When the original Facebook group ‘Hampaslupa Buddies‘ was suspended, the fun bubble of netizens who often relied on it for a hearty laugh during the second season of quarantine burst. This parody version of the super-popular Home Buddies group seemed like the perfect antithesis to everything that’s refined, modulated, and well-thought-out aesthetics of life. There, even the most unexplored “squammy” version of yourself is celebrated. No pretense, no filters—the more rugged and reckless you are, the more you connect to the general mass.
But just like in any circumstance thrown at Filipinos, the admins were quick to create a new scapegoat for the people who are just want to have a good, loud laugh. And thus, the birth of “Homepaslupa Buddies.”
It certainly is more tamed than its previous version—but the charisma remains. Here are some of the #slapsoil stories that would make you question, “Am I really this squammy?”
(Editor’s Note: Some of these stories have been edited for clarity and brevity.)
BBQ stall or birthday party?
Sometimes, our “dead-hungry” (direct translation of patay-gutom, genius right?) selves just knows no borders. One day, Tide was so hungry that he forgot his manners.
Pepper Shaker in Mang Inasal?
The gap time between ordering and waiting for your order in Mang Inasal is really a test of time and, apparently, slapsoil-ness. Eri‘s boyfriend maybe was super dead hungry that upon receiving his order, he did unexplainable things.
The question of shame
Tamang hinala lang
There really are times when you think you’re always the main character of the story or that the world revolves around you. But some days, you gotta have tamang hinala too, or in short, TH. For the lack of it, this girl ended up in a police station.
Share ko din jeepney journey ko
Small, medium, or large?
The self-replenishing towel
As a first-timer in a five-star hotel, it might be a shock for our squammy selves to notice that some towels just vanish out of nowhere and get replaced in a heartbeat. But for Mayvee, she did the unthinkable. Could we blame her?
Heeding the ‘call of nature’—in Middle East
Yung perstaymer ka sa eroplano tapos taeng-tae ka na, nung pumasok ka sa kubeta para jumerbaks di ka makatae kasi yung inidoro walang tubig.
Ellie is an obedient employee, she heeds the requests of her boss even if it’s not work-related. Whether it’s the lack of ability to read between the lines of privileged people or she simply was just dumbstruck, it was her first time to see someone order extra rice using an app. The rest is history.
Ang hirap pala magkaroon ng alta na boss sa trabaho.
Which of these squammy moves are you guilty of committing? Tell us in the comment section!