Observations on Filipinos abroad! - page 5

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   kalayaan
    other observations:

    -- to the catholics, we have to raise our held hands before the end of the Our Father. never fails to amuse me.
    -- sisig cooked here without pig ears, liver, etc.
    -- its ok to keep brown skin here. in pi, most want to have fair skin. there are a lot of brown pinoys here in west coast.
    -- theres tilapia in fridays
    -- tilapia fillet is available in markets, but theyre not from pi
    -- ube ice cream is $4 a scoop
    -- mango cake for a wedding cake means you spent a lot of money on cake
    -- when you pay for something you get all your change down to the last penny. in pi, you lose anywhere from 5-15 cents bec we dont have pennies anymore.
  2. by   Rep
    Well, I just ate my lunch and our viand was sisig. My wife bought it at Island Pacific in Union City. Hey, it contains a lot of pig ears but no liver.

    There are fish farms in Mexico where Filipino stores source their tilapia. A Mexican friend of mine told me this that they have a farm in Mexico where they raise tilapia.

    I agree the pennies here have values unlike in the Philippines where our 1 centavo coints are worthless.

    Most whites here want to get a tan and some Filipinos are trying to do the opposite. It is a colonial mentality when these Filipinos equate whiteness to superiority.

    Selecta and Magnolia ice creams are expensive here compare to American brands.

    I missed Philippine mangoes because the ones they sell here are not as sweet as Philippines mangoes..

    Quote from kalayaan
    other observations:

    -- sisig cooked here without pig ears, liver, etc.
    -- its ok to keep brown skin here. in pi, most want to have fair skin. there are a lot of brown pinoys here in west coast.
    -- theres tilapia in fridays
    -- tilapia fillet is available in markets, but theyre not from pi
    -- ube ice cream is $4 a scoop
    -- mango cake for a wedding cake means you spent a lot of money on cake
    -- when you pay for something you get all your change down to the last penny. in pi, you lose anywhere from 5-15 cents bec we dont have pennies anymore.
  3. by   Rep
    Quote from kalayaan
    and can we get a decent filipino supermarket puh-leaase.
    By the way, are you in the west coast?
  4. by   kalayaan
    Quote from Rep
    By the way, are you in the west coast?
    yup. what i mean is the pinoy supermarkets ive been to, i wont name them here though, are not as clean and nice looking as the japanese ones or regular supermarkets.
  5. by   Rep
    Quote from kalayaan
    yup. what i mean is the pinoy supermarkets ive been to, i wont name them here though, are not as clean and nice looking as the japanese ones or regular supermarkets.
    I know what you mean. When my wife and I entered our first Filipino store, I said to her we are back in the Philippines.

    But there are other Asian stores that I been to that are not as clean and nice looking.
  6. by   Aquarian
    I am used to cooking Adobo with calamansi (and using it as facial astringent as well ) . Substituting it with lemon (in adobo) , is ugh! Anyway, what I do whenever I go to US (East Coast) is bring the concentrated one you can buy from Greenhills Tiangge (the kind without the honey,of course!). In Australia I was once asked to throw my "baon" of calamansi in the green thrash can at the port of entry.
  7. by   FutureUSRN
    I am going to Ca. this coming week to accompany my husband as he will attend a training....

    Is it alright to bring "dried" calamias and big Parol with lighting effects? I'm afraid there might be a problem at the customs in LAX.
  8. by   mmom51
    TOEFLE is only good for reading and writing. So many people whose first language is not English have difficulty with the idiom , or local colloquialism. or for those of you with word limitation Slang. It's a dodgy business when people cannot distinguish or understand metaphor. Puts patients at risk, Conversational English is possiblty better to aim at, at least you will be able to understand the locals. I asked an >>> Doctor (no country mentioned) if his last maid had died from exhaustion because he kept clicking his fingers at me and demanding that I attend to him yesterday
    Know what his answer was


    Yes you guessed correctly
    " She's not dead" AAAAAAAH!:smackingf
  9. by   cebutops
    Having been in the states for four months, i find the speed one must drive on the freeways very scary. Also, it has been hard to give up depending upon the horn of the car to demand the right of way...ha ha...sound familiar???:spin:
  10. by   lawrence01
    Quote from cebutops
    Having been in the states for four months, i find the speed one must drive on the freeways very scary. Also, it has been hard to give up depending upon the horn of the car to demand the right of way...ha ha...sound familiar???:spin:
  11. by   Rep
    Quote from cebutops
    Having been in the states for four months, i find the speed one must drive on the freeways very scary. Also, it has been hard to give up depending upon the horn of the car to demand the right of way...ha ha...sound familiar???:spin:
    Yes, it is scary on the freeways if you are not used to it. Here in California, the maximum speed on the freeway is 65mph which is equivalent to 100kph.

    Regarding the honking of horn, I think it depends on what part of the US you are. Here in the northern California area, rarely you will hear drivers use their horns even if there is a heavy traffic they will just wait for their turns and yield to those who are first. And pedestrians have always the right of way, the moment you put your feet on the edge of the sidewalk or curb, drivers will stop and signal you to cross/pass.
  12. by   stillpinay
    Can someone tell me the filipino word for the rock used to remove dead skin while bathing?
  13. by   shandylady
    Quote from stillpinay
    Can someone tell me the filipino word for the rock used to remove dead skin while bathing?
    It's "PANG-HILOD" sweetie and its English counter part is PUMICE STONE.

    hope this helps.

    xoxo :wave:

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