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FANS OF SUMMER. Filipinos beat the summer heat with the different types of pamaypay or native fans being sold by street vendors.
Photo credit: Michelle Angela Morelos
12-13-2004, 05:16 AM
illegal electric conection...onli in di pilipins...he he he
12-17-2004, 08:30 PM
sawsaw ang tinapay sa kape believe nga kano sa atin ang linis daw nang pinoy pagdating sa pagkain laking gulat nya ng matapos kasi pati yung pinaglinisan ng tinapay nilagok!! yuuuucckkkk !!! sayang bayad yun no!! only in philippines
12-18-2004, 03:54 AM
onli in di pilipins....nanganagroling sa gitna ng highway...bulag pa...:cool:
12-20-2004, 05:30 AM
onli in di pilipins....nanganagroling sa gitna ng highway...bulag pa...:cool:saan yan? ngayon ko lang narinig to...
12-20-2004, 01:58 PM
saan yan? ngayon ko lang narinig to...
marami yan, meron nga, bulag, bingi at duling, nanood ng movie...
sabi ng bingi, 'pambihira! bayad ako ng tama, silent movie pala ito!!!'
sabi ng bulag, 'anong silent movie? bingi ka ba? meron nga sound, pero wala naman picture!'
sabi ng duling, 'magtigil nga kayo dyan, ang ingay ingay nyo, mahirap na nga mag concentrate manood ng dalawang pelikula sa isang upu-an eh!!!!'
onli in da pilipins!!!!
12-20-2004, 08:02 PM
nanay: anak tago ka dyan ang bombay!
anak: nanay tago ka dyan ang bombay!
me utang kasi :D onli in philippines
01-01-2005, 09:52 PM
New Year: kanyong kawayan, may kalburo, walang kasing lakas! onli in da pilipins!
01-02-2005, 08:26 PM
Ang Pilipinas daw ang may pinakaraming Legal Holidays. Di pa kasama ang mga piyesta sa bawat baryo.
01-03-2005, 07:53 AM
Grabe nga tayo, mahilig sa fiestas and siestas! puro kasiyahan ang nasa isip. Masayahin kasi tayo, sa totoo lang.:laugh:
01-10-2005, 08:06 AM
Ay balut, penoy, chicharon, mani, itlog ng pugo, sigarilyo, juicyfruit, storck kayo riyan!!!( mukhang kubrador pa yata ng jueteng, hehe!)
01-10-2005, 03:35 PM
1. Tuhog - tuhog na mangga at singkamas na tinitinda mostly sa labas ng school.
2. Softdrinks na nilalagay sa plastik.
3. Ice candy na nilalako.
4. Pag bumili ng softdrinks o beer na de bote, kelangan magdala ka ng kapalit na bote otherwise isosoli mo dapat o may deposit :D.
01-29-2005, 03:39 AM
01-29-2005, 06:37 AM
Ganda talaga ng boracay, ikaw ba yung nasa motorboat mang levi?
01-29-2005, 06:59 AM
Boracay at its Best you're right....ka levi....ganda talaga dyan ...nakakapanabik tuloy umuwi.... :(
tingi tinging sigarilyo
lugaw stand,at inihaw stand,sagolaman.
kalesa,pati na yung mga porter sa palengke na may kariton.:D
yung nagtitinda ng binatog na nakasakay sa bisikleta...
01-29-2005, 02:56 PM
De-padyak (another means of transpo :D)
02-01-2005, 01:20 AM
02-01-2005, 01:23 AM
02-01-2005, 01:27 AM
02-01-2005, 01:31 AM
http://www4.pbase.com/image/39242690.jpg http://www4.pbase.com/image/39242665.jpg http://www4.pbase.com/image/39242661.jpg
02-01-2005, 02:43 AM
again, very nice pics po manong levi! pinas na pinas na sceneries.
02-01-2005, 03:00 AM
Ganda talaga ng boracay, ikaw ba yung nasa motorboat mang levi?
halata ba? ang linaw naman ang mata mo.
02-01-2005, 04:05 PM
http://img186.exs.cx/img186/6941/img09756mr.th.jpg (http://img186.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img186&image=img09756mr.jpg) Inihaw na talaba! onli in the pilipins
02-01-2005, 04:08 PM
...tinidor o palito ng posporo, ginagamit na pangpalambot ng karne. :huh: :p
02-02-2005, 02:20 AM
...kapag tumiktik ang butiki sa kisame...may darating na tao.... http://www.cosgan.org/images/midi/froehlich/b020.gif
02-02-2005, 03:27 AM
...kapag nasa lupa naman ang butiki, uulan daw.
02-09-2005, 04:15 PM
...sa Pilipinas lang palaging FULLY BOOK ang mga MOTEL tuwing Valentine's Day. May "Quicky" pa! I wonder why? :huh:
02-09-2005, 10:03 PM
Sa pinas. tagay-tagay sa iisang baso pag nag-iinuman.
02-09-2005, 10:40 PM
Kapag tikatik ang ulan...may lalabas na ..white lady wohhhh!
02-09-2005, 10:42 PM
Sa Pilipinas..if you're a friend, pwede kang magbukas ng refrigerator. Dito sa Europe, hindi pwedeeee!
02-10-2005, 09:09 AM
Scenery from atop one of the mountains in Sual. Taken 2/6/05 during our tree planting session. In picture are Tina and Lani and others.
02-11-2005, 06:51 AM
Nice Shot Ate Wins...What A View...Thanks For Showing It...
02-11-2005, 07:25 AM
First year school class: typical filipino classroom
02-12-2005, 03:40 PM
Pamamanhikan bago ikasal.
03-17-2005, 08:31 PM
Lenten or 'Kuaresma' practices only in the Philippines: the pabasa, self flaggelation and crucifixion.
03-29-2005, 01:04 AM
You can include nowadays the depiction of the Crucifixion in Pampanga.
04-11-2005, 09:13 PM
PasaLoad sa mobile phones.
05-05-2005, 12:33 AM
...parang sa atin lang may kundoktor sa bus...at kahit saan pwedeng magsakay at magbaba ng pasahero...
05-17-2005, 02:25 AM
Nakakita na ba kayo ng hagdan na may limang baitang, at may limang babaeng nakaupo at nagkukutuhan!:laugh:
05-18-2005, 03:00 AM
kahit papunta sa simbahan para umatend ng Misa'y di na tutuloy dahil sa pusang itim na nasalubong sa kalsada...NYAHAHAHA!:D
05-18-2005, 03:31 AM
Pagdaan mo sa isang iskinita at may nag-iinuman, tumagay ka kung aalukin ka kundi di ka na makakalabas ng makinis!:laugh:
05-18-2005, 03:23 PM
If I'm not mistaken, sa atin lang ata may balot. Korek?
05-18-2005, 04:34 PM
..include penoy, 1-day old chick..;)
05-19-2005, 02:32 AM
onli in di pilipins...amoy pritong tuyo ang simoy ng hangin...:p dito ipapupulis ka ng kapitbahay mo...nyahahaha:laugh:
05-19-2005, 08:16 PM
Pag may masarap na ulam, nagbibigayan ang magkapitbahay! Doon sa amin ah..;)
05-21-2005, 12:02 PM
i was on the island from 1970-1973-my dad was stationed at clark afb and i loved it.we lived off the base.i loved the baluts,the guava tree we use to raid in our neighbors yard(with permission of course) the little ice cream cart that went up and down the road. the cart that carried fresh sugar canes,papayas,mangos and pineapples. at night the cart that carried hot baluts and fresh hot rolls,yummies.
06-04-2005, 12:27 AM
Got this from my email bag today:
You Know You're Filipino When...
Your middle name is your mother's maiden name.
Your parents call each other "Mommy" and "Daddy."
You have uncles and aunts named "Boy," "Girlie," or "Baby."
You have relatives whose nicknames consist of repeated syllables like "Jun-Jun," "Ling-Ling," and "Mon-Mon." Mine by the way was "Che-Che."
You call the parents of your friends and your own parents' friends "Tito" and "Tita."
You have four or five names.
You greet your elders by touching their hands to your forehead.
You always kiss your relatives on the cheek whenever you enter or leave the room.
You follow your parents' house rules even if you are over 18.
You live with your parents until and at times even after you're married.
You decorate your dining room wall with a picture of the "Last Supper."
You keep your furniture wrapped in plastic or covered with blankets.
You have a Sto. Nino shrine in your living room.
You have a piano that no one plays.
You keep a tabo in your bathroom.
You use Vicks Vapor rub as an insect repellant.
You eat with your hands.
You eat more than three times a day.
You think a meal is not a meal without rice.
You think sandwiches are snacks, not meals.
Your dining table has a merry-go-round (lazy Susan) in the middle.
You bring baon to work everyday.
Your pantry is never without Spam, Vienna sausage, corned beef, and sardines.
You love to eat daing or tuyo.
You prop up one knee while eating.
ou eat your meal with patis, toyo, suka, banana catsup, or bagoong.
Your tablecloths are stained with toyo circles.
You love sticky desserts and salty snacks.
You eat fried Spam and hot dogs with rice.
You eat mangoes with rice--with great GUSTO!
You love "dirty" ice cream.
You love to eat, yet often manage to stay slim.
You put hot dogs in your spaghetti.
Everything you eat is sauted in garlic, onion, and tomatoes.
You order a "soft drink" instead of soda.
You hang a rosary on your car's rear view mirror.
You get together with family at a cemetery on All Saint's Day to eat, drink, and tell stories by your loved ones' graves.
You play cards or mahjong and drink beer at funeral wakes.
You think Christmas season begins in October and ends in January.
Your second piece of luggage is a balikbayan box.
You've mastered the art of packing a suitcase to double capacity.
You collect items from airlines, hotels, and restaurants as "souvenirs."
You feel obligated to give pasalubong to all your friends and relatives each time you return from a trip.
You use paper foot outlines when buying shoes for friends and relatives.
You're a fashion victim.
You can convey 30 messages with your facial _expression.
You hold your palms together in front of you and say "excuse, excuse" when you pass in between people or in front of the TV.
You ask for the bill at a restaurant by making a rectangle in the air.
You cover your mouth when you laugh.
You respond to a "Hoy!" or a "Pssst!" in a crowd.
You'll answer "Malapit lang!"--no matter the distance--when asked how far away a place is located.
Goldilocks is more than a fairy tale character to you.
You refer to power interruptions as "brownouts."
You love to use the following acronyms: CR for comfort room, DI for dance instructor, DOM for dirty old man, TNT for tago nang tago, KJ for kill joy, KSP for kulang sa pansin, OA for over-acting, TL for true love, BF for boyfriend and GF for girlfriend.
You say "rubber shoes" instead of sneakers, "ball pen" instead of pen, "stockings" instead of pantyhose, "pampers" instead of diapers, "ref" or "prijider" instead of refrigerator, "Colgate" instead of toothpaste, "canteen" instead of cafeteria, and "open" or "close" instead of turn on or turn off (as in the lights).
You use an umbrella for shade on hot summer days.
You like everything imported or "state-side."
You love ballroom dancing, bowling, pusoy, mah jong, billiards, and karaoke.
You have a relative who is a nurse.
When you're in a restaurant, you wipe your plate and utensils before using them.
You can squeeze 15 passengers into your five seater car without a second thought.
You wave a pom-pom on a stick around the food to keep the flies away.
You always ring a doorbell twice, assuming that the first ring was not heard.
You let the phone ring twice before answering, lest you appear overly eager.
Your other piece of luggage is a balikbayan box.
You use a rock to scrub yourself in the bath or shower.
You're proud to be Filapino - and you pass these jokes on to all your Filipino friends!
06-05-2005, 03:23 AM
...pushing the car from side to side while filling it up with gasoline. (para siguradong FULL TANK).:p
Juan dela Cruz
06-17-2005, 01:12 PM
You blow on and eat food you dropped on the floor and say: Wala pang 5 seconds eh.
Gawa ko rin yan dito sa bahay, dito sa US. Pinoy eh. LoL.
06-19-2005, 09:39 PM
Naglalagay sa gate ng Beware of the dogs. Saka sa may pintuan ng Please take off your slippers/shoes.
Halos lahat ng kakilala, kamag-anak.
08-03-2005, 07:36 PM
you know all your neighbors even 2 - 3 kilometers away. here, you do not even know your next door neighbors.
08-04-2005, 04:00 AM
Sa Pilipinas ka makakakita ng mga karatulang "BAWAL ____", subalit walang sumusunod at lantaran pa kung salungatin ng ating mga kababayan.
08-07-2005, 03:27 AM
Kapag inimbita mo isa sa pamilya sama lahat ng myembro kahit na RSVP pa....onli in d Pilipins
08-14-2005, 12:31 AM
Kapag inimbita mo isa sa pamilya sama lahat ng myembro kahit na RSVP pa....onli in d Pilipinsnot only the family kasama pa ang mga barkadas.
08-14-2005, 12:33 AM
pang sinabi mong 3 o'clock ang start ng party, mga bisita darating ng 5 o'clock.
sa pilipinas ka lang makakakita ng mga nagkukutuhang mga kababaihan na nakahilera sa may hagdan.
..sa pinas ka lang makakakita ng pagtapos manggaling sa kainan/ party...for sure may dalang take home hehehe
08-26-2005, 11:41 PM
past time..yun nga lang puro sugal...jueteng at majong
may magpupunas ng sapatos mo pagsakay or habang nakasakay ng jeep (mga batang humihingi ng limos) :(
09-15-2005, 02:43 PM
mga tindero/a sa bangketa na nakanew model ng cellphone.
takatak boys (mga nagtitinda ng sigarilyo sa daan) naka celfone din :D
09-26-2005, 10:53 PM
Mga kababaihan na umaga pa lang naguumpukan na sa tabing kalye at buhay ng buhay ang tema ng usapan.:ogre:
10-26-2005, 04:22 AM
mga buteteng pulis, hahahaha!!!!:p :laugh:
11-15-2005, 01:46 PM
At an eatery in Cebu:
"WE HAB SOPDRINK IN CAN AND IN BATOL"
Sa pader ng Intramuros:
"MARUNONG KA BANG TUMAHOL?
ASO LANG ANG UMI_IHI DITO"
On window of a restaurant in Baguio:
11-16-2005, 12:57 PM
Onli in da Pilipins...
1. Pag bibili ka ng toothpaste...
"Pabili nga ng colgate na close-up"
2. Pag my picture-taking...
11-16-2005, 02:44 PM
Nabasa ko sa loob ng isang bus, habang byahe papuntang cubao:
" I am now a name, soon a Legend,
I'm Satanism 50% of your life."
Roel of UE
[ the name of philosopher and school were changed to protect them from scrutiny]
11-16-2005, 07:52 PM
We say "pa-xerox" instead pa-photo copy.
We say "coupon bond" instead of A4 paper.
11-17-2005, 07:30 AM
When we answer the phone, we say
"For a while" instead of
"Please hold" or "Hold the line, please":cool:
11-17-2005, 07:46 AM
...kapag nag-fill-up o nagkarga ng gasolina ay...
inuuga ang sasakyan, para siguradong "full tank" o siksik daw.:p
11-17-2005, 11:13 AM
Ask ko lang, dito lang ba sa Pilipinas may mga pamahiin?
11-17-2005, 01:54 PM
along a highway in Pampanga:
"WE MAKE MODERN ANTIQUE FURNITURES"
on a self-servoce restaurant in Cebu:
"PLEASE HELP OUR COMFORT ROOM CLEAN"
Levi, very humorous posts.
Only in the Phil: Colorfull jeepneys.
11-17-2005, 02:30 PM
Ask ko lang, dito lang ba sa Pilipinas may mga pamahiin? Halos lahat ng lahi may pamahiin.
11-24-2005, 01:08 AM
lubak lubak ang mga kalsada...
pagkaing magkapares tulad ng ... bagoong at mangga, dinuguan at puto, lugaw towa't baboy, champorado at tuyo, tapsilog (lahat ng may SILOG sa dulo)
Only in the Phil: Bayanihan. (still remember kababayan?) tutulong sa kapitbahay pag maglilipat nang bahay.... Sabay sabay kakain after a hard days work kahit nga tuyo lang ang ulam....masaya ....
11-24-2005, 10:56 AM
Sa mga PINOY lang ba uso 'to?
Sa kainan puede kang humingi ng sabaw.
nasa emergency room ka pa lang, yung ahente ng punerarya inaalok ka na ng serbisyo. :p
12-04-2005, 06:12 PM
i reviewed my past vacation videos in the Philippines and this caught my attention...mostly beach swimmers wear shirts and long pants and long sleeves shirts!!!!:D :D :D
Sa Fiestahan...kahit hindi mo inimbita nakikikain....hehehe...di bale marami naman palaging handang pagkain kaya okay lang sa ating mga pinoy
12-04-2005, 08:42 PM
Tuwing Pasko at Bagong taon lahat ng pamilya masaya kahit na utang lang gumagawa ng paraan para maging masaya ang araw na ito :D
Sa atin kahit walang pera..inuutangan nang pang tuition ang anak maka enroll lang at kung walang pambayad sa examen fee...gumagawa nang promissory note ang magulang para lang maka take nang exam ang anak....
12-05-2005, 12:35 AM
onli in pinoy- the peoples power (EDSA 1&2 )
- numbers of coup d'etat (Famous tayo dyan)
- 5/6 (Utang)
- forgery (magaling tayo dyan-sa recto lahat pwede)
- matagal ng patay-naka-rehistro pa at may boto pa?
- buhay pa pinapatay na!
12-05-2005, 07:32 PM
>nagtitinda ng double dead na mga baboy at manok sa palengke..
>nilalagyan ng gas ang kamatis para makintab...
>binababad yung isda sa tubig na may food coloring para mukhang sariwa
12-07-2005, 11:10 PM
1. Pulis na nahuli ng pulis dahil ngholdap...
2. Pandesal na hinuhugasan muna ng kape tpos kakainin tapos iinumin ang pinaghugasan...<malinis daw ang mga pilipino e>
12-07-2005, 11:31 PM
Sobra ang politics hindi na iniisip ng mga politicians ang kapakanan ng mga Pinoy lalo na ngayon sa hearing ni Garci and daming pumapapel!!!!
12-08-2005, 01:30 AM
...tao naglalagay ng barya (coins) sa tenga...magkabila pa!:p
12-10-2005, 11:58 PM
mga batang karsada aakyat sa pag hinto nang jeepney at may dalang basahan para punasan ang sapatos mo at tapos hihingi ng bayad...
01-03-2006, 10:42 AM
sa pinas lang may inuman sa kanto na puro nakhubad ang tatad ng tatoo ang mga katawan...tapos batuhan ng bote pag mga lasing na...:disappointed:
01-03-2006, 11:14 AM
. . . na tango lang at taas ng kilay sabay ngiti, di na kailangan ang salita para sabihing "kumusta" or "magandang umaga" . . . :up:
. . . na pag may kailangan ka sa munisipyo, kailangang may fixer, o mag "lagay". bad yon.
. . . na merong taga-tawag ng pasahero gayong may sign board naman bawat sasakyan. :cool:
. . . na makikita mo ang pinakamagagandang babae sa buong mundo. walang halong bola o biro ito.
01-04-2006, 05:31 AM
i would say its a bit puzzling how parents name their children in the philippines,but,are we not happy that we have something amusing to discuss in kuro.ph?kudos to filipinos and the coming generation x with door-bell names!would you believe that i might die with a very cute n-name too?all my inaanaks call me "ninang dahan"/which means>ninang na may tindahan<i once had a sari-sari store>now that i work abroad ,they still call me ninang dahan,but with a different meaning"ninang ng kagandahan"<esp.on xmas time when i send them gifts<:up:.and i love the voices of these children>probably teenagers now< still calling me in this way!a joy in the heart of a godmother so far away from her homeland!
where else but in the philippines?
"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches" --(Proverbs 22:1)
WHEN I arrived in the Philippines from the UK six years ago, one of the first cultural differences to strike me was names. The subject has provided a continuing source of amazement and amusement ever since.
The first unusual thing, from an English perspective, is that everyone here has a nickname. In the staid and boring United Kingdom, we have nicknames in kindergarten, but when we move into adulthood we tend, I am glad to say, to lose them.
The second thing that struck me is that Philippine names for both girls and boys tend to be what we in the UK would regard as overbearingly cutesyfor anyone over about five. "Fifty-five-year-olds with names that sound like five-year-olds", as one colleague put it. Where I come from, a boy with a nickname like Boy Blue or Honey Boy would be beaten to death at school by pre-adolescent bullies, and never make it to adulthood. So, probably, would girls with names like Babes, Lovely, Precious, Peachy or Apples. Yuk, ech ech. Here, however, no one bats an eyelid.
Then I noticed how many people have what I have come to call "door-bell names". These are nicknames that sound like - well, door-bells. There are millions of them. Bing, Bong, Ding, and Dong are some of the more common. They can be, and frequently are, used in even more door-bell-like combinations such as Bing-Bong, Ding-Dong, Ting-Ting, and so on. Even our newly-appointed chief of police has a doorbell name - Ping. None of these door-bell names exist where I come from, and hence sound unusually amusing to my untutored foreign ear. Someone once told me that one of the Bings, when asked why he was called Bing, replied "because my brother is called Bong". Faultless logic. Dong, of course, is a particularly funny one for me, as where I come from "dong" is a slang word for... well, perhaps "talong" is the best Tagalog equivalent.
Repeating names was another novelty to me, having never before encountered people with names like Len-Len, Let-Let,Mai-Mai, or Ning-Ning. The secretary I inherited on my arrival had an unusual one: Leck-Leck. Such names are then frequently further refined by using the "squared" symbol, as in Len2 or Mai2. This had me very confused for a while.
Then there is the trend for parents to stick to a theme when naming their children. This can be as simple as making them all begin with the same letter, as in Jun, Jimmy, Janice, and Joy. More imaginative parents shoot for more sophisticated forms of assonance or rhyme, as in Biboy,Boboy, Buboy, Baboy (notice the names get worse the more kids there are -- best to be born early or you could end up being a Baboy).
Even better, parents can create whole families of, say, desserts (Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Honey Pie) or flowers (Rose, Daffodil, Tulip). The main advantage of such combinations is that they look great painted across your trunk if you're a cab driver.
That's another thing I'd never seen before coming to Manila - taxis with the driver's kids' names on the trunk.
Another whole eye-opening field for the foreign visitor is the phenomenon of the "composite" name. This includes names like Jejomar (for Jesus, Joseph and Mary), and the remarkable Luzviminda (for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, believe it or not). That's a bit like me being called something like "Engscowani" (for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Between you and me, I'm glad I'm not.
And how could I forget to mention the fabulous concept of the randomly-inserted letter 'h'. Quite what this device is supposed to achieve, I have not yet figured out, but I think it is designed to give a touch of class to an otherwise only averagely weird name. It results in creations like Jhun, Lhenn, Ghemma, and Jhimmy. Or how about Jhun-Jhun (Jhun2)?
There is also a whole separate field of name games -- those where the parents have exhibited a creative sense of humor on purpose. I once had my house in London painted by a Czechoslovakian decorator by the name of Peter Peter. I could never figure out if his parents had a fantastic sense of humor or no imagination at all -- it had to be one or the other. But here in the Philippines, wonderful imagination and humor is often applied to the naming process, particularly, it seems, in the Chinese community. My favourites include Bach Johann Sebastian; Edgar Allan Pe; Jonathan Livingston Sy; Magic Chiongson, Chica Go, and my girlfriend's very own sister, Van Go. I am assured these are real people, although I've only met two of them. I hope they don't mind being mentioned here.
How boring to come from a country like the UK full of people with names like John Smith. How wonderful to come from a country where imagination and exoticism rule the world of names. Even the towns here have weird names; my favorite is the unbelieveably-named town of Sexmoan (ironically close to Olongapo and Angeles).
Where else in the world could that really be true? Where else in the world could the head of the Church really be called Cardinal Sin? Where else in the world could Angel, Gigi and Mandy be grown-up men? Where else could you go through adultlife unembarrassed and unassailed with a name like Mosquito, or Pepper, or Honey Boy?
Where else but the Philippines![/quote]
01-04-2006, 09:32 AM
"A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches" --(Proverbs 22:1)
Where else but the Philippines!
The not-so-random H I could safely say, spurned from the way Behn Cervantes changed his name, after coming back from New York, although he would die before admitting his infuelnce on that!
Yup, we Filipinos have a peculiar way of giving names. Even my own [gag!] is a result of my father's [ rest his beautiful soul] love for war movies, hence, he named me GERMAN, [and quite a few laughs I heard growing up].
My niece in California thinks door-bell names [ you actually had the same name for it] are cute, until you turn 12 when classmates think otherwise.
Only in the Philippines!:luvstrk:
01-04-2006, 12:10 PM
I once had a classmate with 4 names...combination of his father and 2 grandfather's names (don't ask me 'bout the 4th)...now I know the meaning of vanity
01-04-2006, 06:36 PM
my cam caught this along EDSA
01-04-2006, 06:43 PM
hahaha...pati yung mga pink fences...so drive slowy especially at nighttime hirap makita yung mga pink fences na yun...ewan ko ba kung bakit pink napili nila siguro yun ang pinakamurang pintura...(ala taj mahal)
anyway, about those pissoir...ok na rin iyan kesa dati na sa poste or sa gulong sila...I just hope na well maintained yang mga yan...
01-04-2006, 07:12 PM
a barangay patrol jeep on a routine check on fly over (?)
01-04-2006, 08:26 PM
May nangongolekta ng kaning-baboy. :p
01-04-2006, 08:29 PM
about those pissoir...ok na rin iyan kesa dati na sa poste or sa gulong sila...I just hope na well maintained yang mga yan...i think so, i guess aagos na lang yan sa drainage ng canal. good point from the MMDA or from GMA, she cares a lot for men! :p
01-04-2006, 09:16 PM
me nanunutok sa mga underpass at sinehan, marami din sa kalsada, ke motorized o pedicab! :laugh:
01-05-2006, 08:41 AM
The Strangest and Weirdest Job[?] Descriptions:
barker/call boys > mga tagatawag ng pasahero
bakal boys > Namimili ng bakal/bote
kristo > Taga kuha ng pusta sa sabungan
kabo > kolektor sa jueteng
mamasan > floor manager sa beerhouse
kasera > landlord/lanlady
plores > sub sa laro ng mahjongg
lagarista > taga relay ng reels between moviehouses
01-05-2006, 09:24 PM
tubig kayo diyan...
01-06-2006, 11:43 AM
only int the philippines na may nabubulok na airport:
01-14-2006, 05:56 PM
only in the philippines where you acquired a driving license without any single test!!!:wah:
only in the philippines where you acquired a driving license without any single test!!!:wah:
Nagbago na yata ngayon dahil may mga licensed Driving Institute na sa atin. I went to enroll for few lessons this year. You have to get a student permit first... it is good so that there are not so many accidents will happen if all the drivers have a driving lessons and driving theories first before they can get there license.
01-15-2006, 07:20 AM
Only in the Philippines...Kung saan, addict ang mga tao sa text...
Pag Election: bumibili nang boto ang mga kandidato.... (kaya ang mga mamamayan masaya pag araw nang election)...siyempre naman magkakapera.....:luvstrk:
08-29-2006, 01:43 AM
balato system, sa tuwing may nananalo sa sugal o kahit na ano, umaasa ang iba na mababalatuhan! http://images.kuro.ph/icons/icon10.gif
08-29-2006, 01:48 AM
Only in the Philippines...Kung saan, addict ang mga tao sa text........ na kahit na magbobote eh me cellfone.
08-29-2006, 09:46 PM
Korek ka diyan Annie, nauna pa ata silang magkacelfone sa akin hehehe!
08-29-2006, 10:14 PM
sa lahat naman ng naghihirap na bansa, pinas yata ang may pinakamaraming shopping malls.
08-30-2006, 01:33 AM
REMEMBER: we have the largest shopping mall in Asia!
08-30-2006, 02:18 AM
jueteng......nagkakasakit ang mga addict pag na stop!
sa tindahan: puwedeng umutang......................
08-30-2006, 07:58 AM
Naghihirap daw ang Pinas, pero sa Pasay Road lang, 5 Jaguar ang nakikita kong dumadaan! Naghihirap ba yung nakukuha pang mag modify at dress up ng scooter mga tao?
Only here! Right now! Yeah!
09-03-2006, 03:38 PM
sa probinsiya namin pagnagpatugtug ng stereo (ganun tawag sa amin eh) pati kapitbahay makakarinig kahit 1 km pa ang layo... lakas kasi magpatugtog... onli in d pinas...
03-01-2007, 06:04 PM
Filipino signs of wit
There's a sign on Congressional Avenue in Manila that says: "Parking for Costumers Only." This may be a misspelling of "customer," but the Philippines is so full of theatrical, brightly dressed individuals that I prefer to think that it may literally mean what it says.
This week, we shall take a "reading tour" of one of the most spirited communities in Asia . The Philippines is full of word play. The local accent among many Filipinos, in which English words with "F" are spelled and pronounced with the sound of "P" and V is pronounced as "B" (because the Philippine alphabet has no letters F or V), is often used very cleverly, such as, the sign in a flower shop in Diliman called Petal Attraction.
Much of the word play in the Philippines is deliberate with retailers and various businesses favouring a play on names of Western establishments and celebrities (Americans, in particular---movie stars and entertainment personalities, especially). For example, there is a bread shop in Manila called Anita Bakery, a 24-hour restaurant called Doris Day and Night , a garment shop called Elizabeth Tailoring, and a barber shop called Felix The Cut.
Reader Robert Harland also spotted a bakery named Bread Pitt , and a Makati fast-food place selling "maruya" (banana fritters) called Maruya Carey. Then, there are Christopher Plumbing, and a boutique called The Way We Wear; a video rental shop called Leon King Video Rental; a restaurant in the Cainta district of Rizal called Caintacky Fried Chicken, a local burger restaurant called Mang Donald's, a doughnut shop called MacDonuts, a shop selling "lumpia" (egg roll) in Makati called Wrap and Roll, and two butcher shops called Meating Place and Meatropolis.
Smart travellers can decipher what may look like baffling signs to unaccustomed foreigners by simply sounding out the "Taglish" (the Philippine version of English words spelled and pronounced with a heavy Filipino accent), such as, at a restaurant menu in Cebu : "We hab sopdrink in can an in batol" [translation: We have soft drinks in can and in bottle]. Then, there is a sewing accessories shop called Bids And Pises [translation: Beads and Pieces --or-- Bits and Pieces].
There are also many signs with either badly chosen or misspelled words, but they are usually so entertaining that it would be a mistake to "correct" them. A reader named Antonio "Tonyboy" Ramon T. Ongsiako, (now there's a truly Filipino name), contributed the following interesting Philippine signs and advertisements:
In a restaurant in Baguio City (the "summer capital" of the Philippines ): "Wanted: Boy Waitress"; on a highway in Pampanga: "We Make Modern Antique Furniture ;" on the window of a photography shop in Cabanatuan : "We Shoot You While You Wait;" and on the glass front of a cafe in Panay Avenue in Manila : "Wanted: Waiter, Cashier, Washier."
Some of the notices can even give a wrong impression, such as, a shoe store in Pangasinan which has a sign saying: "We Sell Imported Robber Shoes" (these could be the "sneakiest" sneakers); and a rental property sign in Jaro, Iloilo reads: "House For Rent, Fully Furnaced" (it must really be hot inside)!
Occasionally, one could come across signs that are truly unique--if not altogether odd. Reader Gunilla Edlund submitted a sign that she saw at the ticket booth in the ferry pier in Davao City in southern Philippines , which said: "Adults: 1 peso; Child: 50 centavos; Cadavers: fare subject to negotiation."
European tourists may also be intrigued to discover two competing shops selling hopia (a Chinese pastry) called Holland Hopia and Poland Hopia, which are owned and operated by two local Chinese entrepreneurs, Mr. Ho and Mr. Po respectively--(believe it or not)!
Some folks also "creatively" redesign English to be more efficient "The creative confusion between language and culture leads to more than just simple unintentional errors in syntax, but in the adoption of new words," says reader Robert Goodfellow, who came across a sign that said: "House Fersallarend" (house for sale or rent). Why use five words when two will do?
According to Manila businessman, Tonyboy Ongsiako, there is so much wit in the Philippines because ". . .we are a country where a good sense of humour is needed to survive. We have a 24-hour comedy show here called the government and a huge reserve of comedians made up mostly of politicians and bad actors.
Source: from a forwarded email
03-16-2007, 09:15 AM
Filipino signs of wit
ngayon ko lang nabasa ito...:laugh: ok na ok ric :up:
03-16-2007, 06:11 PM
sa Pilipinas lang may mga toilet na nagpapabayad (as low as 2 pesos per use...........................:wah:
(basta sa amin libre ang toilet, don't worry)
06-02-2008, 08:35 PM
Noong ako'y nagpapasada, pag walang perang ibabayad mga tinderang pasahero, pambayad nila ay gulay, prutas o kakanin, nakakatuwa!
06-04-2008, 07:49 PM
heto pa 'kaniyo... sa sarisari store .....pag kulang ang coins nila na panukli sayo..sasabihin ng tindera...(e.g.) "bigyan mo ako ng piso bibigyan kita ng lima:... o kaya suklian ka ng kendimint or chiklet... or sasabihin balikan mo na lang ang barya mo..... sa atin lang iyan mga kabayan!
06-05-2008, 03:43 AM
...sa loob ng classrooms, teachers nagbebenta ng kakanin atbp., sa kanilang mga estudyante.
06-05-2008, 08:20 AM
nakakita na ba kayo ng burol na may videoke? i did..somewhere in bataan.
06-05-2008, 01:47 PM
...sa loob ng sementeryo, mga patay...may mga kapitbahay na ring buhay na tao...:paranoid: ...onli in da pilipins!
06-05-2008, 04:01 PM
yung mga bakanteng nitso, may tenant na squatter .
08-20-2008, 06:28 PM
Phil. Top Business Names
1. Parlor in San Juan is named "Cut & Face".
2. Wholesaler of balut in Sto.Tomas, Batangas: "Starduck".
3. Fast food eatery in Nueva Ecija: "Violybee"
4. Internet cafe opened among squatters named "Cafe Pindot".
5. In Manila , there's a laundry named, "Summa Cum Laundry".
6. Petshop in Ortigas: "Pussies and Bitches".
7. A pet shop in Kamuning: "Pakita Mo Pet Mo".
8. Bakery: "Bread Pit".
9. Bank in Alabang: "Alabank".
10. Restaurant in Pampanga named, "Mekeni Rogers".
11. Restaurant in Pasig : "Johnny's Fried Chicken: The 'Fried' of Marikina".
12. A boxing gym: "Blow Jab".
13. A tombstone maker in Antipolo: "Lito Lapida".
14. A copy center in Sikatuna Village called "Pakopya ni Edgar".
15. A beerhouse in Cavite called, "Chickpoint" .
16. Laundromat in Sikatuna: " Star Wash : Attack of the Clothes".
17. Internet cafe in Taguig named, "n@kopi@".
18. Name of a kambingan, "Sa Goat Kita".
19. A salon somewhere, "Curl Up And Dye".
20. A lugawan in Sta. Maria, Bulacan: "Gee Congee".
21. A water refilling station in Dapitan named "Wa-Thirst".
22. A store selling feeds for chickens: "Robocock".
23. Shoe repair in Marikina : "Dr. Shoe-Bago".
24. Shoe repair store along Commonwealth, "SHOEPERMAN: we will HEEL you, save your SOLE, and even DYE for you".
25. Petshop: "Petness First"
26. Flower shop: "Susan's Roses".
27. Taxicab: "Income Taxi".
28. A 2nd hand watch store: "2nd Time Around".
29. A squid stall in a wet market: "Pusit to the Limit".
30. A shrimp store: "Hipon Coming Back".
31. A gay lawyer's extension office: " Nota Republic ".
32. A ceiling installer: " Kisame Street ".
33. A car repair shop: "Bangga ka 'day?"
34. An aquatic pet store in Malolos: "Fish Be With You".
35. A fishball cart named, "Poke Poke".
36. A beauty salon: "Saudia Hairlines".
37. A bakery: "Anak Ng Tinapay".
38. A resto along Mayon road in Manila : "May Lisa Eatery".
39. Laundry shop: "Wash Your Problem".
40. This mobile massage business name isn't funny, but their slogan is: "Asian Mobile Massage Service: Massage only, God is watching".
41. Ice cream parlor: "Dila Lang Ang Katapat".
42. Chicharon store: "Chicha Hut".
43. Neighborhood pizza store: "Pizza Hot".
44. A fishball cart near UST: "Eat My Balls".
45. A barbershop in Cagayan de Oro: "Pinoy Big Barber".
46. A Resto: "The Last Supper".
47. A goto resto: "Goto Ko Pa!"
48. A peanut vendor's cart with a funny name: "Mani ni Papa".
49. A gym in Malolos: " Gaymann Fitness Center ".
50. My brother's party needs business: "Balloon-Balloonan" .
51. A Chinese restaurant in Pasig : "Lah-Fang".
52. A store selling fresh chicken, owned by woman named Dina: "Dina Fresh Chicken".
53. An actual bait and tackle shop in U.S. : "The Master Baiter".
54. Panaderia: "Trimonay Bakeshop".
55. Salon: "Hair Dot Comb".
08-20-2008, 07:17 PM
A lawmaker named "JOKER"...........
09-10-2008, 08:08 PM
read this in GMA news:
"porsil ice tubig" (http://blogs.gmanews.tv/photoblogs/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=4) sign from a small sari-sari store!
09-12-2008, 10:59 AM
Only in the Philippines
From: http://www.xomba.com/only_in_the_philippines (http://www.xomba.com/only_in_the_philippines)
-Animal fossils of two species of elephants, one species of rhinoceros and four species of stegodons (now extinct) were found
-Endangered Philippine eagle, also known as the monkey eating eagle
-Flying lemur, 'kagwang', can be found in Mindanao
-Largest and smallest bats
-Sea turtles, 'pakiwan', is one the last remnants of the Dinosaur Age can be found in the Philippines!
-The mouse deer or 'pilandok', the world's smallest hoofed animal can be found on the Balabac Island south of Palawan
-The Philippine spotted deer is referred to as the most endangered deer, which can be found in the forest of Panay Island
-The Calamian deer is specific to the Calamian Islands, which is north of the Palawan province
-The tamaraw (pygmy water buffalo) in Mindoro is now the largest endangered animal (only 20 remaining)
-The Philippine tarsier is the world's smallest monkey
-The Palawan bearcat is known as 'binturong', but more famously known as the 'civet'
-The 'kalangay' are endangered Philippine cockatoos
-The world's largest fish, whale shark or 'butanding', can be found in Donsol, Sorsogon
-The dwarf goby (freshwater fish) and the sinarapan (commercial fish) are the world's smallest fish
-The only herbivorous marine mammals, dugongs or sea cows, can be found in Palawan and southern Mindanao
-The Coral Triangle houses 500 of the 700 coral species of exotic sea horses!
-Largest and smallest sea shells can be found in the Philippines, some considered to be one of the most expensive in the world!
-The saltwater crocodile is the world's largest reptile can be found in Asian countries, the Philippines being one of them
-Endemic plants and fruit trees, such as the durian, mabolo, pili and bignay, are part of 9,000 flowering plants and 200 fruit trees
11-22-2008, 04:12 AM