Filipinos always look immaculate
Considering all the adventure activities to be had it really is quite surprising that Filipinos always look immaculate. Fresh-pressed jeans, designer sunglasses and quirky outfits galore; I’m not the kind of guy who knows much about fashion (I practically live in a tank top and combat trousers) but even I was impressed at just how much effort the average Filipino puts into his appearance.
No doubt it’s because Filipinos are aware that, at any minute, somebody could whip out a selfie stick and start taking hundreds of pictures… which brings me to my next point.
If you didn’t get a selfie, it didn’t happen…
The selfie stick might as well have been invented in the Philippines. The first recorded selfie stick in history was made by lashing a huge DSLR to a piece of bamboo… or at least that’s what I choose to believe. Filipinos are big on pictures and, if it’s not on Facebook, it didn’t happen, so be prepared to have your picture taken at any moment.
In the Philippines, I was constantly approached by total strangers who would ask to take a picture with me. What happened to these pictures? I may never know but I like to think that my face proudly adorns many a mantlepiece throughout this quirky country.