Before anything else, let me tell you about “Titos and Titas of Manila”. It is a term that is used when you’re getting to you-know-what stage and still being in denial about it or maybe you just don’t know it yet?
FYI, you can be a Tito/Tita of Manila even if you don’t have a pamangkin. How? Well, here are the signs that you’re already a member of the Titos and Titas of Manila club.
1. You Enjoy Christmas Raffles with Appliances Prizes
Before, raffles with appliances prizes are super lame, thinking that it would be so embarrassing to bring those prizes home. And now, you’re excited to go home and tell your mom that you won an electric fan from your Christmas party. Yup, very tito/tita! Congrats!
2. Hangovers are very, Very Different
In your college days, a hangover is easy peasy lemon squeezy. You can even go to class with a hangover and your teachers won’t notice it. But now, a hangover is a devil brought by Lucifer to give sufferings you wouldn’t even imagine, and it will take you a day to get over to that hangover!
3. Home is the Best Place to Drink
Bar hopping, club dancing, getting wasted and socializing with strangers. Nope, that’s a big NO for you because you’d rather invite your friends to come over into your house and drink some couple of bottles and talk about life and your funniest memories while your old school song playlist is playing in the background. You agree?
4. All Your Friends are Getting Married and having Kids
Weddings and newborn baby photos are all over your timeline. And you’re just laying on the couch, hitting like and scrolling while watching your favorite series. Meh.
5. 10 PM is Your Curfew for Yourself
You hate curfews when you’re in High School and College but now? You give yourself a curfew because… well, you need it. Eight hours of sleep is mandatory now, it’s better to sleep early than to suffer tomorrow, right?
6. Your Friends Ask for Your Advice All the Time
Brokenhearted? Stressed from work? You know what to do. You’re always the tito/tita that knows the right words to say to your friends. To uplift them and help them to get through their struggles.
7. For Titos: You Embrace Your Dad Bod
Abs? Nah! Dad bod is the new trend. You’re a certified tito when you’re not insecure about your body because you have many serious problems in life, right? You just let it go! So flaunt that dad bod coz u is hot!
8. For Titas: You Have Everything in Your Bag
Hand sanitizer, tissue, red lipstick, wet wipes, blessed rosary, wallet, medicine (white flower, Vicks vaporub), cardholder, eyeglasses case, etc. That’s how tita you are. You’re always prepared for anything because your bag is a survival kit that can literally save someone’s life. LOL.