21 Reasons Why I Love The Philippines



When Michael Goodman uploaded a video about the things he hate about the Philippines, I admired his honesty. Sadly, instead of taking it constructively and considering it as a wake up call, most Pinoys took it the other way around. As usual, they made a big fuss about it, even called to "black list" the honest guy. What the fuck?! The guy was just pointing out the obvious things that most of us overlook and considered as "ah okay lang". What  if that was a Filipino dude who made a video like that? Would that be viral too? Will he be black listed too? Ah shit.

Well anyway highway, if he had 20 reasons, I guess I'll make 21 more. I love the Philippines, and you know why? Because Philippines is where;

  1. Doctors, teachers, even engineers here in the Philippines are studying nursing courses so they can be nurses abroad.
  2. Athletes with good looks even if they haven't won a championship are worshiped and praised rather than those who brought glory to our country countless times. (Remembering the Phil. Dragon Boat Team compared to the controversial nympho Azkals)
  3. All kinds of animals are edible. Bats are "fished" from the skies in Leyte, cats are stuffed into "siopaos", dogs are served in plates as "aso-cena", the only inedible part of a chicken are its beak and claws, beetles are sauteed to serve as "pulutan", well the list could go on.
  4. The government can be considered as a religious institution because it could make its people pray for miracles.
  5. Most Pinoys panicked when "pan-de-sal" went up by one peso, but when an ordinary Php50.00 ice cream was released, people went hysterical just to buy one. (Remembering Magnum, an ice cream made of 90% status symbol and 10% ice cream)
  6. Call center agents have higher salary than the teachers, nurses, engineers. I guess that's the main reason why the number of up-to-second-year-college-only-students is rising; most call centers accept applicants as long as they passed their two years in college.
  7.  Indians who lend money to the people are called "bombay" because of their smell which is described as oniony, and they are well respected by Pinoys.
  8. Clean and drinkable water is sold. Hey, and its Php30.00 per gallon here in Manila!
  9. Rush hour is when nothing rushes or moves in EDSA.
  10. Every street can be converted into a basketball court.
  11. Students pay more for schooling than what they'll earn after they graduate.
  12. Starbucks coffee is more expensive than gasoline but most Pinoys who have cars and complain about the rising prices of gas still prefer to drive to a Starbucks to have some coffee.
  13. Even those people living in slums can have their own iPhone or iPad (God made man, and everything else is made in China), and wear Gucci, Guess, Levis, and other branded apparels (ukay-ukay).
  14. Traffic has a different meaning. If the usual traffic is the movement of vehicles or the movement of audiences and visitors of a certain website, traffic in the Philippines is when vehicles don't move along the highway.
  15. Actions stars and boxing champ are elected to position though they don't have any idea, background, or appropriate education on politics.
  16. A president is elected because of the magic of his dead parents and not because he accomplished anything before running for president.
  17. Everyone and EVERYTHING is spoofed.
  18. The police force has a BIG shortage on guns despite the BIG budget for national security
  19. Your fellowmen laugh at you if you wear the colors of your country. Try to go to school wearing a red, blue, white and yellow attire, let's see if you'll last a day.
  20. Everybody wants to leave the country. Well, if that could be granted, at least it'll make a more spacious Philippines.
  21. You'll see thousands of beautiful islands with beautiful natural formations, and the hospitality of the Pinoys are incomparable to the rest of the world.
Well, there it is. How about you? What do you love about the Philippines? :)

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26 Responses to 21 Reasons Why I Love The Philippines

  1. #21 lang yata ung positive eh, but it was fun reading (while nodding on) your reasons...i love the Phils bec i am a Filipino, love ur own ika nga...

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    1. I love the Philippines din mam, hehe. Those were just for fun, although totoo. :)

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  2. I agree don't hate the man, instead improved our country and our way that is becoming not good in progressing

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    1. I pity the guy who did a superb wake up call to Filipinos. To think, those were the same things WE complain about. I really don't understand why many of our fellow Pinoys made a big fuss about it. Tsk.

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  3. Totally agree! Sad to say, but really true! Hay, Philippines nga naman.. but then again, I am a proud Pinay! :)

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    1. Maganda naman talaga ang pilipinas e, kaibig ibig. Yun nga lang, di masyadong maganda ang mga nakatira dito, lalo na ang mga nagpapalakad. Hehe, be proud! :)

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  4. Hahaha that's why when I entered blogging and they talked about traffic, I thought it is about things that are not moving at all. Ay nd pala! Wahhh failed. and the guns because Abu Sayyaf has it kaya may shortage ang military failed again lol... Nice post! I still love being a Filipino, I embraced it whether good or bad. :)

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    1. Me too, I love being a Filipino, hahaha. Yun nga kasi, ang galing ng Pinoy, pag di na gumagalaw, traffic na kagad, ang kleber! haha

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  5. hahaha, natawa ako while reading. humor but true.

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    1. Yes. It might hurt some, but we better be honest about it :)

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  6. only in the Philippines as they say. good or bad, i love my country no matter what. besides we are known because of these...hahaha

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    1. Haha, these made us famous, well, in a nega view. Keep lovin the Philippines! :D

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  7. so true! Whatever negative comments we'll hear from those foreign ones, still I love being a FILIPINO!

    Nice post!

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  8. You've point out the bad thing that you turn it to be our strength. I like that strategy one..

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    1. I hope most of our fellowmen will see it the way you do mam :)

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  9. Hahaha this is funny. One thing I miss about the Philippines is eating all the sweet stuff!

    Have you ever tasted the sweet spaghetti sauce that Filipinos love? And believe it or not, spaghetti is so popular in the Philippines that it's also served at McDonald's and KFC. It's even served on the breakfast menu.

    And sweet mayo? Oh, man, posting this comment makes me crave for Jollibee Champ Burger. In fact, one time my husband asked me “why do Filipinos love all this sweet stuff?” I proudly answered, “"Maybe because we have sweet tooth?”

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  10. Hey! Thank you for droppin' by my blod ma'am. I'm proud to say that I'm a Filipino but not unfortunately, I don't have a sweet tooth, hahaha.

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  11. I love philippines it because most people there , are very hospitable,loving ..sweet ..and the food not so expensive
    and its a nice place to stay..

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    1. good to hear that you love our country sir, appreciate it. but MORE appreciation for visiting my blog and bothering to leave a comment ^________^

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  12. This guy is a condecending idiot!!

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