Signs that you’re PINOY

You know you’re a Pinoy if:

  1. you nod your head upwards to greet someone.
  2. you turn around when you hear “PSSSST!”
  3. you use an umbrella for a shade on hot summer days.
  4. your other piece of luggage is a “Balikbayan Box”.
  5. you collect  items from hotels or restaurants as “souvenirs”.
  6. for  you yellow light means ‘Go faster’.
  7. you were raised believing every Filipino was an aunt and uncle.
  8. you use your fingers to measure the water when cooking rice.
  9. you know  it’s fun to eat with your hand and even have it down as a technique.
  10. you wash and re-use plastic utensils and Styrofoam cups.
  11. you own either a karakoke, a magic singing mic or both.
  12. you have a giant wooden spoon and fork hanging in your dinning room.
  13. you have a santo niño shrine in your living room.
  14. you point with your lips.
  15. you say “kodakan” instead of take a picture.
  16. when they play “anak” anywhere, your chest swells with pride and say that’s filipino.
  17. you use print rags from imported fashion magazines as cover of your textbooks and notebooks.
  18. you have a “tabo” in your  bathroom.
  19. you have a rosary in your car rear view mirror.
  20. your parents call each other “mommy” and “daddy”.
  21. you add an unwarranted “H” to your name: Jhun, Bhoy, Rhon, Rhyan.
  22. you have a portrait of the last supper on your dinning room wall.
  23. you’re standing next to eight big boxes at the airport.
  24. you think ‘tuck out is the opposite of ‘tuck in’.
  25. you dip bread in your morning coffee.
  26. your mom puts sugar and hot dogs in her spaghetti.
  27. the food contatiner in your “ref” contains three bites of rice or one leftover chicken wing.
  28. you have an auntie girlie, a lola baby, or an uncle boy.
  29. your living room wall is filled with framed diplomas and plaques of family members.
  30. you do not try to avoid pedestrians.
  31. you can’t make a purchase without haggling.
  32. you say “kain tayo” when its meal time.
  33. a meal is not a meal without rice.
  34. your car chirps like a bird or plays a tune reverse.
  35. you can squeeze 15 passengers into your 5 seater car easily.
  36. you’re on “Filipino time”
  37. the Christmas season begins in September and ends in January
  38. a meal is best with patis, toyo, vinegar, banana catsup, or bagoong.
  39. you make the sign of the cross every time you pass by a church.
  40. you know someone with a name that repeats itself: i.e. Jon-Jon, Len-Len, Che-Che…
  41. you pronounce the ff words as : “Hippopo-TA-mus”, “com-FOR-table”, “Bro-CO-li”.
  42. church is a must on sundays.
  43. you know that “OA” =Overacting, “DOM” =Dirthy Old Man, and “TNT” for the other kind of OFW.
  44. you cover your living room furnitures with bed sheets.
  45. you “open” and “close” th lights instead of “turning it on or off”.
  46. when you don’t know what to say next, you say  “you know…”
  47. you say “cutex”instead of nail polish.
  48. you keep used batteries.
  49. your microwave, tv, computer, printer, toaster are hidden under quilted covers.
  50. “ano” and “di ba” regularly lip out during conversations.
  51. ou were punished by kneeling on rice.
  52. your lampshades still have plastic covers on them.
  53. your stove is covered by aluminum foils.
  54. you say “for a while” instead of “please hold” on the telephone.


“Philippines is like a miniature replica of the World. with its 7,107 islands surrounded by waters & people that speaks different dialects. add to it its history with the nations of asia, europe & america & its different religions like Christianity & Islam. we surely have a great country to be proud of!” Kenji Murillo

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One Response to Signs that you’re PINOY

  1. :;; I am really thankful to this topic because it really gives useful information ~`:

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