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live-out

live-out  n.— «There are certainly lots of overseas Filipinos in other countries around the world especially in the Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates but the difference with Israel is that not all Filipinos work the same hours...

carabao English

carabao English  n.— «Whenever you hear a non-native English speaker, a Filipino specifically, uttering broken “carabao” English, or a version you are not used to hearing, please reserve your criticism.» —“World has more...

disponering

disponering  n.— «I, for my own female brain, didn’t realize that Filipino innovations could lead to the fixing of cars or in layman’s term “disponering.”…I found out later that the car is a wreck he brought from the...

skylab

skylab n. a motorbike fitted with a horizontal board at back that can seat several passengers across. Editorial Note: This video at YouTube shows a Filipino skylab in action. In Thailand, a SkyLab is a brand of large three-wheeled motorized...

Frankenstein

Frankenstein  n.— «There’s an ironic local expression that sums it up: Frankenstein. It describes an old object or concept injected with new life through fresh components—”antique” chairs bolstered by new arms and legs...

Caucapino

Caucapino  n.— «Harrison’s father is Filipino American. Harrison’s mother Stephanie Isaacson is white. Maybe that’s why I instinctively couldn’t resist Harrison’s story. His family mirrors my own. I have three kids who I lovingly refer to...