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Filipino teenagers abroad..
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Posted 3/27/12
Pinoy ako no matter what!!!!!!!
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Posted 5/15/12
i developed multiple personality disorder after i transferred here in us.... if i am outside, i fit in with the crowd at school, when i'm at home, "LABAS TALAGA ANG PAGKA PINOY" , if there is a formal event, astig ng dating. hahaha
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Posted 6/15/12
I'm not Filipino but I have a friend who is. In our whole school of 1000 girls I think is just one out of about 10 non-white immigrants, so moving here was a massive change for her, especially as she had no english at first, but she has learned it very well. She is very lucky too as not a single person has ever said anything racist to her (in school anyway).

She likes it alright here, but misses the Phillipines (except the weather, she hates the heat and here she doesn't have to worry about floods). She also likes the way she doesn't get tans here, for some reason.

She is more polite and quiet than most Irish people but has become a bit 'bolder' than she was before she arrived. I don't think she has tried enough to 'fit in' because though people are polite to her, she hasn't that many friends who aren't Filipino (many of whom have gone back home for good) I'll miss her when she goes back home forever next year

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Posted 7/3/12
The thing is, in other countries we are the foreigners. I think its quite rude not to adapt to the culture and their way of life here which is why we try to "fit in".

And also, to be honest, I would actually prefer to speak English while I'm here just because I don't want to offend anyone who doesn't speak my language. I don't want them thinking that I'm talking bad behind their back. And ultimately, it's just logical to speak English in an English-speaking country. (Although, if I'm sure that everyone in the room can understand me if I speak my native language, I am more than happy to do so. I love my language.)

What's funny is, the Filipinos who group together with other Filipinos are the ones that are more ....liberated. This doesn't go for ALL of us, though. I guess this is just my biased opinion, because everytime I join a "Filipino gathering", I always feel out of place. I just cannot relate to any of them at all.
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