Filipina Wanderer. Ever wonder what other cultures say to us Filipinos? Recently, I have been interacting with foreigners. I was amazed and sometimes appalled with how they think Filipinos are.
A stereotype is a thought that may be adopted about specific types of individuals or certain ways of doing things, but that belief may or may not accurately reflect reality.
The Ideal Pinay.
She is exotic, petite and submissive. Half of this is true. Filipinos is mixed. We are either from a Chinese, Japanese, Spanish or European decent. In general her looks will be like this: her height is 5’2, she is petite with long black hair, her skin is olive, she is a college graduate, she blushes a lot, you may find her in the malls while wearing short shorts, flipflops and a tee shirt.
The main reason for me writing this post is because I was hurt. I was hurt when someone told me that Filipinas are whores. I am hurt as a Filipina. I am hurt because I am a woman, a feminist that is. However, I opened my mind and put my self in his shoes. The Philippines have been a tourist spot for prostitution, it is sad but it is true. Poverty is a sick issue and sometimes a starving kid can make you do crazy things. In this society where college education is a must, it will be hard for a regular Filipina to find a good job. But at the end of the day, any men would fall for Filipinas, because we are faithful and loyal at the same time. We are empowered yet we put our families first. We make loving to the sweetest. For this reasons I am not in shock why men (from all over the world) prefers Filipinas after all.
Yes, Filipinos are always late. I myself can attest to that. When you say 7pm, expect your guest to arrive at 9 or 10pm. However we may have problems with being punctual. You can expect us to be at your event until egress. We may offer help if needed. We extend our time to listen and help even out of our reach.
We dont really eat dogs, but we eat goats and some creatures. Some cultures eat goats like a staple food. Yes, some Pinoys eat goats but not as often as they eat pork or beef. I haven’t tried eating any dog or any frog or alligator, yet there are some provinces who really does. No offense but I think its just a preference.
We eat food with our hands but usually we use fork and spoon. We are knowledgeable to use chopsticks too.
Our official “national” ulam (viand) is Sinigang and Adobo. We eat either of the two viands every week. It use to be galunggong as our official ulam, however with the rise in price of the fishes, we rather eat adobo.
Adobo (Spanish: marinade, sauce, or seasoning) is the immersion of raw food in a stock (or sauce) composed variously of paprika, oregano, salt,garlic, and vinegar to preserve and enhance its flavor.