Uniquely Filipino!! A must read to all Pinoys - page 2

UNIQUELY FILIPINO The following is from a British journalist stationed in the Philippines. His observations are so hilarious!!!! This was written in 1999. Matter of Taste by Matthew... Read More

  1. by   mayflower2000
    Quote from stillpinay
    Can someone tell me the Filiphino word is for the "rock" used for removing dead skin while in the shower ?
    in cebuano, we call it "lugod":spin:
  2. by   Rep
    Quote from lawrence01
    For those already in the U.S. is it true that some Filipinos loose weight when they already migrated to the U.S. because they couldn't eat as much as they could if they were in the Phil.?
    Hey, I gained weight here.
  3. by   stillpinay
    Thanks. This site is better than the Wikepedia (? spelled right) encyclopedia website.
  4. by   mtreyes
    Quote from lawrence01
    For those already in the U.S. is it true that some Filipinos loose weight when they already migrated to the U.S. because they couldn't eat as much as they could if they were in the Phil.?
    it is only my 45th day and i am now 197 from 190 from 181... haaaaayyy....
  5. by   cruiseship_RN
    Quote from lawrence01
    cruiseship_RN forgot about the "Pasalubong" or the take home snacks expected when returning home.
    Oh yeah..My personal observation at LAX(LA airport) everytime I go home here is that all the other international airline counters has just passengers checking-in, carrying the usuall 2-3 pieces of luggages(mostly Samsonite or American Tourister brand ), but with PAL(Philipine Airlines) counters, you can see all our kababayanans(countrymen) with 2-3 "Balikbayan" boxes ("KARTONITE" as we called it..) filled with your usuall Spam, Hanes/Fruit of the Loom shirts, Toblerones, Coffemates, and Cool Aides for all their folks back home...And mind you, those goodies are not for their consumption, it serves as a "display" ornaments in their dinning or even worse living room. Iba na ang "estetsayd!" Isn't that so 100% Pinoy?

    Proud To be Brown.:gandalf:
  6. by   nrswnabee
    best laugh i've had since school started....i'm glad we pinoys have always been an awfully happy bunch being "odd" has never been our concern.....(i know...there was a time i did sign my name with an "h", too. anybody else guilty there?)

    i'd love to hear more from this expat-writer....he should come up with a sequel to this piece...thanks for sharing!
  7. by   Rep
    Quote from mtreyes
    it is only my 45th day and i am now 197 from 190 from 181... haaaaayyy....
    you must be spending a lot for clothes now!
  8. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from lawrence01
    For those already in the U.S. is it true that some Filipinos loose weight when they already migrated to the U.S. because they couldn't eat as much as they could if they were in the Phil.?

    NOoo! it's the other way around mr. lawrence, hahahaha, I wish Im 50 pounds lighter. I like that story above by foreigner who lived in the Philippines, and he really knew our foods!!! very heartwarming, right?..and It really weirded me to know that no matter how much food we filipinos we eat back home, men and women are still skinny...but in the U.S. everybody gain weight............come on guys, you will hate me for saying this, but its true. American foods are loaded with salt, and fat. with the foods being available all over, and it's cheap, people here, not only Filipinos tend to gain weight because we don't have time to cook, we work, work, work, work..we love our ready to eat meal, etc. take out, anyone?
  9. by   lavalin
    Okay then, try looking for this in your nearest Asian Food Product... SNAILS

    Bisukol ed Salumagi with Kangkong [Snails in Tamarind Broth with Kangkong]

    - Snails cooked in broth soured with raw tamarind fruit is a rainy day dish in Pangasinan. The rainy season, from July to September, floods the ricefields and inundates the waterways, prompting the snails to emerge from the ground and congregate by the numbers.

    Snails are one of the few food resources which thrive uncultured. They have survived, so far, the poisons that we feed our environment, because of their prolific nature. During the rainy season, cylinders of gray eggs can be found attached to the insides of palay leaves and other plants growing along streams and creeks. This is different from the pink cylinders, which look like flowers, attached to plants growing in the canals. These are the eggs of the big, "golden kuhol" variety, not endemic to the country, which laboriously crawl on the pavements and up walls, leaving long wet trails.
  10. by   khirbz
    Nice one. A good laugh. Thanks for sharing...
  11. by   k3immigrant
    yum yum...i do miss filipino food a lot.after reading this thread, i am in tears coz of too much laughing.my american born kids don't have any idea why the hell me &my husband are laughing so hard.
  12. by   RNHawaii34
    [quote=lavalin]okay then, try looking for this in your nearest asian food product... snails

    my beloved grandma used to cook it with coconut milk, and taro leaves...i used to watch her make "pukpok" ( beat) the end part of the snail, she said it makes it easier to come out when you suck it. it takes a lot of work, but she loves it when the whole family "slurps and suck that stuff. now that i am an adult, i feel kinda grossed out thinking about it. but that stuff was delicious! i haven't seen anything like that here in the u.s., but i heard french restaurants serves it, they call it escargot...i saw a lot of the bigger one, the one that eats the baby plants in our garden, and they lay slighty, yellow-light green eggs..i like the ones that lays pink eggs, but i don't remember eating it....did i forget to mention when i was a kid, my favorite fresh water fish was tilapia? ohhh, my grandma used to wrap it in taro leaves, then cook it with coconut milk, and ginger....and sometimes we deep fry it and dip it with soy sauce mixed w/ chopped onions and tomatoes...those were the best!!! many here in the u.s. don't like tilapia because they said theyre disgusting bottom feeders, to my opinion, tilapias here tastes funny..i still like the one we caught from the river in backyards back home in the philippines
  13. by   cruiseship_RN
    Huh?! Oh My Gosh..I didn't expect this thread will turn into a cooking session...

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