New to the blog so I decided to share a few thoughts on observations from living here the last 5 years or so in Sewerbic Bay.
Many flips dont look when before they cross the road. Just wander out into traffic and look after you have already had to swerve to miss them. Only country I have ever seen like this in my extensive travels.
Many flips will cross the road even when there is a marked pedestrian crossing as close as a meter away. I know drivers usually ignore them any way but WTF?
In malls, they manage to group together and block an entire walkway. Frequently stopping right in front of an exit just to compound their stupidity and ignorance. Worst example was coming off a lift. 2 flips in front stopped side by side on the metal plate at the top of a lift… no way around so as I got close I said in a booming voice, “Move!”. Never seen a flip jump so high and fast lol.
Almost nobody here knows how to drive or what the driving rules are. Probably because they just paid for the licence and “learned” as they went. I have a bike and a scooter and every day without fail I see stupid/bad driving from pretty much every one. No one can stay in a lane, but at night in the rain you can’t see the lines anyway because they use cheap paint that is only visible in good day light. Cars frequently almost run you off the road in order to get a millimeter of advantage. Worst driving on a bike I have seen so far would probably be texting on a bike and steering with one hand on a bend. Overtaking on blind corners is a daily occurrence.
Sometimes I take a girl for a ride with me. About 7 have refused over the years because they were scared. On further probing, all was due to someone they knew dying in a bike accident. Additional probing confirmed that in 6 of the 7 cases, the driver was drunk. Go darwinism!
The bigger the car the more entitlement. Pretty self explanatory to anyone who drives. I have the biggest car, get out of my way.
Parking can be done anywhere any time, regardless of what is marked or reasonable. Bigger car rule applies here too. Double, triple park, block the road…. I don’t care, it’s all about me. I have seen on many occasions at night, idiots parking sideways to block 3 drive in spaces instead of just parking nose first into one.
Flips driving on the expressway are constipated, they can’t let anything pass. They don’t know how to use indicators and turn on their hazard lights because it’s raining, even though they are traveling at 100km an hour on an expressway. Fail.
A true oxymoron in the Failappines. Stand outs here would have to PLDT/Smart and Globe. I will share those stories later.
Generally is clock time plus 30 minutes. I allow for this when arranging meetings.
The only goal most girls seem to have in life is to have a baby. At 20 they are already feeling the pressure to have one soon. Many times girls have asked me to give them a baby and didn’t care if I took any further part. Career, no….job, no… baby, yes. They don’t even care if they know who the father is and many times they actually don’t. Failappines has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the world. I can’t afford to feed it or cloth it and I don’t have money for milk or diapers but I have a baby. Yay! Thank the Catholic church for that.
Manny got it wrong when he described gays as no better than animals. Pretty much every male in the country is an animal because the world is their toilet. Just find a wall, whip it out and piss to your hearts content. That’s what my dog does because he’s an animal that doesn’t know any better.
Stop it FFS! Please?
When texting a flip they can only deal with 1 question at a time. Takes a lot longer but best not to do it any other way. That’s why the phone companies have unli packages, because they know it takes 20 texts to get through a simple exchange.
Furthermore I never understand the random hello texts that when you reply back the conversation has ended. Just today a girl text me and I replied but 2 hours later and nothing further. Why text me in the first place? WTF?
Have you ever painfully watched as the flip in front of you at the ATM pokes at the keys like a chicken pecking for corn? If you have an ATM card, learn how to use it for FFS. I understand when you have to make multiple withdrawals due to cash out per transaction limits (of course that makes no sense but we can discuss that later) but most of the time I never see them withdraw, just cancel and stick card in again. I take about 30 seconds and I’m done. If you don’t know how much is the account, check the balance first and then proceed. It’s not rocket science. Arrrgggg!
Out of stock
The most commonly heard phrase in the Failappines. It’s almost guaranteed that the one thing you really want will be out of stock. Last week they had it, today, walla. No one seems to understand stock control, order, inventory management. This feeds into my next point.
No ambition or forethought
95% of the populous has pretty much zero drive, forethought or any ambition to do something useful with their life or try to improve their life. I have never seen any country like this, so bereft of drive and forethought. When I first saw unemployment rates of 9% i thought they were understating it big time. But now I know it’s a function very few people actually want to work.
This country gets hit by about 24 typhoons a year on average. They still don’t properly plan ahead to mitigate deaths and destruction. Very sad but somewhat a bit of darwinism at work again. Typhoon or any disaster planning….out of stock!
So what do I think does it take to live here in relative sanity? Patience, relaxed attitude and an expectation that any person, process or procedure will have no foundation in logic or common sense..
That’s enough for my opening blog. Hope it’s not too long for you.
My saga with Globe… coming soon.Published in