How do you see foreigners?

February 11, 2009 10:53pm CST
Im asking this question to all Pinoys and Pinays out there for the simple reason there is so much bad feedback about how foreigners feel they are seen by Pinoys on forums etc. So just wanting your "real view" how do you see foreigners in comparison to someone from RP?
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@sdwfstone (130)
• China
12 Feb 09
i'm a chinese there are many foreigners in my country they are very sodality i also have some friends in USA, England,France... Zhou Enlai,one of the most famous premier in the world said that:seeking common ground while shelving differences. i love this point.
12 Feb 09
Do you see them differently to a chinese friend though?
• China
12 Feb 09
they are different because we don't born in a same country cultrue's difference don't hobble us making friends
• Philippines
12 Feb 09
i've got an australian friends and he is a straight forward friend...what he feels he want to say...he says it...and he is open to ideas...sometime i feel offended on his comments 'bout some filipina citizens in here..but somehow he's just too open to share his feedback to me..
12 Feb 09
I can understand from your perspective because one thing that really bugs me with a lot of foreigners that say "my filipina". Not the girls name or my wife or girlfriend but "my filipina" I find it offensive and insulting to the woman. But how do you compare your Australian friend to a Pinoy would you treat them the same or differently?
• Canada
28 Feb 09
I think the reason why so many foreigners have bad feelings and experiences in the Philippines is they go to the wrong places and associate themselves with the wrong people. I guess I'm not really answering your question. Anyway, how do I see foreigners in the Philippines? I see them as a normal person if like a normal person they hangout at the usual places and do the usual stuff. In fact, I even admire them for being adventurous and bold for heading off the beaten Southeast Asian tourist paths like Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Seriously we have much more to offer than those countries. I'd like to think we're Asia's best kept secret. Sadly we're too much of a secret. Enough already back to the question. If I see foreigners with 2 or 3 scantily clad girls which you'll normally see in some parts of Mindoro or the Robinson's Galleria in Manila... hmn.. they, including the women with them, make me want to throw up.
• Philippines
24 Feb 09
Foreigners are all good, as long as they act good I would be willing to treat them as if they were my own kind. Enjoy your stay in Cebu and happy mylotting.
@cupcyke (363)
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
hello mattwilkie! for me even if where leaving in different country we are all the same. i might say i can find true friend in the other country rather than here in Philippines. ive been experienced it already. im a filipina but sad to say that some filipina are looking for foreigners just to get money for them and im really sorry for that. happy mylotting! cheer up!
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
12 Feb 09
Hello mattwilkie! As what I always said, my husband is american. Although he was raised and born in illinois, he still acted like a filipino. When I was not married yet and that I haven't found my husband, everytime I saw foreigners specifically white men, I thought of them as very handsome. I like the color, the skin and the height. But when I met my husband, it seems like all white men are normal to me and that I don't have the same impact compared before. In terms of character, I guess foreigners are more straightforward and always knew what they wanted. They planned about the future compared to filipino people. One of pinoys weakness is the trait "bahala na" or it's like I'll cross my finger when I got there.