One thing my non-Filipino friends find extremely weird about Filipinos is our little birthday tradition of “blow-out“.
Aside from our definition of “blow-out” not being internationally recognized, they just don’t feel right about the idea of the birthday boy/girl having to dish out money (sometimes lots of money) to pay for his/her guests’ food.
I just tell them it’s our way of making sure people actually come to our birthday parties. Hehe.
(Although personally, I’m beginning not to feel right about it too.)