The Pinoymometer 1

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You are Pinoy if...

You point with your lips.

You eat using your hands - and have it down to a technique.

Your other piece of luggage is a balikbayan box.

You board the plane as the passenger with the biggest hand-carried luggage.

You always have at least three other people talking to you at the airport.

You're standing next to the eight big boxes at the airport.

You nod upwards to greet someone.

You put your foot up on your chair and rest your elbow on your knee while eating.

You use a stone to scrub yourself in the shower.

You have to kiss your relative on the cheek as soon as you enter the room.

You collect items from hotels or restaurants "for souvenir."

You smile for no reason.

You flirt by having a foolish grin in your face while raising your eyebrows repeatedly.

You go to a department store and try to bargain the prices.

You use an umbrella for shade on a hot summer day.

You scratch your head when you don't know the answer.

You never eat the last morsel on the table.

You know how to play Pusoy and Mah-jong.

You find dried up morsels of rice stuck on your shirt.

You prefer to sit in the shade instead of basking in the sun.

You add an unwarranted "H" to your name, i.e. "Jhun," "Bhoy," "Rhon."

You put your hands together in front of you as if to make a path and say "Excuse, excuse" when you pass between people or in front of the TV.

Your middle name is your mother's maiden name.

You like everything imported or "state-side."

You check the labels on clothes to see where it was made before buying.

You wash your clothes by hand.

You hang your clothes out to dry.

You are perfectly comfortable in a squatting position with your elbows resting on your knees.

You consistently arrive 30 minutes late for all events.

You always offer food to all your visitors.

You say "for take out" instead of "to go."

Source: Gwyngill, ISBN: 971-610-062-0

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