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!

#Prangkahan: It’s time for the Filipino to STEP UP from their simple-minded comfort zones

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Masato Sakai as the cynical and eccentric Atty. Kensuke Komikado

No one notices the most deserving person to go viral in cyberspace. Why is that so? Apparently, people explained that he won’t be as “good enough” as those attractive people whose looks became viral all over the internet.

Well, lemme tell you the truth: I live in the Philippines, and of course, natürlich, most of my friends on Facebook are Filipinos. Duh!

However, I still find it weird why in the world are Filipinos still not open-minded towards East Asian looks, to think naging patok nga ang Meteor Garden, tsaka sikat na sikat pa nga ang Hallyu craze sa Pinas.

Ironically, despite Filipino society’s narrow-mindedness towards East Asian looks, it promotes skin whitening and hair straightening. Also, they believe that you look automatically good, if only your skin texture saved it from making you “plain Jane,” and another fact? Being slender means, sexy.

…but another weird fact is this: Filipinos tend to be obsessed with Western looks. If you’re half-Filipino, and you look more Western than Asian, you’re automatically hailed as “divine.”

Even though the looks is just, “meh.”

Western looks, no offense, are too mainstream

You see them everywhere. Models. Endorsers. TV personalities. Celebrities. A lot more. Most of the time, if the endorser is WHITE, people tend to buy the product—as compared to an Asian endorser. It’s a great thing that TIME Magazine is addressing the issue of “white dominance” in the modelling industry. One comenntator said, “We have beautiful Chinese, Indians, and Malays. Why not use them? Why use someone with Western features, to endorse a product?”

Ironically, the Caucasian race, for most people, is the global beauty standard.

Hence, making it mainstream for many snobs, like me of course!

SOME TRUTH: Filipinos are simple-minded people

…and I hate it.

Honestly speaking, I am a snob (a complete snob, yes) to my own culture. No shitting, ngunit sobrang taas ng tingin ng mga Pinoy sa mga dayuhan, lalo na kapag Kanluranin ang hitzu. Apparently, I have grown tired of that sh*t. In fact, I hate it when Filipinos will only mingle with white people.

One of my aunt’s friends asked, “Why are there only a few white people in L.A.?”

…and she was expecting more white people in Los Angeles. Well sorry, America during the Obama regime was friendlier towards diversity. Here, many Filipinos are only fixated to white people, Christianity, and so-called “false conservatism,” which means that divorce should remain illegal, that the LGBT spreads venereal diseases, that boys will always be boys, and the victim is at fault when she gets raped… and other sorts of crap.

This kind of “prudeness” made Maria Ozawa curious about birth control in the Philippines. She thought, “So you guys don’t abort, right? Well, uhmmm… I actually had an abortion.”

Infairness, the Japanese and the Koreans are far more open-minded, as much as grey areas are concerned. It means that, they’re open to divorce and abortion, albeit not being open-minded towards the LGBT community.

Simple-minded, to the point that average-looking people could pass for “attractive,” if they only have aristocratic skin texture

Well, now you know why Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla and Kitchie Nadal are attractive by Filipino standards? Apparently, their skin texture improved their “meh” looks. Kung ilagay pa siguro sila sa Korea, definitely hindi sila papasa. In Japan, they’ll be considered, “shibui.”

I know someone who is only pretty because of her skin texture. However, her looks are not aristocratic–actually, mukha lang siyang julalay ng mga pangalawang pinsan ko (well, my second cousins have more aristocratic features, albeit having a “loud” personality)–paumanhin naman sana kung mapanglait naman ang wika ko, ngunit sa totoo lang talaga, having nice facial features always beats a “meh” looks, who only becomes attractive because of the skin texture.

In fact, I saw a lot of Filipino-Chinese people being in the so-called “shibui” category.

…and it’s also weird that Melai Cantiveros is “attractive” to the typical Pinoy, to think that her looks aren’t aristocratic at all (puh-leeze! Siya kaya ang natitipuhan kadalasan ng mga puting foreynjer! Don’t me!).

Nakakatawa, actually. I dunno why, but I also find Song Hye-kyo’s looks quite plain–I find Sandara Park better-looking. Well, I have nothing against Jessie Han’s looks–it’s only that many find her attractive because she never went under the knife.

Also, heto pa ang nakaka-tawa: A lot of Filipinos who are not into K-Pop or Hallyu fandom would criticize Korean looks as “minikui” when not surgeried. Like, huh? I don’t think so, actually–in fact, typical Korean looks cannot be classified as “mukhang bayawak,” “hipon,” or “mukhang paa,” if without surgery. In fact, South Korean society tends to be superficial–hence, the inevitable “craze” on plastic surgery.

Like, really? Western looks is superior!?

Hell, no! In fact, Westerners nowadays are starting to embrace diversity–don’t you know that there’s a posing problem when portraying Asians in the Western world? Asian women tend to be objectified–portrayed as subservient, etc.

This makes me cringe, seriously. The never-ending debate when it comes to racial diversity still lingers up to this very day.

Filipinos are fixated to what is given to them

…in fact, this is true. Well, I could say this myself: Filipinos are AFRAID to experiment on things. In fact, I myself have this experience: Until now, I still cannot even mix watercolor paints with bizarre combinations. Hmmm… maybe it’s because I’m afraid that the outcome will be crappy as f*ck. LOL, no kidding there. In fact, the more dominant person usually gets the attention–and everyone would obey him.

Para lang masabi na “hindi ma-arte,” tsaka “walang ere,” well, lemme tell you this–SETTLE FOR MORE, but never force yourself to be TOP OF THE LINE. When I mean TOP OF THE LINE, it means, EXPERT LEVEL. It takes TIME and perseverance to be the top of the line… so if I were you, settle for something you deserve.

Filipinos are not yet open-minded towards the unknown

They’re only accepting towards what is actually familiar to them. Someone even said, even though Filipinos brag that they travel a lot, they’re still IGNORANT. Look at Filipino politicians–they studied abroad, but they’re not yet open-minded and tolerant. Well, I agree. My relatives in the United States are actually GUILTY of that. Once maka-tungtong lang sa Taté, instead of adopting the third-cultured mindset, nagiging arogante’t lumalaki ang ulo, and guess what, you won’t believe what I’m going to tell you: Their standards become lower, their taste are becoming poor and cheap, and lastly, they settle for less.

In other words, many ethnic Filipinos still cannot get the FUCK out of their comfort zones! Given, their passports are already POWERFUL.

In fact, my relatives are “feeling white.” They think and act like white people, and guess what? When they visit the Philippines, they belittle Asian culture. Now, that’s disgusting!

In addition, Filipinos are only fixated to America, the West, and the English language. Like, WHAT THE FUCK!? They make fun usually of different accents and of course, sometimes they mock different languages. HELL, this is UNACCEPTABLE in ALL ASPECTS!

Basta para sa kanila, sosyal ang Amerika, and not only that, for them, Hollywood is the most superior entertainment powerhouse in the world.

Have they ever forget Bollywood, the one that they’re also mocking?

In fact, Aamir Khan is stepping up from the game–he ensures that Bollywood movies are of high standards.

To answer the question, “What do you think about the entertainment industry in the Philippines?

From QueenBeast:

Whay can I say? Lack of fresh and original material, always formulaic, always cater to some stupid portion of the target market, does not focus on artistic value, and it seriously do not focus on the raw, genuine talent. Well, I am talking about the mainstream movie and music industry, and most of the works are not made with international standards while South Korea, India or even Thailand is able to do it.

I agree–in many aspects. I dunno, but I believe in these things:

a.) Filipinos are fixated to something they’re actually accustomed at.
b.) Like any other Asian cultures, Filipinos resist change. I agree.
c.) Filipino entertainment industry focuses on good looks without substance,

Also this:

xxx It is just that i think what happened to Koko was going overboard, while we Filipinos had the nerve to make ching-chong-ching-chong sound when they hear a group of Chinese/Koreans/Japanese people speaking their language, we all had the guts to make racial jokes on people of African race and the latest? Racial jokes on Mayweather (I hate Mayweather as well; even Angel Locsin got slammed on her Twitter for her alleged racial joke on Mayweather). Kung makapag-SUPOT at makapag-BAKLA ang mga Pinoy (especially MEN) sa mga Intsik/Hapon/Koreano, ang lutong, parang ikagaganda ng pagkalalaki nila ang pangsusupot at pangbabakla sa mga Intsik/Hapon/Koreano. Parang ang gwapo nila eh, ano?

Yeah, that’s what I hate about Filipino males… they think that East Asians are inferior, kesyo maputi’t wala sa kultura ang pagpapa-tuli, LALAITIN na nila kaagad!?

Don’t me with that! Magagalit si Senyor Komikado diyan!

#KomiSays: Kaya nagpo-promote ako ng harshtag na, #EastAsianMasterRace, para maging EMPOWERED naman ang mga singkit nating mga kapatid sa ibayong dagat! Feeling kasi ng mga Pilipino, ka-antas naman nila ang mga puti sa Amerika, which is hindi naman totoo. Sa totoo lang, mababa parin ang tingin sa mga Silangang Asyano, lalo na kapag third-world pa nga ang bansa nila (no kidding, ngunit kadalasan, sa mga THIRD-WORLD countries mo pa makikita ang high concentration ng mga magaganda’t gwapo–at least, sa Hilagang-Silangang Asya [日本語:東北アジア]).

Sa totoo lang talaga, kadalasan sa mga Pinoy na may lahing Kanluranin, mga arogante sila! Take for example: Andi Eigenmann, Jessy Mendiola, and Coleen Garcia. To be honest, kung arogante ang mga Latino, nature na nila iyun. However, sa mga di-Latino naman, ang asta naman, feeling superior, eh hindi naman sila pansinin sa ibayong Kanluranin… in fact, I admire Westerners, and Filipinos of Western descent who have a more Asian attitude.

If the Filipino bloodline will only be diluted with something, I prefer East Asian–not only East Asians are humble, they’re also honest about their flaws. Kaya tingnan niyo, mas respetado parin ang mga kapatid nating mga Silangang Asyano–usually kapag Westerner looks na Filipino, medyo mixed parin ang mga reactions.

Sadly, wide-reading isn’t really innate in the Filipino culture

QueenBeast’s reaction tho:

I understand that the students presented here DOES NOT represent the entire Philippine population but I am wondering what school are they from? As a matter of fact, some of them even replied this: WHITE AMERICAN MALES = GWAPO.

I did not finish the video because their responses make me cringe. Have these kids studied geography and culture of each country? I guess they simply merely memorized history books without further understanding.

While it is true that Chinese are stereotyped to be thrifty, but is this all that they know about China and Chinese? #AngTangaNaman!

Sometimes I wonder if they utilize internet properly, particularly Google, or they only know Facebook. I understand whatever the contraints they might have, but I simply could not stand how limited their knowledge is. For example:

HARRY POTTER, MATE

Some answered America, or Australia or worse, Europe.

American film po ba ang Harry Potter? How long you guys have been living under the rock?!?!?!?!

I was in my late teens when Harry Potter was shown in the Philippines, and during that time, Google was not as multi-functional, I do not even HP books and that we do not have computer and internet at home, dial-up pa lang ang internet noon, kaya lang, that time, I already knew that HP is not American nor Australian.

Why?

United Kingdom is the next biggest entertainment producer next to USA. Also, only very few Australian/New Zealand films were shown in the Philippines in 1990s/2000s. Wala pang halos Japan or Korean wave nun around 2002 backwards. Kung hindi American or Hongkong films ang nasa foreign movie bucket ng Pinoy, movies ng United Kingdom, and distinguishable naman ang difference ng American and UK accent right?

As for hearing from friends… well, what kind of friends? Sometimes, it is not always great to rely from your fellow Filipino friends. Whether in real-life or cyberspace, it would be better if you interact with foreigners or immerse yourself in their culture.

I won’t care if most people will be angry to me for my arrogance. I am not bragging to be intelligent, but if I am on that video, my response will be faaaaaar different from them. Now that is how I get my facts straight!

Now that’s foreign knowledge 101 for you guys!

#KomiSays: ‘Teh, they come from the prestigious College of St. Benilde. HWAW! I KENNAT!

I cannot even believe that ang perception parin nila sa mga Intsik eh, “KURIPOT.” To tell you the truth, the Chinese are NOT even kuripot, if they know you well. It still depends on whom they interact with–generally, mas generous pa ang non-traditional conservative na Fil-Chi kesa sa pure traditional Chinese.

Given na magiging Chinese school na nga ang DLSU-M tsaka DLS-CSB, ha! I KENNAT (pa moar)!

But to be honest, someone told me that if you want to know the “stereotypes” of the Chinese based on ethnolinguistic group they belong, well, here:

Mandarin – academic-centered
Min nan – negosyante-centered
Cantonese – most Westernized of all ethnolinguistic groups

Well, may konting katotohanan ang mga stereotypes na iyan. First and foremost, Mandarin speakers tend to excel academically like the rest of the East Asians, but the Min nan speakers tend to focus on entrepreneurship. I agree. It is evident not only in the Sinosphere, but also in Chinese-speaking communities in Southeast Asia. Look at the Thai-Chinese, the Malaysian Chinese, the Filipino-Chinese, and the Indonesian Chinese–most of them would be the top-of-the-line businessmen–or in other words, the VIP. Kaya mga kuripot kadalasan ang mga Intsik ay dahil rooted na sa kultura nila ang value of money. In fact, the Filipino-Chinese are better off as entrepreneurs of their own–it is evident that most of our influencers online are Filipino-Chinese.

So, this sums up Bobbi Tiglao’s point on why mas marami pang Chinese kesa sa native na Pinoy ang ruling class–and in addition, the Filipino-Chinese would usually associate themselves with China, more than the Philippines. Itanong niyo lang iyan kay Manong F. Sionil Jose.

Well, with the rest of QueenBeast’s rant, pasintabi lang ha, ngunit MURA lang naman po ang WORLD MAP. May Google Maps naman, why not maximize its features? At least, EASY ACCESS na lang ang location ng bawat bansa–and you’ll know each country’s geopolitical history pa nga, eh!

Ganyan ba ka-DEFEATIST ang mga Pinoy!?

Itanong lang natin si mareng MSP.

Sadly, the Philippine education system has FAILED us… or WE (might) have failed them

In fact, there are no qualified teachers who would help us understand WORLD HISTORY. Oha, kaya pala maraming mga elitistang nangangapa parin sa KASAYSAYAN, kung hindi lang LOGIC ang weakness nila. To be honest, if you HATE the Marcoses simply because of MARTIAL LAW, to be honest, you won’t understand until you READ UP the entire COLD WAR. In fact, the Cold War is one of the most important key events in world history. If you don’t want to believe me, then READ any world encyclopedia or any HARD-BOUND book that is about world history. That’s what I did it. Not only that, I also immersed myself in the Russian culture–because during that time, I was interested in learning their military system, and of course, the Soviet era.

The popular kids in high school + the elitists are… shallow and superficial.

Yeah, sobrang shallow and superficial to the point that they only familiarize themselves with local and WESTERN entertainment. Kaya tingin ko, pagdating nila sa Japan, marami silang na-miss out–they failed to watch ANIME.

Side Note: Anime is actually a primer towards the Japanese culture. However, lemme tell you this: Not everything you see in anime could happen in real life.

To be honest, before you travel to EAST ASIA, better watch anime or J-Drama if you’re going to Japan–and if you’re visiting South Korea, better familiarize yourself with the classics: Dae Jang Geum, Jumong, and Hwang Jin-i. That way, you’ll get a more cultural feel of what Korea is about.

#KomiSays: To be honest, speaking of Chinese culture, hindi mo na kelangang manood ng Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, o ‘di kaya The House of Flying Daggers (well, to be honest I never watched those movies YET)–dahil sa totoo lang naman po, ramdam mo naman ang kulturang Tsino sa Pinas. So, why the need to watch Chinese movies if you could feel the culture itself in your homeland? In fact, malakas ang Chinese influence sa iba’t-ibang bahagi ng Asya–in fact, sometimes we associate everything Chinese with Buddhism–to think that Buddhism originated in South Asia (apparently, Siddharta Gautama would have been a third-cultured person if he lived in the modern-day world).

I would like to tell everyone the state of education in the Philippines: It is fixated to books, and out-of-class learning isn’t actually encouraged. Kaya pala, ang mga nagiging honor student nowadays, mga elitista parin naman.

LEGIT intelligent people do not have to be grade-conscious, actually. Besides, those who are grade-conscious are not as intelligent as you think they are.

In other words, these elitists still cannot even read or be familiar with a SIMPLE, and CHEAP WORLD MAP!

Also, Social Studies subject in Philippine high schools, to be honest, teaches ignorance and bigotry. Kaya pala ako, nagka-grade ng 96 nung first quarter nung second year, eh!

For me, that’s a simple achievement–but that’s because masyadong trivial ang mga lessons that time. Memorization of facts–even though there’s no need to analyze why things are like that, and a lot more. To be honest, this is insane–getting high grades because of pure memorization alone won’t even progress someone’s well-being.

To be honest, if you want to travel and get yourself familiar with cultures, I suggest you read the history books that are provided in your home. Also, LISTEN to the most popular and influential historians. If they have biases, well, it’s all up to you whether or not you’ll believe their narratives.

The elitists keep on dominating and imposing standards… which you MUST resist

Not everything the shittakaburi and the elitists impose to you… are always RIGHT and ACCURATE. In fact, the sad reality of world history is this: “History is written by the victors.”

True enough. That’s why, to be honest, Philippine history sucks. I won’t ever retract those words at all.

Kaya pala hindi mabitay-bitay si Trillanes tsaka pinupuri palang “BAYANI” si Ninoy, kahit sa totoo lang naman, marami siyang nagawang PAHAMAK sa bayan natin.

Anong, “Ninoy is a hero, Cory is a saint”? Huwag ako! I am not saying that the Marcoses are heroes and saints–ang “alitan” kuno ng mga Marcos vs. Aquino, eh nadamay lang din naman ang sambayanang Pilipino, eh. Well, guess what? Ang common ground lang naman kasi ng alitan nila ay heto: ANG WARRING CLAN na Cojuangco (OO NA, puno’t dulo lang naman ng estado ng Pinas ang alitan ng mga Cojuangco).

Why warring clan?

Kung “warring” family ang Barretto, SOWS! Wala pa nga ang alitan nila sa alitan ng mga COJUANGCO, which is still existing up to now. Hanggang ngayon, hindi parin magkakasundo ang partido nila Danding, tsaka ang mga Dilawan.

O ayan ha, ngayon at alam niyo na kung bakit THIRD-WORLD country parin ang Pilipinas, bukod pa sa 60/40 restriction na iyan (which is the “Filipino First Policy,” na elitista lang naman ang nakikinabang).

To be honest with all of you, that’s Modern Philippine History 101 to ALL OF YOU.

But sometimes… the LOYALIST lived with their “LOYALISM”

…and that is prudeness.

Wonder why some parents will forbid their children to watch anime? Oh, I remember when Voltes V was banned because Marcos accepted someone’s suggestion to ban it. That conservatism was the conservatism of PRUDENESS… it means that, this led to our old folks being fixated to what is professed unto them.

Sucks, right?

They laugh at the Japanese culture, kesyo liberated daw–when in fact, Japan won’t be a POWERHOUSE for nothing. Also, infairness to the Japanese, they apologize for the atrocities during the second World War, which the Americans, until now, couldn’t do.

Now, there’s the CONFLICT between the liberal elites versus the prude conservatives–extremes won’t work–and each side tends to be abusive power-trippers at the same time.

So, they’re no different from one another.

Simple-mindedness, shallowness and superficiality in the Philippines: The root cause of crab mentality

There are reasons why the elitists are shallow and superficial people: They’re only fixated to something that’s given to them… they do not get the fuck out of their comfort zones.

However, not everyone who are shallow and superficial people are elitists. Some of ’em are really, not elitists, but they’re simple-minded. I dunno, even their academic performances won’t be convincing to me–esp. when they use their logic.

Call me arrogant for bashing simple-minded people, however, the social gap widens simply because of conflicting interests between the two parties. Oh, latest case in point?

Oh, it’s Prof. Antonio Contreras’s article about the elitists RANTING about the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

Notable excerpts:

And when Mocha Uson was asked to promote the Festival as its ambassador, not a few raised their eyebrows. After all, it is hard to decouple Mocha from what the elitists derisively label as the unthinking masses which she commands in social media. Mocha allegedly represents the unsophisticated classes that in past MMFF have enriched the pockets of Regal and Star Cinema. This is the class that laughed at the inanities of Vice Ganda, were mesmerized by the magical world of Vic Sotto in “Enteng Kabisote,” screamed in fear at the predictable horror in the nth installment of the pseudo-immortalized “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” and cried and commiserated with the formulaic drama of movies like ‘Mano Po.”

But for the elitists to hold this view simply reeks of arrogance. In doing so, they assault the ordinary Pinoy.

At least, the quality of films in MMFF is simply put, improved. To be honest, I would like to see “Die Beautiful,” simply because makeup guru Paolo “Pochoy” Ballesteros is the main protagonist, and speaking of the mainstream-ish films that didn’t make it? SET THEM ASIDE.

Besides, these elitists are all-knowing (shittakaburi in Japanese, and Besserwisser auf Deutsch), but to be honest, they don’t even know what they’re talking about.

But for the elitists to hold this view simply reeks of arrogance. In doing so, they assault the ordinary Pinoy.

…and before the elitists will call the Class D and E as “BOBOtante,” why not read the excerpt from this piece, “The truth about the elites and elitism“:

…and as a matter of fact, nasa ELITISTA naman talaga ang tunay na BOBOtante (oh guys, I recommend you read Senyor Komikado’s blog–he’ll discuss about the elitists being the real BOBOtantes). Maa-ari ko pang sabihing mga bobotante talaga ang mga bumoto kay Manny Pacquiao, but I cannot say the same towards those who voted for BongBong Marcos as their vice-president.

xxx but as the old adage goes, “Nothing beats the word of mouth.”

To be honest, the elitistas are the REAL and LEGIT bobotantes. Ang boboto sa mga Dilawan ay mga tunay na BOBOtante iyan. In fact, mas TUNAY pa nga tsaka hindi puro fashion statements lang sa trabaho ang mga “butt-of-all-jokes” na sina Nancy Binay, Cynthia Villar, Lito Lapid, and of course, the lovable Dick Gordon. I cannot say the same towards Manny Pacquiao since despite his philanthropic work, it still does not make him qualified as a senator. Nakaka-bobo lang iyung “…sisipain na lang ang upuan” sa pagbabalik ng parusang kamatayan, ta’s gagawin pang batas ang “National Bible Day.”

#KomiSays: PUKING INA NAMAN, OH! Kung sino pa nga ang butt of all jokes, sila pa ang no-nonsense pagdating sa trabaho. Imagine, solons Nancy Binay and Cynthia Villar, respectively, abstained and refused to block the Marcos burial. Well, as much as I am not a supporter of theirs, but to be honest, at least they respect the rule of law, to think Binay is unexperienced and incompetent before running for senate, and Villar made a cringe-worthy statement regarding Filipino nurses–which she didn’t even kept track at, was a mishap.

Maraming paring mga elitistang UTO-UTO sa mga pulitikong puro pangako, eh perwisyo din naman sa bayan. Totoo iyun. In fact, those who they accused as “BOBOtante” are often the ones who will eventually vote for BongBong Marcos as the vice-president.

Tanong ng mga elitista, “Ano bang MERON kay BongBong Marcos na wala kay Leni Robredo?”

The answer: BongBong Marcos is pure business, while Robredo is pure fashion statements. I’m sure magagalit na naman ang mga elitista sa’kin, but their shallowness and superficiality only makes me think that they’re supporting NECRO-politics.

Totoo naman, eh. Ayaw daw nila kuno sa necro-politics, but the same people voted for NoyNoy after Cory passed away from colon cancer… and now, they voted for Leni Robredo because they say that, she’s living the late Jesse Robredo’s policy.

NAKAKA-PUTANG INA NAMAN, OH!

Kaya pala, tokshet lang din ang mga elitista sa mga ordinaryong Pinoy. Puro fashion statements ang mga elitista, kaya pala, kung anong pinagsasabi nila kay MSP dati na “KSP,” walang class atsaka breeding,” tsaka lastly, “BALIW.” Don’t they realize that what they stone to MSP, actually reflect themselves?

Naa-apakan kasi ang pride nila, kaya ayan. No one will ever sympathize with them. Kung “Pakyu Marcos” tsaka “UKINAM Marcos” lang pala ang nasa placard nila, bansagan niyo naman ng “PUQUINO” or “FUCKquino.” That way, “Puquino” and “Fuckquino” will be more popular and more convincing than the “Pakyu Marcos” and “Ukinam Marcos.”

Bumabalik naman sa mga elitista ang mga pinagsasabi nila sa mga tipikal na Pinoy. In fact, these elitistas are now being the butt of jokes for not knowing basic survival skills–and they’re often stereotyped for their CUNT language–which is COÑO.

BWAHAHAHAHA! It’s only right to call their so-called “dialect” as, “COÑO.”

Martin Andanar is RIGHT: The anti-Marcos are temperamental BRATS

Hindi lang spoiled brat, mga PALAMUNIN pati. Remember, these elitists PROMOTE crab mentality–due to their shallowness and superficiality.

I remember when my elitist blockmates actually insulted the typical Tondo resident, mocking them with the “skwating” attitude.

Hello, you’re in CWTS–‘tang ina, I still do not know if they GREW THE FUCK UP already, but from what I recall, the “high school brats” that was described upon them stayed true. In fact, one of our professors said, “Huwag nga kayong elitista diyan!” He knew better.

That’s tough love 101, to be exact.

I think, the elitists deserve to be ruled with an iron fist. OHA, para hindi na sila mamimihasa.

…and the bullying to Sandro Marcos with regards to his Rogue One statement? WHAT!? That’s a fake Twitter account.

The elitists want to have a president that is both of the firmness and stringency of Lee Kuan Yew, with the compassion of Justin Trudeau–but they cannot see it in President Duterte.

Crab mentality parin, huh?

In fact, these elitists are ANTI-FILIPINO. They should go abroad and acquire permanent residency, or even citizenship–to live their comfortable lives as PALAMUNIN parin. Seriously, the ordinary Filipino is sick and tired of their so-called “First-world problems.”

To find out more, better read the piece, “The truth about the elites and elitism.”

Conclusion

I think, you better read the blog posts of Senyor Komikado, regarding elitism. That way, you’ll understand how this made the Filipino mindset stagnant until now… I guess?

#KomiSays: Better step up from the game.

[Correction: Sen. Nancy Binay abstained from voting against the Marcos burial, while Cynthia Villar refused the motion against the burial.]

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.

To my elitist haters: Please read

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Yonde kudasai.

1.) You don’t deserve a high end product at the first place – I’m not actually alone when it comes to posting gadgets on Facebook. Truth is, you’re only making a laughing stock out of yourself when it comes to bashing people. Wait, I have not posted a receipt of my tuition fee on Facebook, and yet you create stories about that. WHAT. A. SHAME.

2.) Your attitude resembles a typical social-climbing skank – Now look who sounded MORE CHEAP to the core. You dress like whores in a formal party. And yes, that’s what makes you less classy than I am.

3.) Your logical thinking patterns are questionable – Seriously, do you guys even deserve to be in the Dean’s List at the first place? Also, don’t get started with your aristocratic features. You may brag these things, but what’s it worth if you have nothing to brag? If you are trigger-happy when bashing me posting gadgets, why don’t you do that to my sosyalera friends (who are far classier than you)? In Tagalog, wala kayong maibubuga, dahil kapag nasa inyo na ang mga materyales, hindi na mukhang sosyal ang mga kagamitan.

4.) Why would you care if I post my iPhone 4S/5 or my DSLR? – It only shows how jealous you really are to me. You only show yourself to me as elitist social climbers who end up as CHEAP WHORES when in party attire. If you let me wear your stuff, I would make it classy–if you resemble the cheap whores of society, I would most likely resemble Rufa Mae Quinto. Not to brag, but Rufa Mae puts sexy to a funny level. She never ends up looking cheap and skanky, that’s why she’s admirable in showbiz. Never mind the slim figure but big rack–she’s a comedienne after all.

#RealTalk on Elitist Haters: You remain poor in all aspects

You have no right to hate on Mich Liggayu if you’re also like them. You could only spew hate towards her if you think she’s cheap. Yes, she’s the cheapest bitch who walked on the planet Earth for using Jam for money. I hope you guys aren’t having those issues, eh?

Have you ever made a huge impact in society? I bet, what you only know is to use each other for vested interests. You never have sense of values at all. In fact, people like you are not needed for a better Philippines. You are not needed in the Philippines not because of your attitudes towards other people, you’re also not needed because people like you are snobs. You overlook the real situations that should be addressed; you’re actually rejecting people who are helpless, who are in need. As a matter of fact, people like you don’t deserve the Internet at all.

To be honest, speaking of how you belittle or look down on other people, you’re the ones who end up looking rather cheap and stupid than the rest of those whom you make fun of.

Are you really good in practicing these “so-called” family values?

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While the Barrettos create their issue out of their vented interest, I would understand the situation of the Aguilars.

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Frustrating: Anne Curtis and her so-called AIRHEADEDNESS

This time I now have the balls to side with FP-tards and GTalkers at the same time (despite their opinions that are quite biased; similar to meek standards, lol), when it comes to Anne Curtis.

Pati si Sarah Geronimo, nahiya na rin sa kanya!

No wonder, hindi kataka-taka at hindi rin nakakagulat na may “attitude” na pala itong si Anne Curtis. Dahil pagkatapos ng insidente nila ni John Lloyd Cruz, doon na talaga lumabas ang tunay niyang ugali when she confronted Sam Concepcion at Vice Ganda’s party.

Kung lasing pala siya, DINAIG pa niya si Ellen Adarna!

Roxy, on a Beast Mode said:

Seriously, Anne Curtis’ behaviour has now gone frustrating. After her incident with Sam Concepcion, I started not to believe her denials on saying ‘You’re not that classy….’, because she already done her ‘I can buy you, your friends and this bar’. She admit it, she apologized. Her reason? Juice detox, then gone partying at the bachelorette party. However, while KC has no intention on making ‘patama’ against Anne, KC declared on her Instagram that Juice Detox has nothing to do with sudden outbursts.

Boom, Panes!

I have even read about juice cleanse and what I think is, in the first place you shouldn’t have been taking alcoholic stuff. Another thing, as per netizens, when you are drunk, you are just wild. There was even a testimony that Anne Curtis wasn’t drunk at the time she slapped John Lloyd and slutshamed Phoemela.

Ngayong wala nang maisip na idadahilan, she denied rumors and eventually, nag-paawa after being stung kuno by a jellyfish.

Pathetic. Really.

It is needless to say ther her success eventually gotten into her head while she was even disputable in talent department in the first place when she started.

#RealTalk: I think nagkalat lang siya sa Bb. Pilipinas Coronation night when she sang ‘Alone’. I understand that singing is her frustration that is why she keeps on accomplishing that ‘dream’ but how she will be taken seriously as a singer and recording artist if she makes singing as nothing but a joke. No wonder, Lea Salonga allegedly talked smack about her when she heard about Anne held a concert at the Araneta few years ago.

MONEY CAN’T BUY CLASS
CLASS CAN’T BUY TALENT

Unfortunately, Anne is class-questionable as well

Nahiya naman ang mga genuinely talented artirstas sa kanya.

Kelangan pa talaga lumipat ng ABS-CBN para madevelop ang talent while she should have been talented in the first place.

What she has become is really frustrating because I perceived her to be nice in person despite others’ perception on her as ‘maarte’. After her second incident, I felt like bumaba tingin ko sa kanya.

I did not get frustrated when ABS-CBN is doing so much damage control on her. ‘Matik na ‘yan! #AlamNa

Fame is still not a reason for Anne to act so matapobre when she NEVER belonged to the Manila’s High Society (unfortunately, most artistas do not belong to them despite fame and money. #KawawaNaman) eversince. Fame is nothing when you have no enough talent an education in the first place. Those people who are like that are worse than beggars singing on the streets while begging for money.

Nothing more than a trash

Well, I just cannot agree more in this part:

#RealTalk: I think nagkalat lang siya sa Bb. Pilipinas Coronation night when she sang ‘Alone’. I understand that singing is her frustration that is why she keeps on accomplishing that ‘dream’ but how she will be taken seriously as a singer and recording artist if she makes singing as nothing but a joke. No wonder, Lea Salonga allegedly talked smack about her when she heard about Anne held a concert at the Araneta few years ago.

It seems that Lea Salonga is vindicated here. Tama naman si Lea Salonga talaga, eh. I mean come on, though frustration naman ni Anne Curtis ang kumanta, singing is a profession, not a joke.

After all, Anne Curtis is nothing more than being an entertainer.

#KomiSaid:

So walang class si Sam C. ngayon, huh? Mukhang tama nga ang mga GTalkers tungkol kay Anne Curtis! Mukhang nawawala talaga siya sa sarili niya kapag nagiging lasing talaga siya! Dinaig pa niya si Ellen Adarna!

And he even shared:

Muntik niya kayang sampalin si Cedric Lee! (Source: GTalk)

WOW! Buti na lang may tumigil kay Anne sa pagsasampal kay Cedric Lee. Kung nasapak niya si Cedric Lee, expect her to be a has-been and being harassed by Cedric Lee through his henchmen.

Even GTalkers have a LOT of testimonies to tell! I’ll post them if I am not too lazy.

Totes Agree with Senyor Komi!

#KomiSays:

Kung ako nga ang tatanungin, mas maganda pa ang mukha ni Wendy Valdez, kung ikukumpara mo naman siya kina Mariel Rodriguez at Kitchie Nadal, ‘no!? (BTW, the latter two are known for being pretty in person without makeup because of their KUTIS MAHARLIKA)

Wendy Valdez, however, had bad skin. That’s why she’s not so pretty (by Filipino standards), but her features could pass for pretty.

Agree to that! Well, Wendy is pretty, but she has really bad skin. That’s why I didn’t find her so pretty that time, just because she’s dark.

Anyways, that should not be an issue after all. Wala ngang sinabi sina Mariel at Kitchie pagdating sa pagiging maganda, kumpara kay Wendy, eh. Though Wendy is bitchy as her persona, people attested that she’s not bitchy in person pala, eh. Kung ako pa ang tatanungin, features-wise, Wendy passes for good-looking.

Walang sinabi sina Mariel at Kitchie kasi nga, Wendy lacks the dark eyebags–in other words, kung itatabi siya kay Mariel at Kitchie, she would definitely stand out talaga. I was really shocked like hell why Mariel is pretty in person. Siguro dahil sa makeup, pero without makeup, they even attested she’s prettier.

WELL THAT’S BECAUSE OF HER SMOOTH SKIN, PEEPS!

Kung hindi lang makinis si Mariel, definitely she would not stand out.

I simply do not get it why Filipino society thinks that having smooth skin without consulting the derma = attractive. I mean, come on, there are still smooth-skinned people who are not really attractive at all, unless nadadala ang ang features ng mukha niya sa kinis ng kanyang balat.

#KomiSays: Hindi ako nagagandahan talaga kay Mariel Rodriguez, pero makinis ang balat, oo.

And hello, Mariel is one of the celebrities who looks older than her age–in other words, kaya lang siya maganda in person without makeup is because of her skin texture. Period. Kung pangit sana ang balat niya, definitely legit ladyboy-looking na talaga siya. (I really doubt, she really has sophisticated features. One PExer and my couz saw her in person. Not really legit pretty. Even some forumers attest hindi talaga head-turner ang dating niya. After all, I believe Bashing 101. I think she’s pretty in person because of the makeup.)

Same with Kitchie Nadal. Also, hindi ko rin gets kung bakit marami ring nagagandahan sa kanya. I bet, hindi siya stand-out sa La Salle dati. Kung ako pa ang tatanungin, ang stand-out award would definitely go to Carla Abellana and Iya Villania–since these two girls are NOT given justice in the camera–but looking at their features, they definitely stand out.

Also, just because they ome from La Salle does not mean you will expect that ALL Lasallians are blessed with good keratin build-up. Hell, being blessed with good keratin build-up actually depends whether you have East Asian ancestry or not, and that’s it.

Anyways, having smooth skin is rather an asset to those girls who really do not have sophisticated features. Kumbaga, nadadala lang ang ganda nila sa kinis ng kanilang balat. ‘Yun na!

If you’re going to ask a Korean or a Japanese person, I bet, no one will think that Mariel and Kitchie is attractive once they see them in person without makeup (kahit siguro sa TV o pics pa ‘yan). You know how skyrocketing high their standards really are. They might say that Wendy Valdez is really pretty.

Because for Koreans and Japanese people, they think that their smooth, flawless skin is NOT enough to define a person as attractive. Features mismo ang tinitingnan, and if they like your features, they will surely envy you. Eh kay Mariel at Kitchie, I bet, no Korean or Japanese person will think they really stand out. Siguro sina Tricia Gosingtian pa o si Alodia Gosiengfiao pa ang mag-stand out.

You know that there are many Koreans and Japanese people who are smooth-skinned, but hell, kung sino pa ang mas marami pang acne marks sa kanila, sila pa ang mas attractive. Well, I’m pertaining towards the guys, ah. Impression ko kasi sa mga East Asian guys na makikinis, parang ang bading tingnan. Hell, ang mas brusko pa ang balat, sila talaga ang attractive.

What Komi is trying to emphasize is that, he thinks that having smooth, flawless skin does not make one person attractive. Tama naman talaga siya, eh. Skin color and/or skin texture does not define how good-looking and/or presentable a person really is. Kumbaga, he’s trying to emphasize that there are some people who are just good-looking without makeup because of their skin. Obvious naman na maganda “daw” sa personal si Mariel without makeup is because of her skin texture. Tama rin si Komi na maganda lang si Mariel because of her kutis maharlika, ‘yun na! As a matter of fact, Mariel once attested that Kristine Hermosa is pretty even without makeup and also in person is because, kahit tadtad siguro ng zits si Tintin, aba eh, hindi ma-agnas ang hitsura niya. I have seen photos of Kristine when she wasn’t super fair-skinned, and I really think she will be very pretty sooner or later. She’s one example of a person who is a late-bloomer talaga, kumbaga, she wasn’t very pretty when I first saw her, and when I saw her in Pangako Sa’yo, doon talaga lumitaw ang mala-Diyosa niyang kagandahan.

Well, the only attractive thing in Mariel is her face shape. ‘Yun na!

#KomiSays: Mariel is not actually very pretty, pero hindi chaka. Average-looking, pwede pa. In fact, mas chaka pa si Toni Gonzaga, kung tutuusin. (Mas ma-ere pa nga si Toni, sa totoo lang!)

Also, there are many people with flaws on their skin, but definitely still stood out even without makeup is because they’re blessed with good features and good symmetry.

#RealTalk: Having smooth skin makes average/so-so features attractive, that’s why people blessed with great skin do not need to undergo the knife.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more Komi Rants on senyorkomikado!