Lifestyle Differences: Pinoys vs Americans’ Way Of Life

Prepare to be culture shocked. How much different really is the way of life between Pinoys and Americans?
posted on: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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The Philippines is a nation of more than 90 million people while the US has 300 million.

Our country is about 8200 miles away from the Land of the Free.

So what kind of life do Filipinos and Americans live?

Here’s a quick comparison:

1. Alarm Clock

American:

alarm clock going off

achievetruyou.biz

It’s loud, but it can be turned off.

Pinoy:

rooster crowing at sunrise

photoshelter.com

If you want to turn off your cock then you have to kill it… and turn it into fried chicken.

2. Entering the house

American:

big bang theory

CBS | The Big Bang Theory

Shoes inside the house!

It’s fine, they have vacuum cleaner to clean dirt they leave.

Pinoy:

leaving shoes at the door

webmd.com

You better leave your shoes or tsinelas at the door or else, you have to sweep the floor!

3. Eating

American:

american eating dinner

www.healthyeating.org

Semi-formal, use any utensil you want.

Pinoy:

eating with bare hands

kenwooi.com

Kinamot lang pag may time!

4. Public transportation

American:

american public transportation

asbarez.com

Air-conditioned taxi, and many Americans have their own car.

Pinoy:

habal-habal it's more fun in the philippines

plurk.com

Panguros na lang daan!

5. Taking a bath or dump

American:

american bathroom

faucetdepot.com

Americans call it bathroom.

Pinoy:

pinoy comfort room

www.die-philippinen.com

Pinoys call it “CR”.

CRs rarely have tissue paper available. Just use the dipper provided to clean your butt.

6. Internet speed

American:

american internet speed test

speedtest.net via reddit

It’s the average download speed in the US, and yet, they still complain about “slow” internet.

Pinoy: 

globe speedtest

speedtest.net via affordablecebu.com

It’s one of the slowest in Asia, get used to it.

7. Watching a movie at home

American: 

watching movie at home

disenthrall.co

They have legal video streaming sites to watch high definition movies on the computer or on TV.

Pinoy: 

watching pirated dvd

interaksyon.com

Pirated DVDs lang.

Dili pa jud dakpon sa pulis bisag naa ra sa duol ang tindahan.

8. Family

American:

american family

newshd.org

Parents and children, it’s rare to have other family members in the household. When you reach the age of 18, you have to be independent and rent your own apartment.

Pinoy:

filipino family

coffee-and-everything-else.blogspot.com

Filipinos are family oriented people. Say hi to Tito Bhoy, Tita Baby. And don’t forget lolo and lola in a house that’s just enough for five people.

9. Snack

American:

eating pizza while watching tv

sheknows.com

Pizza delivery!

Pinoy:

angels burger

WastedProductions facebook page

Buy 1 take 1 ni brad!

10. Shopping mall

American:

mall of america

npr.org

The Mall of America has 500+ stores while…

Pinoy: 

shopping mall in the philippines

panoramio.com

Though the Mall of America occupies a larger land area than most malls in the Philippines, shopping malls in PH typically has 700+ stores and averages 150,000 people on weekends.

Filipinos really take their shopping seriously.

What do you like and hate about Pinoy lifestyle?

What about the American? Oh, you, there’s nothing to hate about the American lifestyle.

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