"Iba talaga sa 'Pinas" is a phrase you hear a lot, especially from Pinoys living abroad. If you're an overseas Filipino yourself, you probably have a running list of things na nakakamiss and are at the top of your itinerary every time you think of coming home.
1. KARAOKE NIGHTS WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY (OR BARANGAY)
Many Pinoy households have a karaoke machine, but what makes karaoke nights fun are the people you share them with-from your lola and lolo to your parents, cousins, neighbors, and practically everyone in the neighborhood. Filipinos love music, whether they have the talent for it or not. You love to belt out your favorite tunes every time you're home for a karaoke sesh.
2. PINOY FOOD ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
Whether it's your fast-food favorites, your lola's famous bagnet, your hometown's specialty, or the classic sinigang or adobo, your favorite Pinoy dish is the one thing your friends and family back home never forget to prepare for the next reunion. Of course, more than the food, the best thing about a Pinoy handaan is the kuwentuhan around the table.
3. CHANCE MALL ENCOUNTERS
Nothing says home like seeing your kumares and family friends in the mall on weekends. Filipinos love malls and you're sure to bump into someone you know when you're in one. Mini reunion, anyone?
4. 'YUNG TAWAD KAY SUKI
Part of being in a community in the Philippines means that you go to your suki or favorite vendor in markets and tiangges. You go straight to them because you trust in the quality of their products and theirs alone. Only in the Philippines will you find loyal suki-and-buyer relationships. Even if you haggle to the last centavo, you both know it's part of the fun.
5. IMPORTANT FAMILY MOMENTS
Pinoys are raised with close family ties that extend to more than just the immediate family members. Grandparents, cousins, titos, and titas are integral parts of your home life. It's only natural that when a family member reaches a milestone in life, you'd do anything to go back home and be part of that special moment. Just like Osang, featured in the video below, any overseas Filipino would drop everything to make the journey home to catch life's priceless moments.
You probably know someone like Osang. She could be you yourself or someone you know. Like Osang, you'd do anything for your loved ones-and that's something uniquely Pinoy. With Cebu Pacific, you can #MakeFirstMomentsHappen and create beautiful memories with your family, no matter where in the world you fly in from.