In reply to Chuckie’s tagging game, I am somewhat “compelled” (been hibernating for quite a while now) to share tid bits of what I think about the subject. For real? I like being tagged :-). Anyway, back to the main agenda. Bad Pinoy traits? There are tons of them, but (just like Chuckie) I’ll impart only three of what I consider the worst of all.
- Adhering to Filipino Time. Waiting is not my game. I have the shortest patience when it comes to this. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it just means practicing tardiness at all times. Filipino time is said to be 30 minutes to an hour late to the standard time. I admit, I was guilty of following it. But eventually, as I work with Europeans (for three years now…thanks God), it opens my eyes on how golden time is. Time is precious. It can not be replaced.
- Mañana Habit. I equate this with laziness and feeling unfortunate. This is plainly intolerable and appalling especially in the corporate world.
- Tampo. In other word, sour-graping. Until now, I can not fathom on why it is such a big deal when one is not invited to a party? Whenever I am tasked to invite people to a (personal) party, I always get controversial feedback the next day. I do not know why? People are talking behind my back on why I did not invite this and that. Yes, as petty as this. When one is not invited among the barkada, the whole barkada (most likely) will not show up. Can’t they get it? A personal invitation is a personal invitation.
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!!! Have a great Independence Day everyone!!!