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Pinoy Drawing Memes

A while back I saw this tweet talking about drawing memes from before the internet, and I was reminded that was a thing we had around here too when we were kids!

We had our own version of that “giraffe in the window” drawing, except the one I remember was made so that you could switch the answer to “cat hugging a pole outside the window” to troll whoever you were asking to guess:

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The most common ones I remember were the ones involving a “man wearing a straw hat/salakot”, a typical depiction of rural people back in the day. The drawing would just be two concentric circles (see #1 below), representing the view of the man from above.

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The rest in the picture above are kind of specific to local flavor. Can you guess what they are? Answers in the spoiler tag below.

  • #2: magtataho. Basically a man carrying two pails across a stick he carries on his shoulders; this is the typical way taho is sold on the streets
  • #3: sorbetero. An ice cream man on foot with a cart in front of him containing ice cream; a typical way ice cream used to be sold back in the day
  • #4: a guy peeing against a wall in public
  • #5: another guy peeing against a wall in public, except he’s laughing at a joke #4 is saying while they pee together

I’m sure there are others I can’t remember, and probably others that younger generations made up. Maybe some pinoy friends will chime in?

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