Pinoy and Non-Pinoy: Humor and Facts :)

I have been working overseas since February 2007. I was launched in Singapore until 2013. Then, I was based in different places from May 2013 until August 2014 (same company) – 2 weeks in Hong Kong, 2 weeks in Malaysia, few months back in Singapore and bit longer stint in the Philippines. I arrived in China on 06 September 2014. Based from my experiences and observations, here are some differences and similarities between Pinoy and Non-Pinoy.

1. In Singapore, Pinoys are almost everywhere and we make our presence really felt. I have heard and read a lot of comments ng mga taga dun, maingay daw tayo. Laging mahilig sa party. Pero may iba namang nagsasabi na masayahin tayo. Para sa ating mga Pinoy, nasanay na tayong magsaya, makipagkaibigan, mangapitbahay pa nga e. My conclusion? Parehong totoo, magkaiba lang ng pananaw.

Similarity: Both observations are true. Maingay and masaya.
Difference: Different perspective.

2. Ilang beses kong narinig ang salitang “racist”. Sabi ng mga Pinoy, racist daw ang mga XXX (kayo na maglagay) pero sa totoo lang, racist din tayo e. Wag magdeny! Sa mga lahing ganito, grabe tayo manlait. Kesyo ganito ang amoy or itsura etc (malamang may naisip ka diba?). Pero pag ganitong lahi naman, madalas feeling natin nakakaangat sila kahit wala pa naman silang napapatunayan sayo pero dahil “ganito” sila, favored na agad.

Similarity: Believe it or not, racist.
Difference: Different standard.

3. Pagkatapos kumain, madalas ang Pinoy naghahanap ng malamig na maiinom (softdrinks, juice or iced water) pero ang ibang lahi (Chinese, HK-nese), hanap nila madalas warm water or wam Chinese tea.

Similarity: Maiinom, another obvious.
Difference: Type.

4. Sige masaya naman. Nasubukan ko na magpamasahe kung saan saan at kung anu-anong paraan. Last week lang, nagpamasahe ako dito sa China and narelaxed ako. Loved it! Habang minamasahe, eto nasa isip ko: Makakatulog ka sa Pinoy style samantalang, magigising ka sa style dito (go figure!). Hahha

Similarity: Result – you will feel relieved after.
Difference: Style obviously.

Same result but different process, pwedeng insight!

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