only in da pilipeens!

@jrdnron (129)
Philippines
October 9, 2008 4:18am CST
what are your favorite things, lifestyle, aspects, etc. that are "indigenous" only in the Philippines. My personal favorites are: 1. Politicians/Goverment officials who advertise the "good work" they do in their respective offices. 2. the "tabo", "planggana" and "balde" in the shower. 3. the tiny, brown lizards on our walls and ceiling. haha!
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@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
my choices are the following 1.tabo 2.taho 3.penoy 4.pirated cd/dvd 5.ice candy 6.kwek-kwek
@donsky14 (5961)
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
yeah, I forgot kwek-kwek and the pirated dvd's! lol
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
buhos-buhos, our very own way of flushing waste.. lol
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
9 Oct 08
I have few and I miss it so much! Streets food tukneneng, fish balls, kikiam, squid balls, taho, penoy and any kinds of food that they sells in the streets. I miss riding tricycles and jeepneys. But what I miss most is bagoong and indian mango.
@lrglara (1347)
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
hmmm... let's see. - tricycle as a means of public transportation - street foods like isaw, tukneneng, kwek-kwek, helmet, adidas, etc.... - videoke addicts! frustrated singers! :) - etc.
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
Street fishballs, taho, tabo, our indoor broom (could not find the same kind in this country, it's really great on tiled/cemented floor), banana turon, 6 people riding on a single motorcycle (we call it "habal-habal" in our province), "taplod"-to ride on top of an already overloaded jeepney, neighboring sari-sari stores, and home-service manicure and pedicure for only $2. I just so love these things (oh, except for the "habal-habal" and the "taplod" though they are quite an amusement just like our "trapos"- traditional politicians.)
@donsky14 (5961)
• Philippines
9 Oct 08
hmmm...you have a pretty weird choice there dude. lol. Anyway, mine would be... 1. taho and balot -the best- 2. jeepney. 3. close tie of the family that's all I can think of now. hehe.