Going to Asturias Philippines With PurpleShadow and J

PurpleShadow and J travel to Asturias in Northern Cebu. They went there to see PurpleShadow’s brother.

The story is the the journey not the destination.

Check out the beautiful landscape of Northern Cebu. They have a great time even with challenges. But every time they go up North things always go south!

Check out Purpleshadow here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqAweikeaLnEtIfn8b1Hg9w

 

Learn Filipino ep 1 – being polite

Learn filipino ep 1 – being polite
In the beginning, we are doing the “Ocho ocho” dance. This was popular about 2010.

Your experience in the Philippines (or any country) will be way better if you are kind and polite.

For example, say “Salamat” to flight attendant.

“Mabuhay” means welcome to my place.

Another tip is for transportation. Used metered taxi’s. And when you get to the car you say “meter please”

Thank you so much – “Maraming Salamat” but when talking to a person way older than you you say
Maraming Salamat Po

In bisaya – we say “salamat” with smile and raise eyebrows

Sir or boss – we say it all the time to someone that we respect highly or to someone who’s high ranking at work or any other place.

You say sir if you’re meeting your fiance’s father for the first time. You only stop saying it.

Until they say call by their name or call them dad or papa.

When do you use “po” ? You use it when you are talking to someone older or to your wife’s parents and grandparents.

When you are in front of someone , you want to get their attention, you just say excuse me.

Do not randomly talk to strangers about how are they hows their day going. The only time you do that is in the airport when they ask where you going?

Mano po – bless to lola papa and mama

Mahal kita – Mahal na mahal kita
Gusto kita – Gustong gusto kita I like you

Welcome! – Mabuhay

magkano – how much
magkano ito tripod – how much is this tripod?

You’re welcome – Walang Anuman

Top 3 Things NOT to talk About in the Philippines

If you decide to visit the Philippines, there are certain subjects you should avoid.  The Filipinos are very laid back and cool but one thing you don’t want to mess with is the Catholic religion.  The things you don’t want to talk about all involve how the Catholic religion approaches these topics:

  1. gay rights
  2. religion
  3. prostitution