general characteristics are:
-black/dark brown hair
-around 4-6 feet in height
-a love for foreign brands (a.k.a colonial mentality)
-strong feeling of camaraderie (a.k.a bayanihan)
-if they call themselves "PINOY", it means they are filipino.
-weird soap operas
-versions of popular foreign tv shows are often popularized.
(ex. Deal or No Deal, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader (kakasa ka ba sa grade 5?), Survivor, Don't Forget The Lyrics (the singing bee, k!), Jeopardy (Game K N B?))
-good at cooking
-has relatives aspiring to work abroad
2) the OFFICIAL language of the Philippines,
(the filipino word for the language=pilipino, and the nationality=filipino)
that uses an alphabet comprising of originally 20 letters,
but 8 'hiram na letra' or 'borrowed letters' have been
added, namely, C, F, J, ñ, Q, V, and X.
3) for us sadly bored students of the Philippines, it is also a subject, feared and almost as hated as Math. ;_; a small percent of us actually fail at it.
Pinoy- filipino person/s
OFW- Overseas Filipino Workers
People Power- the nick for the first ever peaceful revolution
GMA- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, president (as of 2008), corrupt, and generally hated
Manny Pacquiao- boxing champion
jeep/dyip/jeepneys- a sort of popular public transport (google it)
Taglish- a mix of english and tagalog, often spoken by EVERYONE in the Philippines.
(Mom, i'm just going to the mall, ok? I'll be back later.)
Filipinos are very fond of picnicking.
Filipinos are Pacific Islanders. They have more in common with the people of the neighboring islands of Samoa, Guam, and Hawaii.
They're Pacific Islanders. They have more in common with Samoans, Guamanians, and Hawaiians than they do with Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean people.