- Be nice and friendly and greet everyone sincerely. Cebuanos donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like snob and stiff-necked people. Return their greetings.
- Greet the elders first and then the younger ones next.
- Smile a lot and youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll make lots of friends.
- Take off your shoes (sandals, slippers, etc.) when entering a house. Most of them offer house slippers to be worn inside the house only.
- Accept their food and drink offers. Just try a bit of the food they offer so that they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t feel embarrass or insulted even when you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like it.
- Look humble, kind, simple, and reserve. Although Filipinos love these behaviors not everyone acts such ways.
- DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be too straight or expressive about your observations. Better keep them to yourself and talk about it later on at the right time and environment.
- You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to be on time when invited to an informal and other social or friendly appointment. Filipinos can be on time only if the appointment is official and formal. Most of them thought that time is cyclical in direction.
- DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get paranoid if some locals look at you with searching eyes or stare at you. Some are not just used to see foreign visitors.
- Ask the locals what proper attire to wear for different formal occasions.
- Losing oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s face is one of the traits of Cebuanos. So, you can give the person a chance to redeem herself to avoid embarrassment thus saving her face.
- DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t use the common sign of OK, which symbolizes money. Instead, a thumbs-up sign should be used to mean Ã¢â‚¬ËœgoodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, Ã¢â‚¬ËœokayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, or Ã¢â‚¬Ëœgreat jobÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.