Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pinoy Ako

Reasons why Pinoys won’t succeed:

- We lack discipline.
- Crab mentality is part of our culture.
- We do not learn form past mistakes.
- We vote not based on merit but on popularity.
- We are a tsismis (gossip) loving nation.
- We have no road etiquette.
- Our politicians are corrupt and selfish.
- We complain a lot but lack the initiative to make a change.
- The justice system seldom works.
- We embrace the “Bahala Na” (leave it to fate) attitude.

Reasons why Pinoys can overcome anything:

- We are resilient.
- Religion and spirituality play huge parts in our day to day life.
- We are utterly optimistic.
- We find humor in everything.
- Resourcefulness and creativity run in our DNA.
- We are always hopeful.
- We are survivors.
- Utang na loob (reciprocity) is a highly regarded trait.
- We have strong family ties.
- In times of dire need, the “Bayanihan Spirit” (altruism) is alive and well.

Which side are you on?

46 comments:

the donG said...

sakit talaga ng pinoy yan and they always blame the leaders of the country. daming nagsasabi na corrupt daw ang mga nasa pwesto pero sila panay bili ng pirated dvds. di ba corrupt din yon?

Raft3r said...

the dong, Yun na yun. Hehe

Wendy said...

I'd like to say I'm on the positive side, but that would be lying. I hate that our leaders steal with impunity. Ang kakapal ng mukha. Grrr...

Raft3r said...

wendy, Anyone in particular na todo hate mo? Hehe

Wendy said...

Hehe, si Erap! At ang mahal nating Presidente ngayon.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Nyahaha. Gloria is the best. Hehe. Kakaiba talaga sya!

gillboard said...

Proud to be Pinoy!!!

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Amen.

The Everyday Expat said...

That list of reasons for why Pinoys won't succeed actually applies to ALL nations.

Growing pains for a nation that is only 110 years old.

Raft3r said...

the everyday expat, I have faith in my country.

Judayski said...

regardless, i love my country and i love being filipino!

by the by tinapay, when you view the blog link on this post, not through the comment page, you have a different profile picture. kaw ba yan? parang ang chaka. sorry.

Lawstude said...

syempre the positive traits, although i must agree with your observations.

gbert said...

being positive starts from ourselves.. whether we are surrounded by negative people or not, to do what is right will always triumph in the end.. proud to be pilipino, palaging positibo! :)

gbert08 said...

being positive starts from ourselves.. whether we are surrounded by negative people or not, to do what is right will always triumph in the end.. proud to be pilipino, palaging positibo! :)

Raft3r said...

judayski, Pansin mo? Sya ang hacker mo. Ang cute, diba? Hehe

lawstude, Dapat lagi nga tayong postive. =)

gbert, Tama yan!

gbert08, Proud to be Pinoy. Syempre!

mbm said...

flashhahaha gusto ko lang sabihin na i super like your blog yung when people see you and then they'd say that you're fat.. ahahaha super natawa ako talaga. miss u denoy :-)

Raft3r said...

mbm, Nyahaha. I am not fat. Ata. Hehe

Diyet said...

deneme

Raft3r said...

diyet, You're from Turkey? Welcome to The Deadbeat Club!

ahmer said...

We cant change others we can only change ourselves' and im proud to be pinoy : )

Raft3r said...

ahmer, Tama yan. Pero we can be an inspiration for change. Naks. Hehe

jasper said...

Hindi naman kamukha ni Richard Gere si Richard Dreyfuss a.

Raft3r said...

jasper, Nyahaha. Maling post yata nakomentan mo. Hehe

RaYe said...

hay.. pag usapang ganyan, naiinis ako sa mga kasama kong negative na pinoy.. ehehe

feeling ko kasi, di nila ginagamit utak e.. maxadong go with the flow.

Raft3r said...

raYe, Hay. Tama ka dyan. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

i guess lahat naman may positive at negative. but you're right, it all depends on which side you are on. btw, wala pa ba yung prizes sayo? yung to davao dumating na eh?

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Check mo mamaya! FB kita.

random student said...

everybody is capable of being on both sides. if only 60-70% of us practice the traits sa good side, the personal efforts will become a collective one that's truly influential for the whole country.

Raft3r said...

random student, Bayanihan dapat!

ahmer said...

mahilig ako sa tsismis : D

Raft3r said...

ahmer, Nyahaha. Ako kaya? Hehe

eden said...

proud to be pinoy. kaya pinoy citizen pa rin ako hanggang ngayon...lolz

Raft3r said...

eden, Hehe. Pwede naman dual dyan diba?

len said...

Sabi nga ni Robin Padilla, think positive huwag kang aayaw. nyahaha


No matter how crazy our country becomes, I will always be a proud citizen. :p

Raft3r said...

len, Nyahaha. Astig talaga si Robin. Idol. Hehe

pete said...

Masarap maging Filipino.

Raft3r said...

pete, Masarap na masarap. No doubt about that.

Anonymous said...

there is hope for all of us.

Raft3r said...

anonymous, There is ALWAYS hope. :)

Jerick said...

being pinoy is a many splendored thing. di ko alam kung san at pano magsisimula.

Raft3r said...

jerick, Sapat na nasimulan mona. Hehe

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Andy said...

Baka dun ako sa pessimistic side. Nevertheless, I still love Bonsai. But then again, don't we all? :P

Raft3r said...

andy, Love to hate. Tama, diba? Hehe

hoshi said...

puwede pong paki-analyze na lang kung saan side ako?
Pinoy ako kasi...
-nila-lock ko ang discipline
- i learn from my mistakes pero hanggang mind lang yon walang practice
-bat ko naman iboboto ang hindi ko kilala?
- hindi lahat ng changes ay nakakabuti
-I embrace bahala na si Batman hehehe, sungab sa oportunidad.

- minsan ang pagiging optimistic nagiging unrealistic
-sorry wala akong ka-humor-humor
-at yang Utang na loob na yan sinasabi pag naiinis na di ba?
"Utang na loob naman, linisin mo naman ang bahay mo!" hehehe

whatchu think?

Raft3r said...

hoshi, You are in a league all by yourself. Hehe