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Pinoy Pride ?
« on: August 07, 2011, 02:36:35 AM »
Recently I have stumbled across the term "Pinoy Pride" being used to refer to a certain phenomenon I have long been familiar with. No, it is not about some truly remarkable things that Filipinos have made. Rather, it is, shall I say, quite disturbing. It is how Pinoys focus on superficial things, on how they try to inflate some minor achievements to exaggerated proportions, sometimes to cover up mistakes. It is how Pinoys dwell on mediocrity. It is how Pinoys act onion-skinned on criticisms.

Just consider a few recent examples of this "Pinoy Pride" at work:

- Pinoys consider getting 4th runner up in a beauty pageant as a major, major achievement that compensates for the hostage fiasco. (Pambawi daw.)
- Pinoys getting fixated on a local boxer or singer who got some worldwide recognition. (Not that the achievements are not respectable.)
- Pinoys trying to identify some bit of Pinoy blood in Hollywood celebrities, or establishing some Pinoy association of certain high profile foreign personalities.
- Pinoys going gaga on some superficial feel-good news, for example a OFW maid returning a lost wallet.
- Pinoys overreacting on foreign reporters or satirist who criticized them, and embarking on an online hate campaign.  :(


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Pinoy Pride ?
« on: August 07, 2011, 02:36:35 AM »
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Re: Pinoy Pride ?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 02:09:55 PM »
This is what you get when you feed audience with trash...

When all you see in your boob tube, 24/7 are news of things of mundane level, you are left conditioned to think that these are the only things that you need to know.


 

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