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Sunday, December 9, 2007


Been chatting with a friend working as designer in the US... and since I've done some researh on "orientalism" east-west divide, global and glocal policies... our chat strayed on race. Here it is:

Marge: me intriga jan a
Kaibigan: di ko alam
Marge: mas less ethnic daw yon 1/4 pinay
Marge: kesa yong south american
Marge: unang na declare yong south american
Marge: then, biglang binawi
Marge: kaya pinili yong 1/4 pinay
Kaibigan: binabasa ko ngayon
Marge: hehe
Kaibigan: half pinay eto
Kaibigan: tiga barstow
Marge: pag sinabi mong tiga tondo, naintindihan ko pa
Kaibigan: haha
Marge: hehe
Kaibigan: panu mo nalamn pinay
Marge: nabasa ko sa yahoo, pero nakalagay 1/4 pinay
Kaibigan: ah
Marge: simula na yan
Kaibigan: ng anu
Marge: ay, male
Marge: sa Hawaii pala,
Marge: kung i-study kc ng mga puti
Marge: diminishing race na sila
Marge: yon dapat ng pag ukulan nila ng pansin
Marge: sooner or later, asians will dominate their population
Marge: ei, hehe, anlayo sa chikahan natin
Kaibigan: haha
Kaibigan: oo nga
Kaibigan: di mabuti para tumalino sila and sumipag
Marge: panay kasi mga policies nagagawa ko lately e
Kaibigan: bobo naman kasi sila
Kaibigan: at mareklamo
Marge: racist!!
Kaibigan: hhaha
Kaibigan: oo
Marge: napansin mo 'yon?
Kaibigan: na?
Kaibigan: plastic sila
Marge: bobo sila saka tamad?
Kaibigan: oo
Marge: isa pa yon, masyado silang "feeling"
Kaibigan: sa mga shops
Kaibigan: then sa kuwento ng mga kaibigan ko
Kaibigan: mga coworkers nila
Kaibigan: typical puti
Marge: o? as in?
Kaibigan: di mo mauutusan \
Kaibigan: oo
Kaibigan: sa office namin
Marge: pano pag superior yong Asian sa work?
Kaibigan: wala kaming puti
Kaibigan: sa baba namin
Kaibigan: meron
Kaibigan: plastic
Kaibigan: feeling sila
Kaibigan: asar
Kaibigan: isasabotahe ka
Marge: racist din pala boss mo!
Kaibigan: di naman siguro la lang oks yung personality
Marge: pano sabotahe?
Kaibigan: then naalala ko
Kaibigan: kasi diba may design review dito sa
Kaibigan: glendale
Kaibigan: pag ibang race yung nagpapagawa ng bahay
Kaibigan: lahat ng neighbors na magrereklamo puti
Marge: ows?
Kaibigan: isang beses may pinapanuod kami
Kaibigan: oks naman project
Kaibigan: sinunod lahat ng requirements
Kaibigan: thenyung isang neighbor
Kaibigan: kunyari mabait na kumokontra
Kaibigan: kesyo di daw bagay sa street
Kaibigan: blah balh
Kaibigan: then sabi ng mga board members
Kaibigan: di nila pwed ireject yung project
Kaibigan: kasi sumunod lahat sa zoning
Kaibigan: code
Kaibigan: and maganda design
Marge: hehe, bayad na
Kaibigan: sabi ba naman
Kaibigan: this will be another rat's nestMarge: ows?
Kaibigan: naging racist
Kaibigan: haha
Kaibigan: daming ganun dito
Kaibigan: inggit kasi sila
Kaibigan: kasi etong glendale
Kaibigan: mas yumayaman na yung mga armenians and filipinos
Kaibigan: and iabng asian
Kaibigan: nauubos na puti dito
Marge: oo nga
Kaibigan: tapos tipong nagiisip sila ng reasons para mareject yung projects ng ibang lahi
Kaibigan: mapapansin mo
Kaibigan: pag nanunuod ka sa tv ng review
Kaibigan: oo nga
Marge: asa pa sila
Kaibigan: tapos sila daw yung mabilang sa sweldo
Kaibigan: na ayaw naman gumalaw
Marge: dami ko kc task now, panay mga issues ng east & west e
Kaibigan: kila kiko puti secretary nila
Kaibigan: tamad daw
Kaibigan: as in pag ayaw niya pumasok di siya papasok
Marge: hehe, malas nila
Kaibigan: di naman yata matanggal
Kaibigan: kasi baka magreklamo
Kaibigan: demanda
Kaibigan: yung isang project namn ng tatay ni antonio
Kaibigan: yung kapitbahay nagreklamo
Kaibigan: kesyo nagkasakit daw siya
Kaibigan: kasi sa construction
Kaibigan: maiingay daw yung mga workers
Kaibigan: nanalo pa

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Big Brother quote

Incidentally, it's not about a dance number of young talents over at ABS-CBN... Broaden your vocabulary...

"In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.…Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification. Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called transfer of population or rectification of frontiers. People are imprisoned for years without trial, or shot in the back of the neck … this is called elimination of unreliable elements. Such phraseology is needed if one wants to name things without calling up mental pictures of them."

-George Orwell, "Politics and the
English Language" (1946)