Filipino Identity Through Memes

By: Dollyn Joy Salmoro & Mary Clarisse Surmion

In every places or country, there are things that make them unique and identifiable. Here in the Philippines, we Filipinos are popularly known for a lot of things. Some are negative but there are also positive just like what the memes that we have prepared, that shows being hospitable and having a strong family ties.

We, Filipinos are said to be hospitable. Almost every foreign tourist agrees to this trademark. Hospitality is a value that was practiced hundreds of years ago. Some examples that showed hospitality are showing great gratitude if there was a visitor. When someone came in our houses, we would warmly welcome them, let them sit, and prepare a delicious snacks and drinks, a special food will be served right away. One funny thing about that is when we have a visitor at home, our mothers would probably serve the food using new plates, new spoon and fork, and glass. Filipinos would not let a visitor go with an empty stomach. We would even give takeout food for them. Filipinos will make sure that the visitors had a great time.

Another trademark of a Filipino was having a strong family ties. You’ll see that we have a special bonding like no other. We have our extended families, our grandparents, aunties, uncles, and cousins, together in one roof. We go to church and pray together, Sundays are reserved for family day where we can eat and talk. Every occasion, everyone was invited and we would probably have overnights, bond all night long and sleep together in one crowded room. We are fond of having reunions almost every year. We Filipinos value our family so much even though we have conflict with each other. These two traits are just some of the positive value of the Filipinos that can be our great identity.

These traits or identity shows what we are as Filipinos. We should be proud of it and with heads up high present or show it to the world.

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