Filipino Time, which means things get done whenever they get done. Official Timing of The Phillipines.
I set up a party for 6:00. This is interpretted as 7:00 filipino time.
In some cases, filipino hosts deliberately set the time an hour or so earlier, knowing that the guests will arrive an hour or so late. In this case, the poor americans are surprised to see that they're the first ones to arrive and the only ones there for the first hour or so.
means always late ... a filipino culture ... its like always coming late to a meeting ... especially in parties or when friends are going out ... most of the time 1 hour late or even more ... and when you call them they will lie that they are on their way already and almost there ... but the fact is that they are still @ home getting prep up...
Pinay 1: (on the phone) where are you already you're already an hour late?
Pinay 2: (still getting dressed @ home) I'm on my way there i'm near already...
Pinay 1: Ok! make haste!
An excuse for arriving anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours late to any party, meeting, or hanging out. Only exclusive to Filipinos, this is the standard time any Filipino will arrive to. Many people of other races hate it, because most of them will arrive on the marked time.
Jack: Dude, where's Nick?
Paul: Oh, he's on Filipino time. Expect him in a few minutes to a few hours.
- a few hours later -
Nick: Sup guys!
Jack: Dude, WTF? Why are you so late?
Nick: Filipino time.
When Filipinos arrive to a party two to four hours late because they hate to be the first ones there. If you have Caucasian friends, they will most likely disregard "Filipino Time" and arrive at the set time.
The party started a while ago, but with Filipino Time, I don't expect guests to come for another two hours.