People who hail from a group of 7000+ islands in Southeast Asia called the Republic of the Philippines.
Are considered Asians due to geographical location, yet Pacific Islanders due to cultural characteristics.
Though there are MANY stereotypes such as: short, lazy, rice-lovers, flat-nosed, poor, rich, cocky, etc. Don't believe what you hear or instantly think it is the truth. Just like any other race, there are short people, tall people, dark-skinned, lighter-toned, smaller eyed, big eyed, lazy, hard-working, rich, poor, middle class. They are just like any other race when it comes to characteristics. The Filipinos in america are stereotyped as "ballers" and "gangsters". But like any other race, there are people who dress different ways! Just because a Filipino wears Nike dunks doesn't mean they all do! (Not that that's a bad thing). But, people need to STOP discriminating and hating on them, or anyone else for that matter. They're just people, and should be treated as such.
Just people a lot of Filipinos are "flat nosed", doesn't mean ALL of them are. And just because a lot of them are short, again, doesn't mean ALL of them are. I'm just trying to make a point not to stereotype people. It's not nice.
Filipinos have a rich culture that is very family oriented. We all love and care for one another, and have a huge amount of respect for our elders. There are a few customs and greetings that would show a sign of respect upon meeting someone, such as a "mano" which is when one holds another person's(typically elder) person's hand to their forehand. This is a sign of great respect. However, this gesture isn't often seen as much in the US, but some Filipinos still uphold that tradition. Often, if not also giving "mano", we kiss the cheek of our elder/aunt/uncle/parents upon greeting them. This is also a sign of respect that is very common, which is used more often in the States than the "mano" gesture.
Filipinos often speak "Taglish", which is slang, basically meaning we mix English with our native Tagalog. This isn't because we have "broken English" or whatever. That's a lie. It's because speaking Taglish is fun and helps us understand what the other is trying to say because for example, we do not have a word for "computer." So we say "computer." Speaking Taglish also helps others who don't speak fluent English or fluent Tagalog understand what we are saying.
Tagalog is NOT the only native language spoken in the Philippines. Actually, it is a descendant of many different dialects from the different regions and provinces in the Philippine islands.
We love big parties with music and lots of food and socializing(sometimes even, the latest gossip). We can be a loud bunch, who know how to have fun and are proud of who we are. Many of us are hardworking(back to the stereotypes), but like any other people, a few can be lazy(I think I am in that category, lol).
The Filipino people have a wide variety of dishes not found anywhere else which some people say is fattening, but so good! Yes, rice is our staple, but it's our way of protein and completing every meal. It's not a Filipino meal without it. I don't want to start another stereotype, but a common characteristic upon entering a Filipino household is being fed, and being fed well :) It is a crime to our nanays(mothers) if you leave our home hungry!
Filipinos can be cheezy(this is not an insult!), but that's what makes us fun. But hey, who isn't? Everyone is a little cheezy sometimes, right? We know how to have fun, and can make the best of times.
The majority of Filipinos are of the Roman Catholic Christian faith. Some, however, have broken off into smaller denominations and some of the natives in the southern parts are of Islam. However, whatever their faith, do NOT mess with a Filipino. They'll smack you with tsinelas(house slippers), so don't do it!
The reason you find a lot of Filipinos in the medical field isn't because we're poor, couldn't find another job, or whatever other excuse you heard. It's cause we're DAMN GOOD at it! We are intelligent enough to brave the fields of medicine, and are compassionate enough to care for others. That's why there are a lot of Filipino doctors, RNs, and such.
We aren't cocky. Just DAMN PROUD of who we are, humble, caring, yet stand firm and believe in ourselves, and our faith, just as other cultures should be. That's what makes us a great people.
Friend's dad: "Oh my goodness! That was the BEST spaghetti I've ever eaten! Who would've thought to put hotdogs and cheese in spaghetti?"
Filipina: "Thank you! It is the Filipino twist to an Italian favorite!"
Person 1: "What are you? Are you Asian? Korean? Japanese? Chinese?"
Person 2: "Actually, I am Filipino."
Person 1: "Cool."
P.S. I am only part Filipino. Actually, not even half. Born in the PI, yet have many backgrounds majorly Spanish, German, Danish, and Irish. I was brought up mostly in the states but with a good core of strong values based on a strong Catholic faith. My life centers on Filipino culture including my mom's delicious adobo and steamed rice. Though my blood lines are only a small percentage of Filipino, I AM a Filipino and PROUD! :) I love my country and my culture and I most certainly love my people!
1. A race that is asian by geography, but has little in common with other asian nations. A hard working, industrious, and very strong family oriented people, but notoriously useless at organizing anything beyond chaos as a nation of people.
2. An exceptional breed of gardener indigenous to a Southeast Asian island chain called the Philippines. A natural born weed whacker.
1. Filipinos are fickle lot. Hard working, yet never accomplishing anything worthwhile as a people.
2. If they had a weed whacking event in the olympics the Philippines would win gold every time.
This is my reply to qiuwpt’s definition of Filipinos:more...
Filipinos are inhabitants of the Philippine Islands located in South-East Asia. First of all, we don’t say “homie”. And most of the people here are tan, not black. Where the prick did that come from? (Okay this part is not for qiuwpt).
1. WE ARE NOT LAZY, ASSHOLE. If we are lazy, how the hell do most countries need our nurses, engineers, and architects? My brother is a LICENSED engineer, my cousins are LICENSED nurses and engineers, and I, will be an engineer in 4 years. I mean, c’mon, we’re not going to get our diplomas if we were all born lazy people. ALL COUNTRIES HAVE THIS KIND OF PEOPLE. And it’s not the Filipinos who are lazy, it’s the fucking government so don’t blame all the Filipinos for not getting your driver’s license in two weeks instead of 3 days.
2. We don’t think that all foreigners are rich. We think that their countries itself are rich.
3. Maybe, you’re a slow learner that you’re not even able to learn Tagalog that’s why you called it annoying. Not to mention you’ve been living in the Philippines for FIVE YEARS and you couldn’t even cite a better example of our language. BOBO KA KASI. TANGA PA. TAGALOG ISN’T ANNOYING. YOU ARE ANNOYING.
4. OMFG. I can’t think of a better way to explain this. Sure, you must’ve heard a lot about Filipina women marrying foreigners but they don’t usually marry them because they’re rich. It’s because they love them. Sure, some of the Filipinos are gold-diggers and we ca...
Filipinos are a froud peoples pram da Pillippine Islands.
Day lub to eat rice wit ebryting. You can useually see about tree big bags ob rice in der shopping carts at da commissary. Some popular Filipino poods are adobo, pancit, lichon, loompya, bagoon, and alamang, just to name a pew.
Day are a bery sociable people and lub to hab farties. Many Americans lub to attend a Filipino farty because day know how to hab pun, i.e., day sing karaoke, lap out loud, and drink San Miguel beer wit der baloot.
Many Flipinos hab beautupul houses. Day all hab pianos, eben ip no one really knows how to play it. Day like to decorate der houses wit Capodimonte and total grupings prum Home Interiors. You can also pined big wooden spoons and porks in der dining rooms along wit a big pikture ob da last supper.
Most Filipinos are upper middle class. Day know how to budget der money and make lots ob sacripices like staying in da Naby por 20 years so day can get a retirement.
Da paborit automobile ob da Filipinos is da Mercedes, Lexus, and Honda Accords.
This is another response to qiuwtp...
Filipinos are amazing people. My girlfriend is Filipino. They have ridiculously delicious food, even though alot of it is really unhealthy. Their language (Tagalog) is one of the more interesting Asian languages, and I am currently trying to learn it. They are good people with good morals. If Filipinos like you, they like you like family. Unconditional love and very caring. English with a Filipino accent is so cool to listen to. Filipinos are beautiful people, generally having dark hair, large foreheads that symbolize great intelligence and personality, very angular and refined features with high cheek bones. I have a Filipina aunt who is smart, funny, and very nice (traits shared by most Filipinos)
Lumpia and Pancit bihon are amazing Filipino foods.
Filipinos are kind and accepting.
Tagalog is a language that rivals my own native language of Greek.
Greeks love Filipinos, because both races are hella awesome
The Mexicans of Asia. end.
Guy1: Hey, are you Mexican?
Guy2: No, I'm Filipino.
People originating from the Philippine Islands.
I am a filipino!