I’m happy to introduce to you a new category on Side by Side. It’s called Just Filipino. I’ll be sharing here 100 distinct qualities of a Filipino from positive to negative.
Let’s start here:
Filipinos (Filipino: Mga Pilipino) are a nation and ethnic group native to the Philippines that share a common Filipino culture and speak the Filipino language or one of the Philippine languages. According to the 2015 Census, there were 100,981,437 in the Philippines and about 10 million living outside the Philippines.
A number of Filipinos refer to themselves colloquially as “Pinoy” (feminine:“Pinay”), which is a slang word formed by taking the last four letters of “Filipino”and adding the diminutive suffix “-y”.
As mentioned, there are about 10 million Filipinos living outside the Philippines, which means they could be near you. However, most foreigners have difficulty recognizing us because we look physically similar to people from other Asian countries. So , yeah, how would you recognize a Filipino?
A tip from a friend: bring all your Asian friends to karaoke. The one who does not stop singing is the Filipino. 😀 Hahah.
I hope you’ll enjoy this category. I’ll see you then. 🙂