You have to know-it-all this time
Yes, alright. You’re the fucking Dean’s Lister who thinks who knows everything. I bet, there’s no one who’s listening to you.
After what those popular kids done to me, they are starting to seek for attention again. Guess what? No one listens to you anymore.
In the Philippine context, most people are too overacting when it comes to English pronunciation, thinks that others’ opinions are disagreeable, etc. This type of behavior is shown in most of the people who come from the provinces who study in the most prestigious national university here in the Philippines.
Try to read this forum thread, if you don’t mind.
Filipinos are really known to observe crab mentality and discriminates other people when they make a mistake. They usually say “boo” to those people who cannot speak in English or to those who really have no knowledge about the language.
Or maybe it’s this way: Filipinos tend to think that when one becomes famous, they think that these people “are just lucky” or people “who are rich and they’re the typical buy-me-this-buy-me-that people.” In most forums, it’s really sad to say that most Filipino netizens pull other famous people down. For instance, calling Queen Elizabeth II a “fake queen” or Ferdinand Marcos as “corrupt” seems not right. Marcos, for the general, is actually abusive since he started Martial Law, while Queen Elizabeth II, she’s not the queen you think who is “fake.” She judges people based on their personality and charisma, whereas, she disliked Camilla, Dutchess of Cornwall for being so impatient just for her to marry Prince Charles during the time that she was married to her now ex-husband. Well, that’s only my opinion.
One-sided taste, broadness has a long time to reach that point
Because the Philippines had a heavy colonial history of this and that, the Philippine society tends to worship international stars who popularize songs that have no meaning at all, or maybe focuses on love songs. They do not appreciate such musicians like Bjork, Marilyn Manson, classical musicians, etc. Hmmm… if that’s the case, then these artists are very popular in Japan. Yep, that’s right. The Japanese appreciates out-of-this-world stuff since they seem more creative than most Filipinos. Well, there are some Filipinos who are very creative, but they’re not truly that noticed because they focus more on the “popular” ones, rather than those who have more creativity and originality.
To be honest, I actually find J-doramas more creative and straight-to-the-point rather than K-dramas that are more on romantic comedies, the same plot all over and over again, but they’re starting to make a move, at least. I am the type of person who isn’t a fan of R&B songs, pop songs, anything like Katy Perry or Rihanna, that is. Well, if you don’t really know who Chick Corea and err… David Benoit or other underrated musicians, start appreciating those people. Yes, we are left behind in terms of music appreciation because most of us think that classical music is only about opera, falsetto, orchestra and not about beatbox, DJing, etc.
You have more knowledge compared to those people
Yes, you searched for the unique ones. UNIQUE, okay. But others still stick with those facts (norms, actually) that are adopted by others. Yes, that’s right. People who loves to correct everyone in an insulting manner think they’re the encyclopedias (truth is, they’re Wikipedias). Well, read THIS one so that you will know what I mean.
In terms of speaking in English, everyone thinks I’m really DAMN good in it. Most popular kids in non-elite high schools will really insult you (or me) when you speak English to your teachers, even in ordinary situations. BUT, but… when it comes to shitty essays, they’re the ones who started to be quiet; but others are still assholes.
In DLSU, it doesn’t matter at all if you speak in English, since it’s the norm. It’s also OK to speak in Tagalog, Bisaya, Ilonggo, Philippine dialects, Korean, Chinese or even Arabic, if you are communicating to someone who really speaks it. Yes, there is freedom in language. The bad side is, there is still crab mentality. It exists. Even in most universities, that is.
It’s like me being overseas. As what I have observed, in my high school, it’s really like the Philippines in the normal scene. But in college? I think it’s more of the Japanese norms, or maybe European.
Your past doesn’t define your future
Do you think those “smart” people become successful achievers? Do you think those introverts are loners forever? Read THIS again if you have read that before.
It’s like this. Most of the smart people that I knew (especially those who are the promdi in UP) starts to deteriorate their own career. Why is that so? Is it because they feel superior with their “intelligence?” Or is it because they think of themselves as “confident” in their own alma mater?
Same with know-it-all people. Those kids who used to think I’m always wrong become those delinquents in the end. Those who didn’t show up in the honors’ section are starting to be competitive. These “know-it-alls” become those who break the rules is because they feel so insecure about themselves, or maybe because they didn’t like the way they are being ruled by their rulers.
Those who were introverts suddenly become those who are charity workers, priests, achievers, etc. Not because they are late bloomers, but it’s also because they have found their newfound interest.
The best example I would give is Angelina Jolie. Most of my relatives who come from UP thinks she’s a homewrecker and has a bad, dark past, but she proved everyone wrong that she would bring her own philosophies to the whole wide world. It’s only those Jennifer Aniston fanatics who think she’s a fake bitch because she only helps the poor to save face, but remember… she’s only a Goodwill Ambassador, not the actual ambassador that we know (people who help people in terms of the law, people who work in DFA) in some context. A goodwill ambassador is a representative of a particular situation and that type of status is a counterpart of an honorary citizen (a citizen in the ceremonial context, not in the legal one). Since Angelina is a Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary citizen of Cambodia, she is therefore, being rewarded for her humanitarian work. Being a goodwill ambassador and an honorary citizen is a reward. If you happen to be a legal ambassador (e.g. Philippine Ambassador to France) and a dual citizen at the same time, that I don’t know. But as far as I know, receiving the things that Angelina Jolie has been rewarded is such an honor that you might be recognized.
Arrogance as a taboo
For graduates who earned Latin honors (not Greek honors, okay?), being a cum laude means that you are not only intelligent but also hardworking. Hardwork is always related with submissiveness. If you happen to be a teacher, being arrogant has many signs. First of all, teaching your subject to others means to make them learn about good values and ethics. I really don’t want you guys to be arrogant by making your standards higher. That’s right. I don’t want you to follow the example of those achievers whose style is the level of abusiveness. I want you guys to let them share your good values, philosophies and the like. You don’t want to be talked behind your back, right? You don’t want negative criticisms, right? I’m just telling you that being approachable is much better than being distance-keepers.
Okay, alright. You heard Chris Tiu, right? I heard comments about him that he’s starting to be arrogant. He used to be the value-laden guy whom we know about, and we really expect him to bring those values once he achieves his goal. Hmmm… maybe it’s because he grew up from a traditional Chinese family. Well, maybe that’s why he started to drop those values that he used to show to everyone. Well, if I were really a fanatic Lasallian, I would say that Ateneo is the reason why Chris Tiu started to be arrogant. But there’s something more than that why he’s like that.
After he joined Smart Gilas, I never heard from him again (that much).
Whenever he interviews someone in GMA, there is always a distance. Well, I haven’t seen that yet, but because I never heard something from him, maybe that’s a sign that he’s starting to be arrogant.
Real Good Guys have no issues or backbiting rumors
If it is about lovelife, start thinking again. It’s just lovelife, so leave them be. Hmmm…
Have you ever heard of an issue against Kim Chiu? Or Melai? Or Bea? Not at all.
I never heard issues regarding those people, even Yeng or Princess Ryan, or most of all those veteran actors.
Issues about lovelife are shallow. Shallow is because, that’s their own life. The media is really an asshole to show that “yiiieeee… you’re on?” shit is like, “they’re on.”
The good guys that I’m talking about are those who are discreet. If in case you think they’re “plastic” and “tupperware,” maybe they might prove you wrong. For instance, Sarah Geronimo. Everyone doubts if she’s really a nice person is because she doesn’t have issues, not until AA Klenk started to fuck things up. Well, as for me, she’s really a shy-type person who is still watched by her mother who is criticized for “using the name of God to let others think that Sarah G.’s family is the best.” I think that’s only being overprotective, and it’s understandable since I can relate to Sarah G.’s situation. She doesn’t deserve any invalid criticisms from others since she isn’t doing anything wrong and thus, she has nothing to do with it despite being on her 20’s.
If you happen to be Sarah Geronimo, maybe it’s because you are being overprotected by your parents. Maybe she’s the type of person who doesn’t easily get choked with those rules her parents impose. It’s a matter of fact that she is just following them because she thinks that this is for her own good. As what roxyisferox said, even though Sarah Geronimo becomes rebellious, she would still behave in a good manner.
If others destroy your reputation but you think you did NOTHING wrong, it’s their problem. They’re haters.
You run your own life, so don’t allow the Nazis to interfere
Have you experienced being manipulated by others? If you haven’t read THIS, start reading it so that you will understand what I really mean about.
Remember the know-it-alls that I’m talking about, right? They’re the ones who manipulate you. Well, those who do so are insecure and have NO real achievement in life. They do it simply because they are the losers, the jerks and yeah, their social status is not really as high as what you’re expecting.
These people you think are hard to please, have low standards, like what I said in the past. They always think what you’re doing was wrong, but look! It’s obvious that they’re not doing some fucking research on their own. They pull you down because you got talent. Some of them you thought who are nice are actually those who are whiners. They think you’re again, wrong but actually, they’re being influenced by their demons. You know what I mean, alright.
If you have talent and say it honestly, it’s like this: “I’m not arrogant. I’m just telling the truth.”
In Filipino, “Hindi ako mayabang. Nagsasabi lang ako ng totoo.”
If I were that thick-faced, I might as well say it loud and proud. Do you think those detractors learned their lesson? Hmmm… hopefully, that will be.
Well, these “Nazis” I’m telling you are actually… popular kids. Yes, those popular kids. In the context of International Relations, they are the realists who impose rules but tends to break them. It’s false realism, actually.
I hope you guys would learn from this entry. This really helps!
Posted on October 1, 2011, in Celebrity Chizmax, Department of Liberal Arts, Opinion, Philippines, Pop Culture, Showbiz Thoughts, The Philosopher, The Shrink and tagged lessons in life, morality, sorta personal, thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.