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First Ever Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack - Review and Preview


Sharing some brief background commentary about Philippine culture, as well as my review and general preview of the items included in our very first Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack!

Back in October 14, 2020, The Sim Network forums had a soft launch and along with it is this fan-made pack for Sims 4. We considered combining them all into one single zipped file available for download on the same day, but eventually decided to release the items gradually and individually instead so people can pick which particular items they want.





Note: Some of these items are already available for download both in the TSN FB Group, but they will also be eventually available too in the forums after the marketing campaign in FB. I'll update this post once the feature posts are available either in the forums or in the individual creators' social media channels/own websites so others who don't have Facebook can discover this pack and enjoy them too!^^

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Poster
Fan-Made Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Official Poster by Arielle




TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack CC Items for Build and Buy Mode
    - Pinoy Jeep by Pechay and MadebyPau
    - Eloise Gonzales Art by Camzstrikes
    - Street Deco Items by MadebyPau
    - Shop Signs by Pechay
    - Sari-sari Store Items by MadebyPau
    - Talipapa Items by MadebyPau
    - Street Foods by MadebyPau
    - Shot Tayo Pre Table by Pechay
    - Poster Sets by Pechay
    - Pinoy Chichirya by SimlyPH
    - Billboards by Pechay
    - Jollibee Menu and Party Stickers by SimlyPH
    - Mang Inasal Menu and Stickers by SimlyPH
    
II. Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack CC Items for CAS
    - Baybayin Tattoo Pack by Simmerpatata
    - Pinoy Hugot Tops/Merch v.1 by Bigeyedkitteh
    - Pinoy Hugot Tops/Merch v.2 by Bigeyedkitteh
    - Friend Chicken Tops by Bigeyedkitteh

III. Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack for Gameplay
    A. Lots
        - Streets of Manila by Bearikit
        - Casa Montero by Virgofire
        - Jollibee Lot by SimlyPH
        - Mang Inasal Lot by SimlyPH
        - Pinoy Jeep Terminal by Virgofire
        - Filipino Townhouse by Simsofiee
        - Gastambide Dormitory by Simsofiee
        - Barangay Tabing Dagat by MadebyPau

    B. Sim Dump
        - Salazar Family by Pandesai
        - Dyesebel by GCreates
        - Wilodia by Bigeyedkitteh
        - Duterte by Rishen
        
    C. Miscellaneous 
        - Cyberpunk Manila Loading Screens by Pechay and LedNoirManila    


I. Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack CC Items for Build and Buy Mode


The encompassing side-theme for this Pinoy stuff pack is the current modern culture of both Filipinos and other residents here in the Philippines, with just a slight hint of classic influences that we still see up to this day.

PINOY JEEP by Pechay and MadebyPau 

We start off with the iconic Pinoy jeepney. First seen here during the American occupation. Filipinos took advantage of these leftovers by the Amercian troops, and now remains to be one of the most inexpensive modes of transportation here in the Philippines.


Back then they are usually adorned and painted by different local artists -- and if one observes enough, one will notice that certain styles are a trademark of artists residing in certain places (i.e. realistic portraits of people and horses usually are from artists in Rizal, while pop culture ones including Disney and anime are from artists in Manila). These jeepney artists with their intricate beautiful paintings helped made the jeepney a cultural Philippine icon.

Sadly with the recent modernization plan that bans jeepneys that are already 15 years and older, as well as the artists being neglected themselves, we see less and less of these iconic jeepney art now as they're being  replaced by solid colors, simple embellishment and occasionally, ads.

#notsponsored by Mang Inasal lol but *cough cough* in the future baka naman.. kahit roast chicken lang for each member in our group, chour!

Also due to game constraints within Sims 4 itself, there's no official way yet to drive around them -- I'm wondering if vehicle display replacement is possible similar to phones used by Sims so we'll get to see the jeepneys moving around Sims 4 towns -- although I realized that might be an eerie sight since they'll be moving without drivers in-game lol!

Anyway.

There's an option for Sims to listen to music especially real-life jeepneys come with loud different jams, depending on the driver's taste in music.


Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Jeepney

I made mine here listen to Star Wars. Don't judge me. Just try it. It's epic! (I just recently got the Star Wars pack and now understand why most Simmers hate it, especially the build-buy items -- I feel the same way lol. But the CAS items and the music -- totally awesome! Or maybe I'm just biased, I dunno lol!)

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Jeepney

There's also an option for Sims to get in and sit inside the jeepney, I've seen Pechay do it in her FB stories, but I'm still figuring out how to make that work too in my game (maybe I need to download a particular animation, or maybe I downloaded an older version of this CC and that feature might be available in the future? Will need to confirm). For now I only managed some of my Sims to stand inside it.

Items & Swatches: 4 packages available w/ average of 10-15 swatches each
Polygon count: 34,897


Related: Pinoy Jeep Terminal by Virgofire 

ELOISE GONZALES ART CC by Camzstrikes

Speaking of artists, we're featuring the artwork of one of our local talents here named Eloise Gonzales. Aside from being the official illustrator of a book written by Pechay, and doing abstract floral acryllic paintings, she also did murals and won some awards.

Items & Swatches: 5 items, ave. of 3 swatches each
Polygon count: 132
Download (TSN site) - to follow

STREET DECO ITEMS by MadebyPau 

Another iconic sight here in the Philippines are the sari-sari stores (aka mini-convenience stores and one of the most common mom-and-pop shops here) lining the streets both in the cities and provinces. Having one is a main source of income for some Filipinos.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Pinoy Street Shops and Deco

Sometimes they also have a carinderia or eatery on the side. But usually they sell basic grooming and cooking necessities (like sachets of shampoo, soy sauce and oil), and most importantly cellphone load and snacks!

Download (TSN site) - to follow

PINOY CHICHIRYA by Simlyph

Our local popular chips here consist of ones made by John Gokongwei's Universal Robina Corporation with its Jack 'n Jill snacks (i.e. Chippy, Piatos, Chiz Curls), and Carlo Chan's Liwayway Holdings Company with its Oishi brand of snacks.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Pinoy Chichirya
Again, #notspons

As mentioned earlier, almost all sari-sari stores here sell snacks. But even if you're not building a sari-sari store in Sims, these can still add variety to your Sims diet (albeit, just in theory or imaginary because they currently serve as decor items only. But with some additional modding in Sims 4 Studio, we can replace some food in-game with these).

Being a huge fan of local chips myself (been eating chips everyday as a kid-- don't be like me lol!), my own Sim will definitely enjoy these chips too!^_^

Items & Swatches: 1 package with 14 swatches 
Polygon count: 62
Download (TSN site) - to follow | Download (Simlyph Blog)

SHOP SIGNS by Pechay

If you're in need of more shop signs for your Sims, this CC offers additional signs and advertising boards for our Sims' shops --  ranging from practical ones like Palawan Pawnshop to you-know-what like Sogo.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Shop Signs

! Need to download Fairybarn's store sign mesh available here:

Download (TSN site) - to follow

SARI-SARI STORE ITEMS by MadebyPau 

To make your Sims sari-sari store more immersive, you can add these items and sell them on retail if you have the Sims 4 Get To Work pack -- something I'm looking forward to do once I finally get to play the Sims version of my own family, and will definitely make either my mom or my S.O.'s mom roleplay and sell those in her own sari-sari store in Sims 4 lol.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Pinoy Sari-Sari Store Items

Download (TSN site) - to follow

TALIPAPA CC by MadebyPau 

These deco items can also be added along with the Sari-Sari store items for a more realistic local talipapa (market) feel.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Talipapa Items

Download (TSN site) - to follow

STREET FOODS by MadebyPau 

Another iconic feature of Filipino Culture are our local street foods, and one of them is our local sorbetes being peddled on the streets by Mamang Sorbetero.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Pinoy Street Foods

Download (TSN site) - to follow

SHOT TAYO PRE by Pechay

One of the common past-times of typical Filipino men (and some women a like) at night -- aside from singing karaoke-- are doing mini get-togethers and drinking.

The Shot Tayo Pre table is the perfect get-together table for your tomador and tomadora Sims.

Download (TSN site) - to follow

POSTER SETS by Pechay

Speaking of making our builds feel more Pinoy, we have interesting and funny signs that greet Philippine residents when we pass by: from local tubero ads to telling random stranger not to pee on our backyard.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Pinoy Posters

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Pinoy Posters

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack - Pinoy Posters

We can also add some lore and drama in our gameplay by adding these outside our own Sims home.

Items & Swatches: 2 packages with around 30-70 swatches each
Polygon count: 2
Download (TSN site) - to follow


Related: Streets of Manila by Bearikit

BILLBOARDS by Pechay

Another common sight here in the Philippines especially along the highways and other main roads are these flashy billboards with ads both by local companies like BPI to foreign ones like Western Union.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Billboards

! Need to download Fairybarn's store sign mesh available here:

Items & Swatches: 1 package with 34 swatches
Polygon count: 174 
Download (TSN site) - to follow


JOLLIBEE MENU & PARTY STICKERS by Simlyph 

Speaking of local companies, one of the most successful companies and biggest fast food chain here in the Philippines (competing against McDonalds) is Jollibee by Tony Tan Caktiong, with over 1,000 branches now both here and abroad.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Jollibee Menu

If there's marketing award locally, I believe it should go to Jollibee's marketing department. With the level of marketing they do-- from social media including Tiktok, to stocks, and even in livestream (somebody tried to unofficially sneak their brand during my livestream once), count them in.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Jollibee Party Stickers

Anyway, celebrating a kiddie party in Jollibee is one of the many aspirations of most kids living here (myself included back then lol, but never had one since my family is from a more modest background). So if you want your kiddo sims to roleplay as celebrating their birthdays in Jollibee (especially doing so is free! lol), these stickers and menu sets are definitely great add-ons.

Items & Swatches: 4 packages w/ around 7-10 swatches
Polygon count: 2
Download (TSN site) - to follow | Download (SimlyPH Blog)FB Group Post

Related: Jollibee Lot by Simlyph

MANG INASAL MENU AND STICKERS by Simlyph

Jollibee Food Corporation also acquired some food businesses, and that includes Mang Inasal. It is a chicken barbecue fast food restaurant founded by Edgar Sia during his 20s back in Iloilo, and it has now over 500 branches nationwide.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Mang Inasal Menu

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Mang Inasal Posters

Items & Swatches: 4 packages w/ around 1-6 swatches
Polygon count: 2
Download (TSN site) - to follow | Download (SimlyPH Blog)

Related: Mang-Inasal Lot by Simlyph


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II. Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack CC Items for CAS

For those looking for modern Pinoy wearables, we also have a some CAS items available!

BAYBAYIN TATTOO PACK by SimmerPatata

Baybayin is an ancient script here in the Philippines before the Spanish colonial era. It is recently being revived by Filipino millenials and gen-Z's alike not only to celebrate our indigenous history but also to hopefully make it mainstream and counter the emergence of Chinese and Korean signs in shops frequented by foregin tourists here in the Philippines such as the ones in Boracay.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Baybayin Tattoos

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Baybayin Tattoos

Items & Swatches: 7 packages
Polygon count: not applicable
Download (TSN site) - to follow | Download (FB Group Post)


PINOY HUGOT TOPS version 1 by yours truly :P

Hugot is a Pinoy slang term for instances where one gets certain relatable feelings. Pinoys are fond of using it especially during in the middle of conversations and became more mainstream with the movie That Thing Called Tadhana.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Haggard University Jacket

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Plantita Top

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Seen Top

The idea for this CC came while I was designing some quirky statement shirts for international market that I sell in one of my shops :P

Items & Swatches: 14 packages with average of 3-5 swatches
Polygon count: 3000+ (mesh used are the ones made available in-game by EA)
Download (TSN site) - to follow | Download (FB Group Post) | Direct Download (SFS)  | Mirror Download (Mega) 





PINOY HUGOT TOPS version 2 by yours truly :P

As requested, added a 2nd version to include some group members' suggestions. Some are semi-inspired by Tita Witty's hilarious lines in its planners. Best used when allowed as Random CC for your townies -- try it!XD

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Camp Hugot Top

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Team Marupok Shirt

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Hugot Swimwear

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Hugot Merchandise

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Hugot Merchandise

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Hugot Shirts and Tops

Items & Swatches: 13 packages with average of 3-5 swatches
Polygon count: 3000+ (mesh used are the ones made available in-game by EA)
Download (TSN site) - to follow  | Direct Download (SFS)Mirror Download (Mega)


FRIEND CHICKEN TOPS by yours truly :P

It started off as an inside joke in the group chat, now becomes a shirt available in 3 different flavors: Original, Spicy and Crispy! Perfect for your Sim who is not only friendly but also has personality that matches any one of the 3 flavors mentioned.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Friend Chicken Tops

Items & Swatches: 8 packages with around 3-7 swatches 
Polygon count: 3000+ (mesh used are the ones made available in-game by EA)
Download (TSN site) - to follow | Direct Download (SFS) | Mirror Download (Mega)


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III. Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack for Gameplay


If you want something ready-made, there are a couple of Pinoy lots and Sim dumps available in this Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack.

A. Lots

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack includes the typical things one will see if one visits the Philippines -- from commercial to residential lots.

STREETS OF MANILA by bearikit 

Not to be confused with the old Manila scene, this one features what the typical streets look like here in Metro Manila, especially in lower to middle class residential districts -- sari-sari stores lining the streets, carinderia and inuman areas, there's also a pasyon area there somewhere where religious Pinoys go to during Holy Week, and of course, several clotheslines just outside people's houses.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Streets of Manila

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Streets of Manila

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Streets of Manila

Lot size: 20 x 30
Packs needed: to be confirmed
Includes CC: Yes (a lot)
Price: to be confirmed
Download (TSN site) - to follow

CASA MONTERO by Virgofire

Casa Montero serves as a great example of what old Filipino houses with Spanish influences look like. Homes like this are usually owned by upper-middle class to wealthy haciendero families here in the Philippines. Sometimes there are ghost hauntings involved in old houses like this, or a possible duwende or kapre or some other entity popular in Filipino folk lore living in the trees and ground surrounding it.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Casa Montero
Watch Build Video

Lot size: 30x20
Packs needed: Get to work, City Living, Island Living, Cats & Dogs, Seasons, Dine out, Cool Kitchen, Holiday
Includes CC: No
Value: §175,718 (furnished)
Download (TSN site) - to follow  | FB Download (FB Group Post)  | Gallery: Origin ID - Virgofire

JOLLIBEE by Simlyph 

As mentioned above, Jollibee is one of the most popular fast-food chain here in the Philippines and this is what a typical small branch of it looks like.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Jollibee Lot
Watch Build Video

Lot size: 30x20
Packs needed: City Living, Dine Out, Get Famous, Jungle Adventure, Get to Work, Outdoor Retreat, Cool Kitchen, Get Together, Spa Day
Includes CC: Yes (Jollibee Stickers and Menu above)
Value: §56,079 (furnished)
Download (TSN site) - to follow | Gallery: Origin ID - simlyph

MANG INASAL by Simlyph

Mang-Inasal is also a popular chicken barbecue fast-food chain acquired by Jollibee Foods Corporation, and this is what their bigger branch looks like.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Mang Inasal Lot
Watch Build Video

Lot size: 30x20
Packs needed: Get to Work, Dine Out, Get Together, Cool Kitchen, Seasons, Movie Hangout, Spa Day
Value: §41,520 (furnished)
Includes CC: Yes (Mang Inasal Stickers above)
Download (TSN site) - to follow | Gallery: Origin ID - simlyph

PINOY JEEP TERMINAL by Virgofire

This lot showcases a different version of the Jollibee and Mang-Inasal branches, but with a twist: adding a Jeepney terminal most Pinoys go to and line up at before going home or when going to other places, and a more common scene in the provinces.


Lot size: 30x20
Packs needed: Get to work, City Living, Island Living, Cats & Dogs, Seasons, Dine out, Cool Kitchen
Includes CC: Yes (Jeepneys, Jollibee Stickers and Mang Inasal Stickers above)
Value: §86,657 (furnished)
Download (TSN site) - to follow | Download (Youtube Description) | Gallery: Origin ID - Virgofire

FILIPINO TOWNHOUSE by Simsofiee

This lot showcases the typical townhouse with Spanish influences here in the Philippines, and sometimes they are part of the gated subdivisions in upper-middle class neighborhoods. If they aren't part of gated subdivisions, they are easily accessible either via jeepneys or tricycles, and the rooms are usually offered for rent to students or employees by its owners.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Pinoy Townhouse

Download (TSN site) - to follow 


GASTAMBIDE DORMITORY by Simsofiee

I'm not sure if this dormitory is inspired by a real-life dorm, but this reminds me of an in-house dorm of a review center I attended to years ago, and since Simsofiee just graduated recently, I think this is most likely inspired by either the dorm or review center she went to. Anyways, good luck in the boards!^_^

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Gastambide Dormitory

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BARANGAY TABING DAGAT by MadebyPau 

This lot showcases the typical scene, not only of a barangay located near a shore, but a barangay in major districts here in the Philippines. It includes details like this solid painted wall featuring the current barangay captain and the councilors, as well as campaign posters around. There's also a basketball court especially since Filipinos love it, as well as the occasional tire on the roof to prevent some roofs from getting carried away by the wind especially during typhoon seasons.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Barangay Tabing Dagat

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Barangay Tabing Dagat
Watch Build Video

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B. Sim Dump

These Sims feature a few popular personalities here in the Philippines as well as what a wealthy Pinoy family looks like.

SALAZAAR FAMILY by Pandesai

According to Pandesai, this family consists of what seems like a widow named Grace Salazar, and her 4 daughters namely: Theodora (aka Teddy), Roberta (aka Bobbie), Alexandra (aka Alex) and Gabriela (aka Gabby); and one and only son and also the youngest among her 5 children: Carlos Jose (aka Reb-reb or CJ).

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Salazar Family

Three of Grace's daughters are currently working abroad, while Gabby and CJ are left here in the Philippines and the ones taking care of her.

One day, CJ is about to get married so a family get-together or reunion is due soon.

Packs needed:
Includes CC: Yes, list available here 
Download (TSN site) - to follow | Download (FB Group Post) 


DYESEBEL by GCreates

Dyesebel is one of the popular TV shows here in the Philippines aired in GMA back in 2008 featuring Marian Rivera (it was later revived in 2014 in ABS-CBN featuring Anne Curtis). It is based on Mars Ravelo's comics with the same title which tells a story about a beautiful kind mermaid looking for true love (ala Ariel the Little Mermaid).
Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Dyesebel


Packs needed: Island Living
Includes CC: to be confirmed
Download (TSN site) - to follow


ALODIA GOSIENGFIAO & WIL DASOVICH (WILODIA) by yours truly :P

Alodia Gosiengfiao is a popular cosplayer, Youtuber and streamer in the Philippines, and she regularly plays Call of Duty Warzone with her significant other, Wil Dasovich. 

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Alodia Gosiengfiao

They first met in 2017 during the Influence Asia Awards in Malaysia. Wil Dasovich on the other hand is a popular Filipino-American Youtube vlogger and even rose to fame when he joined Pinoy Big Brother. 

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Wil Dasovich

Back in 2018, he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, but thankfully his chemotherapy worked and now still enjoys playing and doing videos together with Alodia.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Wilodia

Packs needed: Base Game only
Includes CC: Yes, available here.
Download (TSN site) - to follow | Direct Download (SFS) | Mirror Download (MEGA)Gallery: Origin ID - Bigeyedkitteh

DUTERTE by Rishen

Rodrigo Duterte is the current President of the Philippines.
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C. Miscellaneous


LOADING SCREENS by Pechay and LedNoirManila

Pechay collaborated with LedNoir Manila photography, to feature these neon cyberpunk side of Metro Manila at night time.

Sims 4 Pinoy Stuff Pack Cyberpunk Manila

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