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#21 melody

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:27 AM

So I suppose being called Maam is nothing to do with your age and everything to do with your position in life Posted Image
On my first trip 4 years ago they were calling me Miss Posted Image


So would you like to be called Miss maam? :lol:

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:54 PM

So I suppose being called Maam is nothing to do with your age and everything to do with your position in life Posted Image
On my first trip 4 years ago they were calling me Miss Posted Image


From what I understand Ma'am/Sir is a substitute for 'po', which is what is appended to almost every sentence/expression in Tagalog (and many of the other Philippine languages) when talking to someone that is either older or has a title (such as Doctor, Architect, Engineer, Attorney). The 'po' comes very naturally as part of speech, so it is natural for Filipinos to substitute Ma'am/Sir. It can either come across as very polite or very condescending, depending on the nature of the listener. The truth is that it is really neither (very polite nor condescending), it is just the proper way of speaking for those that grew up in the culture.

The Miss from before probably meant they thought you younger than them. Which I will abstain from commenting on ;)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:26 AM

From what I understand, we use sir , ma'am (short for madame, married woman), and miss (for unmarried woman) to signify a combination of politeness and respect to someone that is older , someone with higher position at work ( e.g. the boss) , or to someone whom one thinks is very respectable. "Po" are use by the tagalog region ( e.g. manila) to denote respect to someone older, however bisayans dont have "po" ,so we use a lot of words such as:

Ate, Manang - for older sister, older female cousins or older woman in general
Kuya, Manong - for older brother,older male cousins or older men in general
Tiyo, Tito, Uncle "cle" - for uncle or older men in general even if not related
Tiya, Tita - for aunt, close older female friend

These words are often use accompanied by the person's first name such as Kuya Mark. Tito Hawk, or Ate Melody.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:11 AM

From what I understand, we use sir , ma'am (short for madame, married woman), and miss (for unmarried woman) to signify a combination of politeness and respect to someone that is older , someone with higher position at work ( e.g. the boss) , or to someone whom one thinks is very respectable. "Po" are use by the tagalog region ( e.g. manila) to denote respect to someone older, however bisayans dont have "po" ,so we use a lot of words such as:

Ate, Manang - for older sister, older female cousins or older woman in general
Kuya, Manong - for older brother,older male cousins or older men in general
Tiyo, Tito, Uncle "cle" - for uncle or older men in general even if not related
Tiya, Tita - for aunt, close older female friend

These words are often use accompanied by the person's first name such as Kuya Mark. Tito Hawk, or Ate Melody.


That explains some things...

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:28 AM

The Miss from before probably meant they thought you younger than them.


Oh my goodness..now i understand why others here call me Miss (Ms) ! B)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:30 AM

or Ate Melody.


But wheyyyyyy heyyyyyyyy now you contradict by calling me Ate Melody..... i thought i am younger than others by hearing others call me Miss :angry: :lol:

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:57 PM

But wheyyyyyy heyyyyyyyy now you contradict by calling me Ate Melody..... i thought i am younger than others by hearing others call me Miss :angry: :lol:


Posted Image now that it's solved.. another habit.


Horking and spitting in Public. I was just at Hinatuan's Enchanted River and had to witness someone horking loudly and letting one or two fly into the enchanted river where I was about to swim. Sweetie told me they were trying to feed the fish Posted Image !!! Then I saw people blowing their nose into their hands and washing their hands in the swimming area. Gross. On top of that, I am serenaded with my neighbours horking up big ones and spitting right outside my window often ruining my appetite for breakfast. Just a few people with bad manners, or something more?


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:10 PM

Posted Image now that it's solved.. another habit.


Horking and spitting in Public. I was just at Hinatuan's Enchanted River and had to witness someone horking loudly and letting one or two fly into the enchanted river where I was about to swim. Sweetie told me they were trying to feed the fish Posted Image !!! Then I saw people blowing their nose into their hands and washing their hands in the swimming area. Gross. On top of that, I am serenaded with my neighbours horking up big ones and spitting right outside my window often ruining my appetite for breakfast. Just a few people with bad manners, or something more?


Maybe regional, I have to say I have never noticed such.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:07 PM

Horking and spitting in Public. I was just at Hinatuan's Enchanted River and had to witness someone horking loudly and letting one or two fly into the enchanted river where I was about to swim. Sweetie told me they were trying to feed the fish Posted Image !!! Then I saw people blowing their nose into their hands and washing their hands in the swimming area. Gross. On top of that, I am serenaded with my neighbours horking up big ones and spitting right outside my window often ruining my appetite for breakfast. Just a few people with bad manners, or something more?


Hahaha..you really make me laugh ..That blowing their nose into their hands and washing their hands in the swimming area is really true. I did that too when I was young :lol: . I remember when we ere in the public sea..everybody spitted (spat) and washed it away by waves.

That horking and spitting is my momís habit that I really hate but should I do she is my mom and I canít kill her :lol: though itís really disgusting to see it specially when meal time :angry: . Horking and spitting can be seen while walking in the street too..itís a manner that us Filipino can be considered normal among us. Now being in another country I avoid to horking up big ones and spitting.. I am used now to cover my mouth with a tissue and spit on it..now that i can afford to have tissue while in the Phil. not for extra money just for it.


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

Hahaha..you really make me laugh ..That blowing their nose into their hands and washing their hands in the swimming area is really true. I did that too when I was young :lol: . I remember when we ere in the public sea..everybody spitted (spat) and washed it away by waves.

That horking and spitting is my mom's habit that I really hate but should I do she is my mom and I can't kill her :lol: though it's really disgusting to see it specially when meal time :angry: . Horking and spitting can be seen while walking in the street too..it's a manner that us Filipino can be considered normal among us. Now being in another country I avoid to horking up big ones and spitting.. I am used now to cover my mouth with a tissue and spit on it..now that i can afford to have tissue while in the Phil. not for extra money just for it.


It's not just the men doing this. Actually my sweetie pointed out that it's not just the 5 good-for-nothings next door smoking and playing cards around a tiny plastic table that are doing all the fancy horking. It's a lovely little pinay doing most of the trucker stuff, and she is as pretty and nice and simple as any young lady could be. I was quite shocked! However I'm sure I have my share of bad graces which are probably more offensive to the locals the only difference being they're too polite to point it out Posted Image.
For example when I blow my nose I'm unable to do it without honking loudly like a ferry boat. It's bound to turn heads especially when you have a severe allergy to a place like I do to our rented house here in the Phils.


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

It's not just the men doing this. Actually my sweetie pointed out that it's not just the 5 good-for-nothings next door smoking and playing cards around a tiny plastic table that are doing all the fancy horking. It's a lovely little pinay doing most of the trucker stuff, and she is as pretty and nice and simple as any young lady could be. I was quite shocked! However I'm sure I have my share of bad graces which are probably more offensive to the locals the only difference being they're too polite to point it out .
For example when I blow my nose I'm unable to do it without honking loudly like a ferry boat. It's bound to turn heads especially when you have a severe allergy to a place like I do to our rented house here in the Phils.


I was quite shocked too that a blonde pretty woman like you make such bad graces which are probably more offensive to the locals :o . Since you told about it...you see i'm not too polite to point it out :lol: . Limit to blow your nose in a public and do it without honking loudy you may be offensive towards me :P.. ferry boat . :lol:

I believe there are still more lovely,simple,nice ,young little pinays doing most of the trucker stuff..they only limit themselves to be heard. :lol: :P

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

I was quite shocked too that a blonde pretty woman like you make such bad graces which are probably more offensive to the locals :o . Since you told about it...you see i'm not too polite to point it out :lol: . Limit to blow your nose in a public and do it without honking loudy you may be offensive towards me :P.. ferry boat . :lol:

I believe there are still more lovely,simple,nice ,young little pinays doing most of the trucker stuff..they only limit themselves to be heard. :lol: :P


It's ok.. I believe a good man can have a healthy appreciation for when their pretty young ladies pull out the trucker stuff Posted Image Something to brag about with the guys Posted Image


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

It's ok.. I believe a good man can have a healthy appreciation for when their pretty young ladies pull out the trucker stuff B) Something to brag about with the guys Posted Image


Of course..for as long as those trucker stuffs are considered to be graces though bad in the others eyes but something to be brag.. and have such good man appreciation ,it's gonna fine. B)

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:40 PM

Eating raw mango w salt lol!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

Eating raw mango w salt lol!


Do you mean green mango with salt? I love green mangoes. My wife put me on to them when I was first in the Philippines, and I've been a fan ever since.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

Eating raw mango w salt lol!


It's me..........all that is sour with salt :D

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

speaking of mango mmmmmm i totally miss it! when i was a kid, during my elementary life i love to eat the green mango and sawsaw it with asin and ohh so yummy!!! but during my high school life my taste was changing and i love to eat the ripe one and not the green one...haha sound's crazy but since high school until now I'd still don't love to eat the green one but the yellow one....ohhh i love mango and is how i am!!! LOL

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

speaking of mango mmmmmm i totally miss it! when i was a kid, during my elementary life i love to eat the green mango and sawsaw it with asin and ohh so yummy!!! but during my high school life my taste was changing and i love to eat the ripe one and not the green one...haha sound's crazy but since high school until now I'd still don't love to eat the green one but the yellow one....ohhh i love mango and is how i am!!! LOL


We pinay are somewhat crazy huh :lol:

You know that when i was a kid too i loved to eat green mango and sawsaw it with asin..i got crazy to see green mangoes vendors outside the school...no tired at all to eat those every school days.. as well sampalok.. (hmmmm..my tongue is craving now) . Hmmm sampalok..i used to walked in the other school ( 1 kms next to us) to find sampalok vendors :lol: . Friends told me that eating all those sour green mangoes and sampalok could affect my period this is why i have always delayed period and suffering pain during menstruation. :unsure:

Speaking of sampalok...a sinigang without a sampalok is never be a sinigang...

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

ahaha! we are same pretty friend....i just remembered when i was on my first grade my teacher made inat/kusi my ear because i and my other classmates followed the other classmates who went outside just to made pee but there was plenty of guava trees outside and we hang in there for a couple of mins i think then when we came back in the class the teacher asked us if where you pupils been? why it took so long for you pupils to go back on our class?

we just answered her because after we pee pee we got some guavas and forgot that we have a class.....those days were so funny, i was 7 years of age that time! our teacher were so so mad haha, one of my classmates offered her a guava..she said here's one for you Ma'am! what a funny kid!!!

mmmmm tatakim, yummy tamarind my friend! pls, pls, pls i do loved sinigang like you and i have make sure that i put plenty of tamarind on it! i think it's true as what your friend said about eating those sour mango and sampalok can affect our period, well even older people always saying like that up to now and i believe with them.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

ahaha! we are same pretty friend....i just remembered when i was on my first grade my teacher made inat/kusi my ear because i and my other classmates followed the other classmates who went outside just to made pee but there was plenty of guava trees outside and we hang in there for a couple of mins i think then when we came back in the class the teacher asked us if where you pupils been? why it took so long for you pupils to go back on our class?
we just answered her because after we pee pee we got some guavas and forgot that we have a class.....those days were so funny, i was 7 years of age that time! our teacher were so so mad haha, one of my classmates offered her a guava..she said here's one for you Ma'am! what a funny kid!!!

mmmmm tatakim, yummy tamarind my friend! pls, pls, pls i do loved sinigang like you and i have make sure that i put plenty of tamarind on it! i think it's true as what your friend said about eating those sour mango and sampalok can affect our period, well even older people always saying like that up to now and i believe with them.


That inat/kusi the ears of the pupils is still a good one in the PI but never been used in US and Europe. I find it useful for a pupil like you who invented pee as excuse just to take guava fruit :lol: . My experience was at luch i went most of the time in my classmate's house coz there is a mango tree in the yard . I was never bored to eat mangoes those days.

Wow tamarind in sinigang..yummy! I guess we could really be friends coz we have lots in common when it comes to....... eating.. B)

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