First World Nation...Filipinos won't be the same....

Philippines
December 9, 2010 10:30am CST
Hello Lotters, I happen to have bump into Willie's Show "willing Willy" since my mom is still an avid loyal fan of willie because of his making fun of the audience which makes my mom laughed almost last night. but it's not the so called show that got my attention. THere was this Contestant named AKIRA on the show. his accent sure is japanese but he spoke Filipino. he mentioned that Japanese in their home are rude and somewhat insensitive even to their own people while people here are nice and hospitable. Well, let tell you one thing about Hospitable. I did remember our gay instructor at a call center training that Filipinos were mostly hospitable to foreigners in exchange for money, in a long way. although i find it offensive at first but i realized there was some truths to those words. We may be hospitable now since we are at the mercy of the foreigners for invest, and tourism. some wants them to be husbands because they're old and rich (that's very true too). But what happens if we do become a First World, Economically and Military powerful nation? I doubt the hospitality thing will continue to exist. for one thing, there are racist filipinos in this country. and one thing is for sure, more will exist we have finally develop. Just my opinion though, what's yours? Have a Great day
7 responses
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
10 Dec 10
I think we can still be hospitable even we become a first world country. Being not rich, we know how hard it is to be down so we understand others who are in that position. Parents and the community should work on how to maintain our values.
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Hello Mspitot, Well, I am just concerned with the future generation since Asians who live in develop countries tend to look down on people. take a look for example either Hongkong or Japan.Hongkong happens to have a bit of some discriminatory remarks which originated from misunderstandings of different culture among other asian people there.there was even a movie about a filipina instructor denied living in the Phils after her kid student asked for her ethnic back ground.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
I have seen that on youtube.
@cherrc (666)
• Philippines
10 Dec 10
hi letranknight! assuming that the hospitality has a catch, then all the more that such hospitality must remain in the country. we mean business. :)
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Hello Cherrc, Well, i guess hospitality really has a good impression on the foreignersbut the problem is that some are taking it now as something bad because some people do ask some thing in return, which is sad. . am not sure what you meant by "we mean business" but hospitality is something important to tourism in this country.
@jinjer168 (1599)
• Philippines
10 Dec 10
Hello! Im an avid viewer of that show you've mentioned as well, and I happened to watched that particular episode last night. Almost all audiences including the hosts of the show showed much sympathy to Akira and its very understandable because the foreigner showed great love to the Philippines and respect to most of the Filipinos even though that he was being robbed by his former Filipina wife. Yes, it is true that Filipinos were known by their good hospitality and just like waht you said, our present situation as a poor country added up much to this trait of ours. Just like in any game, the underdogs were the one who really showed humbleness and the winner tends to be boastful. You have a point why you conclude that we're acting like this because we're just really included in poor nation but I still believe that even we'll become rich someday, we will still be that way still though it might lessen a bit because we are a Catholic nation and being with God is our best armor for not doing bad things though bad influences were around. I have faith in all the Filipinos, I just knew that we have an innate good traits that make us above the rest. Have a nice day ahead!
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Hello Jinjer168, I remember another foreigner who was robbed and fraud acted by group of FIlipinos who were supposed to be helping him. but he was happy that despite of him not having anything after that terrible thing, a group of filipino staff in a store supported him. I never really really knew what happened to that guy i hope he found his way home.. What Happen to Akira proves that we can't always play victim when ever there is abuse on us we tend to do it ourselves. and others who continually gives bad impression on us good pinoys that leaves the innocent affected on being generalize by foreigners bout saying bad thing to us.. As for Akira, I admire his tolerance, something that most Filipinos don't have anymore.
@louievill (17725)
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
I'm sorry but I would like to disagree especially the comment that was made by your instructor, for one thing I was already a boy when the Philippines was second only to Japan, when the peso was only 1 to 4 against the U.S. dollar (although my mom would tell me it use to be 2 to 1), when our Blue Diamond jet fighters would proudly fly in formation during independence day because our Air Force was the most modern in South East Asia, when history teachers would say " now let us visit our poorer Asian neighbors",this is not prejudice or racism but simply teaching and pointing to a fact. Yes those were the days and somehow we lost everything because of neglect, corruption and mismanagement but I tell you people then were more hospitable because it was natural for us to be hospitable without financial consideration, our grandfathers or our fathers were never racist even when we enjoyed prosperity , neither did we embark on any military expansionism,yes we fought in a lot of wars but simply because we were allied to the U.S. and treated them as our bigger brother so we supported them. All this said I think a Nation's culture does not change just because of material wealth(although to some extent it does)but rather it more deeply rooted on how we were molded as a people. Yes have a great day and "Viva Filipinas"
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Hello Louie, That makes two of us, I secretly hated and disagreed to what he said there not only that this gay happens to have a life of greener pasture and has a home in the US.wel, i didn't know our teachers at that time where encouraging people to help former poor nations that are now develop and rich. Unfortunately, there is still racism in the Filipino society, either educated or not..I really couldn't be optimistic on keeping the hospitality or even the bayanihan thing once we have become develop like the other countries.
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
You do have a very excellent point there...I hope that our hospitable attitude would not change though, I know the lower class people will always be that way, and I think because I'm not rich I'm considered to be in that group...and I'm happy about it! there are really bad stigmas that comes from Filipina's marrying foreigners but some of them are not just for the money, my best friend for example...
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Hello Marapplestiffy, well, they are Filipinos who gets rich and change not only their life style but how they treated the lower people under their so called status.. wish you could share more about you're best friend. i know foreigners marrying filipinas but some really are for love
@Andyvil (793)
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
I think discrimination is not only present in the rich countries. Even in our current situation right now discrimination is still present in our society. We usually have an invisible boundary between the rich and the poor. Although we refuse to see this the boundaries are present almost everywhere. Discrimination is already existing in our country, but we are only limited to our own society since most of us are still financially lower compared to the those in the other countries.
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Hello Andy, That's one thing I am worried about. If we are indeed racist and discriminatory amongst ourselves, what more if we become a develop nation. you see some filipinos also tend to brag when ever Manny wins the match, most likely boasting all the time.some how i wished we are just hospital and yet united with out less understanding and discrimination. what's the use of being a develop country if we are like the other asians who discriminate or look down on people.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
9 Dec 10
Sweetie. This happens in every country. You should see what and who gets married here. It's disgusting actually. One warning though. Change and you will be a second world country when i am done there. You are nice people, you get the a$$holes, but what's new in life. As long as those who are nice stay that way, the better change you have as a country to survive. Hope that made freaking sense. I just confused myself again. TATA.
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Hello saphie, Change isn't as easy as changing clothes sweetie gaps and differences here are kinda big much like there in africa.well, there is nothing new since i was born but wished i could have lived in those times where this country was second to japan. that would have been something still to be proud of. now, it's just another dream to wonder upon.