10 Signs You're A Crazy Rich Asian
August 3, 2018 | BY Philippine Tatler
The air is thick—not just with Metro Manila’s unbearable humidity—but with anticipation for the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan's "Crazy Rich Asians," which comes out in the Philippines on August 22. Inspired by the buzz surrounding the upcoming romantic comedy flick, we round-up just a few signs to know you’re a bonafide crazy rich Asian (Philippine edition):
If a street (or whole province) is named after your family
You might think that having a building named after you is already a huge deal, but a bonafide crazy rich Asian has a street (or an entire province) with their name on it. Ayala Avenue, Ortigas Center, Quezon Province-- these are just some of the places that are named after prominent families in the Philippines.
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Metro Manila traffic is no match for you and your exclusive village car sticker
Traffic in the city is getting worse by the day. However, while most people spend at least an hour just to cross EDSA to go to BGC from Makati, you're able to skip the hellish queue of cars by simply flashing your all-access pass to Forbes Park or Dasmariñas Village.
If you studied in an international school or boarding school
You proabably attended one of the Philippines' elite international schools or went to a top boarding school, and definitely finished your undergraduate degree overseas. This is where you made not just lifelong friends, but invaluable connections as well.
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If you’re a member of an elite private member’s club – or two
You're not really one of the "who's who" unless you're a member of a private club.
Members aren't fooling anyone if they say they're paying millions per year for access to a swimming pool and the occasional club sandwich—these ultra-exclusive institutions are the ultimate status symbol and the perfect opportunity to rub shoulders with the city's key players.
See also: Welcome to the Club
You’ve been to Paris more times than you’ve visited Cubao
Regular trips to Europe are no big deal. When you frequent places like Paris, New York or London, as if you were simply commuting to Cubao or Quiapo -- it can't get more affluent than that, can it? Unless... you own several properties across the globe, then, in that case, the world is your oyster!
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Your dog wears Jo Malone
Crazy rich pets deserve only the best. If it's good enough for you, it's good enough for your dog. Keeping your furry pal as fabulous as you is easy as pie for the crazy rich Asian. Besides wearing Jo Malone, your dog probably gets mani-pedis from the most prestigious dog spas. Nothing less for your best friend! Can you say adorable?
See also: The Year of the Dog
You’re a board member in one or two reputable foundations
There are many perks to being a crazy rich Asian, but the best one—and the most rewarding—is being able to give back to the community and to worthy causes.
You have at least one beach house
Getting away from the hustle-bustle of Metro Manila is easy-peasy for the crazy rich Asian. Whether it's in Punta Fuego, Tali, Calatagan, Pearl Farm, or Amanpulo -- a relaxing weekend under the sun, surrounded by pristine white sand, is just as effortless as signing a million-peso deal.
See also: A Seaside Oasis
You or a friend owns a private jet / chopper
One of the challenges of living in an archipelago is going from one island to another. However, this is no concern for the crazy rich! Why bother taking a boat when you can fly to paradise?
You’re invited to the Tatler Ball every year
If you've received an invitation to the highlight of all society events every single year, then you qualify as a crazy rich Asian. Here, attendees celebrate in the most luxurious fashion with friends, donate to philanthropic causes, and casually bid millions at the charity auction.
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