WHY I WANT TO LIVE IN THE PHILIPPINES

> When I travel, people often ask me why I live in the Philippines .
> Well
>
> Here it is….. It is the only place on earth where……
> > 1. Every street has a basketball court.
>
> 2. Even doctors, lawyers and engineers are unemployed.
>
> 3. Doctors study to become nurses for employment abroad.
>
> 4. Students pay more money than they will earn afterwards.
>
> 5. School is considered the second home and the mall considered the
> third.
>
> 6. Call-center employees earn more money than teachers and nurses.
>
> 7. Everyone has his personal ghost story and superstition.
>
> 8. Mountains like Makiling and Banahaw are considered holy places.
>
> 9. Everything can be forged.
>
> 10. All kinds of animals are edible.
>
> 11. Starbucks coffee is more expensive than gas.
>
> 12. Driving 4 kms can take as much as four hours.
>
> 13. Flyovers bring you from the freeway to the side streets.
>
> 14. Crossing the street involves running for your dear life.
>
> 15. The personal computer is mainly used for games and Friendster.
>
> 16. Where colonial mentality is dishonestly denied!
>
> 17. Where 4 a.m. is not even considered bedtime yet.
>
> 18. People can pay to defy the law.
>
> 19. Everything and everyone is spoofed.
>
> 20. Where even the poverty-stricken get to wear Ralph Lauren and Tommy

> Hilfiger (peke)!
>
> 21. The honking of car horns is a way of life.
>
> 22. Being called a bum is never offensive.
>
> 23. Floodwaters take up more than 90 percent of the streets during the

> rainy season.
>
> 24. Where everyone has a relative abroad who keeps them alive.
>
> 25. Where wearing your national colors make you baduy.
>
> 26. Where even the poverty-stricken have the latest cell phones.
>
> (GSM-galing sa magnana kaw)
>
> 27. Where insurance does not work.
>
> 28. Where water can only be classified as tap and dirty.
>
> 29. Clean water is for sale (35 pesos per gallon).
>
> 30. Where the government makes the people pray for miracles.
>
> (Amen to that!)
>
> 31. Where University of the Philippines where all the weird people go.
>
> 32. Ateneo is where all the nerds go.
>
> 33. La Salle is where all the Chinese go.
>
> 34. College of Saint Benilde is where all the stupid Chinese go and;
>
> 35. University of Asia and the Pacific is where all the irrelevantly
> rich people go.
>
> 36. Fast food is a diet meal.
>
> 37. Traffic signs are merely suggestions, not regulations.
>
> 38. Where being mugged is normal and It happens to everyone.
>
> 39. Rodents are normal house pets.
>
> 40 .. The definition of traffic is the ‘non-movement’ of vehicles.
>
> 41. Where the fighter planes of the 1940s are used for military
>
> engagements and;
>
> 42. The new fighter planes are displayed in museums.
>
> 43. Where cigarettes and alcohol are a necessity, and where the
> lottery is a commodity.
>
> 44. Where soap operas tell the realities of life and where the news
> provides the drama.
>
> 45. Where actors make the rules and where politicians provide the
> entertainment.
>
> 46. People can get away with stealing trillions of pesos but not a
> thousand.
>
> 47. Where being an hour late is still considered punctual (Grabe
>
> talaga
> ‘to!)
>
> 48. Where the squatters have more to complain (even if they do not pay

> their tax) – than those employed and have their tax automatically
> ded ucted from their salaries.
>
> 49. And where everyone wants to leave the country!

Forwarded by: Jade

 

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