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Filipino teenagers abroad..
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Posted 10/5/09

I've been living in the US for 10 years now, and me and my siblings are still proud to be Filipinos, albeit an Americanized ones. I'm very lucky to be living in a community where more than a 50% are Filipinos so I never lost that part of me. I mean we even have 2 jollibee/Chowking/Red ribbon nearby (within a 20 mile radius even and one is in the mall). I eat Filipino food almost everyday along with other cuisine from around the world. There's even TFC and the internet so it's easy to find out what's happening in the Philippines.
But you can't really fault those who as you said "changed their ways" because they have to assimilate into the new environment that they are in. They were put in those circumstances, and they have to deal with it because in the long run, they moved to get a better life. I'm not saying that the Philippines is a bad place to live in or anything, but the people who moved did have a reason why they left which is mostly to get a better life. Especially the teenagers, those years are the most vital part of growing up,and no matter how reluctant or how you despise the new environment, it will be lonely, and of course, you have to adapt to live better. i'm sure they are still proud to be Filipinos.


jup ur sso right ...I didn't really emigrate i was born in europe (austria) but lived for 3 years in the philippines and came back to austria..it was a bit hard for me i was six at that time couldn't speak the language n i really had a hard time but yeah I adjust myself not in a negative way it just the environment here is just different then in the philippines .....in the philippines its like everybody knows everybody but here in europe u don't even know what the name of you neighbour is haha xD!! but still i think i fell much more at home in Austria
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Posted 10/20/09
i think it's normal. one great social need of teenagers is acceptance. i personally think that a person cannot totally forget how he was raised, the different things taught to him just to fit in. some people fake it for the sake of being accepted. if i were in the same situation i'd probably be confused as to openly show my being Filipino or faking it just so i fit in... plus, i can never judge a person unless i'm on their shoes...
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Posted 10/21/09
BLAHBLAHBLAH...

MGA WALANG KWENTA,,, LUMALAKI ULO,,,,SUMABOG SANA..

RECENTLY LANG,,, I WAS ANNOYED WITH A MIGRATED FILIPINO IN THE CHAT WITH THE TOPIC DOTA PUSTAHAN BLAHBLAH,,, IKINAHIHIYA NIA DAW MGA PILIPINO...

UOL TLAGA,,, BOPOLS,,, SUMABOG SANA TLAGA ULO NG MAHANGING ION....

BZZZ....

AND YOU,,, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOURSELF,,, DIBA SABI MO MIGRATED KA,,, ANO,, LUMAKI DIN BA ULO MO ....OH... OR DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND FILIPINO??

BAKA NAKALIMUTAN MO NA...
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Posted 10/22/09
lol you cant blame them its their choice so ya'll have to respect that jeeezz...
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Posted 10/27/09
yeah,teenagers abroad really do change their ways to cope up in their new environment,it's kinda sad to think about it.Well, I myself have recently migrated too in New Zealand,instead of changing my ways or the 'traditional way',i'm adding the new ways that i learn each day from the people here to develop the old ones.I guess that is change for me:to learn something new from others.As what I witness in my friends here,they really do have change but still,they are very proud to be pinoy! and that includes me.LoL


Moving in a different country is quiet refreshing.
It makes you realize how unique is your country,and how important it is.There really is no place like home.
Posted 11/10/09
if you don't fit in, your DUMB.

xD DUH! nasa foreign country nga e.
alangan isipin nilang pinas un na
"ui! long time no see!"

pag sa america or any other countries, they need to ADOPT the tradition.
culture and stuff.
that's what u call FITTING IN.

some completely forgot the Philippines,
but MORE misses Pinas. and loves Pinas.
like I do.
Posted 11/11/09 , edited 11/11/09
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Abroad is only good for strolling I tell ya. It's not like you would wish to spend hundreds of pesos for your newspaper a day or your daily meals.

Traveling abroad would be fun, working or schooling abroad would be... nvm.

There's no place like home...
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Posted 11/13/09
They should still know and understand their roots. Because our history is always something to be proud of. (not considering the negative ones)

I hope you people have watched the play "New Yorker in Tondo". :O...It kinda relates to this.
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Posted 11/13/09
i agree!
it is difficult to be abroad.. di lang alam ng mga tao sa pinas ung mga difficulties na nangyayari sa mga tao sa abroad. akala ng mga pinoy sa pinas we're living heaven na pag nasa abroad..
maraming racism dito sa australia lalo na pag asian or indian.

gusto ko ng umuwi ng pinas, kaso walang pera
Posted 11/18/09 , edited 11/18/09
Okay lang i-adopt nila mga traditions kung andun sila..

Pero sana kung kausap nila fellow pinoys o nandito sila sa Pinas, sana umayos-ayos sila.. xD
Posted 11/24/09
People tend to change to fit in because they don't want to be left out and be alone. They feel rejected pag ala cla sa crowd.. so they change to be noticed and make friends. But whatever we do, we're still filipinos. it's in our blood. We have our own culture to follow and that's what filipinos are known, for having their good manners and hardworking. I lived in philippines for a couple of years but mostly grew up abroad. i'm here in Australia and the culture is really different but i made a lot of friends (some of them are not even the same race as me) without changing my beliefs and manners. But the point is u don't need to change to have friends.. Just be yourself.. coz how wud people accept u if u don't accept urself first d b?!
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Posted 11/24/09
i havent been in Philly for 8 years and I think I still remember my old neighborhood in Cebu City
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Posted 11/26/09
I was born in the states, but i still know how to speak tagalog (kind of taglish) and I always go to the Philippines, and now I'm thinking about staying there for a couple of months
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Posted 12/1/09 , edited 12/1/09
me.... ^^ im in singapore now...i've been here for almost 4 yrs....and im teenager...^^ i stil speak tagalog naman...: )^^ heheh...:) i love being filipino...i wont forget the roots..:) ^^
Posted 12/20/09
oh!!! i moved in the US when i was 9 years old!!!!! it wasnt hard or wierd fitting in, its just confusing and i didnt care!!! i can still speak tagalog but may accent na ako!!! haha!!! so yeah!!! my bro have it worse though he have a filipino accent while speaking in english and have an english accent while talking in tagalog!!!! lol!!!! he sound soo funny!!!! its not really hard fitting in for me because i was transfered to classes where they are foreign to english and in the US. I am a proud pinoy!!!
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