The popular account that has taken the Pinoy Twitterverse by storm can now be enjoyed in book form.
Now out from Summit Books is Life According to Tita, a compilation of hilarious lines commonly uttered by the women in our lives we fondly call “tita” that have made their way to the Titas of Manila Twitter account (@TitasofManila).
In Life According to Tita, learn the philosophy of these lovable ladies —- from their opinions on your love life (“Kelan ka ba ikakasal? May boyfriend ka na ba?”) to their recollections of family members (“Ang laki laki mo na! Dati ganito ka lang kaliit! *holds hand to knee*”), from their diet habits (“Let’s order something light lang! Busog pa ko eh!” *orders kare kare*) to their behaviors during celebrations (“Sige na. Sing for tita. I’ll give you 500.”). Laugh in recognition as you flip through page after page of titas’ everyday observations on your weight and demeanor, beliefs in religion and superstition, and other silly expressions only titas say.
Plus, be a pro at spotting them with the book’s anatomy of a tita (keep an eye out for a pashmina shawl and a Longchamp bag) and items that a tita always totes (hand sanitizer on a bag strap and a blessed rosary from Lourdes are must-haves). Finally, test your tita quotient by taking a quiz to determine whether you’re a true-blue tita or still a tita in the making.
As a bonus, each copy of Life According to Tita comes with a free cutout abaniko —- a daily essential for every tita.
The Titas of Manila Twitter account was started by Danielle Veluz in September 2014. To date, Titas of Manila has over 19,000 followers, and has inspired other Twitter accounts that similarly parody common characters in Pinoy society.
Grab a copy of Life According to Tita for yourself or as a gift for your titas and the budding titas in your circle! It’s out now for only P175 in bookstores and magazine stands nationwide.