Immigrants could sometimes be narrow-minded!

I hate to say this, but there are some Filipino immigrants who are simply narrow-minded like the rest of other immigrant diaspora in the world.

ALAM KO NA IYAN, HA!

Una sa lahat, many Filipinos who migrate to wealthier countries would often talk HIGH of their adopted homeland, but would purely trashtalk on their home country. For example, many immigrant fresh-off-the-boat Filipino-Americans would praise America nonstop, while trashtalking on their home country, the Philippines.

No wonder, supalpal ang mga pabebeng immigrants kay Julia Gillard, who was the prime minister of Australia. Partida, former PM Gillard is an immigrant herself.

Also, I’m not going to spare my compatriots, either. In fact, marami talaga sa mga immigrant Filipino diaspora na hanggang ngayon, makikitid parin ang UTAK!

…and the latest? There’s this one half-Japanese dude who lives in Japan… who keeps on denying what I have observed when I went to Japan, again.

I said, “Nipponbashi and Dotonbori aren’t as clean as other parts of Osaka.”

Well, Osaka is really a nice place, but there are some places where you will doubt that it’s really clean. Just because he lives in Osaka, Japan doesn’t mean, he’ll turn a blind eye to his surroundings. Kung iyung mga kapwa nga niyang Japinoy, mas tapat tungkol sa buhay doon sa Japan. Many Filipino-Japanese will tell me that “It’s More Fun in the Philippines,” no matter how developed and more efficient their other home country is.

This is because I allowed my curiosity to watch Vice News’s documentary, “The Worst Internship Ever.” It is about Chinese immigrant workers being “exploited” by their bosses, and not giving them good pay. Sabi sa’min, “Paninira lang iyan!” Kung paninira lang ang ginagawa ng Vice News, eh ano pala tawag ninyo sa mainstream Western media (New York Times, for instance)? Eh, Japan Times na nga ang nagre-report ng mga dark sides ng Japan, ah.

At kung paninira lang din naman ang sinasabi ng Vice News, eh di dapat wala nang manonood ng mga docus nila. Besides, this documentary did not discourage me to still pursue my dream to stay in Japan for a short period or time… or for good. Iyun na nga, dapat bukas at malawak ang kaisipan, hindi iyung sasabihin mong, “NOT TRUE! Lahat kasinungalingan iyan!”

Side Note: Speaking of the Chinese workers, eh what do you expect ba naman sa Tsina? Hanggang ngayon nga, hindi namin ramdam na mayaman ang Tsina, eh! Kung mayaman talaga ang Tsina, eh di dapat wala nang “dirt poor” na mga tao sa mga liblib na lugar! Kung sa mga liblib na lugar sa Hapon nga, ‘di mo naman ramdam ang “kahirapan” doon.

Of course, I won’t doubt Japan’s efficiency and of course, its keen observation towards ethics in general, but—that doesn’t mean I’m gonna turn a blind eye towards issues like karoshi, and of course, some aspects like the hikkikomori, and lastly: Bullying. Also, homelessness and beggars on the streets isn’t something new, especially in major cities in Japan (naku po! Kahit saang mayamang bansa pa iyan, meron at meron talagang mga homeless! Hindi lang sa Amerika nangyayari iyan, anoh!).

Kung ayaw niyo pang maniwala, eh di huwag! Kung kami nga na nagtitimpi sa delubyong sistema ng Pinas (honest observation na iyan, ha!), hindi naman ibig sabihing, ipupuna lang namin lahat neto, eh. Siyempre, kahit papano may mabubuting aspeto paring natitira ang Pinas. Lalo na’t Duterte na ang pangulo natin, kahit hindi naman niya siguro SAKOP ang lahat ng Pinas (kaya nga, dine-debate ang pederalismo!), kahit papano nag-e-effort parin naman siya.

However, nothing beats the narrow-mindedness of the Filipino-American immigrant diaspora

Lalo na siguro ang mga mahihilig sa mga TELEBASURA, tsaka subscriber pa ng The Filipino Channel (TFC); malamang, kahit ipagmayabang nila ang green card nila o pasaporte, WALA PARIN IYAN! In fact, what’s the USE of FLAUNTING your passport or your green card, if you yourself subscribe to something that is “BAKYA” by sosyal standards? Iyung mga pa-sosyal nga, kung sila nga siguro ang magiging immigrants sa Amerika, magtitimpi na lang sila sa mga local channels diyan sa Tate, anoh! Kaya, before judging others that, “Watching teleseryes makes you love the Philippines more,” is complete bullcrap! Sus! Kung ako nga, sinuguran ako ng isang fantard ni Maja Salvador, and guess what? Her face is UGLY AS FUCK! Also, may naka-alitan din si Senyor Komikado regarding Julia Barretto’s bad attitude. Partida, nurse sa Amerika iyung nagtatanggol kay Julia B, ah!

And those incidents are on Instagram pa!

This makes me believe that being in America won’t make you “classier.” Anong kina-CLASS ng isang green card, o ng blue American passport, ha? Kapag American citizen ka nga, baka binastos ka lang din ng mga ibang lahi kapag bibisita ka lang sa bayan nila. Well, it happens! If a Filipino passport is not something to be proud of, MAS LALONG HINDI NAKAKA-PROUD magkaroon ng American passport. In fact, Canadian passports are better and more respected; ganun na rin ang Australian passport. Also, Filipinos, whether you like it or not, they’re far more respected, if they show their Filipino passport, as compared to Americans who show their American passport.

Kumbaga, sabihin nating restrictive masyado ang Filipino passport, but ask Kach Umandap-Howe, she never ever obtained her visas in the Philippines. Well, what do you expect? Same bureaucracy all over and over again!

Buti pa nga si Kach, mas open-minded ng ‘di hamak kesa sa mga naturalized Americans na Fil-Am na hanggang ngayon, makikitid parin ang utak! Partida, hindi pa sila nakaka-libot ng iba’t ibang panig ng mundo, as if the USA is something to brag to other Filipinos. Guys, hindi nakaka-proud na makatungtong sa Amerika at all. In fact, hate me or call me biased, pero mas nakaka-PROUD pa nga makatungtong ng Japan, since your only number one enemy is the language barrier. Eh sa Amerika, parang chicken na lang iyan sa mga Pilipino, eh! Well, maliban sa kailangan mo parin ng kotse para makalibot sa iba’t ibang lugar doon!

In defense of Japan: Walang dapat katakutan sa Fukushima nuclear disaster

May tumawag samin regarding their supposed trip to Japan. Sabi niya, “Huwag na kayo pumunta sa Japan! May nuclear disaster dun!”

What I think: We’re perfectly fine when we went to Japan. Tatlong beses na kaming dumalo roon, and guess what? Hindi kami na-biktima ng sinasabi ninyong radiation! Also, malakas ang tiwala namin sa mga Hapones na buwis-buhay nilang aayusin ang power plant sa Fukushima para lang sa kaligtasan ng mga Hapones, pati mga foreign tourists tsaka mga residents.

Well, hindi lang mga family friends namin ang guilty sa pagpupuna ng ibang bansa. Maski na rin ang mga local Americans nga, hindi ka rin hihikayat na dumalo sa Gitnang-Silangan. Sabi sakin, “Ayaw akong papuntahin sa Middle East!”

Heto ang realidad sa Amerika: Hindi sila gaano ka-well travelled. Kumbaga, they only find the US and only the US as their paradise: Partida, marami ring mga suliranin sa Amerika, gaya ng gun control. Also, racism is still well and alive, same with homophobia. Recent lang na bumibiyahe ang mga Kano sa iba’t ibang panig ng mundo.

And never forget how America turned into shit when Obama rose to power!

In other words, sadyang makikitid ang mga utak ng iilan sa mga imigranteng Pilipino

Hindi ganyan ang mga ibang kamag-anak ko, ha! Iyung mga iba nga, malawak ang kaisipan. Kung prudista man ang iba sa kanila, hindi sila iyung tipong nag-i-impose ng mga paniniwala sa kamag-anak nila. Dahil una sa lahat, kapag citizen ka na ng ibang bansa, eh dapat nga, yakapin mo iyung kultura doon. Hindi pwede iyung sa kulturang Pilipino ka lang nae-expose. Kung gusto mong maging true-blue citizen ng isang bansa, eh dapat hindi ka na subscriber ng TFC. Dapat kang mag-timpi sa mga local channels doon. Hindi nakakapag-palakas ng pagiging makabayan ang panonood ng TFC. Itanong lang si Maharlika.

In short, don’t watch TFC, or subscribe. Not worth the money! At isa pa, hindi ka rin matututong maki-sosyo sa mga locals. Trust me!

I just want everyone to know that…

I have made my plans to leave my own country for good.

I don’t like the strong clannish culture. It disgusts me when social pressures and image preservation is strongly compulsory (by the clannish culture itself) in order to fit in the box of tradition. Well, I won’t buy it.

I am sick and tired of the slow but costly Internet connection and heavy traffic congestion are two factors that make me want to LEAVE–for good.

Now what’s the use of loving your country, if it doesn’t love you back?

Also, I don’t actually like it when the promdis do not act like city people once they step into the metropolitan area.

Hence, the narrow-mindedness and bigotry spread like fuck.

I don’t want to live in the Philippines anymore. No progress, no growth. Elitism continues to thrive in the city, and provincial mentalities strongly encourage that.

If I were to be asked, I should not be here right now. I see myself fleeing the country for good. As a matter of fact, if I were to be asked, I would rather be of any other nationality but Filipino. I would just want to ask God why I was born a Filipino? Why can’t it be another nationality? Heck, I don’t even want to become an American because I knew what their dirty secret is.

Why am I living in this hell? In this shithole? A country where cocky know-it-alls, intellectual elitists and dumbed-down people rule? Why can’t live a more quiet life where I can stay away from that strong, clannish culture wherein you are still bound to live with an old folk?

Is it because of our bad culture?

Well, I see myself raising my kids in another country. I won’t raise them in the Philippines at all. I won’t raise them in a country where elitism is king, the norm–and the country where the elitists impose social norms.

I am sick of repeating myself all over and over again, but speaking of the bad culture our country has, I think we should change the culture. This is not my country anymore.

But no worries. It won’t affect my nationality, anyway.

It’s in the culture, stupid.

Apple is going Downhill

That is it. I hate Apple, Inc.

Ever since Tim Cook became the CEO of Apple, I am starting to boycott Apple products. Oh, wait. I started to have a negative view towards the company itself for their products. Poor battery performance, too finicky on power banks and of course, poor battery life. And yet, they’re still fucking overpriced, to the point that I have no more energy to patronize them. I can no longer patronize a brand name that made suchna huge innovation back then, but now–makes it a liability to consumers.

My former MBP was running damn fast when it had Photoshop CS5 Extended. Why can’t it do the same to my recent one!?

I used to patronize Apple for their good quality products, but it went downhill after Steve Jobs passed away. I never saw the former glory–and now, I think owning an Apple product, regardless of its outrageous price tag, is too common, too mainstream. Yet, the elitistas will still defend Apple, even though it’s obvious that there are a LOT of technical issues regarding the usage of an iPhone. Poor battery life!? Irrational incompatibility with power banks that aren’t sold in Apple retailers!? Unexpected lag!?

I hate to say this, but Apple should hire a new CEO. I don’t see a good future to Apple with Tim Cook, since here, the issue is NOTHING but endless lawsuits against Samsung. In the near future, it will have a lawsuit against Sharp, the company that is responsible for its famed retina displays.

So you think it’s still valuable to own an Apple product!? Think again.

For the NTH time, anon!

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Shoganai. I have been very hesitant to share my ask.fm link because of this jealous, good-for-nothing coward anon who has nothing to do but to force me to commit suicide–HELL NO! He is a coward, and still a fucking coward! For the love of Jesus Christ, that anon will be judged according to his SINS! And he will go straight to HELL if he does not stop. I’m not saying that I’m going to heaven afterwards, but as a matter of fact, I believe that if a person dies, the person dies–but intercessions prove it wrong.

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For the nth time, don’t ever equate celebs with private citizens plus thoughts

Haaaaaay nako.

I am sick and tired of arguing with other people who are simply asking me why I hate AA.

Come on, you have to do your research. If I despised her ever since, so what? I don’t like to say, “I-Google mo lang ‘yan!” because it’s very rude to say so, but if you’re not showbiz updated, you have to read pinoyparazzi, Aliwan Avenue, BanderaBlogs and Fashion Pulis if you’re interested.

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I did everything for others, but not for myself

What am I doing in my life now?

First of all, I don’t think I will really survive in this frugal, third-world life. Within this case scenario, I would wish to commit suicide for no apparent reason. I don’t think my life would be that good, and I will always tell them that I’m OK. However, they did not realize that I’m NOT even okay with these neck-choking expectations.

How I wish I was rather dead, or being in some other country right now. Nobody really wants to listen to me because they really find it weird, and yet, there are reasons why I feel very bad today.

I feel pessimistic from the day when I lose my pride.

I hate myself for exerting too much pride, which lead me to a certain incident that banged me.

Nobody will understand what I have been through, nobody listens, nobody believed me, because they’re expecting me to be a people person, if in fact, I’m not. Why pressure me to be one of these people? I don’t trust anyone at all. I have no idea why, but the pressure is in my hands.

I thought of filing for a leave of absence due to the fact that I don’t really want to interact with my current batchmates. The only reason why I cannot afford to do so is because they might question me whether I’m too lazy studying or something else… but truth is, I’m not a people person, and I’m even more close to these people who are “outside” the community.

Now I have posted things about the things that I’ve done that are actually against my will, it’s all thanks to these hypocrites. Go practice what you preach, since I have found my life’s purpose. Kidding.

Now why the hell are they imposing the structured norms to me? Nobody will understand that I’d love to continue where I am now, but right now, I don’t think that this path is REALLY for me. I would have been happier if I shifted and knew what my true forte is. They didn’t believe me, because they want “what’s best” for me. Not everything you desire for your child is always for their own good.

IT STILL EFFING DEPENDS!

Right now, I am still in the confused stage. Again, they do not understand what’s in me. That’s it.

Good Lourd, Oh my why should I say JC in vain?

Once again, bumabalik na naman ang mga frustrations ko.

Tang ina, at isa pa, only a few people will agree with me that there are more head-turning girls who are even more talented than Trina (Jusko, ano ang meron sa kanya!? She has no freaking stage presence at all!) or maybe Erli.

Also, the Don’t Mess With My Camera thing. I wanna cuss right now. Tang ina talaga tang ina.

I’d rather be empty-handed than to take a photo to someone whom I really despise. Alam kong may malas na mangyayari eh.

Salamat ah. You reprimanded me about camera ethics at the wrong timing, dinala ko pa siya at the semi-incorrect occasion.

Kung sino pa naman ang gustong-gusto kong kodakan, I always miss a chance. Kung sino pang AYAW kong Kodakan, dun ko pa sasayangin ang memory card… tae talaga!

*Sigh* at hindi pa ako tapos diyan. Why can’t I always get out of the house when there’s a special opportunity. I hope some people there will allow me to get out of the house and explore. I feel so frustrated for taking the wrong people photos and missing the chance to take photos of the right people.

How I feel right now:

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