LOL Struggles Pinays in Intercultural Relationships Can Relate To

Kano Luvs Pinay just premiered its pilot episode on TV5 on September 5, bringing to light real struggles Pinays with AFAM boyfriends could totally relate to. The comedy takes off where the CineFilipino film, “Ang Turkey Man ay Pabo Rin,” as we follow the lives of Cookie Bigoy (played by Tuesday Vargas) and her American boyfriend Matthew Adams (played by Lee O’ Brien), and their LOL struggles maintaining their intercultural relationship–among of which is trying to communicate in English.

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All screencaps courtesy of TV5

The two are joined by Jon Jon, Cookie’s son from a previous marriage; Osang, Cookie’s outspoken friend who talked Cookie into trying out online dating; Girlie, Cookie’s traditional friend; and Dong, Cookie’s jologs younger brother.

No doubt, being in a relationship could be quite tricky, especially when you have cultural differences thrown into the mix. Here are five hilarious lines from Kano Luvs Pinay that perfectly illustrate the struggles of being in intercultural relationships (that we’re sure Pinays with AFAM boyfriends could easily relate to):

1. Your body clock lives in a different time zone.

“It’s afternoon der? It is 3am na hir e…But it’s okey. I tok to you en I not slippy anymoar!“

It’s afternoon der? It is 3am na hir e…But it’s okey. I tok to you en I not slippy anymoar!

2. Context clues and body language are your best friends when communication gets tricky.

 “That’s good!...Come again? From the start… (whispers) Ano daw?”

“That’s good!…Come again? From the start… (whispers) Ano daw?”

3. You put pressure on yourself to whip up the best home-cooked Filipino dishes you can think of.

OSANG: "Masarap naman ‘tong adobo mo."

Osang: “Masarap naman ‘tong adobo mo.”

 

Cookie: "Gaga! Dinuguan ‘yan!"

Cookie: “Gaga! Dinuguan ‘yan!”

4. Cultural differences never felt more real.

Cookie: "Ito 'yung kinaiinisan ko sa mga Kano. They all work, no play! So serious! Di ba nila alam. All work, no play, make today an angry day?"

Cookie: “Ito ‘yung kinaiinisan ko sa mga Kano. They all work, no play! So serious! Di ba nila alam? All work, no play, make today an angry day?”

5. Explaining quirky Filipino habits could be a challenge.

Cookie: "One more! Since you like it so much!”

Cookie: “One more! Since you like it so much!”

Being in an intercultural relationship might seem hard, but all the challenges are worth it when you’re with the person you love. ModernFilipina.ph’s resident writer Janessa Hizon proved this, when she took a chance with the love of her life–and they’ve been happily married for years!

Do you have more LOL intercultural relationship struggles in mind? Share them by leaving a comment below!

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