Ok…I’m sorry but I don’t get this at all. The Filipinos in my household, both the workers and the folks who live here, are, by American standards, very loud. Ok, so I buy headphones and laugh it off most of the time, but sometimes its just damn baffling.
Today someone in the house was having a headache, so much so that he went to lie down after taking some meds. Following this, the decibel level of the rest of the house actually increased!
When I asked why when they knew someone was sleeping off a headache they would actually choose to be louder, I got the characteristic blank stare and was told I was mean. It’s a free country, we can be loud, that’s how Filipinos are…get used to it…we’re in the US folks, I didn’t move to the Philippines. Stop acting as though I am impeding your rights when I suggest you be a bit considerate. I feel like I’ve been dropped off in some Filipino outpost where I need to assimilate to nearly constant Tagalog, and extremely poor English from folks who are actually “proud” to speak poorly.
The fondness for inane examples of “Filipino culture” as the offerings on TFC and GMA Pinoy. I’ve tried, and I’m still trying, but I just don’t get it…