Observations on Filipinos abroad! - page 3

I've been to the US several times as a tourist and have observed some noticeable things about my fellow countrymen. 1. We now realized the difference between the red, amber, and green lights. ... Read More

  1. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from olivedrab
    i think you could very easily "cure" them of that by talking about them in the language they are pretending not to know!
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    hahaha...some 'tough lovin' may just do the trick.
  2. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from tantrum
    When I meet people like these, I usually punish them by speaking the more obscure version of Tagalog like that of Francisco Baltazar (Balagtas)
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    hahahahaha...and we''ll see how much deeper they can go with their pretensions.
  3. by   Lone Stranger
    Quote from nrswnabee
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    did i sound like a mean, unforgiving witch??? hehe. well, it's one thing to "acculturize" or even be considerate when around non-filipino speaking people, but it's also another to PRETEND to no longer understand your mother tongue. it's just too tacky to miss....really.
    No, you didn't at all , I know what you mean, and I agree with you entirely .
  4. by   Lone Stranger
    Quote from tantrum
    When I meet people like these, I usually punish them by speaking the more obscure version of Tagalog like that of Francisco Baltazar (Balagtas)
    LOL! I'd pretend just for the pleasure of hearing someone dish that out well! The skill and eloquence needed for that is a downright rarity even in the motherland!
  5. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nrswnabee
    my pet peeve.
    Every place that I go and have worked, they definitely have not forgotten. It actually bothers me when I can't understand them.
  6. by   tracy2006
    14. That traffic signs and stop lights are no longer mere suggestions.
  7. by   maddy16
    hi there.Maddy here,i just want to ask question regarding the procedure on taking up nclex.I will be graduating this coming October my classmates and I decided not to take the local board exam(as what have you heard about the scam)We all have our us visa(tourist).Is it a requirement for nclex to pass the local board here in our country?
    Pls help us thank you and God Bless
  8. by   nrswnabee
    Quote from suzanne4
    Every place that I go and have worked, they definitely have not forgotten. It actually bothers me when I can't understand them.
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    oh, let me make it clear that i'm not advocating my fellow pinoys to be insensitive to others. i know it is rude to converse in a foreign language in the presence of someone who doesn't understand. this sudden 'amnesia' that irks me is actually beyond the language. it's the "fake-ness" of it all...

    :uhoh21:
  9. by   ICU_JOSIE
    Quote from maddy16
    hi there.maddy here,i just want to ask question regarding the procedure on taking up nclex.i will be graduating this coming october my classmates and i decided not to take the local board exam(as what have you heard about the scam)we all have our us visa(tourist).is it a requirement for nclex to pass the local board here in our country?
    pls help us thank you and god bless
    not sure if you already got the answer to this question. but sometime ago i was reading through suzanne's (moderator) answers about the rumors being circulated on this forum, she was enlightening some issues and i remember her also mentioning " no need to pass the local board to take the nclex ". something to that effect. not exactly her own words. it's just somewhere around here if you have enough time, you can look around ...... hope this helps.
  10. by   mtreyes
    NOT ALWAYS... ESPECIALLY IN NEW YORK
    Quote from tagamargos
    15. You learn how to open the door for the person right behind you.
  11. by   Rep
    I remember one time when I was having my lunch, a guy came in and complained about the smell in the breakroom, My viand then was dried fish.
  12. by   FutureUSRN
    Are there any Filipino food/fruit that we cannot find in the US?
  13. by   gracediwa
    I don't know if they have calamansi there. When I went there, we couldn't find any so I settled for lemon instead, which tastes so differently. I think fresh mango is now available but is soo expensive!!

    There's no Lansones as well. We were charged $50 at the immigration port for not declaring it hehehe.

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