Monday, July 6, 2009

SOME Filipinos are Racists and Haters!!!

I know for a FACT that NOT ALL Filipinos are like this. It's just that there are Filipinos out there who makes my life unhappy. I try to figure out what I've been doing wrong to offend them just to find out that the fault is in their mentality.

I am a FILIPINO, that's a FACT! I just recently moved here to Canada with my parents and brother as Permanent Residents and these are the things that I have experienced here.

I was NEVER looked down upon by other nationalities but I was DEGRADED as a Human being by FELLOW FILIPINOS.


I do not want to be a person that judge people and hate other people because I know that hate only begets hate. But there are just times when my patience run short. I am a Filipino and the only time I felt awkward or threatened while I've stayed here in Canada is when I see other Filipinos, especially the Filipinos with work permits.

I used to be so proud of being a Filipino but now I am having second thoughts. Every time I'm on a bus or any public place or even when I'm at work I try my best not to come close, make eye-contact, or even speak to Filipinos.

Filipinos are the most racist people I know. They think that they are superior than any other race and they only see themselves as the best at everything, something that I totally disagree with because NO RACE is SUPERIOR than OTHERS. They think that the whites are lazy bums and that Filipinos are the only hard working race in the world. The list goes on but with just one similar thought, Filipinos are all this and all that.

But as I said, the bad attitude that some Filipinos have just annoys me and makes me ashamed of being a Filipino because in turn other people think that I am like other uncivilized Filipinos because I am a Filipino. These are the list of things I hate about Filipinos here in Canada:

1. Filipinos have Crab Mentality: Just like crabs in a pot, Filipinos will pull down other Filipinos who have a great chance for success. They believe that if they can't have it other Filipinos shouldn't too.

Filipinos are just like this! Especially those Filipino contract workers! They can't stand seeing Filipino immigrants/permanent residents and especially Filipino-Canadians who are happy and successful.

It's just like when we stepped out of our car, then we entered this restaurant. We then heard these group of contract workers smirking saying that if we really were rich we should have gotten a BMW. Like what the fuck? There's no contest! We didn't come here to Canada to play who has the most expensive car or who is the most rich Filipino here.

And when I answered my iPhone because I had a call, they then said that I may have an iPhone but I must be working hard at some place to pay for it. Like what the hell!!! Are these people for real? Do they ever make these comments to white people? No! They only make these comments to other Filipinos who they can't stand because we are doing better than them.

This doesn't ONLY apply to Filipino contract workers. This also applies to Filipino-Canadians who can't take the fact that we got ourselves our own house and car in our one year of stay here in Canada. They can't accept the fact that my parents didn't have to work at Wal Mart or something and they are already working in their own fields, my mom as an accountant and my dad as a mechanical engineer. They can't stand the fact that we didn't go through all the hardships they had to go through to have whatever possessions and lifestyle that we have now.

They also can't stand the fact that I'm actually going to have a good future because I'm going to study and work here and that I actually have parents who still supports me.

But the greatest example of crab mentality is when someone (a Filipino) at my work tried to destroy another fellow Filipino's reputation just to gain recognition and be promoted. You don't have to step on other people just to succeed. Succeed with your own skills and knowledge.

2. Filipinos think that other Filipinos who works at fast food chains or whatever think that they are just contract workers. Filipinos are the only ones who belittles and look down at other Filipinos. Here in Canada everyone is considered equal! Everyone has an equal access to jobs, health care, and products. Everyone can afford to buy stuff at designer boutiques unlike in the Philippines.

I just hate it when other Filipinos call me just a contract worker and I'm not allowed to have expensive stuff. They expect me to be miserable and call them "Sir or Maam" like other blue-collared workers in the Philippines.

Even if I was a contract worker, that doesn't mean that I am lower than permanent residents or citizens here in Canada. I am still a human being worthy of respect. So don't look down at me and just call me a contract worker who can't afford to have a good lifestyle.

3. Filipinos are RUDE!!! I absolutely hate it when Filipinos are so loud on the bus or in restaurants. I don't know why they have to be so damn noisy. It's okay to be merry and happy and stuff but do you really have to be so darn annoying?! They talk on and on and other people just get annoyed because first they talk so loud and they don't speak English so naturally other people who don't speak Tagalog will only hear unintelligible babble. It's like hearing some crazy person talk nonsense.

Also, Filipinos NEVER say PLEASE or THANK YOU. I hate it when I see Filipinos order or talk to other nationalities like they're some big-shot tycoon or something. No greeting or anything, they just approach you and say what they want. I want this, I want that! Or worst just place the item on the counter and just hand out money like the cashier was invisible or something. I really feel bad when the person taking their order has a negative change of expression. This is why I don't ever wonder why people feel uncomfortable when they are helping me, a Filipino, because they tend to generalize that all Filipinos are rude and don't have manners.

Filipinos NEVER hold the door open for other people. They just SLAM the door even when there is someone behind. I know this because first I see Filipinos doing this and when I actually held the door open for someone as a sign of courtesy, he actually said that he's glad that not all Filipinos are bad.

4. To Filipinos EVERYTHING is a CONTEST!!! As I said in my first reason, I hate it when Filipinos have this sort of contest going on with their stupid minds. Can't I just live my own life with out anyone staring at me and trying to figure out who I am in the basic Filipino society spectrum of Extremely Poor, Poor, Middle Class, Rich, and Extremely Rich? Am I a contract worker or am I a permanent resident? Am I better at them in their own personal rating system?

I absolutely HATE it when other Filipinos stare at you because you are Filipino and then they start figuring you out. And they then spout out comments to degrade you or to level the playing field. And when they are beaten in their own contest with their own set of rules they start saying that I'm cocky or I only think I'm all that because I lived here and have stayed here in Canada longer to have everything I have.

5. If you're Filipino and you speak English fluently, then you are an unpatriotic cocky bastard! They absolutely hate other Filipinos who speak English well. They think that you're either trying too hard or that you are again being arrogant!

Even if I'm not talking to them and I'm talking to a native English-speaker, they will think that I'm being conceited because I'm just a contract worker and I'm not allowed to pronounce words well or speak with actual straight sentences.

There are also times when they speak to me in English and I talk back in English, they still would call me an arrogant prick!

In short, they want me to speak Tagalog to everyone even to the native English-speakers. Or if ever I speak English, I should speak it in an awkward way with grammatical errors and wrong pronunciations.

There are so many things that I can be proud of and be happy of. I can prove them wrong one by one but as long as Filipino's mentality are like this I can say whatever I want to say but they would never listen and they would only believe that they are the right ones.

But as my mom said, pity your haters and don't let them get to you. Unhappy and unsuccessful people will always feel hate, dissatisfaction, and envy at everyone who lives and will live an accomplished and happy life.

NEVER STOOP TO THEIR LEVEL!

15 comments:

  1. i agree with you fully and im pinay!

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  2. I'm half Filipino and I agree with what you've said. I live with a group of them at the moment and they are making my life a living hell.

    I was born here, raised here, can't speak their language and don't even LOOK Filipino. These Filipinos seem to think that because my mother is from the Philippines that I should have some sort "duty" to sit and eat with them during dinner like all the other PURE Filipinos. Because I have not done this (why the hell should I? I don't even like those people!), I have been called a "snob" and a "bitch" and because they know I cannot speak Tagalog, they talk about me right in front of my face. Because of their inferiority towards White people, they see me as "rejecting their culture" by not sitting or mingling with them. As

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  3. if I'm inferring that I'm "too good" to sit with them because I'm behaving as though I'm "White." That isn't even the reason. I just can't stand these rude, annoying people. I was born here! I'm half White, look White, identify myself as White and simply do not understand their culture. Why shouldn't I be free to be who I feel I am? (European).

    The more I meet Filipinos and witness their behaviour, the more I wish to distance myself from them all completely. I hate that they respect people who have money as if having money makes you a better person! It's even more laughable when the Filipina has just married an old rich man who has left all this money to her in his will. Sure, I respect the old rich guy for his business acumen in earning the money in the first place but his wife who was simply handed it on a plate? No! The other Filipinas crowd around her like she is God and she seems to think this entitles her to treat her friends like handbags. She has even done this to me on the occassion that I had dealings with her. Ha! Don't forget, I'm not a real Filipino lady, I don't have the same attitude of "money makes you king" like those who were raised in that country.

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  4. I wish somebody would explain to me why the hell they behave like this. Because of their behaviour, I will be moving shortly. I can't stand how noisy and inconsiderate they are at night when I'm trying to get sleep. I can't stand how they ridicule me for going about my daily business like any other person who lives here. When it's just one Filipino amongst a group of Europeans, they are more likely to behave themselves I find. When it's a whole mob of them like in this place, they begin to build a sense of cockiness and arrogance.

    I think the thing to remember is that the Philippines is a very hierarchial society. There is a large gap between the rich and the poor. If you have money, you're somebody. If you don't, you're not as important. Many still persist with this pathetic attitude. Including the ones I live with. They all had housemaids in the Philippines. They are used to barking orders and having themselves be waited on, hand and foot. When they come here, they seem to think the same rules apply. They can all go to hell.

    The other thing I hate is how the Filipino men STARE at you. Look. I understand that it is not culturally taboo to stare intensely at a woman in the Philippines (or so I gather. Correct me if I'm wrong) but it is extremely rude in Western culture and extremely intimidating. When they come to another country they should adapt our ways of thinking or F off. I notice that Filipino men never do this when there are other European men around. It is only when there are a lot of Filipinos in a group and then just you by youserlf that they do this. Clearly they are aware of the inappropriateness of this.

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  5. a majority of filipino guys seem to be douches...in my experience, not to be racist or anything...but you seem pretty cool....

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  6. Thanks anonymous! I know exactly how you feel. I may be a "pure Filipino" but I can imagine how you are feeling as Filipinos can't seem to embrace the fact that there are other cultures other than what they have in their tiny bubble.

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  7. I'm glad to hear this from a Filipino, it shows that you have a "backbone",because i always associate Filipinos as people with no backbone or character.
    I'm from Nicaragua, and i too can't stand the Nicaraguans raised in the U.S.
    anyways, the thing that always gets me with Filipinos is that there always try to lie and say that there half Spanish or don't have any Asian "mongoloid" blood in them but it has been proven that only around 3% of Filipinos have Spanish blood, and those 3 percent are of the upper class, just because you have a Spanish surname that doesn't means you have Spanish in you, because remember the Spanish wanted to spread catholicism and change everybody names to "catholic names" the Spanish gave Spanish names to the Filipinos as well as the Amerindians in the Americas and the African slaves, so having a Spanish surname doesn't mean anything.
    you know what the funny thing is , Filipinos always try to say that they are biracial mixed with Spanish but they hate white people, so i always say "OH YOUR MIXED WITH WHITE" lol, then they flip out on me and say "I'm not white, i don't have white in me" and i say "but you just said you're mixed with Spanish" and i say "you do know that Spanish people are white" lol then they looked all dumbfounded.
    The thing that annoys me is that Filipinos have like this obsession with Mexicans, central Americans, south Americans, and Caribbeans.
    Now Filipinos are trying to say that they have Amerindian in them because of there history with Mexico, but Mexico isn't a country with only Amerindians, there are blacks, whites , Chinese and others in Mexico and always have been but Filipinos are looking for any excuse.
    Now Filipinos are going around saying "brown pride" i mean common be original, they obviously copied that from the Amerindian Mexicans raised in the u.s.
    I mean southern Europeans can be brown, middle easterners can be brown,central Asians can be brown, Indians, Pakistanis can be brown but they don't go around saying brown pride.
    not even the Amerindians of central America and south America even say that. only the idiots in the U.S.


    Mexicans raisedin the U.S

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  8. Dj. Cut to the ChaseApril 7, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    You know what just break the ice with them and maybe crack a joke... I'm Filipino and was born in Toronto. I know what you mean... for the most part these people are the uneducated ones from the province trust me. There are people from Manila who have what we have and then some. There just mad because there not happy. My parents went through worse hardships then they had. They had nothing only a couple hundred dollars lived in Rexdale (the bad part) then moved to Jane and Finch. It's all about getting rich slowly, they moved out of there got a Nice house in Thornhill and educated their kids. My dad was in a factory and mom was a nurse at an old age home. She hated her job but loved her patients so I guess it balanced out. I get what your saying I go to resturants with my family at times and meet up with them on my motorcycle, the resturant I go to is beside a church where it like 90% Filipino. They look at me hard like were does this kid the money for that bike....or he sells drugs...What ever! Just b/c my English is some what perfect they think I can't speak Tagalog, so I understand every little thing they say. So what I do is offer to pay for the bill when the bill comes... pull out a wad of cash and pay for it! Fuck them just because we didn't settle for working at McDonalds they can't treat us like this. Oh yaw I wore a lacoste shirt and I heard them say it's probably fake...shit like that. My brother also has a diamond watch it's pretty flashy... I hear them call him a show off or "mayabang".... like dude my bro works in construction works almost 12 hours a day sometimes 6-7 days a week! Fuck he’s entitled to some luxuries. When it comes to these people flash what you got...

    On the other hand this is a very, very, very small percent of us if I were to give it a percent it would be like 3-5% (don't know where I got the number from). For the most part we are hard working honest and very nice people who will go out of our way to help others. It's not like we come to this country and take advantage of this government and apply for welfare and live in projects like other people. Go to government housing you'll prob see like one or two Filipinos there and chances are they work there as a Superintendant or property manager...

    Dude don't sell us short be proud of who you are... and when it comes to this small percent of us rub it in there FACE!... maybe it will give them the incentive to work harder!

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  9. Thanks Dj. Cut to the Chase for the comment. I know, it's not our fault if we can afford to buy nice things right. Just because we have expensive things we can't use them in public, like what's the point right?

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  10. for someone who hates racists and haters you sure do spout a lot of both.

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  11. I'm half filipino and this is kinda true. Some of my mom's filipino "lady" friends think they're all that due to the fact that they got
    boob jobs, tummy tuck, stuff to make you have white skin etc... And they act like they're the hottest thing around and they have major egos... But not all filipinos are like that like you said. Actually, I was thinking the same thing before I found this.

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  12. I felt sad of all the comments but some how i could relate.Im a filipino born and race in the Philippines.
    I came here in Canada as a caregiver 2 years ago.Prior to the that I worked in the middle east . Filipinos there are warm and friendly unlike here.I don't know whats the difference.
    I experienced discrimination here and in th middle east. Locals in the middle East think that they are superior to foreign workers because we are there to work for them and here in Canada white people think that we are ignorant and all are uneducated.I say this based on my personal experience.
    But I always bare in mind people people will treat you the way you want them to treat you.So i always show them who I am and what I can do as a person not just a Filipino.In the same way I treat other people with respect.
    i can also say if you incounter people who are mayabang wag nyo pansinin(type ko na lang taglog hirap mag ingles.English is my second language kasi :-)
    Any way minsan me taong galint ibang tao na mas maunlad sa kanila or di na pinag hirapan ang stado nila sa buhay.
    Pag me nakasalamuha kayong ganun deadma na lang or just understand them,donts stress your self saying bad about them.Sometimes there is reason why they are like that.May be because there sick and tired about there life or because there are going through a lot thats why they are also looking for the imperfection of others to justify there own.

    Filipino or not just be an individual person ,because not only Filipinos has the ability to be rude and be racist every one of us its just up to you how will you take it and deal with it.You can take it in a negative way and stress your self and because you stressed your self you get older or take it in positive way and smile.
    Saakin ang huli ,di ka na tatanda nainis mo pa yung tao kasi di ka apektado.Di ba

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  13. Ihr müsst doch eure Erstsprache sprechen. Leider kann jeder verstehen, was ihr geschrieben habt. An eurer Stelle, werde ich meine Erstsprache sprechen, damit niemand mich verstehen kann. Benutzt Google-Übersetzer nicht! Ich kann es gleich bemerken, wenn ihr ihn benutzt habt.

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  14. I am working with philipinos and tehy make my life a hell. Beware! If you upset one filipino the whole group will not talk to you and give you hard time. I will never understand why they are like that with this tribal mentality. If someone say a stupid thing everyone follows. Very sad.

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