When Mom talks, you stop, you look, and you listen. Otherwise, you’re in for some of the most earth-shaking, soul-stirring, and life-altering lines you’ll ever hear. Filipino moms are notorious for saying things that are so dramatic they’re hilarious. Here are some of the most notable ones.
1. “Papunta ka pa lang, pabalik na ‘ko.”
No use being a know-it-all around Mom because she’s just the wisest person around. Everything you are and everything you know about life is all thanks to her. So yes, it would be good to listen to advice from someone who’s actually gone through the same thing in the past. Like they say, experience is the best teacher. And moms have a ton of experience―both good and bad―so they know what they’re talking about!
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2. “Anak ka talaga ng tatay mo!”
This line is usually said out of annoyance or frustration. But more often than not, it’s said out of fondness and love. In short, it depends on how your parents love (or hate) each other.
Still, this line is something that you shouldn’t take negatively. Moms say a lot of things in the heat of the moment because they feel and overthink things more, especially when it involves family. Our moms may go on and on about our bad decisions and habits and shortcomings. But behind the tirades is a soft heart and the biggest spot for her children, no matter how young or old they are.
3. “Anong akala ‘nyo sa ‘kin, namumulot ng pera?”
This particular line can often be heard whenever you ask for money to buy something that they think is ridiculously expensive or unnecessary. Or when you don’t finish your food at the restaurant. Or when you improperly use household appliances. It may be dramatic, but it’s not entirely untrue. Moms work so hard at home and at the office, so every centavo counts, and every centavo wasted is a big no-no.
No matter how much they reprimand us about everything, at a mom’s core is her desire to see us happy, healthy, and financially successful. So maybe it’s time to listen to Mom and start saving more and spending less. Perhaps this is the best time to open a savings account and save for the future? With just one valid ID, you can open a new RCBC account all online, in just minutes! Plus, get up to a P500 cash gift when you place an initial deposit worth at least P1,000 in your new account before May 31, 2022.
4. “Gamitin ang mata at huwag ang bibig.”
Mom’s right―you can’t find something by yelling out your frustrations or whining about it as you turn the house upside down. Unfortunately, there’s no magic spell that can summon the missing object. You just need to heed mom’s advice and really start looking instead of complaining. It can’t be more basic than that.
5. “Kaka-cell phone mo ‘yan!”
These days, our phones are like extensions of our bodies. We never go anywhere without it, and we do almost everything with it. Because of the inordinate time we spend on it, moms easily blame our general body aches and pains―and even our life woes―on our cell phone use.
Surprisingly, there may be concrete scientific data to back this, so Mom may not be completely wrong in saying this. Still, it’s funny to hear this when they’ve simply just had enough of kids’ overattachment to their cell phones. The next time Mom calls you out for spending so much time on your phone, tell her you’re doing your grocery shopping online, or that you’re paying your bills through mobile banking. We’re pretty sure she won’t hold that against you, especially when she finds out that with RCBC Digital, you can easily send cash, deposit checks online, and transfer funds! So why don’t you set her up with her very own RCBC Digital account and let her experience this convenience!
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6. “Ano ‘nyo ko, katulong?”
Just because moms are good at running the household doesn’t mean they don’t need help. So when Mom drops this line, it means you have to pause that Netflix show, wash the dishes piled in the sink, and get dinner started. It means doing the household chores assigned to you without being reminded for a second, third, and fourth time. After all, she’s Mom and not your kasambahay.
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7. “Kapag ako namatay, kawawa kayo.”
Moms are the greatest, and we all wish they’re immortal, too. This line may be melodramatic, but she’s right, you know? We want our moms to be around for a long, long, long time because no one can truly replace them in our lives.
With that, they deserve to be treated like a queen every single day. As children, we need to show them just how much we appreciate everything they’ve done. In short, every day should be payback time. And as much as possible, let’s give our moms something that can grow her money and something that she can benefit from in the future, like the RCBC Unit Investment Trust Fund products. For as low as ₱5,000, she can already enjoy potentially higher returns than your usual deposit products.
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