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Friday, February 20, 2009

How Filipino Are You? -- 49 points

Place an X by all the things you've done and leave blank the ones you have not, then count your X's and see how much of a Filipino you are - as based on this checklist (remember, this is just for fun).

Eaten the following...
(x) Balut (and penoy) <-- never had penoy
(x) Kwek-kwek (quail eggs wrapped in flour)
( ) Kambing (goat)
( ) Aso (dog) <-- I will never eat this!
( ) Bayawak (giant lizard)
( ) Wild boar or wild deer
( ) Durian
( ) Palaka (frog)
(x) Adidas (chicken feet) or isaw (intestine) <-- yes to isaw
( ) Soup #5 (bull's reproductive organ)

Rode the following...
(x) Tricycle
( ) Karitela / Kalesa
( ) Trolley/push cart along the riles (railroad)
( ) Banka across pasig river
(x) MRT / LRT during rush hour
(x) Jeepney where you had to stand (sabit)
( ) Bus where you had to stand (sabit) at the estribo (doorway)
(x) Top load on a jeepney (mayroon niyan sa probinsiya)
( ) Top load on a PNR train <-- what the hell?
(x) Rode in a Love Bus

Been to...
(x) The Rice Terraces or Sagada
(x) Star City (x) Enchanted Kingdom
( ) Shooting the Rapids (Pagsanhan or elsewhere)
( ) See the Tarsier (small wide-eyed primate) or Butanding (whale shark) in Bohol
( ) See Magelan's cross
( ) See the Black Nazarene in Quiapo
( ) Manila Zoo
(x) Crocodile farm (Palawan or Davao)
( ) Seen the Philippine Eagle in Davao

Tried the following...
(x) Played Patintero
(x) Played Tumbang Preso
(x) Played Piko
(x) Played Sungka
( ) Played with Spiders (Gagamba derby)
(x) Played Chinese Garter
(x) Played Chinese Jackstones
( ) Climbed a coconut tree
( ) Caught fish in the canal during a rainy day
( ) Had a salagubang (beetle) for a pet

Culturally oriented activities...
(x) Danced the Tinikling or any other native dance
(x) Attended Simbang Gabi ( Midnight Mass )
( ) Participated in Ati-Atihan
(x) Attended/participated in any religious procession (e.g. flores de mayo, block rosary, salubong, etc.)
( ) Rode a kalabaw (carabao) or baka (cow)
( ) Used gugo for shampoo - the commercial/branded kind
( ) Tumulay sa kawayan (walked on a bamboo pole bridge)
( ) Kept Vigil at the Cemetery for Nov. 1st
( ) Visited 9 (or more) churches during holy week
(x) Greeted your grandparents or elders by kissing their hand or having them touch your forehead

Provincial living...
( ) Eaten fish head
(x) Drank Lambanog (coconut wine) or Tuba (rice wine)
( ) Drank Batangas barako coffee or Cordillera coffee
(x) Told manananggal, aswang, capre stories during a brownout or rainy night
(x) Slept under a mosquito net or on a banig
( ) Eaten champorado with tuyo
(x) Eaten pandesal filled with condensed milk <-- love this!
(x) Dunked pandesal into hot coffee
(x) Ate crispy rice with coffee as your soup <-- is this referring to "tutong"
(x) Took a bath under a "poso" or by the "ilog"

Young life...

(x) Gone to the beach in summer

(x) Rode horses at Wright Park in Baguio <-- I climbed on a horse but it didn't move
(x) Eaten otap, piaya, or buko pie
(x) Polished the floor with coco husk (bunot)
(x) Seen Taal Volcano
(x) Called anyone "pare/mare", "tol", or "bos/bossing"
(x) Took a bath in the rain
( ) Got a tattoo (a real one)

( ) Attended an exclusive boys/girls school

( ) Cut class - and got caught and suspended because somebody squealed

Metro living...
(x) Got stuck in the EDSA parking lot (traffic)
( ) Walked in a flood
( ) Lifted furniture up away from the flood water
(x) Eaten Dirty Ice Cream
(x) Eaten fish balls / squid balls sa kalye
(x) Attended an inuman (drinking session) in the neighborhood
( ) Lived in a boarding house
( ) Gone to the casino - show money and all
( ) Gone inside Malacanang Palace
(x) Gone shopping at 168 / Divisoria

Historic Events / Places...
(x) participated in EDSA 1 / 2 / 3
( ) Marched in Mendiola
( ) Attended a Makati rally
( ) Visited the Ayala Museum
( ) Visited Corregidor
(x) Visited Bataan shrine
( ) Visited Biak na Bato
(x) Visited Rizal's house in Calamba, Laguna
( ) Visited Lapu Lapu's shrine in Mactan Island
(x) Visited Ferdinand Marcos' resting place

(x) Got stuck in your office / car / elsewhere during a storm
(x) Experienced a strong earthquake while in a floor 10 stories or higher
( ) Attended World Youth Day in Manila with Pope John Paul II
( ) Watched the Thrilla in Manila
(x) Get stuck in NAIA because of a VIP coming in or out

Sports events...
( ) Watched horse races at the karerahan (at the oval or an OTBS)
( ) Monitored the Tour of Luzon / of the Philippines - bike race
( ) Watched a PBA game live
(x) Watched a Pacquaio fight <-- only on tv
( ) Bet in a cock fight



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