How Pinoy Are You?

The Book was published 1997

Writer: Neni Sta. Romana-Cruz

Illustrator: Dindo Llana

The Book contains several of Filipinos traits on a check list, the more items you check on the lists proves how legitimate Filipino you are, it was funny though I didn’t score well as a result, probably because I was not raised in a Catholic traditional settings. This Blog contains samples of the Items per category.

Check Lists

1. You’re related to everyone.____

2. Your Middle name is your mother’s maiden name.____

3. You have uncles and aunts named Boy, Girlie, or baby.____

4. You have relatives with the letter “H” slipped into their names, as in Jhun, Mhike, Bhen, and Sahmmeeh.____

5. You have relatives whose nicknames consist of repeated syllables, such as Jun-Jun, Ling-Ling, and Mon-Mon.____

6. You call the parents of your friends and your own parents’ friends “Tito” and “Tita.”____

Mano po

7. You greet your elders by touching their hands to your forehead.____

8. You always kiss your relatives on the cheek whenever you enter or leave the room._____

9. You abide by your parents’ house rules even if you are over 18.____

10. You’ll sell, borrow, beg, or steal the last carabao to send your children and siblings to university.____


1. You can’t build or buy a house without first consulting a feng shui expert.____

2. You keep a sto.niΓ±o shrine in your living room.____

3. You decorate your dining room wall with a giant wooden spoon and fork and a picture of the last supper. _____

4. You keep your furniture wrapped in plastic.____

5. Your house has a dirty kitchen and a clean kitchen.____

6. You keep tabo in your bathroom.____

7. You use the finest things you own only when there’s company.____

8. You use bolo to cut the grass in the yard._____

9. Your kitchen table has a vinyl tablecloth._____

10. You use a halved coconut husk to polish the floor._____

  1. You eat with your bare hands._____

2. You think meal is not a meal without rice.______

3. You use your fingers to measure the water you need to cook rice._____

4. You don’t need a knife to cut your food._____

5. You recycle bottles into water containers and store these in the fridge._____

6. You love to eat what others mistakenly refer to as “rotting fish”._____

7. You prop up your knee while eating.____

8. You throw a party, and everyone is fighting to chop the leathery skin off a dead pig.______

9. You can’t enjoy a meal without patis, toyo, vinegar, banana catsup, or bagoong._____

10. Your tablecloths are stained with toyo circles._____

Sample of tablecloth circles
These are chicken innards
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10 Replies to “How Pinoy Are You?”

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