BTN, BoboTheNoun. Yep, we hear it all the time, used as an adjective, describing something, or someone. I, however, believe it can be a noun as well, like in the following example: “Holy fuck, this place is just full of bobo today”. Technically, grammatically, no, it’s wrong, but when we willingly subject ourselves to living here, among the “wonderful natives”, I don’t see anything wrong with manipulating things a little to create a little chuckle, and maybe ease some of the tension, and aggression, that we all feel from time to time (or rather, hour to hour). Bobo-rific, di ba? 😉
Been here over 7 years, still in a “Tourist” status, and plan on keeping it that way. I play by the rules regarding VISA extensions and such, no use causing any unwanted attention drawn to myself from “those that be”.
Have lived in a few different places, and now call Makati home. Makati Makati, the CBD, not some little shack “across the line” that people still LOVE to refer to as Makati. So far, this place is the best fit for me since the degree of Bobo is a little lower than the rest of the country (talking from as far South as Pagadian, Zambo Sur, to the jungles of Samar (whew, gotta tell that story one day), up to the clouds of Baguio, and a shit ton of places in between).
Just wanted to say that this site has been a wonderful source of not only laughter, but understanding. Understanding that no, I’m NOT alone in my feelings, observations of how shit works here, and that yes, there ARE other “normal” people out there just like me. My hat is off, gents and ladies, and I look forward to opinions (both positive and negative) on what ever happens to roll off my fingertips from time to time.