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Observations on Filipinos abroad!

  1. 0 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.

    2. We also began to understand that the striped lines along the road is where the pedestrian crossing is.

    3. We learned how to greet other people, look straight in their eyes, and say "how are you doing?".

    4. We learned how to pay taxes properly.

    5. We now understand that flashing our headlights means "I'm letting others pass first!" and not "hey, make me pass first"!

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    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.

    2. We also began to understand that the striped lines along the road is where the pedestrian crossing is.

    3. We learned how to greet other people, look straight in their eyes, and say "how are you doing?".

    4. We learned how to pay taxes properly.

    5. We now understand that flashing our headlights means "I'm letting others pass first!" and not "hey, make me pass first"!

    6. Always on time.

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    7. Tend to forget how to speak Filipino (even after just staying in the US a little ove a year)

    8. Basically tends to follow road and driving rules
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    9. Hair becomes blonde and skin a bit fairer, that sometimes you hardly recognize them as Filipinos (I mistaken one for a Mexican...lol).

    10. And still like here in the Philippines, tends to buy a more expensive, luxurious car compared to that of his neighbors.

    11. Learns to "barbecue-party" every weekend.
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    12. driving in Boston and New York is a piece of cake!
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    13. Instead of being a filipino first they ask you from what tribe you are? Kapampangan, Tagalog, Waray, Bisaya. Regionalistic first before being a Filipino. However a Filipino in America will say Im no longer Pedro but Peter! LOL
  8. Visit  Rep profile page
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    You will miss bangus , tilapia and galunggong. These kinds of fish here are expensive and you can only find these at an Asian stores. Meat, well they are so cheap.
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    14. Found out that after gruelling months of English review to pass IELTS or TOEFEL, Filipinos are better English speakers than the locals and have better command of English grammar. ( I am thinking that if we ask Americans to take IELTS, can they get an average of 6.0 or better???)
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    14. Found out that after gruelling months of English review to pass IELTS or TOEFEL, Filipinos are better English speakers than the locals and have better command of English grammar. ( I am thinking that if we ask Americans to take IELTS, can they get an average of 6.0 or better???)
    What do you mean by that? I have seen and heard Filipinos here whose speaking abilities in the language is poor and yet they have been here for a long time already. Usually native ( Caucasians, Afro-Americans) speakers have their own regional accents which you sometimes find it hard to understand. The English that we always hear on CNN and FOXNEWS are the kind of English they called "college English."
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    The point is, locals may not be speaking up to the standard required by IELTS and TOEFEL.
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    The point is, locals may not be speaking up to the standard required by IELTS and TOEFEL.
    Okay , I got your point and once you will arrive here you will be surprise. sometimes, you have to speak in their accents for them to understand you.
  13. Visit  FutureUSRN profile page
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    been there many times as tourist...I know how it is...been to North Carolina where I found it hard to communicate with the locals...in California, it is easier.
  14. Visit  Lone Stranger profile page
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    what do you mean by that? i have seen and heard filipinos here whose speaking abilities in the language is poor and yet they have been here for a long time already. "
    please take it with a generous dose of salt, rep. you can imagine the tremendous pressure and anxiety filipinos suffer when they face the prospect of taking an efl proficiency test. it's a hoop we have to jump through and the general impression we imagine around that time is the english spoken in continental u.s. must be flawless. after it's done and we finally land, and hear 'de language as she is spoken' ... it's a relief!

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