Hey guys, are you still practicing our good customs and traditions..?

@mobhomeir (7565)
Philippines
March 22, 2009 3:47am CST
One of our good customs and traditions is our deep respect to our elders. Few of those are guiding them across the pedestrian crossing and at the jeepney and bus rides offering them sits instead of you sitting comfortably in times of pick hours. On my part, I always offer it to our elders and even women if the concern would just near me. How about you are you still practicing it?
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Hello mobhomeir! I am still practicing our old good customs our traditions. Most common thing I do is kissing the hand of our elders. I also like when a guy would offer a seat to a lady who is standing. But nowadays, men doesn't care about it anymore. Even if the lady is too old to stand, they don't care and pretend they don't see it.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
Yes ais I always do that also to all of my elders. That's one of our traditions which been admired by some other races. They don't care about that. No respects on their elders, well, I guess they have but they never show it. For me, sitting comfortably while there's a lady or an elderly standing by my side would be awkward to feel about. I would feel uneasy, it would be much better if would rather be the one standing than someone who needs sit most..thanks
• United States
24 Mar 09
wow! I can tell that you'er a gentleman..a man like you is rare nowadays..
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Mar 09
that is wonderful my friend, keep up being so considerate to elderly people it shows you are a good person. I was always like that too, now I am disabled and almost elderly myself.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
22 Mar 09
Thanks for the compliments. I guess we're just being taught ( by my parents) respects and other good attitude that we treasured forever. I am sorry of your situation ma'm, you're my priority if I would see you that needs assistance...always take good care of yourself ma'm...
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
22 Mar 09
you are always so sweet my friend
@ulqu1orra (307)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
Yeah definitely we must respect them not only because they have been live in this world for so long but also to think of it, we all go to their same situation as we grow old. As I know, although the system in our country really sucks, there are laws about caring the elders which provide free dental check ups, medicine and different services for their needs. Totally for free.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
Yes. But we will not depend and trust those people who will do that for our elders. We must not forget our own share of doing it. Cheers
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
25 Mar 09
I do practice this as much as I can. I was taught to do this at a young age by example and I intend to teach my own children in this manner too. I think this a tradition that is dieing and I hate that because our elders deserve so much more respect than they get. I hope that I can help carry it on through my teaching of my children and the example I try to set for the people around that see it.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
Yeah...that's supposed to be. Teach them young that when they've grown they will never ever forget it..Train them young so that when they have their own family the legacy will live on..thanks for your share my friend...
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
I would like to keep the traditions and the customs in me because they are good in a way of giving respect. But still, time and generation changes and so with the way of life. Although we live in the present, I would still want these customs and traditions to be kept. Not all though.. I like the thought of guys winning girls' heart by serenading, and doing other all the means to win her. That's just fattening the heart and soul. I also like the thought of saying 'po' and 'opo' as giving respect to elders, though most of the time I don't really do that anymore, but that doesn't mean I don't respect elders. Love being a Pinoy.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
You're truly a Filipina woman. Keep it up, because like you, I am proud also to be a Filipino..thanks..
@xtedaxcvg (3190)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
I always make it a point to slow down for our women, children, and elders. I also always respect our elders and people who are older than me. However, I feel that our next generation is starting to slip away from our values. I feel that they've been so caught up with other cultures that they forget to exhibit our values and traditions. Sad but true.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
You're right my friend. That's why I posted this discussion to awaken their attention to their children about our good traditions and customs that's forgotten to teach their children because of their so much attention of their own business and interest..thanks
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
24 Mar 09
I respect those good customs and traditions.We'll all be old.if you want to be respected when you were old ,you should respect the old when you are young.Treat others the way you want to be treated.Its nice of you to post this topic.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
24 Mar 09
Yes friend. Just like the saying "Do not do unto others what you don't want to do unto you". I posted this discussions because as what I observe good traditions and customs are slowly gone because parents never preserve this, most of them are busy with their own business, lack of bonding to their children. They don't have time to have a good conversation with their children...Thanks
@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
22 Mar 09
I am not a guy but I seem to see this phenomena less and less. Most men when commuting just ignore the elderly passengers who are standing in the bus or the MRT. Though there are still those who are good enough to keep true to what has been taught good and decent. i wish that more men will still feel the need to give up their seats for the others who need it more....
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
22 Mar 09
We can do that by continuing teaching our children our good customs and traditions where we are being admired at by other races. That's one of the reasons why we have plenty of tourists here and even stayed here for good... thanks my friend..
@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
22 Mar 09
Hi mobhemehr, good day to you my kababayan. Well you are so very taughtful and you are very concern in those old peoples, and i also forgot to the tell that your so gentlemen in many situation. Well the nowadays it is very important to know our good tradition and customs, because this is one of the key to our success, together with the love, i think there was a good and big chance to rise our economy. By the way let's go back to the discussion. Me this night when i arrive in our home i go for a MAN0 to my parents to give respect, because it is very important to hold your banding with our family. And by the in that act, i think it is part of our tradition and customs. Well as i remember, my teacher told me that most of the Filipino are very good and kind because of our tradition and custom. Which causes for us to increase the tourist rate in our country. . . But here in our country some people no longer use our customs and tradition, which causes them to be rejected in jobs, because of a very low respect in every company. Well i guess that's all my response to your forum topic discussion entitled "hey, guys, are you still participating our good customs and tradition". Happy earning and happy posting. Good luck to our earning career! Mabuhay and Godbless us always. . .
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
22 Mar 09
You're right my kababayan. Our good customs and traditions are admired by some foreigners. That's there's a lot of foreigners like visiting our country. Have you notice that some retired foreigners choose to stay here and marry our women? It's obvious, because of good traditions and customs...thanks my friend..Good luck too on our mylotting...
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
I hope that good customs/traditions will not be a thing of the past soon. And I am sure we can help prolong the existence of good habits by constantly practicing them and showing and teaching them to the next generation. Kissing the elders' hand, using "Po" and "Opo" when talking to older people, allowing the ladies and old ones to be seated first are just few of the customs that should never go out of style and should be inculcate to our children.