ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES

By Eric - 6:09 AM

Just found this lines from another blog...and I feel like posting them here because of it's possible reality happens only in the Philippines.
I would like to give acknowledge to the person who originally posted this..
Mr. Xavier


50. Where the most happening places are not where the party is. Instead it is where gang wars happen or where the people overthrow a president.

49. Where even doctors, lawyers and engineers are unemployed.

48. Where everyone has his personal ghost story and superstition

47. Where mountains like Makiling and Banahaw are considered holy places.

46. Where everything can be forged.

45. Where school is considered the second home and the mall considered the third.

44. Where Starbucks coffee is more expensive than gas.

43. Where every street has a basketball court and every town only has one public school.

42. Where all kinds of animals are edible.

41. Where people speak all kinds of languages, and still call it Tagalog and where it is fast becoming unfashionable to speak English.

40. Where students pay more money than they will earn after graduation.

39. Where telemarketer and call-center employees earn more money than teachers and nurses.

38. Where driving 4 kms in the capital city can take as much as four hours.

37. Where flyovers bring you from the freeway to the side streets.

36. Where the tourist spots are where Filipinos can not or do not go to.

35. Where the personal computer is mainly used for games, chatting and friendster.

34. Where 13-year-olds are alcoholic.

33. Where colonial mentality is dishonestly denied.

32. Where the squatters have more to complain (even if they do not pay their tax) ---- than those employed and have their tax automatically deducted from their salaries.

31. Where people can pay to defy the law.

30. Where everything and everyone is spoofed.

29. Where even the poorest of the poor have television sets and air conditioning but do not have food on the table and can not send their kids to school.

28. Where the honking of car horns is a way of life.

27. Where being called a bum is acceptable and never offensive.

26. Where floodwaters take up more than 90 percent of the streets during the rainy season.

25. Where everyone has a relative abroad who keeps them alive.

24. Where crossing the street involves running for your dear life.

23. Where you can get killed if your singing sucks at a karaoke bar.

22. Where billiards is a sport, darts is a bar game and where boxing is almost becoming the national sport.

21. Where even the poverty-stricken have the latest cell phones (that are stolen from those who can afford.)

20. Where insurance does not work.

19. Where water can only be classified as tap and dirty - clean water is for sale (35 pesos per gallon).

18. Where the church governs the people and where the government makes the people pray for miracles.

17. Where University of the Philippines is where all the weird people go. Ateneo is where all the nerds go. La Salle is where all the Chinese go. College of Saint Benilde is where all the dumb La Sallians go.

16. Where fast food is a diet meal.

15. Where traffic signs are merely suggestions, not regulations.

14. Where mostly people with influence and power can make it big in showbiz. No talent required.

13. Where being held up is normal. It happens to everyone.

12. Where kids dream of becoming pilots, doctors and basketball players but never get to live it.

11. Where rodents and cockroaches are normal house pets.

10. Where the definition of traffic is the "non-movement" of vehicles.

9. Where the fighter planes of the 1940s are used for military engagements, and the new fighter planes are displayed in museums.

8. Where Nora Aunor is an acclaimed actress, Boy Abunda is the best talk show host and Manny Pacquiao is a hero... Where the population knows more their showbiz stars better than their national heroes and past presidents, knows more of showbiz gossips than their national history and current events. And where candidates for senator and president use celebrities to win the national elections.

7. Where cigarettes and alcohol are a necessity, and where the lottery is a commodity.

6. Where soap operas tell the realities of life and where the news provides the drama.

5. Where actors make the rules and where politicians provide the entertainment.

4. Where finding a deer on the road will be a phenomenon. A dog? It's normal.

3. Where people can get away with stealing trillions of pesos, but not for a thousand.

2. Where being an hour late is still considered punctual.

1. And finally... where everybody wants to leave the country!!!







These following pictures courtesy of Tahanan Books

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