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American vs Filipino Kids

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American vs Filipino Kids

Postby ladislav » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:04 am

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American Kids: Move out when they're 18 with the full support of their
Filipino Kids: Move out when they're 28, may have saved for that nice
house and are a week away from getting married... unless there's room
in the basement for the newlyweds.

American Kids: When their Mom visits them she brings a nice bundt cake
and you sip coffee and chat.

Filipino Kids: When their Mom visits them she brings 3 days worth of
food, and immediately begins to tidy up, dust & do the laundry.

American Kids: Their dads always call before they come over to visit
them and it's usually only on special occasions.

Filipino Kids: Are not at all fazed when their dads come over,
unannounced on a Saturday morning at 8:00 and starts pruning the peach
& lemon trees. And if there are none, he will plant some!

American Parents: You can leave your kids with them and you always
worry if everything is going to be ok plus you have to feed them after
you pick them up.

Filipino Parents: No problem, leave your kids there and if they get
out of line your parents can set them straight.... plus they get
bathed, fed and get told stories of when you were young.

American Kids: Always pay retail and look in the yellow pages when
they need something done.
Filipino Kids: Just call their dad or uncle and ask for another dad or
uncle's phone number to get it done.... cash deal.

American Kids: Will come over to visit their parents and get only cake
and coffee, no more.
Filipino Kids: Will come over to visit their parents for lunch and get
B-B-Q, Pancit, Lumpia, Adobo and Rice and stay for late dinner as

American Kids: Think that being Filipino is a great thing,
Filipino Kids: Know that being Filipino is a great thing,

American Kids: Never ask the reason you have no food.
Filipino Kids: Are the reason you have no food.

American Kids: Will say 'hello" but are hesitant to hug.
Filipino Kids: Will give you a big hug and a kiss, and great big
handshake and pat you on the back.

American Kids: Hardly invite over to eat or they have to share their
Filipino Kids: You always have your friends over to have something to
eat regardless

American Kids: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
Filipino Kids: Call your parents Uncle & Auntie.

American Kids: Have never seen you cry.
Filipino Kids: Cry with you.

American Kids: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
Filipino Kids: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing and just
being together.

American Kids: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
Filipino Kids: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

American Kids: Know a few things about you.
Filipino Kids: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

American Kids: Will leave their parents behind.
Filipino Kids: Will hang out with their parents.

American Kids: Would knock on your door.
Filipino Kids: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"

American Kids: Are for a while.
Filipino Kids: Are for lif
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Postby Jester » Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:41 am

nothing to add, nothing to say.
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Postby Mr S » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:53 pm

Eh, these are broad generalizations especially the food part with Americans. I don't know where they got the idea Americans are stingy with food. I've never experienced that in my entire life growing up and as an adult. I literally have to turn food away and relatives or people i'm visiting practically force it down my throat. Probably written by someone obsessed with food.
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