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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #100 on: September 03, 2016, 04:28:02 pm »
Okey lang pero tawag ko rin sa kanila ate or kuya. hehe!
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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #101 on: September 05, 2016, 11:16:08 pm »
I too do not mind being called ate. I actually prefer it compared to "miss".. I don't know, nababastusan ako pag tinatawag na miss. Haha

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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #102 on: September 13, 2016, 11:02:35 am »
I don't mind. I actually make it a point my staff calls me ate and not mam pero yung iba ayaw talaga at mam ang gusto lalo na pag guy. Mahirap naman pilitin. For me pare-pareho lang tayo nagtratrabaho I might be higher than you but lahat tayo paswelduhan saka para walang pader na nakapagitan. Mas okay tropa tropa para masaya basta umpisa pa lang lay down the rules ng office, do's and don'ts at pag pagtrabaho trabaho. 
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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #103 on: November 19, 2016, 11:56:09 pm »
not a big deal, wag lang siya super old looking then ate ang tawag sakin.  #titaofmanila na nga daw generation ko.

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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #104 on: November 30, 2016, 08:12:51 am »
Haven't experienced this. Ang usual naman naencounter ko, hindi ako ina-"ate" .
There's this group of moms i hang out with  just because we all have kids in the same school and we're waiting for their uwian.

I noticed may mga ina-ate sila, so nakiki-"ate" rin ako because they're most likely older than us.
And as i got to know them, yung palang mga ina-ate namin, eh ka age group ko! May isa pa nga na mas matanda ako ng 1 yr! ^_^

Nagulat din sila nung sinabi ko yung age ko. Lol. Pero they still call me by my name. Maybe i don't look like an "ate" (?)

On topic, well i guess don't take it seriously. Just call them Ate in return. Or maybe for them it's an endearment. Lol

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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #105 on: December 02, 2016, 05:19:37 am »
I don't mind, I just call them ate ng pabalik.

Or I politely say "Wag ka na mag ate Jan, __(insert name here)__ nalang"


Pero sometimes kasi, parang term of endearment na siya .. like "sis", "teh", "beh"... ang hirap na to correct

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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #106 on: December 08, 2016, 08:50:24 pm »
I dont mind naman.

Nowadays kasi it is our way of addressing someone na when we do not know their names e.

I call people "ate/kuya" when I do not know their names too regardless of age.
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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #107 on: December 13, 2016, 04:17:44 pm »
well pinapatawad ko na if random stranger na akala nya na matanda na ako kesa sakanya pero I have this officemate nung nasa university pako who despite knowing the fact na 2 years older sya sa akin ay tinatawag akong ate. before by name lang then nung nagtagal aside sa pagatataray nya minsan ate na tawag sakin. nakakapikon pero dedma nalang lalo na at hindi na kami magka trabaho  ::)
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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #108 on: January 19, 2017, 07:01:04 pm »
Sakin dedm lang ako pag ganun.minsan nga "tita" pa eh.dedma lang din.wag lang ako tatawaging "lola".di pa naman nangyari sakin yun.hehe.saka kung not in mood siguro ako at panay tawag ng ate o tita e sakin baka masoplak ko. :)

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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #109 on: January 24, 2017, 09:42:22 am »
^ ako din sis hushhush  may tumawag na sa akin na tita ng total stranger. grrrr! i feel old na tuloy and losyang.

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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2017, 03:47:44 am »
for me, its just a form of respect. dont take it personally. unless parang nang aasar na sya.
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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #111 on: September 08, 2017, 09:33:33 pm »
Nakakainis ba talaga matawag na ate? Parang kasi yun ang safest way para maging polite ka eh, lalo na pag stranger ang i-a-approach mo. Dati di ko bet gamitin yung "teh", pero ngayon nagagamit ko na sya kasi parang naglalambing. hehe. Di naman ako comfortable pag tinatawag akong madam, lakas maka-kontrabida sa teleserye, hehe!
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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #112 on: September 08, 2017, 09:54:40 pm »
It doesn't bother me. I think it's being polite because we don't normally say Ms. or Mrs. Ganito and Ganyan. At saka baka hindi rin ma-recall ang pangalan.
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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #113 on: September 26, 2017, 08:25:09 am »
I prefer to be called ate than mam. Kahit may mga career na yung mga former staff ko ate pa rin tawag sa akin kapag nakikita ako or even sa socmed  :)
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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #114 on: September 26, 2017, 08:41:15 am »
its being polite lang, calling manong or manang millenial version. :)
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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #115 on: September 26, 2017, 11:11:29 am »
For me it's ok.  Yeah I think it's just a way of being polite to others.  Kesa tawagin manong or manang, medyo masakit sa pandinig na  :D

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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #116 on: September 26, 2017, 02:29:56 pm »
How about pag older sayo like you?re in your 30?s tapos sila 50?s na?

I know a few women who?s older than me, early 50?s sila but i call them with their nickname or first name. And these women are really big time. Other one is wife of a ceo of a bank here in the phils, other one is a developer of properties, other one business woman coffee producer, other one former beauty queen. They all want to be called in their first name. Or rather i have not tried calling them ate.

Parang pag mayayaman ba nagpapatawag sila ng ate? I?m kinda scared rin to offend them. Hehe



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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #117 on: September 26, 2017, 10:48:53 pm »
You can call them Ms./Mrs. <insert last name> if you're not sure what to call them then ask what's their preference.
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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #118 on: September 27, 2017, 06:36:11 am »
^actually they are my close friends. When i first met them i called them sa first name nila we all met in class kasi. Hanggang sa naging barkada na kame. I?m the only one in my 30?s, all 50?s na. I don?t know was that bastos ba na hindi ko sila tinawag na ate?  But one of them calls me ?ateng? sometimes but she calls the other girls that too.

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Re: When an older person calls you Ate/Kuya
« Reply #119 on: September 27, 2017, 08:04:18 am »
@amethyst028,
if they are close friends of yours,  i think it's fine to call them by just their first name  even if they are older than you.   i don't think at all that they feel you are being disrespectful,  in fact maybe that's what they want,  so you are all on equal footing with each other.  for me lang ha,  sometimes calling other Pinoys ate, kuya, tita, tito,  there seems to be too much familiarity imposed on the other person.   and you know the saying, familiarity breeds contempt.  for me,  you're good,  keep it casual.   



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