When going away on vacation, a normal mom will pack everything in suitcases.
A Filipina mom will carefully pack clothes, personal belongings, and perishables in several cardboard boxes that she covers in packing tape, with your address sharpied on all sides.
Dinner parties thrown by normal moms involve you playing with one or two other kids your own age, followed by a sit-down meal.
When your Filipina mom (or one of her Filipina friends) throws a dinner party, the oldest child ends up babysitting everyone else’s kids while the moms gossip about you (in Tagalog, especially if the kids don’t speak it. Or, even if they do).