Guy: So honey, what do those eight rays of the sun in your flag mean? Do they represent the regions of the Philippines?
Pinay: Ah, yes honey, the region of Philippines, like I'm from Leyte, it's Region 8...
Guy: Wait wait wait, but isn't there more than eight regions? I thought there are more.
Pinay: Uh, yes... Ay, I dunno, honey. (Slurps loudly on her drink)
Guy: (Chuckling) Hey, but you're Filipina, you should know these things!
Pinay: (Whacks the guy on the arm) Honey, you ha! Of course I know.
Guy: Okay, so what are they for, really? Districts?
Pinay: Ah eh, yeah, but districts are like... Manela is a district, you know, Malate also. This is Malate area...
At which point I fled into my cab.