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Author Photo by: MakNCheeez Rating: 0
Jan 04 2020, 7:21pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
Mano po
 
My fiancé recently told me if I were to meet his grandparents i would most likely have to hold their hand to my forehead to show respect and ask for their blessing.
 
I want to be able to be able to talk a little tagalog when I meet them, and would like to know more about the culture to not disrespect them.
 
Is it only for grandparents age elders, or should I show respect that way to his mother too? Would that be respectful or insulting and calling her old?
 
Is there a certain order I would have to do it? (Men first, older to youngest?)
 
He said it is common to do so after church too, are there other times it would be expected?
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Author Photo TLDCAdmin Rating: 0
Jan 06 2020, 3:17pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@MakNCheeez
I think it's a relatively delicate cultural thing...things like age, status, and setting matter. But I imagine, in a private setting with your fiance's grandparents, that it would be appropriate.
 
Otherwise, it may be best to let your wife take the lead and follow behind. ; )
 
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Author Photo porkandpotatoes Rating: 0
Jan 07 2020, 10:02am CST ~ 2 weeks, 2 days ago. 
My fiancee's parents say it's appropriate any time I or they have arrived after a few hours being away.
I have heard that some people who are only a bit old get offended if you mano po, like you're calling them old.
That's my experience. Good luck!
 
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