So I usually stay quiet around these parts and I like to browse and read stories from other members. I’m usually satisfied with that. However recently I got into contact with one of my friends who I’m somewhat close with, who happens to be half Filipino.
Now I’m not one to complain about things as I’m usually pretty reserved about my opinions, but when I do it’s because I probably have had enough of said annoyance. So while we were on a trip together with a friend (not Pinoy) we got into the discussion of the Philippines, and I started expressing some of my opinions regarding this place. Let me list out exactly what I said:
The Philippines has shit traffic.
The Philippines has shit internet.
The Philippines has shit service.
The Philippines isn’t known for it’s food, but more so for it’s beautiful Islands and beaches.
There are some beautiful girls in the Philippines, especially local celebrities, but I am not really attracted to local Pinays.
My friend comes and re-visits these statements one day (I guess it was a bad day and suddenly remembered my comments) and begins to flip out on me, saying why I hate on the Failippines so much. In response I say, “Prove to me that what I said was wrong and I’ll concede.” Easy, logical, proper way to discuss opinions. The response?
“Whatever.” You know what you said.”
I mean I have come to expect this from the locals, but seeing as my friend isn’t even based in the Philippines, I didn’t know pride and lack of knowledge could run so deep. As many of other posts outline, this is a typical response to any argument made against the Failippines or any negative comment about this shit hole. It just really sucks when your good friend can’t see past their own Pinoy stupidity, and you just feel sorry for them.
It’s just sad really, this incident (among many other things I noticed regarding the Failipines and ties to it) just makes me sad about our friendship. It made me realize that we can never be that close, because I know that I can never express my true opinions regarding the Philippines with anyone who has even a shred of Pinoy Pride.
My friend often asks me why I’m so anti-social and why I don’t have many friends here, to which I often do not have a response; honestly everyone here in PFB knows it’s because you can’t really hold any form of intelligent conversation or form a proper emotional connection with locals here because they lack any semblance of common sense.