6.10.2011 | 10:22

Get a life, Please!

"I'm proud in tweeting with one of my dialects; I can't honestly see a reason to be ashamed of it. I'd rather be ashamed to dictate another."

-- I would have replied this if I was on his level. But to be honest, I'm not and I will never reach that low.



I won't get that infuriated haven't I seen a tweet exactly above my last reply. We were in the middle of a good conversation -- I and Claudiopoi -- when he suddenly posted a tweet to get to my nerves.

It was racism at its radical. I got a screenshot to prove that it really happened but I'm still thinking if I should post it. Oh well. As my friend said in a DM, "...wag mo nalang pansinin. hindi naman nila ikakaganda ang mga rants nila eh. hehe :)".You know what, tama si friend eh! Haha.

Okay. I just needed that breath of fresh air. Bukas makakalimutan ko rin yun. (Kagabi pa dapat ipupublish to kaya ngayon natatawa na lang ako.)

The thing here is the most pressing concern of judgmentalism in our society. Whether we admit it or not, we still possess biases and there is still the idea of the superior versus the inferior

Kahit ako, pag may nakikita ako sa daan na (okay, this is just an example, hindi ito general sa aming mga Bisaya) construction worker na magpipilit mag-Tagalog pero evident naman na silang pareho ng kausap niya eh Bisaya, napapaisip ako na bakit hindi na lang sila mag-Tagalog para maipakita ng mas mabilis ang gusto nilang sabihin? May accent pa. Matatawa na lang ako.

Okay. Dahil sa wala na akong trace ng pagbi-Bisaya sa Tagalog ko, hindi ko kinakaya-kaya ang mga taong ito. Pero, kita mo: Kahit ako na nga na kababayan sila, eh may hindi magandang sinasabi sa kanila, ano pa kaya ang ibang tao? Kuha mo?

Isa pang halimbawa. Minsan I try to think na wala na ang apartheid spirit dahil dito nag-ugat ang mga malulupit na uri ng rasismo. Pero kung minsan nga pag nakakakita ako ng maiitim na tao sa TV, may mga negative thoughts agad na pumapasok. Unsolicited. Bigla ko na lang maiisip. Paano pa kaya kung nasa bansang Amerika ako, at hindi kasing lawak ang pananaw ko ng mga bumoto kay pareng Obama? Siguro mas malala pa dun.

Marunong ako ng salitang Aleman, German in English. Nung mga unang araw ko sa PR, pang-international ako 'teh, may nag-message sa akin na Aleman. Sabi niya, magmeet daw kami sa Germany. Susko, ang bata ko pa nun no! Tsaka wala pa akong pera at visa. Sinabi ko yun sa kanya. Sabi niya sa akin, (translated to English) maybe because of your color. Ok gow.

Judgmentalism is equal to colonial mentality. There is no progress in these methods of reckoning, nor is there good. By promoting these destructive criticisms, there is always false competition and passionate dislike together with meddling. If we allot our spare time in these rubbish, we could almost calculate the earnings that we could have owned had we used our time efficiently. Had we made the constructive critiques, it would have encouraged optimistic changes, giving path to advancement. Sufferings would not be alleviated in this condition, dwelling in negativity will escalate it.

To that person: If you got nothing to do, have a hobby. Engage yourself in worthwhile activities which will make your time well spent. Enroll in a gym session. Better yet try studying other languages: Medical surveys say that the more linguistics a person knows, the more it widens the avenues of the neurons which WILL actually make you brighter and smarter! If the mind is ruled with pessimistic ideas, it will show in your appearance, I bet you my billion gold coins in Pet Society. Chillax. Smile. Ok gow.

27 comments:

  1. lahat ng tao capable maging judgemental. isama mo na ako dun, pero isa lang ang natutunan ko, kapag sa tingin ko na lang na hindi maganda ang sasabihin ko, ititikom ko na lang ang bibig ko para hindi na lang ako magkasala at magkaroong ng kaaway.

    greenpeas, hayaan mo na sya. masanay ka na sa twitter. ganyan talaga dun. :)

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  2. kornik, salamat. tama ka naman eh, lahat tayo may kapasidad na maging mapanuri. pero sana lang nilalagay sa lugar.

    naalala ko ang kasabihang: "Bago punahin ang uling ng iba ay sariling uling muna ang iyong pahirin."

    golden cliche pero nararapat na isaalang-alang. ok. siguro nga masasanay din ako. siya kasi ang unang nagbigay ng negatibong comment.

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  3. pinasok mo yan greenpeas kaya dapat panindigan. pilitin nating wag maging sensitive.

    smile na. :)

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  4. LOLOL.

    nipost mo talaga! akala ko hindi ka ganoong ka affected kagabi, pero sige, it's good that you let it out kahit papano.

    eto pala ang nisasabi mong judgmentalism? akala ko judgmentalism ang tema ng creepy story mo. haha. :) nagkahalo-halo na kasi ang napag-usapan natin eh.

    anyway, ang take ko lang dito ay simple lang, pero enshrined sa constitution: freedom of speech. may karapatan naman tayong magsalita sa kung anung linggwahe na gusto natin, for so long as we don't hurt anyone.

    at kapag ayaw nya na makabasa ng bisaya, eh di unfollow. diba? hindi mo naman natin siya pinipilit na mag follow sayo!

    o sige, okay na ka, dodong? hehe :) chill chill! and see you in seebooo!

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  5. yaan mu na lang sila,,, easy lang,, hirap e noh, perpek sila.. ching!!

    smile na!!

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  6. greenbreaker6/10/11, 12:40 PM

    kornik: hindi naman sa pinasok ko 'to. sensitibo lang ako sa ganong bagay kasi dapat nga nagtutulungan tayo. bading na nga pati ba naman sa ganyan wala ka paring paninindigan. you get my point? kung mababasa mo lang yung nasa pic. pautos ang sinabi niya. but i got over it na. pinost ko lang to dahil sa topic.

    poy: hindi, hindi itooo. :D

    having said that, right, hindi naman kasi dapat gawing laughing-stock ang ganitong issues. we have the power to speak our minds unlike other countries na walang ganito. ill give this the cliche "With power comes responsibility". sana maging mas mapagmatyag tayo sa sarili natin. siguraduhing perpekto na tayo before ta manaway. at saka oo nga, i-unfollow kung di niya maintindaihan, wala namang problema dun. i created that account to know more people, not to burn bridges of acquaintance.

    okay na ko dong. salamat kaayo. mangagkita pud ta oi, kadyot na lang! haha

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  7. Me, I was quite the opposite. I'm tracing back my roots right now by trying to be more fluent in our native Ilocano since I was raised here in Bulacan.
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    We should all be proud of our dialects. It's part of who we are and should never deny it. ;D

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  8. greenbreaker6/10/11, 12:43 PM

    ceiboh: oo nga. ang hirap pag perpekto ka. Ang dami niya kasing ABS eh. yung bitter herbs ha. hahaha :) salamat for those short words, i appreciate it.

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  9. greenbreaker6/10/11, 12:48 PM

    haha, ano ba itech, di ko namamalayan na may nag-follow up sa comment, di ko nagagawang isahan. anyway.

    DB: don't get me wrong, I am very much proud na marunong akong mag-Kapampangan at mag-Bisaya.

    We have to be proud kung saan tayo galing dahil yun ang pagkakakilanlan natin. salamat dahil kahit di man direkta, naramdaman ko na you agree to the motion. :D

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  10. yes,, tama si DBoy,, we shud be much proud of our dialects,, nagkakataon lang siguro na we somehow managed not to speak with it like in tweeting for an instance..

    buti nga kayo may dialect e ako wala, pure tagalod lang,, but to cope up, i am like learning ilocano, bisaya / cebuano dialects.. hihi..

    no prob green,, you're much very welcome..

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  11. aguy kinsa maja be kay atong pangresbakan.. hahaha... laina ba diay naa jud diay mga kitid ug utok nga tao...

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  12. Unfortunately, this local racism was embedded in us by our colonisers. Knowing that being divided is the key to prolonging their stay and hold on our nation. So the Tagalogs were made to believe that they were superior over the visayans. In the Visayas, the Ilonggos considered it offensive being called Visayans – when all you wanted to say was the region where they’re from – so it’ll prolly take a couple of centuries more and effort to establish a single identity for us before we could do away with regionalism and snobbery..

    Pero when people try – and I say try talaga – to get to my nerves by snobbery, name calling and whathaveyous, the only thing that keeps my temper from blowing is the appreciation that I am very, very much better than they are and I need not even shout it out.

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  13. you should have joined our bisaya day sa twitter weeks ago... hehehe

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  14. i have never been prouder of my roots now more than ever...genuine ilocano here,hehehe

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  16. isang oras na akong nag iisip ng ico-comment ko dito... trying to be smart! haha! ewan ko kung bakit..

    hhhmmmm...


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    nyeta! next time na nga lang. promise! walang mapiga sa utak ko ngayon bad trip!

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  17. Unfortunately, this local racism was embedded in us by our colonisers. Knowing that being divided is the key to prolonging their stay and hold on our nation. So the Tagalogs were made to believe that they were superior over the visayans. In the Visayas, the Ilonggos considered it offensive being called Visayans – when all you wanted to say was the region where they’re from – so it’ll prolly take a couple of centuries more and effort to establish a single identity for us before we could do away with regionalism and snobbery.

    This is a very succinct post-colonial analysis on the so-called phenomenon of regionalism that appears to be deeply ingrained in the socio-anthropological psyche of the Filipino culture.

    O, ha, bff, san ka pa? kala mo ikaw lang ang may nosebleed powers? lolz

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  18. Hayaan mo na sya kuya. Atupagin mo na lang ang paglago ng billion gold coins! Ikaw na! Hihi.

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  19. Bigotry has been with us ever since starting from foreign to local which proves its being ubiquitous. Kaya minsan tayo na lang talaga ang iintindi. If we cannot take it, we have the all the right of reprisal. Remember what Shylock said? :)

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  20. haha! Maybe that guy has a sense of humor and he is making us laugh with that tweet?
    Tama, di dapat patulan.
    You seem angry? Visit my 'Angry' blog. Baka makatulong! or lalong makagulo. watever. Galit ako eh :)

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  21. wag mo na lang pansinin green breaker, maha-haggard ka lang. ang weird at ang sad na sa panahon natin ngayon, nag e-exist pa rin ang ano mang form ng racism.

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  22. I'm an Ilongga at minsan, nagtutweet ako using my own dialect.. sa mga hindi nakakaintindi, they just ask kung ano raw yung tweet ko, and so I oblige naman. Pero there are some na nakakaintindi sa Ilonggo/Hiligaynon/Bisaya..

    He' pathetic, whoever he is.. Siguro, wala siyang native dialect kaya ganun sya. Ngek. Don't mind him na lang.. epal lang yun.

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  23. Puchaks, ganito talaga mga may brain damage Green Breakers.. Sobrang bias and judgemental. Parang kung alam na takbo ng utak mo.. Nakaka pissed off!

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  24. ceiboh: good to hear that. hope you learn the accents well.

    kikomaxx: mao gani. makalagot gyud ang mga tao nga walay lain nga ingnon kanang bati ra jud.

    clarence: I was totally blown away. you got a nice point. at, matalino ah! haha :)

    geek: maybe wala pa ako sa twitter nung time na yun.

    xian: good to hear that.. :)

    shenanigans: ahaha, ayos lang yan. napressure kay clarence at eternalwanderer? haha

    eternal wanderer: truly. and the worst part is, it comes in multiple forms.

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  25. nimmy: ahaha, bongga. kaya ko tinataya kasi di ko na sha kelangan! haha.

    ken: I remember that Shakespearean representation well. you are right, but let me add something: If we know that we are the higher being, we be the one to understand. :)

    Galita KO: i was able to read your blog, it has not yet reached my level of galit. haha. medyo lang. at tama ka, wag na pansinin. hanggang ngayon di ko siya iniintindi.

    zaizai: tama ka jan. at wala na dapat ipagalala, alam kong lintik lang ang walang ganti. CHOZ! :D

    Leah: SAKTO KA! kuhang kuha mo ako. magkakasundo tayo. Haha. Charito. Sort of lang. At di naman talaga dapat silang kumprontahin. there are other ways to show that I was not the loser, he was.

    tim: IKR? mas mabuti nang ilabas mo na lang sa ibang bagay kaysa makipagtalo pa. hahaba lang ang usapan eh.

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  26. tama! eh xempre hindi dapat ako papa-kabog sa dalawang yun noh!

    hehe! CHING lang!

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  27. ahaha, mukha nga eh. That is the spirit. :)

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