Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Citizen Of The Planet

I guess it’s true what they say that Filipinos can be found anywhere in the world.

Even in a remote place like Majuro, Pinoys are aplenty. Raft3r ran into a bunch of them in the streets. I ended up having Dreyer’s ice cream with my kababayans (countrymen).

First time I did my grocery in Payless, I noticed an entire aisle was devoted solely to Filipino products. The sign read “Pinoy Section.” Raft3r was beaming with pride.

There was Chippy, Sky Flakes, Zesto, Boy Bawang, 555 Sardines, Likas Papaya, and the like. I couldn’t believe it. It was like a dream or something. If the store carried Belo Essentials, I would just lose it.

Even on local cable, they have the “Knowledge Channel.” Slowly, I channel surfed and prayed I don’t see starlet Locsin in “Lobo.”

God was kind. There was no TFC (The Filipino Channel).

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

alam mo naman ang pinoy kahti san mo sila ilagay basta magka-work..
mga bombay meron? haha.. nagkalat na rin sila eh
-CM

Raft3r said...

CM, Meron din. Nagkalat din sila d2. Hehe

Big Eyed Gal said...

Yes! Natawa ako sa Likas Papaya. Siguro kasi nangingitim na ang mga kababayan natin dyan sa island.

Go Kapuso!

By the way, may tag ako for you!
http://www.bigeyedgal.com/2008/05/lakbayan-meme.html

Raft3r said...

big_eyed_gal, Naku. Walang maputi d2. Buti na lang di pa bumabalik ang kulay ko dahil sa Palawan kaya in na in ako d2. Nyahaha

bestfriend said...

Ang cheap ha walang TFC. Dyesebel nga ang bagay dyan, puro tubig dyan eh.

Anong palabas dyan? Baywatch, Season 1? He he he..

I hope you had a blast with your birthday celebration. Pero knowing how kuripot you are, i'm sure hindi mo pinag sabi para iwas libre. He he he

Anonymous said...

i bet ikaw ang pinakamaputi jan at pinakamagandang nilalang...hahhaha...i remeber kasi tweety..sabe nya..feeling nya ang gandsa ganda nya nung mapunta cia jan...hihihi..anyway, iam due to deliver my baby anytime until next wik..i'll kip u posted.
btw besfren, napadla ko na ang entourage mo sa Pinas, it's w/ my brother already, let me know pag nasa Pinas kna pra mit kau..how was ur bday? ingat lage..muah

Anonymous said...

hey raftr. i like the icon of this post. are there more where this came from? i'm planning to start a blog but wondering that if I do borrow some photos which aren't mine, would I have to ask permission from the source or would it suffice to give photo credits straight away?

pixie27 said...

Raft3r parang ayaw mo na makakita ng pinoy na tao at products ha? hahahah....punta ka dito sa bandang south part ng america sobrang dalang talaga ng mga pinoy...nakatago lahat hahahah....Lalo na siguro pag pumunta ka ng LA at NJ para ka ng nasa pinas talaga LOL.

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, Nyahaha. I won't get into that here. ;>

bes pren, Salamat sa DVD! Astig! Happy delivery! Meron bang ganon? I love you.

anonymous, I got them from Google images. From a legal standpoint, we do need to ask for the owner's permission. But who does that, right? Hehe

pixie27, Nyahaha. I love my Pinoy stuff. Nagulat lang ako na hanggang d2 meron! Hehe. I expected Pinoy goodies sa mga big states pero hindi gaya d2. Kaya lalo nakakatuwa. =)

abie said...

so di na pala kailangang magbaon ni howell ng chippy at likas papaya...hehehe

at matutuwa yun na walang show si angeel dyan...bwahahaha

Raft3r said...

abie, Hehe. Korek!!!

Anonymous said...

ay ano ba yan for me to write "borrow photos which aren't mine". nge.

thanks for the tip. it seems a bother to ask permission every time but will give photo credits instead just to be safe.

Sonnet's said...

Did you chance upon GMA Pinoy TV or maybe GMA Life TV?:)

Wendy said...

Next thing we know magkakaroon na rin ng Bench dyan. And syempre...Fitrum:D

Coriander Dreams said...

kakainggit,dito kulang pinoy stores in the city! kelangan ko pa mag train to get to the closest pinoy store...so minsan lang ako magboneless bangus or magtocino... i know pwede naman timplahin if marunong ako magluto, but not.

PS. Wala din ako TFC. Hay! The joys of living the OFW life..hehe

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Hehe. Btw, the girl in the middle is the cousin of one of my friends.

sonnet's, Wala din. =( Miss ko na si Dyesebel!

wendy, Fitrum? Nyahaha. Juday na Juday, ah!

coriander dreams, I would rather be in Aussie kesa d2 naman. Hehe