People from the South
Assume about People from the North
By Cattleya Mariano
There are two kinds of Manileños: Northerners and Southerners. The invisible territorial lines are debatable, but its clear that Quezon City is home base for the Northerners and Alabang serves as the center for the south. The concept of “middle ground” is also up for argument–people from the north consider Ortigas to be the halfway point, while people from the south assume that Makati and BGC are the perfect places in between.
Regardless of where you’re from, it’s an unspoken truth that there are certain, shall we say, cultural differences between the two. People from the south are one way and people from the north are, to say the least, another. Because we’re only human, we can’t help but assume certain things, especially when you’ve grown up in the opposite your whole life. Things like…
8. Things are cheaper in the north.
7. You might die if you ride in a car with a Northerner behind the wheel.
6. The north is dangerous, mostly because they have more frats and gangs.
At least, until we all got to college.
5. Most girls from the north are loud.
Dude, it’s a bar, not a palengke. Or maybe they’re just like that when they’re drunk?
4. Northerners have unfortunate consonants inserted in their names.
What’s with all the weird spellings and useless “h”s? Are they all just weird nicknames?
On another note, where all the Inigo‘s, Inaki‘s and Anton‘s at? Why are all the guys with those names from the south?
3. Northerners have a more daring fashion sense.
Is it something in the air that makes you guys more avant garde? And considering it’s generally warmer in the north, why?!?
2. Every guy from the north plays basketball.
1. People from the north speak more Filipino.
What are your assumptions about people from the north? Sound off in the comments below!