This tag came from Zang. It’s about how strong are we being a Filipino. Like are we a typical Filipino or are western cultures influenced us tremendously. Read the items below and tell whether or not you do or exhibit them and count the items that are true to you. After evaluating all the items refer to the gauge below with your points. Remember to take seriously the frequencies (at least once, twice...) in the items; if you lack even one frequency, then don't count the item.
Here it goes:
1. you can speak Filipino (erstwhile Tagalog)
2. whenever necessary, you take the hand of an elder relative and pat the back of the palm of that hand to your forehead and say “mano po”
3. you know "bayanihan" and had witnessed it personally at least once
4. you've seen a bahay kubo at least once
5. you've ridden on a jeepney at least five times
6. you have separate clothes for in-house and outside use (pambahay at panglakad)
7. you've eaten adobo, dinuguan, kakanin, tuyo, dilis
8. your meal is incomplete if without rice
9. you hear Sunday masses and attend Misa de Gallo with your family
10. you can sing "Lupang Hinirang" very well, with no lines missed
11. you don't care donning ragged and torn clothes exclusively for use inside home
12. you have bought items in a "sari-sari store" at least ten times
13. you have played patintero, tumbang preso and piko during your childhood
14. you can sing at least five OPM songs, and know what OPM means
15. you know the Philippine presidents from the year of your birth onwards
16. you have witnessed "balagtasan" at least thrice
17. you've been recounted with stories involving aswang, tikbalang, manananggal, nuno sa punso
18. you've been read, have read or have heard Filipino legends (Ang Alamat ng...)
19. you've lived, stayed or visited Philippine places other than your city or town at least seven times
20. you've visited local (or public) wet market at least five times
21. you text message more instead of calling.
22. you always bring pasalubong to your friends or family when you went out of town or out of the country.
23. you’ve read Funny Comics during your childhood.

So I've got 19! Not bad huh?

Here's the gauge to tell how Filipino you are:----------------------------------------------
20 - 23 = The Filipino blood, spirit and flame burns intensely in you. You are the typical Filipino, who takes pride of your nationality.
15 - 19 = You are proud of your being Filipino and that the traits unique to most Filipinos live in you.
11 - 14 = You are the Filipino who, even adopting strongly the cultures of other nations, still don't forget some old ways of the Filipino life.
7 - 10 = The Filipino culture has little by little been forgotten by you. You need to at least try some of the items mentioned.
4 - 6 = The Filipino culture has substantially faded in you, or that you have not been exposed to the true, authentic traits of being a Filipino.1 - 3 = You're a Filipino, only that you may have not been born and raised in the Philippines and had not lived up or been accustomed to the ways of Filipino living.
0 = You're not a Filipino.

Now I’m tagging the following people: Noel, Retchel, Ging, Butchay & Jhona. Let’s see how much of a Filipino are you…

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    Caesar G. Balatero said...

    well done po, ate!

  1. ... on February 2, 2008 at 11:36 PM  
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