1:01 p.m. - 2006-03-12
Me: Nice one Mr. Art Bell.... ďFilipinos.....*make me puke* (Art Bell)Ē
Me: I completely read that entire message you said about us, about the Filipino people. Okay, we accept the fact that we are from the "third world" country. But you know what? If you aren't really that stupid, YOU MUST NOT THINK IT WOULD END UP JUST LIKE THAT. Although I am just a 13 year-old Filipina, I know the rights and I KNOW HOW TO LIVE IN MY OWN COUNTRY AND ACCEPT EVERYONE, WHATEVER THEY ARE. Yeah, some parts of your message are really what Filipinos are. But I'll tell you one thing... WE MAY BE DISCRIMINATED IN OTHER COUNTRIES, BUT STILL WE FILIPINOS PROVE THAT WE CAN REACH WHATEVER WE WANT TO AIM. Think of this. Filipinos are discriminated in your country, in Japan, Korea, etc. but, DO WE REJECT YOU FROM ENTERING OUR OWN COUNTRY? Of course I'll answer "NO". You are so brutal... I know I really don't have the right to disrespect you, but sorry to say, I AM A FILIPINO, I AM A BIT PROUD OF IT... See this. You Americans purchase the products we invent to claim it as yours. Just to say it came from YOU Americans. I am also proud of this... Gonna ask you one thing. "DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN, ALTHOUGH SMALL PLANET, NAMED AFTER YOU?" Tell me? Do you have one? I AM HONORED TO SAY WE HAVE ONE NAMED AFTER A TEACHER IN A SCIENCE SCHOOL... HERE IN PHILIPPINES. That's true. Think of that...Are we really "trashy"? I MAY SOUND RUTHLESS, BUT, DO YOU THINK WE FEEL NOTHING ABOUT THAT? Part of your message says not more than 45% about us. Are you really clever enough to know history? And besides, we are called ďAsiansĒ not because of our ancestors but because of the place we are now and the people who are close to us, like Chinese. I really have tons of memories and ideas in my head to tell you what I really feel to be discriminated by other inhabitants. One of them is YOU. From all the things you said, why not just call us ďpestsĒ instead of repeating words like we are trashy, we are dumb, and we are unimaginative? But although you say we are pests, it still hurts our feelings. It sounds cruel, though. And it really is cruel. I am really not that proud of being a Filipino. When I was a child Iíve been thinking of the same thing as Ms. Patricia Evangelista's. I wished that I had parents who are Americans, who are smart, and I always think if there would be a day wherein thereíll be snowflakes falling down outside our windows. But I know it would be happening more than a century, or never at all.
Mr. Art Bell: Recognizing your Roots (A Message to Filipinos). To all Filipino people:
Me: Ehem.. Excuse me? What did you say? Our country is a disgusting and filthy place? Not all, Sir Bell! At least, we have decent values than some Americans do! We donít act like bullies, we donít think SEX more than thrice a day, and especially, we Filipinos donít go to Japan just to work as prostitutes, and besides, Filipinos are part of their technology there. DUH! Actually, your etiquette made me spew! Look at yourself first, MISTER KNOW-IT-ALL-BUT-GIVING-WRONG-FACTS! Have you seen all Filipino manners? HAVE YOU? HAVE YOU? You made my life anxious, you made me furious. So know I have to spread your message to all the people I know until they found out who you really are. Iíll tell it to you again. Iím just a simple living 13 year old Filipina hoping her own country to be superior. Sorry to make you angry, but from all you said made us Filipinos mad at you!
Mr. Art Bell: Your culture and technological advancement does not even come CLOSE to What Chinese, people have done in the past and what Japanese and Korean people are doing now! Everything you do is distinctly Filipino. You cannot take credit for Japanese cars, video games, or Hentai! It's not an "Asian thing" it's an "American thing". You have no concept of culture...no concept of Asian ideas or Asian philosophy! Can you demonstrate how you use Confucianism or Taoism in you everyday life?? You can't. And you will NEVER be able to.
Me: Are you sure? We arenít as stupid as you. Think of this. If we are Confucians or Taoists, of course we must know and do what their beliefs are. And besides, we are intellectual. We are also human. We have our own minds. Do you have your strength to stand up and tell the world about us? About those things you told about us? DO YOU??!!! We are unique. I guess the fact you know is this, "We are called Asians so we must act like Chinese, Japs, etc.". If we are Asians, it doesnít mean we should know what Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, and other Asians know. A country has its own people, and a country has its own beliefs and laws. For short, all of us are different. Be careful of your words. You know what? American manners are noticeably American. American characteristics are DISTINCTLY American. Therefore, ALL PEOPLE ARE NOTICEABLE FROM THE MANNER THEY ACT, AND ALL THEY ARE.