We’re two days into the Christmas season in Philippines. The dreaded “Ber” months (SeptemBER, OctoBER, NovemBER, DecemBER…fucking brilliant, huh?). That 1/3 of your year that becomes a hellish nightmare filled with senseless distorted garbling nonsense being blasted through 2 meter tall loudspeakers at ear splitting decibels right there at the entrance of retail establishments. Horrifying bullshit traffic jam clusterfucks due to random, spur-of-the-moment parading of that caped chuckie doll thing through major thoroughfares, thus turning traffic into more of a horror than [...]
Wrong Priorities/Unwise Spenders
Back when credit cards were in the exclusive domain of the rich and famous, Pinoys use of credit was limited to the “lista” at the neighorhood grocery or sari-sari store or the “bombay” 5-6 lending business if one were a market vendor. Today, a regular job can get you qualified for a credit card with a low or high credit limit, depending upon the numbers in your ITR.
Borrowing money from friends, relatives [...]
I know that selfies are not a pinoy thing. I honestly feel that they are the height of stupidity and reflect on the persons intellect. They are inwardly focused “look at me”. I only have a handful of photos of me out of the 32000 photos I took over 3 years.
1) Teenager shoots himself while posing for a selfie
“instead of pressing the camera button, the boy apparently pulled the trigger instead”
2) Girl dies after falling off stairs while taking selfie
OK, folks. Time to laugh a little more at some true stories (oops, I mean jokes) about the people of the Turd of the Orient. Enjoy.
Q: How do you brainwash a flip?
A: Give it an enema.
Q: What do honest flips and UFOs have in common?
A: Everybody has heard about them, but nobody has [...]
I wish I had discovered this blog before I came to the Philippines. I have been here three years now but I’m leaving the country in two week as of today. I look back at how I felt prior to coming here and as I reflect I don’t have those same feelings anymore.
How I got here was a beautiful story of man meets woman and blah blah blah… I met this Filipina in Dutch harbor, Alaska at a processing plant [...]
As a Westerner, I was at first intrigued and eager to get to know my new Filipino friends. How new and interesting their stories of traveling to and settling in the US as hard-working OFW’s in search of a better life for themseves and their children. What passion, what sacrifice, what hardship…WTF!
Six months later, I’m feeling baffled and somewhat duped. The same people who were at first kind and warm and welcoming have for the most part [...]
Have you ever wanted to just go out with some of your buddies in a bar, chillax, and sip on some beer? Well this is me pretty much every damn weekend. Sometimes I go alone, and most the time I go out with a small group. Yeah, my drinking buddies are normally Filipino students from my college, and the main downside to that is they normally can’t afford to buy their beers, but spotting them beers on my budget is [...]
Even the media can not agree on the situation.
“The Philippines has an average speed of 3.5 Mbps” – Source: 2014 Net Index rankings by Internet broadband testing company Ookla
“The Philippines had an average peak internet connection speed of 32.6 megabits per second (Mbps) in the 4th quarter of 2013″ Source: Akamai
WTF? Seriously, who has 32.6Mbps? And that is an average! Who even offers close to that speed who has enough subscribers to make that an average?
This report CLEARLY SHOWS the [...]
I get up every morning and go through the same routine. First I check our business banking accounts as any payments made since when I last checked need to be added to our system.
This needs to be done manually because errr. I dont fucking know why. Because the businesses here have no idea about how people pay in 2014. They think that dropping cash in my account or a check is safer than paying by card or for that matter [...]
Stupid Filipinos. Yes, I generalize, because after living in Philippines for 10 years, it is extremely rare that I have met a Filipino with a measurable level of awareness or intelligence. One example of just how unbelievably apathetic, stupid, and completely ignorant and rude Filipinos are, is to watch street traffic. It sets the tone for how they behave and operate in all other aspects of Filipino life.
Watch them not give an ounce of courtesy, cooperation, or common-fucking-sense. Every single one of them. Doesn’t matter the traffic. By foot, by bicycle, by motorcycle, they all go about in pure ignorance and a me-first mindset.
Then they walk around boasting Pinoy Pride. What a bunch of utter nonsense. The world doesn’t believe you Filipinos, because we see the opposite in your country. Your delusional words do not cover up what the world sees in Philippines.
Stop blaming the government. They have the power BECAUSE YOU CONTINUE TO GIVE IT TO THEM! Far too few of you have the courage or intelligence to stand up and organize and take the country back, because you’re all corrupt and dishonest minded idiots.
Do you want the world to stop saying this truth about you? THEN GROW SOME BALLS AND STOP BACKLASHING THOSE THAT CRITICIZE YOU, AND LOOK WITHIN YOURSELF AND MAKE THE CHANGE, AND INCITE CHANGE IN OTHERS!
OR JUST REMAIN THE IDIOT THE WORLD SEES YOU AS, AND CONTINUE THE SUFFERING. IT’S YOUR CHOICE.
YOU WANT PEOPLE TO BELIEVE YOU’RE SMART? THEN STOP BEING SO FUCKING STUPID AND CONVINCE US YOU’RE SMART BY YOUR BEHAVIOR, NOT YOUR DELUSIONAL WORDS!
So I’ve always followed this blog, but I’ve never actually posted an article until now. Something happened today that completely mind-fucked me with the stupidity of Filipinos that I had to submit this story.
A bit about myself – Born in the Philippines, left as an infant at the age of 1, I don’t speak the language, I somewhat understand the culture, I’m an ignorant American by nationality, Filipino by ethnicity, and I’m working in the Philippines.
Now, on to my story.. [...]
NOTE FROM FILOFAIL:
I’m not sure why some people don’t read the big bold red letters of the Submit Article page that says to MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED AND SIGNED IN BEFORE SUBMITTING AN ARTICLE. Normally I won’t publish articles that were submitted by an unregistered or not logged in user, but I thought this article was very relevant and well written, so I’ll publish it.
When you are not logged in as a registered user here, the author defaults to [...]