September to Remember: Embracing Some Filipino Culture

The trip to my hometown was one of the many things that my Prince was looking forward to during his short stint in the Philippines. It will be the moment that he will get to finally meet my Pretty Mama, two younger brothers, and our doggies, Budotz and Ewoks among others, LOL! The moment the plane touched down at GenSan Airport, I can’t help but exclaim:

We’re finally home!

One thing noticeable when we arrived was the humidity as he was warned beforehand. There were actually lots of stuff that I’ve briefed him about prior to his arrival especially about the Filipino culture. I must say he remembered them all and somehow was able to embrace some 😉

In the Philippines, “pagmamano” is a custom/ gesture of the Filipinos as a sign of respect and a way for greeting the elders.

Inside the house, Filipinos wear slippers different from the ones we’re using when we go outside. Upon arrival at home, I gave him the slipper for him to wear but he said:

“NO, I don’t wear slippers when I am inside the house.”

But since I kept on insisting, he had no other choice but wear them. LOL!

He was able to finally meet our cute, adorable, and spoiled little Ewoks:

After having a little chat with my mother and my brothers over lunch, we went to the mall to buy some stuff.

Hot shower is never a necessity in Filipino households. For two days, he took a shower without it until my mother told me I have to boil some water and make him use the bucket instead of the shower, LOL!

I’ve previously mentioned that he was able to take a jeepney and also the train in Manila. Of course, in Gensan, we boast of our tricycle as our primary mode of transportation, LOL!

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54 responses to “September to Remember: Embracing Some Filipino Culture

  1. I am here reading the live story, Lain. Just happy for you. I wish you all the best. I am waiting for more love stories 🙂

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    Lainybelle Reply:

    Hi Haze. Salamat. Sorry for the long absence. Will take time to update more very soon 😉

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  2. Lainy naman nabitin ko.. hu huhu~!!! Bitaw I understand how busy you are… I’ll just be patiently waiting for the next. You know naman. I am a BIG fan of your love story.. Mwuaaah!

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    Lainybelle Reply:

    @HONEY:

    Hahaha! Sorry if bitin, Hon. I haven’t been actively blogging when I tried to update the September to Remember episodes.

    Love and hugs from me to you!

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  3. Kalami sa feeling ana oi..perteng maka relate jud ko ani..

    karember ko chagit c Andy kay lamig kaau ang shower!!hantod sa wa cia katiis nipalit jud ug hot and cold water tong sa Cebu mi.

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    Lainybelle Reply:

    @TWERLYN:

    Hastang lamia jud, Lermz. Hahaha!

    I felt so stupid at the time when my mother had to tell me to boil some water for the Prince. Maybe I got the hang of being around with him all the time that it never crossed my mind to have the hot shower system installed prior his arrival.

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  4. Sis, murag at home naman kaayo si Prince diha sa pinas. Nice kaayo mo tan-awon jud. Akong BIL nga Hapon, napakong sa pedicab sauna, apil sa jeep, unya sa trisikad pud, maluoy sya sa driver. LOL. Pero enjoy jud sya basta pinas nay hisgutan! Ha ha ha,

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    Lainybelle Reply:

    @RECEL:

    Super ka at-home, Sis. 😉

    Hinuon, wa sya napakong kay tama-tama ra iyang height 🙂 Maayo nalang, hehe!

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  5. Hello, Nancy was very insisitant about slippers to. The two of you look like you had as much as we did during our stay… Wish the two of you all the best…

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    Lainybelle Reply:

    @JK:

    Hi Jim! I believe it’s Filipino culture- we do have a different pair of slippers outside and inside the house 🙂

    Thanks for wishing us well. I have the same wish for you and Nancy too.

    See yah!

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  6. Ewoks da cutest!! So when are u gonna return visit to Aussie sweetie? Can’t wait! 😀

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    Lainybelle Reply:

    @GENIE PRINCESS:

    Absolutely, Sweetie! 🙂 Ewoks is the sweetest and the most spoiled pup in the whole universe, LOL!

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  7. I can see that you really had a wonderful time together.
    My husband likes riding a trike too 🙂

    Marms

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    Lainybelle Reply:

    @MHAR’S DISPLAY:

    We had, Mhar. Thank you! 🙂

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  8. I can hear the wedding bells already weeee… Ako nga sis pinagbayo ko si John lol..

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    Lainybelle Reply:

    @ROSE:

    Hahaha! Nakakatuwa naman yong pagbabayo, Rose. Wanna hear your story about that 😉

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  9. Kakatuwa namang tingnan na nagmamano sya. 🙂

    Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC

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    Lainybelle Reply:

    @LIZ:

    Yes, Mommy Liz. I knew he felt uncomfortable but I was proud of him for still doing it.

    Enjoy the rest of the week!

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  10. You’re a great looking couple.

    My Blue Monday.

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    Lainybelle Reply:

    @PIE:

    Thank you.

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  11. Great story! Enjoy the vacation!

    Anything Blue

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  12. Good for you and best fo luck to you and hubby. Happy Green Monday.

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  13. Wow bless mama si hubby mo …Happy blue Monday.

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  14. hi sis.. ay ka sweet jud ug bagay kaau mo.. hehe.. cute kaau tanawon imo prince nga nag-mano sa imo mama.. unsa na pagkuha sa picture actual or take two. hehehe..

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  15. Oh, so sweet! I love our Filipino cultures and traditions because we really have the respect to our elders and parents..

    Visiting from MYM!

    Hope you can visit me back:)

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  16. looks like you both had a grand time, thanks for joining

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  17. oh my gulay!!!!now ko lang to alam sis..
    as in og my! kinilig ako! hahaha…
    ano ba masasabi ko?…hope you to end together..
    you look a lovely couple…
    hayyy..Im in love again with love…hahaha…

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  18. I mean hope you end up together…and live happily ever after..

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  20. haha 🙂 walang nagawa Sis… pilit kung pilit!! hehe

    >> sana tinuruan mo din syang magkamay while eating!! hehe

    >> you look good together.. stay inlove and happy

    >> napdalaw mula sa happiness is…..

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  21. Bongga sis! Pinaembrace mo agad at inimmerse ang Prince mo sa ating magandang Pilipinas. Haha! I love it! Happiness nga yan!

    Come see my happiness too!

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  22. Happiness is introducing the love of your life to your family. I love that photo when he’s kissing the hand of your mom. So cute! I hope you can visit back.

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  23. kakatuwa naman ‘to. hehe! from the mano po to the tsinelas to the hot shower and the tricycles, talagang keri ni scott para sa minamahal nyang si lainy 🙂 at bagay na bagay kayo ♥ happiness indeed!

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  24. Hahah at nagmano talaga, ang bait naman!

    My entry, you might want to link up this post to my meme.

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  25. wow. you’re from gensan din pala! I recognize the from of Rob! 🙂

    Buti carry lang ng Prince Charming mo ang sumakay ng tricycle.

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  26. what a cute couple you both two are Sis Lainy, love the picture of him when he take your Mom’s hand…so respectful 🙂 Visiting from Happiness is…hope that you can return the visit too.

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  27. happiness indeed sis, at lagi pa kayong terno ng kulayng damit..hehehehe…late visit for http://www.pinaysinglemomsnook.info/personalized-invitation/ see you around…

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  28. Uy September na naman. Kelan kaya mauulit itong rendezvous nang magkasintahang ito? 😉

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  29. oh, you two look so good together, I am excited to know the continuation of the story 🙂

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  30. You look good together Lainy! Being in love is the most wonderful feeling in this world. And I can tell my the look on your faces. Congratulations to both of you. I hope when you get married, be sure to have lots of kids! I’m sure, cute ang magiging babies nyo.

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  31. can’t wait the wedding bell.bagay kaayo mo,Lainy 😉

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  32. you just made me miss my province. happy for you and your Prince for a delightful vacation in Gen San. 😉

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  33. you are a gorgeous couple! kinikilig ako weeee!!! love that photo of him doing the “pagmamano”…may your hearts be blessed with love love love love to share….

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  34. Oh how sweet inggit ako ..lol! . Cute tignan when foreigners are embracing some of our traits..

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  35. Sweeet. I am glad he had fun during his visit.

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  36. i love this post, great to see you together and him learning our cultures and traits. aussie sya di ba? 🙂 same with K. si K nagmamano din sa mama ko at papa ko, hehehe, kakatuwa. :)) goodluck Laine. nasabi ko na eto before, you look great together.

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  37. Nice looking couple. Great too see he enjoyed your place. I miss going to Gensan =)

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  38. Hay, ang sweet nyo naman. Buti pa siya (Scott) ba name? nagmano. Ako never na ginawa ko yan. Ang bad ko talaga.. LOL .Bagay na bagay kayo.. Serious mode ako..

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  39. Naschock naman ako ate Lains! Akala ko recent! Buti nalang I checked the date 🙂 It’s good to see him visit the PH and bond with your family.

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  40. ahhh.. the first meeting, always memorable, and glad to see he had fun with the stay and humidity in our place, however that wouldn’t be noticeable for he will only notice one thing your beauty and the culture…

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  41. awwwwwwwwww….as in kilig kau ko sa love story….holding hands dayon…ehehhee!

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  42. Bilib talaga ako sayo,Lainy, at di mo nakalimutang i share ang culture natin sa fiance mo.Galing nya at nakaya nya lahat.Just wondering lang,if nag-paalam ba sya sa mother mo na gusto ka niya pakasalan?? I know that’s the hardest part for them,hihihi.

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  43. Aww. This is just simply sweet! 🙂

    It’s glad to know that a total foreigner is willing to embrace a stranger culture for him just for his love to that woman. And that woman is lucky and that’s you Ate Lainz! 🙂

    stay in love!

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  44. aw so sweet!! when my hubby visited me for the first time, i told him also about our culture, on what to expect, and the right things to do and the things to say in front of my parents and family. i taught him the mano po too. =)

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