Hi lads. What are some cheap swagfag items that will impress my Filipino brethren when I visit the motherland this summer? I'm on a budget and they most likely will be given away at the end of my stay.
Thanks in advance.
eating filipino cuisine for 18 years straight until finally moving out made me despise it for the rest of my life.
the only filipino food worth a damn is tocino
>Tfw gf is 5'3 Filipino and I'm 6'3 and white
I'm like the only non-Filipino at every gathering it scares me so much, I'm meant to be going to the Philippines next year, is there anything I should know in advance? Thanks everyone.
a lot more people speak English than you might think
your girlfriend will spend most of the time buying a year's worth of cheap skin products+food / getting her hair done
you'll miss creature comforts pretty quickly
Thank you for the advice, honestly it seems like there's always something to do, with there being so many islands and whatnot. All of her family speak perfect English. I think the heat may be my biggest shock.
do you think you'll be spending time traveling? she has to catch up with everybody....even my richest coworkers only see their families in the Philippines every few years; you'll be wherever her family lives the entire time....the entire time
It's hot as fuck there and everything is brown and grey. I'm pretty sure that Filipinos treat whites with respect so you'll be fine there. Expect to find a hose or some kind of bucket at the toilet so you can wash your ass.
hahaha. filipino here. wanna impress them flips. buy ralph or lacoste polos. buy some expensive watch and wear some jordans. shit will get you killed when you ride the fuckin jeepney. just ride a trike or taxi intead.
im going back to philippines this summer. i usually dress in slp, would somebody slap my ass for wearing such clothes? i dont want anybody to rape my boypussy
Thanks, it seems like it'll be an experience, that's for sure.
Her family say a lot of good things about me, and I get on with them well, but I'm a bit of a tool and I wonder if it's because of 'what I have' more than anything.
I know you guys say streetwear is a surefire way to impress any Filipino family but:
1. I'm white...
2. I don't own any streetwear
3. You told me to call my girlfriend's mother a whore, so I'm taking your advice with a pinch of salt.
I typically just wear Thom Browne or exactly like an 80's prep bro, I have like one expensive watch, a Datejust, should I take that or will it absolutely get stolen?
dont be streetwear. dress like a white colonialist (basically prep) and stunt on all of them
you can also say cool things to the kids there like:
- putang ina push mid
- gank gank
- bobo jarvan
- SS gago
- hoy support wards nga
I dont know why but i seriously am so thankful for this thread, my gf is filipino but im seriously so fucking white, im visitng the philipines in a year so i wanna know all the things that ill need to know
>Don't go out past 8pm without a flip chaperoning you
>spend money or look like you will or they'll treat you like shit
>have cash on hand just in case you need to get out of trouble
>dont trust the police
>summer "prep" (colonialwave) is fine
>wear shoes you can run in
>casually mention you like basketball and a good "LAN sesyon"
>learn to wear your bag in front of you in public
>formal greeting is to bow and place your forehead on the other persons hand while saying "magkano po"
>you are NOT an atheist/agnostic/protestant just non-practicing catholic
>drop the line "Scarborough is rightful Philippine clay, yung Intsik nayan ay magnanakaw."
>IGNORE THE BEGGARS
You will think I'm paranoid because you've lived ez mode in the west. People who've lived in shithole countries get a 6th sense for danger and no one will mention it because its normal. Have a safe visit family member.
How are they powerful? lol. They are one of the ugliest, poorest peoples I can think of.
Thank you, so much. This is actually been a great help. I know I'll definitely feel empathy for the beggars but I've also been told giving money isn't helpful at all. I dress quite conservatively but I know I give off an impression of being 'wealthy' despite my girlfriend telling me I'll be fine I'm going to set aside a few hundred pounds in the case I do get into shit.
expect to get a nickname. if you meet younger kids, they'll probably call you kuya. make sure to dry off frequent or even keep a towel inside your shirt behind your neck because its damn humid.