Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?

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Tamad (lazy). Mga Magnanakaw (thieves) Tanga (dumb). You've heard all these and WORSE words used to describe filipinos...by fellow filipinos! Yes, as Jim Paredes writes, there is such a thing as Pinoy exceptionalism-except we think we're EXCEPTIONALLY BAD see: http://jimparedes.tumblr.com/post/1028696025/we-shall-overcome

Let's face it. We get down on our own ethnicity. How many times have you heard: Pinoy kasi?  Or “Only in the Philippines!”

Do you think this is mentally healthy to do? What do you think this type of mentality teaches to our children?

The truth is Pinoys, given the right incentives, can and DO OUTPERFORM. Case in point, in Canada, Canadian officials (not pinoys themselves but actual “native” canadians, officials at that) are SO IMPRESSED with Pinoys that they say a future Canadian prime minister will be of Pinoy descent. No joke. Proof = http://www.bassettlawyer.com/canadian-immigration/the-next-prime-minister-of-canada-might-be-of-pinoy-descent/

Sure, you may think the Philippines is a sh*t hole at times, but don't let it rot your faith in our people. It is not the country's resources that make it rich, it is the PEOPLE. And I argue...that we are ALREADY RICH. We just don't know it. It takes FOREIGNERS telling us how good we are for us to even acknowledge our inherent goodness. Sad, no? What do you think?


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maybe it's simply our tendency to self-flagellate.  it could be cultural, this negative humility.  but others better take care.  we may tend to self-flagellate, but when others do it to us, heaven help them.

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maybe it's simply our tendency to self-flagellate.  it could be cultural, this negative humility.  but others better take care.  we may tend to self-flagellate, but when others do it to us, heaven help them.

Mora sag mga itum. Kung itum ray mobira sa kaugalingon OK ra pero kung lain race na, LAGOT! Besides it being a crime  :P



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Mora sag mga itum. Kung itum ray mobira sa kaugalingon OK ra pero kung lain race na, LAGOT! Besides it being a crime  :P



He he he he! Tinuod gajod. African American man will call another African American man, "Niggaa", but if a White-American or an Asian-American calls them that, then ma suko gajod. Mo ingon dajon, "Oh hellls naww, yo ass dun juz said da N word , oh helllz nawww"

:P

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maybe it's simply our tendency to self-flagellate.  it could be cultural, this negative humility.  but others better take care.  we may tend to self-flagellate, but when others do it to us, heaven help them.

Ang trait sa Bol-anon is that they over-emphasize their poorness or lack of wealth. In the hospital where I work, there is a nurse who I am friends with (she is an older lady, in her late 50's).

One day I came in to start my duty and I saw her in the ICU. I said to her, "Kummusta Tita, how are you doing today?"

Her response to my salutation was, "Pareho ragajod , Dong! Datung Pobre!"

:P

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Ang trait sa Bol-anon is that they over-emphasize their poorness or lack of wealth. In the hospital where I work, there is a nurse who I am friends with (she is an older lady, in her late 50's).

One day I came in to start my duty and I saw her in the ICU. I said to her, "Kummusta Tita, how are you doing today?"

Her response to my salutation was, "Pareho ragajod , Dong! Datung Pobre!"

:P

Ha ha ha. So to counter her, ingon pod ko, "Maayo man ka , Tita, kai datung pobre man ka, ako, pobreng pobre"

Perting ning bahakhak gajod to si Tita.

Na kuratan ang mga obang American MDs og RNs. Ning ingon, "What's going on over here? Whose laughing so hard?"

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

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Re: Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2012, 05:50:27 PM »
Tamad (lazy). Mga Magnanakaw (thieves) Tanga (dumb). You've heard all these and WORSE words used to describe filipinos...by fellow filipinos! Yes, as Jim Paredes writes, there is such a thing as Pinoy exceptionalism-except we think we're EXCEPTIONALLY BAD see: http://jimparedes.tumblr.com/post/1028696025/we-shall-overcome

Huh? I take exception to this observation...

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Re: Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2012, 05:51:25 PM »
maybe it's simply our tendency to self-flagellate.  it could be cultural, this negative humility.  but others better take care.  we may tend to self-flagellate, but when others do it to us, heaven help them.

Negative humility? Hmm, that's a new one on me...

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Re: Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2012, 05:53:05 PM »
Ang trait sa Bol-anon is that they over-emphasize their poorness or lack of wealth.

Usahay pud, false modesty...

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Re: Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2012, 10:34:25 AM »
While I take pride of being pinay born with natural tan  complexion and many times received
compliments from some of my patients and  having  hair black as the night, so they say  :P
Kada uli nako sa Pinas, I received the opposite reaction sa mga kababayan kay lagi 
blonde hair  kono ang uso sa Pinas ...kusog kaayo ang  business sa mga hairdresser dinha siging  tina   ;D


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Re: Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2012, 10:41:31 AM »
Americans, too, they hate themselves... especially as they grow old. Natural man lang na.... some are born losers, bwahahaha!!!  8)

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Re: Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2012, 12:03:21 PM »
Negative humility? Hmm, that's a new one on me...

bag-o tingaling scientific term, hehehe. ;D

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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2012, 12:10:15 PM »
blonde hair  kono ang uso sa Pinas ...

honestly, arang batia tan-awon nang bottle-blond hair nga asian ang features.  wa magkahinukod. 

naa ko officemate sa una, can't blame her for dyeing her hair kay bata pa kaayo giuban na, problema lang kay nasipyat sa kolor ang parlor, nahimo siyang redhead.  aw, gitawag nako siyag "rooster".  unsaon, puwa na man ang iyahang tapay.   

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Re: Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2012, 10:45:24 PM »
honestly, arang batia tan-awon nang bottle-blond hair nga asian ang features.  wa magkahinukod. 

naa ko officemate sa una, can't blame her for dyeing her hair kay bata pa kaayo giuban na, problema lang kay nasipyat sa kolor ang parlor, nahimo siyang redhead.  aw, gitawag nako siyag "rooster".  unsaon, puwa na man ang iyahang tapay.   



Lingaw kaayo ko sa mga porma  nga akong nabantayan dinha last March-April  (vacation time in Cebu)
talikod  blonde morag western ig-atubang...hehehe ang nawong wala na-match..

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Re: Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2012, 05:47:01 PM »
Americans, too, they hate themselves... especially as they grow old.

"That is no country for old men." --W. B. Yeats

More so for old women... ;D

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Re: Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2012, 04:06:45 AM »
Gwapahan baya pod ko anang uban nga nagpa blonde; hinuon, mga babaye dakog chance dili muangay sa ilang kapwa babaye nga gwapa (morag competitor-complex) hehehehe... oooops!  :-X :P

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Re: Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2012, 06:00:04 AM »
Matud pa sa akong mga nephews," Tiya, nindot kaayo isuroy sa mall kay daghang babaye nga mga gwapa,
unya daghang blonde pero  dili tanang gwapa babaye"   ;D  aw, mga ba-yut diay?

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Re: Why do foreigners see the beauty in Pinoys that Pinoys fail to see?
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2012, 09:35:26 AM »
beauty!  sure gyod kong ilogan ni siyag mga tb matso.  paging, bugsay and lorenz.  sorry na lang mo, nauna na si hubag. ;D

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