Every time there’s a gathering, mostly birthday parties, in which people go crazy by cooking sumptuous Filipino cuisine, it’s always a grand banquet, a big feast.
There’s three main qualities of the Filipino culture. Here’s what every adult would ask a typical young woman in her teenage years:
1. Tumangkad ka. Ilang taon ka na nga? (You grew taller, how old are you now?)
A question from the older people. We like tall people, I’m not quite sure why! This is usually followed by some speech along the lines of: “You’re growing up fast and almost a lady, soon enough you’ll have your own family.” Family-oriented, close family ties, you name it.
2. Kumain ka na? (Have you eaten?)
If you say no, they would insist that you eat; if you say yes, they would politely ask you to eat more and more and more… Gosh, we’re really generous.
3. May boyfriend ka na? (Do you have a boyfriend now?)
Talk about no privacy. Even to the point of inquiring about our love life. Everyone wants to know… well I think being innately inquisitive is a good and bad thing 😀
Gotta love Filipinos though. We care too much 😉