Some Dos and Don’ts for Pinoy Weddings

October 21, 2008 · Posted in General · 9 Comments 

It’s good to be back home after a nice vacation in Hawaii.  I just attended my friend’s wedding on Waikiki and it was a beautiful beachside ceremony.  Over 100 people attended his destination wedding which was pretty cool.  The bridesmaids were dressed in exquisite matching dresses while me and the groomsmen were decked out in matching aloha shirts and white pants, making us look like the hotel ukelele band or the valet guys. 

A wedding should be a time when people need to understand a few basic rules of social etiquette.  The bride and groom spend a lot of time and money putting together a classy event for their guests to enjoy.  And we, as Pinoys and Pinays, sometimes violate these unspoken rules of wedding guest etiquette that can make our people look like total chodes.  Here are some dos and don’ts based on observations at various Filipino weddings I’ve attended.

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Some Dos and Don’ts for Pinoy Audiences

July 14, 2008 · Posted in General · 3 Comments 

Hello Pinoylifers. It feels good to be back. If you haven’t done so, please check the article about the Lea Salonga concert. It was a great show and if she ever gets booked to play at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with a full orchestra again, I strongly recommend going.

That being said, I did have some observations regarding Filipino behavior at the event and I just wanted to share a few things with all of you in the hopes that we, as a people, don’t look like complete ‘tards at the next formal concert.

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