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Your Filipina Must Be Broken

I am Filipino and proud of it.  I was born and raised for most of my life in the beautiful island of the Philippines.

When I was younger we would vacation in the US and eventually I went to university, got a job, got married and stayed in the US.

Even though there are many Filipinos in the USA you sometimes get people thinking that all Philippine born people are living in grass huts and subservient.

One day a Philippine American man married to a Caucasian lady, went up to my husband and said, “You are so lucky to be married to a Filipina!  They clean so well!”

My husband, who has been to the Philippines a number of times and knows that there are many types of Filipinos, jokingly replied, “Mine must be broken!”

Yes, I love a clean house, but I hate housework!  How is that for debunking a stereotype?!

You are so lucky you married a Filipina.  They clean so well!

You are so lucky you married a Filipina. They clean so well!

 

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Laundry is More Fun in the Philippines

I am from the Philippines originally.  Currently there is an advertising campaign that says, “(Fill in the blank) is more fun in the Philippines!”  You fill in the blank yourself.

I have seen people write and post pictures with the tag line, “Beaches are more fun in the Philippines”, “Eating is more fun in the Philippines”, “Marriage is more fun in the Philippines”, and so on.

To me, “Laundry is more fun in the Philippines” because a lot of people have someone else do it!

Laundry is more fun in the Philippines!

Laundry is more fun in the Philippines!

In the USA, a place I now call home, laundry is not so fun!

Laundry American style...God help us!

Laundry American style…God help us!

Have a great day!

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