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Filipi-NO at the grocery store

Jul 10 | By GShockandnikesocks | Views: 308 | Comments: 19
The other day in my town I moved to a few months ago here in America I paid a visit to the new grocery store that opened up in the formerly vacant husk of a different grocery store. I bounce around from different grocery store to grocery store always looking for niche products and the best prices on the things I regularly get and this one being a discount type grocery store had a HUGE aisle of exotic yet affordable snack foods like chips and whatnot, including those shrimp flavored sticks I happen to like since I am really big on seafood. I spot the usual brand I tend to get from Asian grocery stores and then they had a even bigger selection of near identical chips in the same size bag for half as much! Reading over the label everything seemed legit until I read down to the bottom of the bag below the barcode there in BOLD font about 1.5x the size of the rest of the chip bags' info PRODUCT OF THE PHILIPPINES

Based on all the anecdotes and accounts of you guys I'd be pretty wary of their export foods. I tossed the bag back on the shelf with the rest of the heap and bought something else entirely.
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Mike
Jul 12
@donnie,
In my subdivision it appears the dogs of choice are either Shitz Tzu or Pekinese. Now anyone who has ever had these types of dogs knows one thing for certain. They have to be brushed everyday or the hair trimmed short to prevent matting up. But not here. I have only seen one dog that they kept brushed and take it for walks.

All the other owners will put the dog on a leash, walk it around. But if you look at the dog the fur is all matted up yet they act like it's the greatest thing. Now we have a dog ( female)that has run of the yard and what am I hearing from dragon lady, I mean wife? "I want the dog to get pregnant." So I ask what to do with the puppies and the reply was classic filipino "I'll give them to the one who gave us the dog." Did no good to point out he might not want a litter of dogs.
@donnie,
In my subdivision it appears the dogs of choice are either Shitz Tzu or Pekinese. Now anyone who has ever had these types of dogs knows one thing for certain. They have to be brushed ...See more
forawhilesir
Jul 12
@donnie: most Filipinos have absolutely no regard for any other living creature except themselves. What sort of fucked-up mind takes pleasure in, say, watching two chickens kill each other? You'd have to be a psychopath, or something similar. But what I meant is this: in my neighbourhood, there's (1) a surplus of fighting cocks and (2) a surplus of starving, mangy dogs. Now, in any other country, this situation would resolve itself: the dogs would eat the useless chickens, and the irate owners would probably kill the mangy dogs (sooner or later).

Not here though. The dogs, which are nominally owned by someone-or-other, will literally starve to death on the "owner's" doorstep. It goes without saying they get fed (rice) only if there are some leftovers. But it never seems to occur to them to go out and catch a rat or a chicken; or, indeed, to stop hanging around with their dumbass owners.

There's got to be more to this than meets the eye, cos it's the same with Filipino humans. If they can't beg or borrow or steal something, it literally NEVER OCCURS TO THEM to work for what the necessities of life. It's just not an option. They'd rather be destitute. So WTF is going on there?
@donnie: most Filipinos have absolutely no regard for any other living creature except themselves. What sort of fucked-up mind takes pleasure in, say, watching two chickens kill each other? You'd have...See more
Mike
Jul 12
@forawhile,
Here's what I have noticed. This is the ONLY country I have been to where the dogs do not chase the cats. The cats do not chase the rats (4 legged) or mice. How many times have you seen a rat ( 4 legged)walk along the sidewalk right in front of a cat and the cat just looks at it with "oh well" in it's eyes?
@forawhile,
Here's what I have noticed. This is the ONLY country I have been to where the dogs do not chase the cats. The cats do not chase the rats (4 legged) or mice. How many times have you...See more
Sarahfin
Jul 13
Mikey, do you think it's just apathy? I think the whole country has become apathetic to anything, hence can not get motivated to do anything at all, not work for a living, not even to save their lives! I think the only motivation Filipinos move for is to have SEX!

Ever driven in provincial areas? I don't know if it's just a provincial thing or it's a Flip thing, but Filipinos, chickens, dogs, kids all loiter beside the already narrow roads. You blast your horn since you don't want to get detained in that hell hole of a country for killing a Flip, but do you see them running for their lives? Even the dogs and chickens don't run for their lives! It's as if the heat must stun them... either that or they're suicidal!!
Mikey, do you think it's just apathy? I think the whole country has become apathetic to anything, hence can not get motivated to do anything at all, not work for a living, not even to save their lives...See more
forawhilesir
Jul 13
@Mike: it's true, and it's weird. Everyone and everything is unbelievably lazy. In other countries stray dogs and cats look more-or-less healthy. Here, they all look like they're at death's door, and they only move if they think they can steal something from the garbage or mooch something off you (sound familiar?). Or, of course, if there's something to hump. The parallel with human behavior is striking.

Maybe @Sarahfin is onto something. In theory, leaded gasoline was banned in 2001, but I wonder if it's still being used? Even if it isn't, a whole generation of Filipinos - they all seem to build their hovels within six inches of a major road - have grown up inhaling it. Anyone over 20 will have been affected by it. Lead was only banned in consumer products a couple of years ago. Who knows what other poisons are still perfectly legal? Look at the way idiot Filipino farmers go spraying random stuff on their fields - I bet not one in a thousand of them has the slightest clue what they're spraying or why; their neighbors do it so they do it too. It's possible their brains are all drenched in a chemical soup that stops them working.

Or maybe they're just retards and they like being retards.
@Mike: it's true, and it's weird. Everyone and everything is unbelievably lazy. In other countries stray dogs and cats look more-or-less healthy. Here, they all look like they're at death's door, and ...See more
GShockandnikesocks
Jul 13
That'd be a nice study to investigate with some grant money from the WHO or something @forawhile if you're medically or scientifically inclined it makes too much sense but it doesn't count for the hundreds of years between when the Jesuits got there and the invention of the automobile though...That'd be a nice study to investigate with some grant money from the WHO or something @forawhile if you're medically or scientifically inclined it makes too much sense but it doesn't count for the hun...See more
Arcane
Jul 13
@Mike There's this kitten living near me and every time she sees me she will follow me for minutes begging for food. This stuff just does not happen in any normal country. I swear if animals could talk they would be saying "Hey Joe, gimme money!"@Mike There's this kitten living near me and every time she sees me she will follow me for minutes begging for food. This stuff just does not happen in any normal country. I swear if animals could tal...See more
Sarahfin
Jul 13
​"​That'd be a nice study to investigate with some grant money from the WHO​"​. We'll have to ask the WHO, or Bill Gates who's currently vaccinating Africa as part of his philanthropic activities, to fund our research. We dare not ask Duterte. He would only say "there is nothing wrong with Filipinos, Filipinos are smart", and we are the stupid ones for even wanting to investigate such issues. Knowing Duterte's paranoia, he might even accused us of wanting to yet again "exploit" the Filipino people!

Ever noticed how for many years, the Filipinos have always blamed "American Imperialism" for the poverty in the Philippines, even down to the proliferation of the prostitution in Angeles city and Olongapo. So fast forward 26 years since the Filipinos closed the US bases and the country is still desperately poor and prostitution is still rampant especially in Angeles city. Except this time most of the bars are owned by the Koreans. Even in Cebu province, the Koreans are buying up seaside properties and turning these into expensive and exclusive resorts for Koreans only !!

Wander around the shops in Baclaran, Divisoria (in Manila) or Colon (in Cebu city), and majority of the store owners are Chinese or Chinoys! And yet no one is screaming "Chinese Imperialism!" or "Korean Imperialism!" (as the case maybe). So perhaps it is only "imperialism" if white man is involved, but business as usual if they're slanty eyed??
​"​That'd be a nice study to investigate with some grant money from the WHO​"​. We'll have to ask the WHO, or Bill Gates who's currently vaccinating Africa as part of his philanthropic activ...See more
Arcane
Jul 13
That just boils down to one of the core principles of the Filipino: "Bite the hand that feeds you". If they knew any history, they'd know that the Philippines was a prosperous country with a great foundation for infrastructure to benefit everyone. "Benefit everyone"? *blank stare* After the Americans left, it's been steadily going downhill. So much for 'imperialism' causing poverty. Filipinos don't know what "win-win" means, they aim for "win-lose", and mostly end up with "lose-lose". The one that cheats them the best gains the most respect. LolThat just boils down to one of the core principles of the Filipino: "Bite the hand that feeds you". If they knew any history, they'd know that the Philippines was a prosperous country with a...See more
forawhilesir
Jul 13
Arcane: that's precisely how I'd sum it up. If the Filipino can't find a "win-lose" scenario (ie., he wins, you lose) he'll go for the lose-lose. Never, ever, ever have I heard of a Filipino looking for the win-win. It's a completely alien concept to him. He can't contemplate the idea of someone else benefiting from his actions, even if he himself benefits equally (or more). No, the other person must be knifed in the back, just because.Arcane: that's precisely how I'd sum it up. If the Filipino can't find a "win-lose" scenario (ie., he wins, you lose) he'll go for the lose-lose. Never, ever, ever have I heard of a Filipino...See more
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