooo...soo.. true! wer so cool and the best.hehe!

take care always.mwahugs..
ychel | Homepage | 06.13.07 - 2:53 pm | #

Ghee said...

i agree.tayong mga pinoy,nagagawa pa ring tumawa kahit na pagod na at puno ng pressure sa buhay.

pasalubong...oo nga noh?kahit walang occassion,laging may pasalubong?
ghee | Homepage | 06.13.07 - 7:15 pm | #

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cat said...

What I do like being a Pinoy is, we have strong family ties. The Filipino way of valuing family is just one of the many great things about Pinoys!

Vicki said...

hi tina,

yes, HUMOR....ganoon naman tayo mga pinoy-nay....magaling tayo sa humor...

pasalubong....ito rin, kaya pag-umuwi sa pinas, sabi pa stress pa, buslot pa bulsa....lol

hospitality....ito ang problema natin...kasi kahit wala, ipakita meron....
2nd...itong, hospitality kono kay we are pinoy-nay....gawain lahat, intertain very well.....

oo nga, gusto man intertain well...kung may oras lang, very willing pero kung ang oras kapus or Health,,,paano?

kaya lang minsan hindi maintindihan sa bisitang pinoy-nay....akala alibay lang....

hindi naisip, hindi na pinas dito,...that we have a helper or Inday, that we can trust our inday to do or care our family n dwelling, para samahan siya.....

sorry, tina....sabi lang ako sa side namin presently....
we are very willing to entertain a co-pinoy-nay visita....pero hindi talaga pwede na wholeday kami to suroy n kuyog him-her....kasi walang mag-alaga sa bahay....in short....Walang magpa-helper dito, kahit kaya mong bayaran ang oras sa helper.....

maganda pa dyan sa pinas, kasi kahit ano, kaya mayroon Inday-helper.

thank you for sharing your meme....

Vicki said...

ay totoo nga ang sabi ni ANN

totoo ito, kung pumunta ka kahit kanino, kahit parent-in-law mo....kailangang tumawag ka or appointment, kasi kung hindi...

you can´t get inside or kung party, wala kang place-seat, or you have no foods to eat....

kasi hindi ka kasali sa Counts....

Pasalubong?...never, siguro yon iba, kasi na-immune na sa culture natin or asawa pinay....pero yon,,,,fresko pa,...ay naku, sabihin pa nila...

Manigas ka na lang.....lol

thanks.....

Vicki said...

yes, this is mine too....Proud to be Pinay....

"What I do like being a Pinoy is, we have strong family ties. The Filipino way of valuing family is just one of the many great things about Pinoys!"

i do my best to my family....STRONG FAMILY TIES AND RESPECT.....ayoko ngang tawagin ako ng first name ko sa mga anak ko....i told them to say: manang, tita,ate to older to them....

Mano po.....ito then, but my eldest ayaw na...kim?...still but i think she don´t like to practice this anymore, seldom lang kung lolo-lola, kasi sabi pa nya, hindi daw dito cultura....pero shake hands na lang daw sila.....

ay sorry sa comments ko....thnks for sharing ha?

tina said...

hello ate. thanks kaayo sa pag tubag ani nga post. lahi diod ang kultura diha.. kesa dinhi.. pero since naa ka diha.. kailangan diod i learn sad nimo ang practice nila noh? hehe.. pero mao na ganahan ghapon ko ug pinoy culture.. samot na sa strong family ties. ahihii. thanks sa comments ate.. :P super