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Filipinos are widely known for their warmth and hospitality. Islands may have separated the people but their unity as one country always emerges in times of need.

Interestingly, there are some noticeable quirks observed in a Filipino. In fact, it’s easy to tell that you’re a Filipino because…

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4. You dip bread in your coffee

4. You dip bread in your coffee

The bible every morning.

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5. You occasionally take a bath under the rain

5. You occasionally take a bath under the rain

Where you see youthful smiles and genuine satisfaction.

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7. You have epic concerts in the bathroom

7. You have epic concerts in the bathroom

It's just an ordinary day, come on!

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8. You are always late for your appointments

8. You are always late for your appointments

Not gonna lie. But better late than never. 😁

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9. You do “mano po” as a way of greeting your grandparents

9. You do “mano po” as a way of greeting your grandparents

This is done by the person giving the greeting bows towards the offered hand of the elder and presses his or her forehead on the elder’s hand. Similar gesture to hand-kissing.

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11. You ask a guest “have you already eaten?” as a general greeting, regardless of time of day and location

11. You ask a guest “have you already eaten?” as a general greeting, regardless of time of day and location

Hosts are expected to share if there’s food in their plate. Most of the time, invitees are expected to decline with a polite response “No thanks, I already ate.”

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12. You sing videoke in any gathering

12. You sing videoke in any gathering

Not to mention that the karaoke machine was invented by a Filipino.

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13. You give endearments like “ate” for female or “kuya” for male when you don’t know their names

13. You give endearments like “ate” for female or “kuya” for male when you don’t know their names

"Ate" (ah-teh) and "kuya" are also used to call an older sister and older brother.

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14. You never fail to haggle when the price is high

14. You never fail to haggle when the price is high

Even if the price is already cheap, they still haggle to get a good deal.

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16. You use a dipper instead of a shower to take a bath

16. You use a dipper instead of a shower to take a bath

Try it! It's more convenient and less waste of water.

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17. You eat with your bare hands

17. You eat with your bare hands

No spoon and fork? No problem.

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18. You take pride of your family

18. You take pride of your family

In the Philippines, it is family first. So whether you are part of the immediate family or you belong to the third or fourth generation, you are treated as a family member. Sometimes, even the closest of friends are considered family, too.

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19. You love to party

19. You love to party

Filipinos love to hold celebrations and fiestas. Bacolod has its MassKara Festival, Davao has its Kadayawan Festival, and Marinduque has its Moriones Festival. They are all over the islands.

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20. You celebrate the longest Christmas season — ever

20. You celebrate the longest Christmas season — ever

As early as September 1, you can hear Christmas songs and jingles being played in the malls or in the restaurants in the Philippines. The mood becomes festive, with many people shopping and in good spirits. Christmas celebrations last until around the first or second week of January

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