Beat My Five: PInoy PAYBORIT

Wow, I’ve been so busy lately, I forgot that I have this blog running without a new entry for like three weeks now. Even though I am still flattered with the response I am getting from my past entries here. More folks now are uploading their comments and following. And I request for all of those readers of this blog to make sure you visit the blogs of my followers too. I mean, I don’t know them but their blogs/entries speaks how amazing they are and their entries. Thank you thank you!

Now as you may know, marami tayong paboritong gawin as Pinoy. That probably never exist, or hindi mahalaga sa ibang tao at sa ibang bansa. The weird thing about this is we are unconsciously just doing it and most of us hindi man lang naitatanong ang question na why. If you are a Pinoy, you can probably relate to this entry I have for you guys this week. So here you go!

BEAT MY FIVE: PINOY PAYBORIT

1. PETS – Now alam ko that you are thinking that this is something that all people of all nations does. Pero the reason I put this dito sa entry ko is not because masama yung act of having a pet as a companion. But kung anong pet ang inaalagaan natin at ang variety. I would see families na nagsisiksikan sa isang maliit na sementadong bahay. Like with the grandchildren and all? And then makakakita ka ng siguro isang aso. Tapos pag tingin mo sa tapat ng bahay, may kulungan na may 12 na sisiw. THAT type of collecting pets IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.

May iba pa nga na hindi na nila napapaliguan ang aso tapos mag aalaga ng maraming kalapate, at papakainin nalang ng kung ano ano and for some countries baka makita mo ito sa mga province. But not here, kahit dito sa Tondo o sa Metro Manila, may nag aalaga ng sisiw, ng baboy, o at kung ano ano pang poultry o barnyard animals. Pero I don’t think there is nothing wrong with it, dahil kung iisipin tayo talaga ang isa sa mga tao na nagvavalue ng life and always caring sa kahit kanino. Lalo na sa animals.

Ang nakakatakot lang kadalasan is yung preparedness natin na magkaroon ng idea or sources on how to take care of this animals. Like for example yung mga batang bibili ng mga isda sa supot tapos iuuwi? O yung mga aso na nakatali lang hanggang mamatay dahil walang lugar sa bahay.? Syempre ang ending tsugi yung fisda, hehe. Naalala ko a few months back lang, my older brother decided to buy a fighting fish to have as a pet. With the brilliant minds that me my twin brother and my older brother combined, pinangalanan namin syang Pacqaio. Galing right? Pero at the end hindi din alam ng kuya ko kung paano alagaan yun and end up buying another then of course namatay din sila within less than a year.

The thing is we love the to care of others and we value family ties na pati mga hayop kinkolekta natin na parang mga character sa Sims (PC Game) na hindi natin iniisip kung bakit ba natin sila inaalagaan kung gusto ba natin mag tayo ng manukan o kung ano pa man. And most of the times we are not ready to provide sa mga pets natin, we are not ready intellectually o sa status ng pamumuhay natin at kahit sa space ng mga bahay natin na at least makakatulog sila ng maayos. Sometimes having the passion to care is not enough.

2. Whitening Soap – If I were a foreigner and I visit our supermarket, I would ask, why the heck we dedicated a whole bay or a corner JUST full of whitening soap and products. Hindi lang basta soap ah, kundi mga whitening SOAP! Tapos sisigaw tayo sa MOA stadium (Gilas) dahil pinoy tayo pero ang gusto lang nating maging kamukha ay kano at ibang asyano at maging sing puti nila. Tsk.

I don’t know if this is like the result of the information age crap, na sobrang dami na nang impormasyon at dati’y kilala lang natin ay mga Americans, now other asian culture and stars narin ang nakikita natin everywhere. That created a fire to be just like them and to look like them literally. Although it is true that if your a 3 you can easily be a 5 in the beauty scale if your super fair. Dahil nakaka ganda rin naman and of course may mentality na you are doing better in life if you look fairer. At least that is what they say.

3. KOTSE – Unlike other countries that a car is a necessity to get from one place to the other, on time and worry free. Dito isa rin itong repleksyon ng estado mo sa buhay. Although times have changed and there are a lot more cheaper cars and promos to get one very cheap. Pero marami padin akong nakikitang mga middle class peeps na masabi lang na may kotse eh bibili ng kung ano ano kahit walang alam.

Have you seen those “mini” type cars na sobrang liit ng gulong na parang bike na? Yung tipong pag may dumaan na truck na mabilis tatagilid nalang sa liit? Hanggang ngayon nabibili padin yan, kahit na bahain ang mga kalsada natin mas pinipilit parin nating bumili ng ganitong type ng sasakyan. There is nothing wrong naman kung yun talaga ang trip mo. But everytime I see a car like this with a dude in it, my impression is laging hindi maganda. Feeling ko dagdag lang to sa sasakyan na nagpapatrapik sa mga daan. Masabi lang na may sasakyan para sikat sa mga peers, hindi na kinayang mag hintay ng kahit konti pang panahon para makabili ng kahit sedan na karaniwang ginagawang taxi.

I’m not even gonna go sa mga nausong mga buwis buhay na motor. tsk. =D

4. Santo – Now alam kong maraming medyo tataas ang kilay sa line item ko na ito. Although this has been a hobby of most Filipino maraming dekada na ang nakakalipas. That is to collect “Santos” sa bahay. I understand that this country is a catholic nation, and that the population is mostly “Kristyano.” Pero this is somehow nakasanayan na ng pinoy, ang maglagay ng maglagay ng santo sa bahay, kahit pareparehas pa ang itsura nila o yung mismong itsura nila. Nadadagdagan pa yung value kung nangaling sa malayong province at parang may mas kakaibang powers kapag dun nanggaling.

I am not here to question any belief, but I am here to say that collecting these “santos” is fine as long as alam mo rin kung ano ba talaga yung mga nakasulat sa Bible, kung at least naisasabuhay mo ang mga ito. More times than not kung sino pa yung may pinaka maraming santo sa bahay sila pa yung hindi man lang nakakatapos ng misa kapag linggo o hindi man lang nakaka attend. Kadalasan pa nga ni hindi man lang nakakapag dasal para magpasalamat. Kapag may kaylangan nalang.

Bottom line, isa rin ito sa “Payborit” nating gawin as pinoy. At kung may old school type of parents ka, sigurado may at least tatlo kayong ganito na magkakasama sa isang lugar, either sa sala o sa kwarto.

5. ASIAN/BOYBAND SONGS – I think ang may kasalanan nito ay yung lintik na F4 na yan eh heheh. Which validates my point dun sa entry ko dati, na hindi totoo at hiling/statement na ang kaloobang itsura ang mahalaga. Dahil kapag gwapo ka at sikat, kahit ano pa salita mo kahit hindi ko pa naiintindihan ang sinasabi mo, kahit wala kang ka talent talent, magiging fan ka ng pinoy.

What I am talking about are these songs from other Asian countries. Na may chorus na dalawang salitang english tapos yung buong kanta hindi na maintindihan. Nakita mo ba yung mga Korean, japanese, Taiwanese, at kung ano ano pang boy bands na naglipana na grabe maka gamit ng wax??? Na parang pwede ng ma question na nakakasira ng ozone layer eh. heheh peace.. Pero sumikat ba talaga sila dahil they sing a very nice and heart warming song or because they are good looking at kinikilig ka lang at nangangarap ka na magiging syota mo sila.? I mean back in the early 2000 and late 90s, na enjoy ko rin yang mga boy band na yan. Pero at least naiintindihan ko yung mga sinasabi nila at yung mga kinakanta nila. At yung mga babae noon kahit papaano mahhide yung intensyons nila and they can say that they are fans of this Band because of the songs they sing or make.

Pero ngayon how can they prove that they love the songs and it is because they are talented, kaya sila hinahangaan ng mga fans. And para silang tinda sa Divisoria, pareparehas at sobrang dami. Makes me wonder kung paano sila kumikita. Parang sa isang boy band may at least 7 myembro eh. And in all honesty, they are not even talented. Please.

For me, masasabi kong may mga maitsura namang boy band o girl band na sumisikat ngayon pero kahit sobrang ganda nila, hindi ako napapakanta, at walang urge na kabisaduhin ko yung kantang hindi ko naman naiintindihan. I guess this is one of the signs of getting old. Pero kung babata ako at pipilitin kong kabisaduhin ang kanta nila, at magsisigaw para sa kanila, mas pipiliin ko nalang sigurong maging matanda.

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12 thoughts on “Beat My Five: PInoy PAYBORIT

  1. Ewan ko diyan sa Whitening soap na yan even here in KSA uso na rin yan, I guess people realized that white is beautiful after all kahit sabihin pa nating black is beauty but we prepare to have white complexion 😀 Basta ako Likas ang gamit ko, Lol at ngayon ko lang nalaman na may twin brother ka pala?

  2. I’m an 80’s kid so I happen to live during the F4 phenomenon and I guess you’re right, that these group bands come and go that they become a part of us. They were the “in” thing during our time and now that we’re way past our prime years, we tend to label them “out” already. It happens! 😉

    1. Oh i am not labeling them out, this item justified my points (1) is attraction at pisikal talaga ang palaging una at (2) that kahit ano pang panahon kahit di natin sila naiintindihan basta pogi at maganda sila go lang ng go, not the most nicest thing we do but its the truth and di rin lang dito nangyayari yun which also gives justice sa (3) which is ang pagkabisado natin sa mga kantang ni hindi natin maiintindihan hehe

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