I am a Filipina and have a love/hate relationship with this country. 80% hate, and 20% love, my hatred towards the number of stupid, illogical, idiotic and ignorant people have overpowered my ‘supposed’ love towards my own country and my own blood.
Here are the FEW reasons why I hate this country, and I do hope some, if not most, would agree with the list:
- Women are goddamn cheap. Foreigner married to a Filipina? Filipina asking foreigners money for sexual pleasure? Not new to my ears.
Yes, not all of them are gold-diggers but there is a huge probability that you’ve met one along the way. I’m still in college and stay in a small place with a maid, with financial assistance of my parents. Her stupid daughter got pregnant with a guy from her class and needed some money. To help her fund the medical needs of her daughter and her soon-to-be grandson (DURING THAT TIME), my parents decided to add a few hundreds from her weekly salary. I also give her 200-500 a week before she leaves m during the weekends to help her. She once borrowed one of my laptops (I use a MacBook, but I also have an HP I use for Windows applications), so she could talk with her ‘family’ via Facebook. Since I have classes and brings my Mac in class all the time, I handed her my HP. After a few weeks, she forgot to log it out and there I saw her asking foreigners money! She was pleading them to give her money because she could not afford the medical fees her daughter would face and could not fun her grandson in exchange of introducing these men to other Filipina women she may know of. She couldn’t even talk straight English. (I’m not saying my English is great but hers is far worse than how a kid can speak)
Our other maid, who is now in UK, is also the same. She met her husband online a few years back. She married her because she wanted to be: a. rich, b. have a beautiful white daughter, and c. so she doesn’t have to work because HE IS RICH.
My cousin’s maid on the other hand always ask Indian men on facebook some money for LOVE! As if… She publicly posts her request and tag these men on her photos. Our maid, the first one mentioned above, told me she actually watch these men naked on webcam and she does the same before getting some money…
- The government is fucked up.
I don’t even want to listen to what the hell is in the news right now! I have always asked my father how the hell Binays win and his answer “Who do you think voted for them? The poor stupid ones.” His follow up question would be, “Who are those people who do not vote? The small portion of the Filipino population who have brains.”
Filipino logic: FAMOUS? Manny Pacquiao? Fucking give him a position in the government! RICH SHOWBIZ PERSONALITY? He won’t corrupt us… Bullshit
This may not be appropriate, and admin can remove this: I was once asked by my father on what would I do if I became the 3rd Filipina President. I answered: “Kill all the stupid people. Kill 98% of the country’s population” (The statistic data’s an exaggerated joke. Although, it may apply…)
- Traffic EVERYWHERE!
I have visited a few countries, and by far… nothing is comparable on how awful any person’s experience would be in the traffic jam here in Manila! This country is prone to road accidents as well. Why? Taxis, jeepneys, tricycle and motorcycles appear from nowhere!!! Not only that, but there are a lot of jaywalkers!
- A Filipino winning some international competition? “FILIPINO AKO! #Pinoypride”.
All I say, “FUCK IT, I DON’T GIVE A DAMN”. Every one can win the fucking competition. One Filipino just got lucky. But if a Filipino is mocked in another country, everyone gets butthurt. This news would most likely go trending for days, and will be inside the news for the night.
- Speaking of news… yes, the local news now features….
…where celebrities when on vacation during the Holy week!
…how celebrity couples broke up etc.
I thought The BUZZ was made for those celebrity gossips.
- Scammers, holdapers, murderers, rapists etc. on the streets
In countries I have visited, I can use my phone outdoors with no problem of it being stolen. I can use my laptop while sitting on the sidewalk bench or while waiting for a bus. HERE: Hide your phone in your bag? It still gets fucking stolen. This is why I never walk on the streets alone. Not the mention the nasty air pollution the traffics give. FX Holdapers? My friend had experiences twice in a week! Thank God, my parents pick me up/ drop me wherever I go.
(Not related to the topic: I have once experienced a cab driver in South Korea who shamelessly farted on my way back to the place I was staying! He only smiled before opening the goddamn window. I couldn’t help but laugh though!)
- It’s on trend? Let’s buy it! (or Let’s do it!) –this applies to women, maybe a few men as well.
There are a lot of social climbers in the Philippines. They are stupid enough to buy things that are beyond their means. 3-DAY SALE? ‘Let’s go’! Can’t afford? ‘Use a credit card! It’s still on SALE!’ My grandmother has always disciplined me when it comes to spending. I do not buy what I don’t need. My phone is basically a gift by both my parents because they pitied how I’ve been using the one I had since high school!
*insert name of popular celebrities* do yoga! Let’s do it! *insert name of popular celebrities* advertise this new product? Let’s try it! The long list goes on.
- Every corner is considered a freakin’ toilet!
Back in my hometown, we have no neighbors for the next 2-hectare lot. But one thing I hated before was waiting for my school service to pick me up in front of our gate during my grade school and high school days! Why?! Those jeepney drivers or passers-by pee on the side of the gate!! It smells so bad!
- Filipino’s weird beliefs!
I love my grandparents, but one of my grandma’s believes in long lists of superstitions. Have you heard “Bawal magwalis ‘pag gabi, pag may patay”; “Bawal maligo pag kumikidlat”. I stayed for a week during summer at my grandmother’s place. There’s thunderstorm! My grandma did not allow ANY OF US TO SHOWER!!!
- Only few challenge their selves in improving their life. As long as there is money, they spend.
This is what I hate the most. Also applies to a few of my friends, and sadly to my own father. I have been fond of saving my money since I was a kid, so it wasn’t news when my money grew in the bank that my own father has to borrow a few thousands here and there (which he never returned). They settle for the average, only a few aimed high. If their worked paid them enough for what their current need is, it would be okay. Filipino families usually depend on one or two people working for the whole family. You have an OFW in the family? He/She will be funding all the needs of his/her own family + his/her parents + his/her siblings + his/her sibling’s kids and so on and so forth.
P.S. I’m a Filipina but I absolutely hate ADOBO. It’s oily and salty!
P.S.S. I also have things I love about Philippines… but I can’t seem to think of one now.