When in the Philippines, it is very common to be asked questions about you which sometimes can be annoying to some foreign people especially if it is asked on the first meeting, but it is just cultural and in no way it intends to invade your privacy. You can always choose not to answer though, but consider your tone when saying it as we say “you can always say bad things nicely”.
Now, comes the most important part of starting a conversation with a Filipino. In any places around the country, it is always impossible not to hear these phrases upon starting a conversation. There are many ways to say your greetings in Filipino or Tagalog. Just for your awareness, combining English and Tagalog words are perfectly fine in the Philippines, so don’t be scared or feel awkward to do so.
When talking to a Filipino, it is always appreciated if you know how to open a conversation with a positive word, in this case, a greeting. Whether you are talking with colleagues, friends, boyfriend or girlfriend, your spouse or family members, remember that Filipinos\ heart are easily melted with your effort to communicate, how sweet eh?
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