“Filipinos don’t have nose”

@sol_cee (13597)
Japan
November 30, 2017 4:36am CST
My friend works as an OFW(Overseas Filipino Worker) in Dubai. Upon her arrival at her workplace, her coworker asked what her nationality is. My friend proudly answered ‘I’m from the Philippines’. The Ethiopian coworker was surprised and remarked ‘I thought you’re from Indonesia.’ My friend, out of curiosity, asked why. Her coworker said, ‘Because Filipinos don’t have nose.’ Ouch. Lol Photo is my friend’s look alike. ;)
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@marlina (62176)
• Canada
30 Nov
What a stupid thing to say to someone.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
I was almost offended but I laughed at the last minute. :)
@topffer (30611)
• France
30 Nov
I never noticed that Filipinos had usually the same nose than a Persian cat. It is certainly not the case of your friend.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
30 Nov
Googling Persian cat...
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@topffer (30611)
• France
30 Nov
@sol_cee Lol, some of them have a very short nose.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
30 Nov
@topffer looks like a grumpy cat. Haha
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@hereandthere (24138)
• Philippines
30 Nov
if your friend looks like marian rivera in the picture (an actress who is mestiza because her father is spanish) then her surprise was probably double. i do remember my mother talking about a relative who worked in europe back when there were still very few ofws and people there were always curious about her nose that seems to lack a bridge.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
30 Nov
Haha that’s funny. Looking at my nose now, I wonder where the bridge is. Lol
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• Malaysia
8 Dec
She's the one in Marimar right? It was shown on TV here a few years back.
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• Philippines
8 Dec
@cahaya1983 yes, exactly. she wouldn't represent the average filipino, either, because she's the opposite (mestiza). i know channel 2 exports their television series to other asian countries. sometimes they change the title, but i don't know if they dub it in english or the local language.
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@m_audrey6788 (11601)
• Germany
30 Nov
Oh well! How can that be possible when we Filipinos can breathe?
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
30 Nov
Unless we are aliens? Lol
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• Germany
30 Nov
@sol_cee Hmmm? Are you?
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
@m_audrey6788 You aren’t? :)
@Madshadi (4749)
• Brussels, Belgium
30 Nov
That sounds racist and offensive.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
30 Nov
Maybe she was just making an honest observation. ;)
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• Germany
30 Nov
@sol_cee What do you think? Is she making an honest observation?
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
@m_audrey6788 generally speaking, yeah. And historical-wise, our ancestors are from the ancient pygmy tribes Aeta. So there. :)
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@JohnRoberts (41128)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Nov
That was a dumb comment by that person. I never noticed anything different about a Filipino's nose.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
Thank you. That’s fair enough. ;)
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@YrNemo (8553)
30 Nov
Many Filipino ladies are very beautiful. (with a nose or not! )
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
30 Nov
Thank you Darcy-san. That means a lot. Lol
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@JudyEv (100918)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Nov
There are a lot of Filipinos working in Australia too.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
I’m sorry about that. Lol
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@JudyEv (100918)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Dec
@sol_cee I'm not sure why you'd be sorry. They are very good workers.
@kepweng (6349)
8 Dec
filipinos are Everywhere
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@alberello75 (13525)
• Genova, Italy
30 Nov
Maybe it's a joke. I do not understand the meaning! What would it mean: Because Filipinos don’t have nose?
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
30 Nov
Oh it means Filipinos have flat noses. ;)
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@alberello75 (13525)
• Genova, Italy
30 Nov
@sol_cee Look at the image of the post. She is a beautiful girl! I do not make the case to her nose!
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
30 Nov
@alberello75 maybe it means the Ethiopian met Filipinos before who.... ;)
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@jobelbojel (5054)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I don't have nose? Lol. I can't breath.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
30 Nov
Exactly my reaction. Plus some indignation. Lol
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• Philippines
30 Nov
@sol_cee I was actually imagining your reaction
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
30 Nov
@jobelbojel I laughed after feeling a little offended. After all we also have our own honest observation towards others. :)
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@LadyDuck (121859)
• Switzerland
30 Nov
May be she did not master the language well and only intended to say that Filipinos have a very small nose, while the girl in this photo has a normal size nose.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
As one myLotter said, the picture above is of a local celebrity whose father is of Spanish blood. :)
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@LadyDuck (121859)
• Switzerland
4 Dec
@sol_cee As girls take usually from their fathers, she has Spanish traits.
@lady1993 (15622)
• Philippines
30 Nov
yeah, normally Filipino noses are not very tall?long? haha anyway, i hope that person only said that as a joke, because to anyone it can be offensive
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
Tall nose like Pinocchio’s? Oh noooo!
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@lady1993 (15622)
• Philippines
5 Dec
@sol_cee non-flat noses
@toniganzon (41121)
• Philippines
30 Nov
it's funny how other countries don't have a clue about Filipinos. When in fact there's no difference between Indonesians and Filipinos.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
I agree. Even Thais and Malaysians too. And oh, Vietnamese. ;)
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@Kandae11 (26991)
30 Nov
Maybe because English is not her native tongue, that the comment came out sounding like that.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
Yeah, words can be so confusing. ;)
@bluesa (12812)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Dec
I mean now really now! How rude! The lady in that photo is stunning, so that means your friend must be stunning too, Sol-san! Plus each year Miss Philippines is so very beautiful, @sol_cee . Maybe she is just jealous.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
Did you notice that your country and my country’s Ms U representatives have the same family name?
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@bluesa (12812)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 Dec
@sol_cee , I did "Peters" . Shows you how small the world can be.
@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
@bluesa and according to social media, their great grandfathers are brothers. Well, you know social media. Lol
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@cahaya1983 (9597)
• Malaysia
8 Dec
This is my first time hearing that description about Filipinos. I had a Filipino classmate but never noticed that about her.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
8 Dec
Classmate in college? In Malaysia?
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• Malaysia
8 Dec
@sol_cee No, in the States. There are many Filipino workers here in Malaysia too, but haven't noticed that about them either.
@dpk262006 (54729)
• Delhi, India
1 Dec
Do Filipinos really not have nose, if yes, then what?
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
A button. Lol of course we have. That’s why it’s funny. ;)
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@dpk262006 (54729)
• Delhi, India
5 Dec
@sol_cee A button with two holes in it.
@Lumartz (71)
30 Nov
Lols! We have nose but not as pointed as other nationalities hahahaha
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
Agree. Loud and proud. Lol
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8 Dec
@sol_cee hahaha
@ridingbet (37922)
• Philippines
1 Dec
if we have no nose, then we will all have no sense of smell, if our nares are just a small elevation between our eyes and our lips. we will look like a specie in Star Wars.
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
‘small elevation between our eyes and our lips’- lol to the description.
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@JustBhem (22506)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Nov
I don't have a pointed nose, to be honest. Lol
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@sol_cee (13597)
• Japan
4 Dec
Me either. Haha
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