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Filipino Party: Stereotypical Asians

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Writing this tonight, as I won't be able to tomorrow. Tomorrow is going to be crazy, as it always is when 70+ Filipinos get together for a night of frivolity, bad karaoke, and lots and lots foods. I usually despise these gatherings, but they have actually been a lot of fun the past couple of times.

Yes, then there is the karaoke. What is it with Asian people and karaoke? It doesn't matter if it's a wedding, birthday, or whatever. "We" always have to break out the karaoke. If you have never attended this type of party, you'll never know just how horrific it is. I know, it's an irritating platitude and quite harmless, but seriously, it really is quite disasterous.

HOPEFULLY, my mom won't participate in this activity tomorrow. I'm a little old to be entirely embarrassed by my source of life, but I reel in horror just thinking about it.

Know what I am ranting on about? Perhaps it is better that all Westerners just stay away from all gatherings like this.
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  1. Ace Protorney's Avatar
    Filipinos just love to sing, you know? The Philippines is supposedly the number one nation with the most lounge singers in the world. And there is no doubt your mom WILL want to participate in singing. There is no way out of it, Chris. You can't stop it, it is in her Filipino blood to sing in front of that karaoke machine.

    One way to stop any karaoke singing in a party. Don't mention karaoke or singing if there is none going on. Once the word is mentioned, it's going to happen.

    I went to a small Filipino party on New Year's Eve, mainly for the food. I love Filipino food. There wasn't really much though, some Pansit, Kare-Kare, lumpias, and the fruit salad. The party didn't have karaoke while I was there though, they were playing some kind of card game involving money.
  2. Chris's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Proto
    Filipinos just love to sing, you know? The Philippines is supposedly the number one nation with the most lounge singers in the world. And there is no doubt your mom WILL want to participate in singing. There is no way out of it, Chris. You can't stop it, it is in her Filipino blood to sing in front of that karaoke machine.

    One way to stop any karaoke singing in a party. Don't mention karaoke or singing if there is none going on. Once the word is mentioned, it's going to happen.

    I went to a small Filipino party on New Year's Eve, mainly for the food. I love Filipino food. There wasn't really much though, some Pansit, Kare-Kare, lumpias, and the fruit salad. The party didn't have karaoke while I was there though, they were playing some kind of card game involving money.
    I know. It is inevitable. But, that doesn't change the fact that it is a horrific social event. x)

    That being said, I really do enjoy mingling with my "own" kind now and then. You know what I mean, right? Generally speaking, Filipinos are a kind, and they (we?) certainly know how to cook up a storm. The food is beyond comprehension.

    I'm actually looking forward to tonight.
  3. Jessweeee♪'s Avatar
    I know nothing of Filipino cuisine except that some people eat this: