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Manny Pacquiao’s loss is a wake-up call to telebasura-loving bobotante horde!

Credits to @KowloonDandy (via Twitter)|Pacman falls

There were MIXED feelings when Pacman lost to Aussie Welterweight boxer Jeff Horn.

If you think that being happy that Manny Pacquiao lost the fight (not in a Schadenfreude way) is ANTI-FILIPINO, then letting him fight again while being a senator is even more ANTI-FILIPINO thank you think.

Pacman did not fight for the country, but he fought for MONEY. Kaya, his charitable acts are plain sugarcoating, as compared to Angel Locsin’s. If Angel Locsin is charitable, then that’s because she has been doing it ever since!

“Kasalanan ni Jake Zyrus ito!”

NOPE, and what has Jake Z have to do with Flunkman’s loss?

In fact, Jake Z’s only mistake is to reveal his procedures and “beauty advice.” However, he wasn’t involved in Pacman’s loss.

WELCOME THE NEW FACES

Speaking of Jeff Horn, well, I’m not even a fan of boxing. Yet, why not welcome a fresh face to take someone’s place? Ultimong si Michael Phelps nga, nag-retiro sa swimming dahil tinalo siya ni number one fan niya, who is no other than Joseph Schooling. As you can all see, despite his victory, Schooling remains down-to-earth. Same with Phelps, despite being hounded by controversies before. Bukod ke PELPZ…

Walang sinabi si FLUNKMAN kay David Beckham, eh! Becks didn’t play association football for the money. He even stated that he only played for LA Galaxy to be “part of the team,” despite being celebrated as an international star when it comes to sports. He retired to give way to prominent footballers like Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentinian Lionel Messi. Buti pa si Beckham, dehins nagmo-monopolize ng talent. Heck, he does not monopolize what football/soccer is about.

So, we should [not necessarily] be happy about his loss?

Granted, we must not take pride in Pacman’s loss, because politics should not be included. However, Manny Pacquiao’s loss is a wake-up call to the bobotante horde, who still continues to patronize ultra-conservative politics. Sa mga bobotanteng mga fantards ni Flunkman na bumoto sa kanya sa eleksyon, it is not your idol’s loss, but YOURS. Una sa lahat, walang boxing ring sa senado. Also, Pacman vs. Trillanes is not something we should expect in the ring, but in the debate hall.

I still respect Pacman as a boxer, but not when it comes to politics. After all, Pacman is still the same bigoted hypocrite who is anti-RH Law, but is pro-death penalty (LOL, parehas sila ni Lucy Torres na TRAPO!). Also, he himself telling people that “why have divorce if there’s annulment” is simply put, pleasing the prude conservatives. Lastly, his reason for opposing same-sex marriage still irks the crowd until today. There’s no need for you to INSULT people to justify your claim.

No wonder, there are still some people who will be Schadenfreude for his loss (which I completely understand). However, there are still some people who will make fun of it, for example, Jim Paredes (EHEM!).

Well, sorry na lang si Pacquiao, wala na si Ka Ronnie Nathanielsz to the rescue, eh. It only means, what’s left for Pacman? Oh, he’d rather focus on being a senator, then I plead him, please don’t run for president. I tell you, the Philippines will be a laughing stock if he wins the presidency.

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Komi’s advice to Jake Zyrus: Stay subtle

Dear Jake Zyrus,

We support you as a transgender man, but do you really have to ANNOUNCE your “tiis-pogi” procedures!?

A lot of trans people won’t reveal it until they have fulfilled their purpose

I said on my Facebook:

My friends knows a transman who never underwent that kind of procedure, and guess what? He is called, “Kuya,” despite his feminine voice.

Same goes with Aiza Seguerra, who calls himself a transman, but never underwent male hormone intakes, and would prefer wearing a binder or a minimizer bra.

Also, my friend knows a transwoman who is still considered as “gay,” but cross-dresses and seems more feminine and could be better-looking than a woman.

Lastly, we know someone who is a transwoman who still speaks like a gay person (hak hak!), but chose not to undergo sex change surgery (well DUH! Maintenance kaya ang sex change). Swerte niya, nagpa-sex change siya legally (it’s two things: Surgical sex change, OR legal sex change).

Ultimong si BB Gandanghari, hindi niya in-anunsyo na magiging transwoman na pala siya! She only announced it when she said, “Rustom Padilla is dead.” Well, she’s the only transwoman who still looks gay than trans.

Mismong si Angelina Mead King, she didn’t even have to undergo sex re-assignment surgery, attesting that she still retains her guy side. That way, she gave her wife Joey Mead King reasons to retain the marriage.

Also, the most popular ones like Rep. Geraldine Roman and Sass Rogando Sasot didn’t even reveal their procedures, unless they’re being asked about it. It was only Ka Geraldine who opened up her journey towards transitioning.

She was like saying, “I think, God won’t approve of discrimination against the LGBT.”

Difference between transgender vs. transsexual

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Remember, Marlene Aguilar said, “The brain is the BIGGEST sex organ.”

I would consider the likes of Angelina Mead King as transgender, but the likes of Geraldine Roman would be called, transsexual.

So, I would call Aiza Seguerra as transgender, not transsexual.

Well, in this case, I consider Jake Zyrus as transgender. Kulang na lang, magpa-sex reassignment surgery siya, transsexual na ang itatawag ko sa kanya. That’s because Geraldine Roman is a true-blooded transsexual—she admitted, she went to the States to undergo sex re-assignment surgery.

And to dear Jake Z: Never reveal your procedures immediately

At least, BB Gandanghari didn’t reveal her surgeries, or yeah, procedures—she only lets people know that she is no longer RUSTOM PADILLA. She only made it official when she officially made it legal in the States (well, I’m not sure if she is a dual citizen of the Philippines and the USA).

Even though BB still looks like a tranny (lol yes, she still looks a cross-dressing gay), at least she just practiced self-love, and self-honesty. Remember, it’s always good to be honest, but not all truths are good to tell (for example: Bashing celebrities’ offsprings *ahem*).

Now answer me, my dear Jake Z: How come BB Gandanghari is still well-loved by the Filipino people, despite that she does not look like a transwoman? How come people respected her decision to become BB Gandanghari?

Also, how come Filipinos also accepted Caitlyn Jenner as Caitlyn?

Jake Z, it’s never wrong to be honest about your transitioning, but to reveal your procedures is something that might irritate the audiences. Granted, we may never please everybody, yet don’t announce what you’re going through. You might be the next Kim Kardashian, if ever.

BOBO ANG MGA ELITISTA pt. 2

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Nagbabalik si Senyor Komikado! Pati sa pesbuk, Senyor Komikado na rin ang pangalan ko dun! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Give Justin Bieber a break!

I am not a fan of his. Heck, I am not even a Belieber.

Yet, I simply understand what he is going through.

You all might side with Selena Gomez, but I really never liked Selena. Gahd, she isn’t really that talented! Also, people like her only make the likes of Eva Longoria classy!

Reasons why I dislike Selena:

1) She has fake boobs, but does not have the nerve to admit it.

2) I don’t like her singing voice.

3) I’m not impressed with her “Wizards of Waverly Place.”

4) Uhmmm… there’s something in her that I don’t like. In fact, I find her pretentious.

Seriously, JB deleted his IG account–for a reason. He’s only defending his new girlfriend. I may not know Sofia Richie that well (aside from being Nicole Richie’s sister), yet please, do not judge her. JB deserves to be happy with Sofia, ok? In fact, JB broke up with Selena for a reason.

I am not impressed with Selena’s doll-like features, either. In fact, she looks like a prostitot who only had a boob job just to look like she went thru puberty.

Hate me all you want, tho. 

Komikado Reacts: Antonio Contreras’s post, “POWERLESSNESS IN POWER”

I have admired the LEGENDARY professor of Political Science, Dr. Antonio P. Contreras.

YES, that’s him in the photo. He looks like this handsome-looking professor of International Studies. HAHA.

Komikado Reacts: Powerlessness in Power by Antonio P. Contreras

Many people would simply die coveting a post perceived to be loaded with power and privilege. The goal of landing in such a post has propelled many to suppress their natural selves and subordinate their being to the templates of the usual, acceptable and “normal.” This produces so much pretension and niceness, that one so mean could project a smiling face, and one so arrogant could suppress the smirk to kowtow to the wishes of the appointing gods. The autonomy that is vested in human subjects to chart for them their identities have to take a backseat if only to win approval, a mere brownie point when the name of the game is actually the big league, a seat in the front of the CEOs car reserved for bodyguards, a chance to carry the umbrella of the boss, or even the rare privilege of escorting the spouse while doing her shopping, or chaperone their bratty kids as they play in a theme park.

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People have always said that it is lonely at the top. You may have all the money and the power, but both could not buy you true happiness, as the cliché goes. People are looking up to you perched in your office up there, but the sad part of it is that many of them are doing so not in admiration or awe but maliciously anticipating, or even betting, when you are going to fall, and how, and how fast, and how hard.

My being Dean for four years in my College taught me a lesson about being in power. While some would literally die, and beg, to get such a plum post, and while I am always thankful of the opportunity such post gave me to serve others, and the lessons I learned from such experience that contributed to my being a better person, I can categorically state, as I have said it on many occasions, that those four years were also the most disempowering years of my life.

I gained weight. This is what happens when physical activity yields to mental activity, and where endless meetings do not only produce stress that could cause hunger, but also provide opportunities to eat and eat and eat while seated to a point that the only muscle in the body that gets a hefty work-out is the mouth. Hectic schedules ruin gym plans, and mental stress drains so much energy that sleep and food become better alternatives than pumping weights or doing the treadmill.

And the list does not end there.

I also was forced to be more restricted in my fashion—the boring conventional type of long-sleeved shirts and trousers in black, blue and grey. My earrings had to go which caused my ear piercing to close. I could not have my tattoos, which I have had dreamed to have, lest I could be seen as improperly adorned. I was forced to behave according to protocol. Well, at least, most of the time. I could not just say things I wanted to say even if I was dying to. I literally forced myself to keep quiet and be poker-faced when under ordinary times I would have told off someone saying something stupid as that, stupid.

But the most stressful of it all was when I began to sense that a part of me was already acquiring the habitus, and the consciousness of a conservative administrator, when I began to dislike the behaviour of subordinates who were assertive of their rights, and were critical of some of my decisions, things which I would have done too had I been in their shoes. I was horrified when I realized I was turning into something I actually hated.

The irony is simply in being someone with a position of power and privilege, where you earn the badge of being called a “sir” and be treated like a little king, but you are in fact a slave of protocol, conventions and mission and vision statements you may not like but you have to live by. This has severe consequences on one’s identity. It was so palpable that when I stepped down as Dean, the very first thing I did was to go back to the gym and liberate myself from the fat I accumulated from endless eating while in stressful meetings. And I decided to wear my earrings again. And I finally got my tattoo, not only one, but two of them. And now, I am able to call a stupid idea for what it is—stupid—with the frankness that only a liberated, blue-blooded iconoclast like me could muster. I was so glad to feel the new sense of power that resulted from being out of power. I was back to my real me.

Recently, I was being considered for a government post. I thought maybe it is about time to again test the waters of being “disempowered” as a price to pay if only to serve our people. I was willing to again remove my earrings, and was training myself to wear long-sleeved shirts to hide my tattoos. I was ready again to gain some weight. In fact, I was already practicing becoming “nice” when I began to temper my commentaries in social media in preparation for the larger restraint I have to endure to gag myself, submit to the script of the establishment, and be silent even if it is about an idea I simply find stupid.

Fortunately, some people in the corridors of power were so helpful enough to prevent me from getting such appointment. I was told that I am not liked. Far from being depressed, I was so relieved. There is no word of gratefulness I could use to thank enough whoever that person was for saving me from the punishment of being once again in a cage just to be powerful.

What I think about Antonio Contreras is that, he does not pretend to be someone else. He is true to himself–he’s the bald guy who has ear piercings and peaceful tattoos that is unlikely to be worn by a professor, who is deemed as formal, strict in fashion, and of course, conservative.

NOPE. He ain’t your typical conservative, old-timer professor. He’s the guy version of Marlene Aguilar–fearless, bold, and thinks outside the box of tradition.

Una namin siyang nakilala bilang isang kolumnista sa GMA website. Siya nga iyung nagsulat ukol sa mga “Insecure Intellectual Elites,” bilang reaksyon niya sa mga all-knowing, self-righteous bashers ni Harvey Campos, isang estudyanteng nagtanong ng napaka-kontrobersyal na tanong sa yumaong pinuno ng Singapore na si Lee Kuan Yew. Siyempre, iniwasang sagutin ni Angkong LKY ang tanong, dahil kultura naman kasi ng Singapura ay, nananatiling pribado ang usapang pamilya.

Iyung mga “Insecured Intellectual Elites” na tinutukoy ni Antonio Contreras ay hindi lang iyung mga bashers ni Harvey Campos. Isama ko na rin iyung mga elitistang manunulat ng GetRealPhilippines.com, tsaka ‘yung mga shittakaburi netizens ng GirlTalk at saka ang grupo sa FB na, “Filipino Freethinkers [Updates and Announcements].” Hindi ko na rin palalampasin ang mga elitistang social climber na readers ng Fashion Pulis (FP-tards).

I don’t like the way the bashers judged heavily on Harvey Campos. Ihinahalintulad pa nila si Harvey kay Ricky Lo kung saan, stupid daw ang mga tanong nila, when in fact, they’re being bold and fearless at the same time.

I think these “ELITISTA” netizens are the ones who angered MSP, thus, when she writes anything about things related to the elitists, she would often bash them.

Here’s another criticism by megamabushii:

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Of course, the elitists will never understand when and how to use the concept of “cultural relativism.” Oh, sa mga apologists ni Anne Has-been-thaway ditey, her rudeness translated to her being a has-been. Walang nag-reply sa prangkahan ni megamabushii ay dahil, alam nilang guilty sila na dapat hindi lang sana nila hinusgahan si Ricky Lo.

Oh… marami talagang Kapamilya-twats sa GirlTalk, kaya puro kuda sila pagdating kay Ricky Lo, at ang kapal pa, huh! They started this thread, “Overrated Hosts,” and they glorify Winnie Monsod!

I respect Winnie Monsod but not anymore.

These GirlTalkers have such abominably poor and cheap taste! Most of them won’t vote for BBM but they’re YES to Leni.

Iba paring maging SHIT na MALAGKIT ang mga elitista, ano?

Makes sense?

It is a shame that many of these elitistas are not enlightened enough! They’re mostly scums who pretend to be pa-sosyal, when in fact, their manners remind me of people settling in the squatters’ area.

Damn!

The ruling class of the Philippines ISOLATE themselves rather than integrating with the common good

It’s sad but true–most of our Chinese and Spanish ruling elites do NOT integrate themselves in the Filipino culture–kesyo daw BADUY, jologs, o cheap, they will never understand the essence of being a Filipino if they continue to rule the country yet isolate themselves rather than integrating.

These elites do not only lack a sense of patriotism, they also lack a sense of environmentalism–granted, you do fucking business for fucking profit, but that doesn’t mean you have to exploit people per se. If you’re an oligarch, you have to have a sense of BOTH patriotism and environmentalism. Having NO sense of patriotism only means that you have an identity crisis yourself.

And so the fiasco begins…

The cocky know-it-alls (shittakaburi) and intellectual elitists do not know how it is to be an intellectual being. Male or female, they justify the crappy services of Globe (I think Smart Mobile is waaaaay better on Internet–it may be unfriendly towards people who text and call a lot, but it won’t fail you on Internet services) simply because telco companies do shit for profit, which is not right–after all, the customer knows best.

And please don’t get me started with the “lesser evil” shit, when it comes to politics. You will choose PNoy over Binay!? How stupid.

Yeah, Binay is plastic in real life (he is effing conceited, actually), yet you cannot question his efforts to help the people–he has done a lot of things in the Philippines, even though he and his family are a bunch of scums. Tony-sensei (how I call Prof. Contreras) ended up being an apologist of Binay.

Well, I won’t mind Binay despite being pretentious and a prima donna in real life–thing is, he has to prove that he shouldn’t do credit-grabbing (seriously, credit-grabbing is effing sickening!!!). In some aspects, Binay is good–yet we seem to overlook it.

And please take note that Binay is a Cory appointee.

Being plastic simply because you’re a Dean is really–uhm, disheartening. Oh, and you have to be “conservative” like the rest of the people who are “Slaves of their Boxes.”

Being a Slave of the Box: NOT a Cool Thing–AT ALL

We wouldn’t identify Tony-sensei if he has no tattoos, no piercings, and if he does not shave his head. Of course, he’s the type of guy you would still like to introduce to your parents–even though he shaved his head and got tattoos on his body. Right?

I know some people who still go to church, who sport peaceful tattoos. Oh, so don’t tell me that Leviticus shit from the Bible–Manny Pacquiao himself has tattoos on his body, yet he has the nerve to become a pastor. Abnormal lang, diba?

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HAHAHA… I think Fuckman did have the nerve to become a “Christian,” yet all thanks to Jasmine Curtis-Smith, she pinpointed his mistake–through the Leviticus verse prohibiting tattoos.

See? That is why the likes of Carlos Celdran and Marlene Aguilar expressed their anger towards Fuckman.

Unfortunately, Manny himself is a Slave of the Box. Buti pa nga ang mga kagaya ni Floyd Jr., eh–Floyd may have been a woman-beater and a scum all his life, yet he does know how to keep cool–have you ever watched the video of his dad being “pabida” to Erik Morales? Senyor Erik cannot say a thing or two, since Floyd Sr. was clogging him verbally. Right?

No wonder Floyd Jr. is often disgruntled on TV.

Thank goodness he still managed to support marginalized people.

Meanwhile, Manny does not have that. Having lots of money, after all, cannot buy intellectualism. You may argue with me that money can buy a lot of books, however, it’s always good to think outside the box of tradition. Manny thinks that hurting the marginalized sector will make him more superior simply because he has lots of money–well, simply put, Manny is still a low-class scum.

YES, he is a low-class scum for many reasons.

I would expect him to be open-minded, out-of-the-box thinker, and at the same time, liberal. How many times do I have to tell you that he visited the goddamn States of America all throughout his life, and yet, he still remained bigoted.

In the States, bigotry is a mortal sin!

Well, it’s not only Pacman who suffers from this kind of syndrome–even those Filipinos who became American citizens are still far from being open-minded, tolerant, out-of-the-box thinkers and most of all, liberal–I’m pertaining to the Generation-X Pinoy promdis who still think like a provincial local in the Philippines: Too religious, slave of the box, and lacks an equal amount of imagination within them.

Yeah, that’s Filipino culture 101 to you!

I think the Philippines should learn from Tony-sensei

We need more legit intellectuals like Antonio P. Contreras, Marlene Aguilar, and Carlos Celdran. They think outside the box, and they are the true sources of Pinoy pride–why is that many Filipinos aren’t proud of them?

To be honest, many people would rather idolize Kris Aquino, Vice Ganda, Boy Abunda, and a lot of showbiz people who are not worthy to become “Pinoy pride.” I won’t even spare Pacquiao, either!

So ano say niyo? Leave your comments in the comment section and please, no rude comments. Many thanks!

Komikado Reacts: Long Discussion on a Blog Entry

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#MSPsays: Nagbago ang impression ko nung nakita ko si Maja Salvador sa personal. Tahimik lang siya kumpara doon sa pabidang plain Jane na si Bela Padilla (seriously, I am never a fan of Bela Padilla at all–I find Bea Alonzo better-looking than her, and I find Glaiza De Castro greater than her).

Buti pa nga si Majarot, infairness, malaki ang pinagbago niya–ngunit speaking of her personality, she’s really boring naman talaga.

However, infairness, hindi siya kasing-boring ni Sarah Lahbati.

Real Talk: Kim Chiu is the bad influence!

Let me be very honest with you, guys. Kim Chiu is the BAD INFLUENCE, not Maja. Proof? Hindi naman ungas si Xian Lim before the Bicol fiasco (which made Lola Joey extremely disgruntled–goodvibes pa iyun sa personal, ah!).

I think Gerald distanced himself from Kim Chiu is because, he knew she had a bad attitude. Of course, that is natural for person who has his own sense of pride.

Hindi lang si Maja Blanque ang nabiktima ng pagiging ungasis niya (Kim). I think, other people who are associated with Kim Chiu became shit people–buti na lang si Sarah Geronimo, hindi nagpadala sa pagiging ungasis ni Kim Chiu. Kung snobbish man si SG sa personal, lemme tell you that SG is like any other artist who has their own inner crisis issues. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

Iyung mga artists na associated with Marian Rivera, nagiging ungas din ba at the end? Of course not, since Marian is a good example and a good influence to the youth. Etchos lang ang pagpapa-laglag niya, dahil looking at her naman, she is conservative at heart–have you ever heard of Marian fucking with a lot of TV honchos at GMA?

The elitistang twatards and other dumbed-down people should STOP believing that Kim Chiu is nice in person (when in fact, she is maldita in person! Lakas pang maka-negatiba), and that Marian is a “witch.” Speaking of Marian, many twats believe that she’s a man-stealer, a homewrecker, when in fact, Karylle stole Dingdong from Antoinette Taus.

When in fact, Dingdong pursued Marian because he saw the good values in her!

Siyempre, wala paring “forever” kay Kim Chiu–time will pass, and Xian will leave her for good. I believe that Xian only became a scum when he became “on” with Kim Chiu (when in fact, gamitan lang iyan!). Buti pa nga si Marian, may forever, eh!

White Skin =/= Aristocratic Features

I often get uncalled for comments such as “Maputi ka lang.”, “Hindi naman katangusan ang ilong”, etc… back home (kahit hindi naman ako nakikipagpagandahan) because despite my pasty skin, I don’t have the typical mixed blood features (which is fine kasi I’m 100% Pinay naman). Kiber. Marami lang talagang laitera sa’tin.

— Prunella of GirlTalk

MARAMING GANYAN SA PINAS!

Well, sabi ng iba, sa dark-skinned mo pa makikita ang aristocratic features. Truth is, you won’t be called a mestiza simply because your skin is fair–you’ll be called one if your features are like those who live in the Western parts of the world: The Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Eurasia and the rest of Europe.

Kalokohan ang magsasabing mestiza ang isang taong maputi ang balat pero ang features naman, pang-alipin!

Hindi ba pwedeng, chinita lang!?

GetRealPhilippines NAILZ it!

I absolutely love this statement from GRP (their article on 20 excuses Filipinos justify for the rampant poverty shit… ek ek):

18. We are poor because we are using English which is not our native language. Look at Japan, they use their native language that’s why they are rich.

Rebuttal:

Yeah, right…

(1) Most Singaporeans do not natively speak English as their first language and instead, have mother tongues like Hokkien, Teochew, Hainanese, Henghwa, Hokchew, Cantonese, Hakka, Malay, Javanese, Baweanese, Tamil, Malayalee, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, or others.

Yet they are educated primarily in English as that is the official medium of instruction. And lo and behold: Singapore is one of the richest countries in the world, and in 2010’s IMF ranking for GDP per Capita has surpassed Japan as being the richest East Asian country.

(2) Ireland’s native and national language is Gaeilge, aka “Irish Gaelic.” But in fact, their educational system uses English as the medium of instruction. And Ireland is number 12 in the IMF’s 2010 GDP per Capita top ranking.

(3) Luxembourg’s native language is Letzeburgesch, classified as a dialect of Low German that is somewhat similar to Flemish and Dutch, yet Luxembourg’s primary medium of instruction is French with German acting as a second official language. Both French and German are technically foreign to Luxembourg.

Nevertheless, Luxembourg has ranked as number 1 in the IMF GDP per Capita ranking, and is therefore the country with the highest per capita income in the world for both the 2009 and 2010 data sets. Moreover Luxembourg is also number one in the World Bank’s 2009 GDP per Capita ranking.

(4) India has so many different native or “mother” languages for its extremely diverse population. English, however, serves as its primary official working language especially in business and education. One of India’s biggest advantages has been its reliance on its English-proficient white-collar sector in providing outsourcing services to the developed world. This was its main ticket to becoming one of the world’s emerging economies.

Quite obviously, the whole idea that using one’s native language as a medium of instruction or official language determines success and that not using one’s native language impoverishes a country is clearly absurd.

In fact, despite Singapore’s use of the English language as its major medium of instruction despite the multiple ethnicities present in Singapore who have their own native languages, Singaporean students’ test scores are among the highest in the world.

Speaking of Japan, most Filipinos who love to use Japan as that poster-boy of “native-language use” are totally ignorant of the fact that during the Meiji Restoration, it was extremely common for élite Japanese university students studying some of the most technically-challenging courses in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and even Music, International Diplomacy and others to actually make use of textbooks in German, English, or French, (for some music majors, Italian) and were instructed by foreign professors from Germany, Austria, Britain, the USA, or France. This tendency actually even continued until long after the Meiji Restoration.

So, Imma quote thiz.

The last paragraph? I agree. As a matter of fact, Japanese people learn the language of a foreign country when they reside there. And besides, Japan’s culture is homgenous that’s why there’s NO FREAKING POINT OR SENSE in calling it the official poster-boy of using the native language as medium of instruction. Masato Sakai learned Chinese in uni. Oh, and please take note of Hiroyuki Sanada, Rinko Kikuchi and Masi Oka, plus Shin Koyamada–they won’t make it to the Hollywood scene without learning English. Right!?

And Kentaro Matsuo, the French-speaking Asian dude in Rush Hour 3? I dunno if he’s a French-born Japanese guy?

At siyanga pala, English should be the unifying language of the Philippines. In India, English is the unifying language. Granted, mabigat ang Indian accent ng mga Indiano, yet they make it to a point to maximize their English communication capabilities.

I mean, RESPETO naman sa mga hindi Katagalugan, gaya ng mga Bisaya. Granted, it’s never a bad thing to learn English–I believe it makes sense when we score high in exams. As a matter of fact, ang suliranin lang ng mga Pinoy is that, they become grammar Nazis for invalid reasons. Amaryt!?

Japanese culture is unique on its own–but TBH it isn’t totally and extremely unique kontra sa mga hinala niyo!

MSP says: Honestly speaking, Japanese culture is mostly based on their indigenous culture (Ryukyuan and Ainu–aka the Jomon racial group) plus the Han Chinese culture adopted from the Tang Dynasty. No wonder, elements of Min Nan and Cantonese are embedded in their language. The old, original Japanese terms? They were replaced by Chinese influence, thus, the Hanzi characters were borrowed, and then adopted, thus having their own version, what they call as “Kanji.”

The original inhabitants of Japan had unique features (kindly refer to Ken Hirai, Isamu Shimoji and the ever-famous Hiroshi Abe)–a mixture of South Asian and white European. Don’t get me wrong, that’s how I perceive it. Eventually, their genes were mixed by the Yayois (the Koreans, or any Yellow-raced group of people from the Mongolic area) later on, thus having this so-called “Yamato” Japanese race.

However, the “Yamato” race isn’t really “pure.” Racial purity is after all, a mindset.

Tingnan niyo kaya sina Yui Aragaki, Yukie Nakama–bago sila sumikat. Mapuputi ba talaga sila dati pa? All I could think of a naturally-fair Japanese actress would be Miho Kanno-Sakai. Kyoka Suzuki wasn’t paper-white during her younger years. So before you conclude that if you’re Japanese = white skin, think of the Japanese actresses before they became famous. Gakky wasn’t fair-skinned at all. Same with Yukie Nakama. May iba silang version ng gluta, kaya sila mapuputi ngayon. Aya Ueto wasn’t fair at the first place. Oh, isama na rin ang mga ibang artista sa Japan na halatang nagpaputi lang nung nakatungtong sila ng Tokyo.

In this case, hindi naman gaano homogeneous ang lahi ng mga Hapones. The fair-skinned Japanese, you actually see them in northern parts of Japan. So don’t think that Philippines is alone when it comes to obsession with skin whitening. I could attest to that!

Ang mga naturally-fair talaga, usually they come from northern Japan.

I simply disagree with the fact that Japanese culture is totally unique. Well, unique naman in a sense that they identify themselves with this category, but that doesn’t mean that their identity is isolated. In fact, they’re also known for being more Westernized than Singapore (IMO mas Asian parin at mas conservative ang SG in some way–to think it is multicultural; HK is far more “liberated” and Westernized).

Japanese culture is also conservative, but speaking of love and relationships, they’re quite liberal. Concept of virginity? Meh, that’s too old-school for them. In fact, shotgun weddings are common among couples whose wives were pregnant before marriage, tapos divorce kapag may something wrong… ayun. Pakitanong kay Namie Amuro o Ryoko Hirosue. Hindi ko sigurado kay Rosa Kato. Maybe relationships in Japan don’t work like Posh and Becks (oh yes, British culture is very conservative when it comes to family and marriage–to think it’s a Western culture). But not all–in fact, there are lots of Japanese men who marry late. Hiroshi Abe and Masato Sakai are primary examples. No wonder, nakipag-break si Miho Kanno kay Goro Inagaki dahil si Inagaki, he had a bad reputation before Kanno met Sakai. Then BOOM, Sakai and Kanno married.

No wonder, you see me very excited when Kanno Miho gave birth to their son; like how I rejoice when Marian Rivera gave birth to Baby Zia.

That’s it!

PS: Paging Maria Ozawa, if you can please correct something here in my article onegai-shimasu! Doumo! ❤