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24 February 2011

Nothing has changed since People Power 1

In view of the celebration of the anniversary of the People Power Revolution, I would like to present to the whole nation this list on why we are called Filipinos. Nothing has changed yet ever since.  I know you would be offended with this posting but this is another list that confirms why we are Filipinos and what have we become. I know you too, would accuse me of sending negative vibes to the whole nation, but what can I do? These are so very true!
  1. Every street has a basketball court.
  2. Even doctors, lawyers and engineers are unemployed.
  3. Doctors study to become nurses for employment abroad.
  4. Students pay more money than they will earn afterwards.
  5. School is considered the second home and the mall considered the third.
  6. Call-center employees earn more money than teachers and nurses.
  7. Everyone has their own personal ghost story and superstition.
  8. Mountains like Makiling and Banahaw are considered holy places.
  9. Everything can be forged.
  10. All kinds of animals are edible.
  11. Starbucks coffee is more expensive than gas.
  12. Driving 4 kilometers can take as much as four hours.
  13. Flyovers bring you from the freeway to the side streets.
  14. Crossing the street involves running for your dear life.
  15. The personal computer is mainly used for games and Facebook.
  16. Where colonial mentality is dishonestly denied!
  17. Where 4 a.m. is not even considered bedtime yet.
  18. People can pay to defy the law.
  19. Everything and everyone is spoofed.
  20. Where even the poverty-stricken get to wear Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger (fake)!
  21. The honking of car's horn is a way of life.
  22. Being called a bum is never offensive.
  23. Flood waters take up more than 90 percent of the streets during the rainy season.
  24. Where everyone has a relative abroad who keeps them alive.
  25. Where wearing your national colors make you baduy (dorky) and wearing any semblance of the flag is punishable by law.
  26. Where even the poverty-stricken have the latest cell phones. (GSM-galing sa magnanakaw, in English, stolen from other people)
  27. Where insurance does not work.
  28. Where water can only be classified as tap and dirty.
  29. Clean water is for sale (35 pesos per gallon).
  30. Where the government makes the people pray for miracles. (Amen to that!)
  31. Fast food is a diet meal.
  32. Traffic signs are merely suggestions, not regulations.
  33. Where being mugged is normal and It happens to everyone.
  34. Rodents are normal house pets.
  35. The definition of traffic is the 'non-movement' of vehicles.
  36. Where the fighter planes of the 1940s are used for military engagements. The new fighter planes are displayed in museums.
  37. Where cigarettes and alcohol are a necessity, and where the lottery is a commodity.
  38. Where soap operas tell the realities of life and where the news provides the drama.
  39. Where actors make the rules and where politicians provide the entertainment.
  40. People can get away with stealing trillions of pesos but not a thousand.
  41. Where being an hour late is still considered punctual (it's true!)
  42. Where the squatters have more to complain (even if they do not pay their taxes) - than those employed and have their tax automatically deducted from their salaries.
  43. And where everyone wants to leave the country!

Whoever made this list, congratulations!

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