Real Stories from Toronto #5,234,785 – Claws

I had a nice casual little chat with a boy from the country who was just getting familiar with the city.

I’ve always lived in cities so going to the country for the short little while I was there, was a huge culture shock for me.
I was honest with my opinion: I said I was weirded out because there was no cell phone reception and that I was also weirded out that the population was really small that people remembered me really easily. Also, I did mention that I’m still kind of superstitious (scared of the dark and ghosts and stuff) so it kind of creeped me out that it was really quiet and dark. Plus it got cold so fast! ACK!
Oh, yeah, and I thought it was kind of crazy that I met people who would do rooftop work in the middle of winter at minus 10 degrees. That is just plain cray cray.
I essentially felt like idiot, clueless city girl, really. Ms. El Moron.

The kid was just quiet the entire time. I didn’t really know how he was reacting at this point. I wasn’t worried though, because I was just stating my experience.

Then we talked about the Philippines and I mentioned how, yeah, there were a lot of bugs and that I kinda grew up with and cockroaches crawling on my legs while I sleep sometimes.

…to which the boy replied, “I was just gonna say…The whole world thinks of Filipinos as cockroaches” with a sneer and walked away.

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DANG! This boy had CLAWS!!!

Melinda_catty

Maybe he attended an all-girls Catholic school at one point.

Oh yeah, he tried to pick me up and get in my pants after that.

Here’s one for you, twinkie (he was a little scrawny teenage boy)
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I wouldn’t have minded if he had said that the whole world thinks of Filipinos as cockroaches as an objective statement (the Philippines doesn’t exactly have the best reputation and I have heard FAR worse. Plus, I was partially raised by Filipina prostitutes so…yeah…)
BUT the withstanding silence, the sneer, and the timing of the comment essentially told me that he did it, intentionally to offend me, personally.
So.not.cool.

On a lighter note: I thought the whole world thinks of Filipinos as prostitutes… Maybe I need to keep updated on these things.
I must be getting old, indeed.

Oh…and in case you’re wondering: I am Filipino – pure bred from the ghetto.
I DO love the Philippines (many parts are beautiful) and I do love (some of) the people, the culture, the heritage, the pollution, the fatty and dirty food, the craZy! ❤❤❤ :)

Filipino Natives - a culture and tribes that have been seemingly forgotten by plenty of Filipinos themselves

Filipino Natives – tribes that have been seemingly forgotten by plenty of Filipinos themselves
(I’ll admit: I don’t have that much of a good grasp on this topic either)

They banned Claire Danes at one point because she said “The Philippines has a lot of cockroaches.”… and I wondered why because…the Philippines does have a lot of cockroaches. It’s a tropical country…
Durh.

You feel me?

Read: Idiot Nationalist

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