Der Philippinisch Charakteristische

I have Filipino blood. My family is Filipino. My family’s history (pre-birth of me) is very Filipino. Yet there is one thing I cannot understand. When Filipinos face adversity, they always find a way to smile. So, taking a stab in the dark here, most of my readers here might be Filipino, and they know what I’m talking about. But if you aren’t Filipino, I’ll give you a little background.

Currently, Metro Manila is experiencing an extreme downpour, and it’s causing massive flooding. The picture above isn’t a river, it’s in a middle of a city.

Here’s a news article

Here’s a video:


More videos here
For non-Manilans, Recto underpass is a 4-lane (or 6-lane), 3-story deep tunnel. So yeah, that isn’t a canal or a river, it’s a road.

And here’s what some Filipinos do when they have free-time (these are all in the city):

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Good Quality Education for $1.15

I read this article online, it caught my attention because I really value education. As I read on, I was surprised that the De La Salle institution was responsible for the project. 

The following article is taken from: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/12149/good-quality-education-for-only-p50

Compared with the impressive facades of the Br. Andrew Gonzalez Hall and the Enrique Razon Sports Center, another school building of De La Salle University (DLSU) on Taft Avenue, Manila, is hardly noticeable when one views the campus from a Light Rail Transit train.

The size of the one-story structure, however, belies the big role it plays in the lives of children of preschool age from poor families along Leveriza Street and neighboring areas.

“We’re making a difference in the life of the kids and their families by providing them quality education,” Maria Fe Ferrer, the coordinator of the preschool, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The school charges its students P50 each for the whole school year. The amount covers instructional materials, the school uniform and field trip expenses. Continue reading “Good Quality Education for $1.15”

I Know how Qatar Gets More Filipinos to Work for Them!

Now everything you’re about to read is all hypothetical, BUT if I were Qatar, this is what I would do.

Everybody in the Philippines knows about the 3 Filipinos in China that were executed for being drug mules. Now whether or not that should’ve happen is none of my concern now, but I’m glad that China did what they did. And so almost everyone here in the Philippines seem to be hatin’ on China for killing their “countrymen” but in fact, the Filipinos can’t see past their own nose. Drugs kill more people than government executions!Ugh… these Filipinos… well that isn’t my concern now. My concern is how Qatar is reacting to this situation.

A couple of minutes ago, I was watching my local news and there were a couple of things that took my interest: A lady with a rare skin disease, Thia’s elimination from American Idol, a 130+ pound 3 year-old Chinese baby and Continue reading “I Know how Qatar Gets More Filipinos to Work for Them!”