“Besh, what’s Elyu? I asked my good friennd Kenneth. I saw this a lot but I didn’t understand what it was.
“L and U. L. U. Elyu.” he repeated as if it’s something that everyone should know by default.
The thing you need to know about the Philippines is our ability to create words and slangs on a monthly basis. I’ve never seen this in other cultures and languages but the Philippines will make you feel left out even if you just went on a month’s EuroTrip. I’ve been gone for years and there’s always a sense of ‘newness’ in the Philippines which gets me to the next point: I don’t understand why people get sick of this country.
There is a huge deal of being a millennial in the Philippines: it is only here that the phrase “I am a millennial” elicited so much hate. In the same manner, “I’m not a millennial” depicts superiority. This is honestly the only country where the term ‘millennial’ is a part of a daily conversation; a way to address younger people. This term is so overused that we all tend to forget what’s being one is all about.