I think any partner should prepare to understand the multiple meanings of kulit, how to make lambing, what causes tampo, and how to make your partner kilig.”Also read: How Do You Know If You're Girlfriend Material?
Quirks and Perks Ginger Roxas-Arzt met Chris at a Halloween party in New York, and their first group date—involving dim sum and five other Filipinas in tow—was a portent of things to come.
Toni Garrn debutó en la pasarela a los 15 años como modelo exclusiva para el desfile de Calvin Klein Primavera/Verano 2008 en Nueva York.
Después apareció en la campaña publicitaria del diseñador.
Before taking the plunge, here are some things he might need to know (so that if he complains later on, you can counter, “Don’t say I didn’t warn you! Extended Family Elle Decoration Philippines’ associate editor Kissa Castañeda and business development consultant Darren Mc Dermott met in Tokyo as Japanese government scholars, got hitched in Dublin last year, and now reside in Manila, where Darren is discovering (with much amusement) that he got more than he bargained for.
Shares Kissa, “Darren's pretty well adjusted, but I suppose at the start he was surprised to see how everyone is a tito/tita/cousin or even instant friend!
Here’s what he has to say about dating a Filipina: - Expect to gain 40 lbs.- Expect to date not only her, but her whole barkada- That Pinoys don’t know [the way] or don’t want to admit they don’t know, so expect to get lost a lot- And yes, the way to her heart is definitely [through] her stomach Though the couple initially settled in the States, Chris was eventually won over by the easygoing Filipino lifestyle, and wrangled an early retirement to relocate his family here.
Ginger shares, “Chris really likes Manila despite all its third-world hang-ups.
Because men (and especially foreign ones) are not mind readers, it may be helpful to spell out what makes you tick and what you hold dear, early on in the relationship.
Kissa says, “Something very odd is, I find it hard to translate—or explain—the words ‘gigil,’ ‘lambing,’ ‘kulit,’ ‘tampo,’ and ‘kilig.’ Somehow I think we have words for it because these are emotions/feelings we give importance to.
Apart from our big families, we Filipinos have a slew of extended ‘relatives’—which add to the fun, if you ask me.