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Dinner in Filipino Friends’ House

When having meals such as dinner in a Filipino’s house, after knocking at the door and making someone open it for you, it’s better to let them tell you to get in first before you finally go inside the house. Unlike other people from other countries, one has to wait to be told to sit before he can, except if that someone is one of the family members, a relative, or a very close friend. That’s a way to show respect to the owner of the house. During mealtime, it is part of the tradition to pray before eating. Those who stay in the visited house should give the signal first like telling the visitors to take their meal before choosing and getting foods from the table.