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    Default Some Trivia on the Philippines

    While searching for some information about the Philippines, I found these trivia from the net.
    For those who don't know the difference between Fillipines and Philippines; Philippinians and Filipinos. LOL


    The Philippines


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    The Philippines was named after the Crown Prince Philip II of Spain. He was reputed to be an extreme introvert, austere, humorless, and unpopular. Dubbed the "Spider of the Escorial" because he seldom left his palace, Philip II reigned over the vast Spanish empire handed down by his father, Charles V, and was a leading patron of Catholicism. He was elegant and slender and, in his youth, good-looking. Philip's reign, however, marked the decline of Spanish power, leading one historian to describe him as essentially mediocre and paralyzed by indecision. (From Bong Barrameda's Pinoy Trivia Vol. 2, Anvil Publishing, 1993).

    The Filipino

    The term Filipino originally referred to Spaniards and Spanish mestizos born in the Philippines. Espanoles-Filipinos was the term that these people called themselves. Later, the native indios and Chinese mestizos also called themselves Filipinos in the belief that education and wealth gave them the cloak of Spanish culture. (From Bong Barrameda's Pinoy Trivia Vol. 1, Anvil Publishing, 1993).

    Pinoy

    It is believed that the term Pinoy to mean Filipino originated from the early Filipinos who came to the United States. The Manongs (uncles) as the "oldtimers" were also known called themselves Pinoys to distinguish themselves from Filipinos living in the Philippines. (Contributed partly by Dawn Bohulano Mabalon whose family has been using the terms Pinoy/Pinay since the 1920's.)


    Flip ( I like this one . This is for VD who calls us Flips.)

    No one is certain where Flip came from to mean Filipino. Continuing discussions in soc.culture..filipino, soc.culture.asian.american and in the Pinoy-L mailing list make it certain that flip was originally a derogatory word for a Filipino similar to gook, kike and chink. Some pundits say flip came from either 'fucking little island people' or 'funny little island people' or 'flippin' little island people' or 'funky little island people'. In early to middle 1980's young Pilipino-Americans (as opposed to Filipino-Americans) began to use the term for themselves to make known their identity as Pilipino-Americans (the use of Pilipino instead of Filipino seems to be also another identity issue). Flip thus became an empowering word of identity. However, many are against owning the word because of its derogatory origins.
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    Default Re: Some Trivia on the Philippines

    Cool :-)

    With my thread on Korea, we could make this "International Country Week" on Saddo's...

    Make a thread and make comments or critisizms, observations on a country you know about...


    I want to have a trip to the philippines some day.. it's a popular destination for Melbournites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizaster View Post
    Cool :-)

    With my thread on Korea, we could make this "International Country Week" on Saddo's...

    Make a thread and make comments or critisizms, observations on a country you know about...


    I want to have a trip to the philippines some day.. it's a popular destination for Melbournites.

    You'll like our beaches and women here. I just don't know if they will like you. LOL


    If you want to be in the headlines, go to Sulu, Mindanao.

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    I really enjoyed my time in the Philippines and would recommend it to anyone. I didn't like Manila so much as it was just too crowded and noisy for me, but I get like that with any big city. I don't like London or Seoul either. Boracay was really nice, lovely beaches and a lot of nice places to eat. I even rode a horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles View Post
    I really enjoyed my time in the Philippines and would recommend it to anyone. I didn't like Manila so much as it was just too crowded and noisy for me, but I get like that with any big city. I don't like London or Seoul either. Boracay was really nice, lovely beaches and a lot of nice places to eat. I even rode a horse.

    Whooo. Brother Miles. It's nice to know that you have already visited my country.


    I also don't like Manila. Polluted and so noisy.



    I guess I'll have to drop my gay jokes on you.







    You tried to ride a horse and that's enough proof that you're not gay. Try also to ride a carabao (Philippine Buffalo). You'll also like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucelee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by miles View Post
    I really enjoyed my time in the Philippines and would recommend it to anyone. I didn't like Manila so much as it was just too crowded and noisy for me, but I get like that with any big city. I don't like London or Seoul either. Boracay was really nice, lovely beaches and a lot of nice places to eat. I even rode a horse.

    Whooo. Brother Miles. It's nice to know that you have already visited my country.


    I also don't like Manila. Polluted and so noisy.



    I guess I'll have to drop my gay jokes on you.







    You tried to ride a horse and that's enough proof that you're not gay. Try also to ride a carabao (Philippine Buffalo). You'll also like it.
    My helmet fell off as well! Some scary shit!

    The Buffalo sounds pretty cool, I've never heard of riding them before.

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    The Phillipines is the number one location for callers in to the show American Idol. Thus proving it has an extremely high gay/not gay ratio.

    Don't ask me how I know this, I just do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood View Post
    The Phillipines is the number one location for callers in to the show American Idol. Thus proving it has an extremely high gay/not gay ratio.

    Don't ask me how I know this, I just do.
    American Idol is popular in my country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucelee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood View Post
    The Phillipines is the number one location for callers in to the show American Idol. Thus proving it has an extremely high gay/not gay ratio.

    Don't ask me how I know this, I just do.
    American Idol is popular in my country.
    Do you watch it, Bruce?

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    33% of you lot are all underweight

    dunno what it is now but was a fact a year or so back.

    aint the main source of income out there rice picking?
    Last edited by Preme; 04-01-2009 at 05:31 PM.

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    Default Re: Some Trivia on the Philippines

    Quote Originally Posted by brucelee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Youngblood View Post
    The Phillipines is the number one location for callers in to the show American Idol. Thus proving it has an extremely high gay/not gay ratio.

    Don't ask me how I know this, I just do.
    American Idol is popular in my country.
    I'm thinking that American Idol is probably very popular with PAC fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preme View Post
    33% of you lot are all underweight

    dunno what it is now but was a fact a year or so back.

    aint the main source of income out there rice picking?
    I'm overweight by 24 lbs right now. I'm back to my regular exercise after 6 months of doing nothing.

    With regular exercise, from 180 lbs I'm now 164lbs. Hope to get back to 140 after 6 months.


    I'll try to do some rice picking. Hope it will decrease my weight.


    Btw, Philippines is the best place on earth if you're an ordinary employee.


    Simple living is nice. After I retire from work, I'll stay in my grandfather's island and enjoy my remaining days there. Nice white beach near the pacific ocean, fresh sea foods, cool breeze in my nipa hut, no computer or calls to bother me and maybe 1 or 2 housemaids to do all the house chores. That's what you call life and you can only enjoy that in my country.

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    Friend of mine is vacationing in Boracay right now. Talk about beautiful beaches

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    Yes, it's really nice out there.

    The Philippines might not be the wealthiest place in the world, but it sure has some of the most splendid scenery and nature. The gray, miserable UK or the beaches of the Philippines? I know which one I would choose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucelee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Preme View Post
    33% of you lot are all underweight

    dunno what it is now but was a fact a year or so back.

    aint the main source of income out there rice picking?
    I'm overweight by 24 lbs right now. I'm back to my regular exercise after 6 months of doing nothing.

    With regular exercise, from 180 lbs I'm now 164lbs. Hope to get back to 140 after 6 months.


    I'll try to do some rice picking. Hope it will decrease my weight.


    Btw, Philippines is the best place on earth if you're an ordinary employee.


    Simple living is nice. After I retire from work, I'll stay in my grandfather's island and enjoy my remaining days there. Nice white beach near the pacific ocean, fresh sea foods, cool breeze in my nipa hut, no computer or calls to bother me and maybe 1 or 2 housemaids to do all the house chores. That's what you call life and you can only enjoy that in my country.

    i bet the country is nice in parts, but i used to know a lot of Pinoy's (nice guys, real good laugh) but fuck they had it hard out there, everything was simple and basic for them, couldn't do that my self.

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