When we were younger, we loved to talk about, complain about, and share about the Titas of Manila in our lives. It’s always the same picture being painted about them: branded from head to toe, wielding their big fan and colorful shawl, and armed with harshly frank comments about us. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, these Titas will always be there, watching our every move. And we can’t do anything but shrug it off; we know they mean well and just want the best for us.
Now that we’ve grown a little older, being a Tita has quickly become a badge of honor and a symbol of maturity. Millennial Titas are proud to have Wine Nights with friends, to stay home on a Friday night, to choose tea over coffee, and to generally be responsible and mature working adults. They may not all be full-fledged Titas who give ampao to their inaanak during Christmas or constantly think about living expenses, but they’re ready to start their journey with grace. “Titas in Training” kuno.
Millennial Titas (or Titas in Training) are different from the Titas of Manila in a lot of ways. From their consumption habits to their outfit choices, these two types of Titas have their own unmistakable identity. Here are the ways you can differentiate the two: