Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mind Your Pinoy Table Manners

Browsing through an "old" February 2012 issue of the Philippine Panorama, there was an article that may spark an uncomfortable reaction from true Pinoys and many lovers of the Filipino Culture. The article by the writer talks about minding your table manners, imposing that it should be practiced by everyone, and that our local table practices are distasteful to people of other countries.

Distasteful is such a heavy word when pertaining to practices and traditions of a culture. Its the same as calling the people repulsive because they eat in a certain way. Some of these eating practices has been going on for generations and it has been part of an identity that makes people stand apart. These are simply the way things are, and respect should be duly given.