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 Jun Tangunan
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Subject: RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop
Thread ID: 393913 Message ID: 394045 # Views: 33 # Ratings: 1
Version: Visual FoxPro 9 Category: Forms
Date: Monday, December 30, 2013 12:01:49 AM         
   


> Hey Jun,
>
> I think the guy wrote a good letter. And we do need to be reminded
> about the tough work of so many Filipino ex-pats around the world.
>
> It's hard to stereotype a country's people. After the Fukushima
> tsunami in 2011, I wrote a blog on my website
> trying to explain character of the Japanese. They are also very
> hard working too, but obviously coming from a more industrialized country,
> so the tempo of life is faster in some respects.
>
> If Pete and you are Filipino, then one trait I can think of is a certain
> playfulness about life and work. Yeah, you work hard, but don't take it all too
> seriously.
>
> When I was on working at the Navy base in Japan, the leading chief petty
> officer on the base was a Filipino. Great guy. He was joking all the
> time, but he got things done. He was a people person and a great manager
> too without acting like one.
>
> Getting back to the guy who wrote the letter, I'm not sure he's been back in
> the States for a while. The recession hit us hard. A lot of people have been cutting
> back and learning to eat humble pie the last 5 years. I have one brother who's
> an engineer and out of work. Another couldn't find work, but is now enjoying his
> life as a teacher of English in Vietnam. Then a third brother of mine was out of
> work for two years and finally got a full-time job last month.
>
> But even still, people in the States are still living in comfort. Many are working
> hard to make ends meet, but nobody goes hungry and the hospitals will take you
> if you're sick and don't have the money to pay for it.
>
> In recent years our leaders have put us on a path to be more like the European economic
> model. But people joke about that, saying, what's the point of following
> Europe if we can't get those cute cafes and bistros in the suburbs?
>
> Take care, Jun.
>
> Dan B.
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> > Hey Pete, I want to share this to you (shared to me as well by a friend) because I believe you are now a Filipino by heart:
> >
> > http://sandstorm36.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/love-letter-to-filipinos-by-david-h.html
> >


Hi Dan,

I have posted the letter on my blog because I felt happy that someone from outside has appreciated our values and culture. Though it is not one sided. Every country has their own culture which they can be proud of. It just happens that the guy wrote a "love letter" for Filipinos there.

And it is also true that some Filipinos dream of going to America. My elder brother surprised me one time by saying so, that even just to visit our relatives there is enough for him. Can't blame him for desiring that. But you see that shows individuality. I love every second of my visit to America, I am impressed. But when I was asked in the embassy when I applied for visa last time if I have an interest to stay and work there, I surprised him by saying "No!" and smiling wide at the same time. Don't get me wrong there, but I am a Filipino at heart and I cannot imagine spending my later life away from my families and friends; because they matter to me more than money or anything.

Philippines is corrupt and poor. We are suffering constantly especially that the basic support formerly owned by the Government were sold to Private companies. Facilities like hospitals, communications, railroads, roads, electricity, water, etc. Now we are paying higher every now and then and the Government claim they cannot control the inflation as those are now dictated by those private organizations (owned by foreigners). True! But that is the reason why those government facilities should have not been sold in the first place, but that is corruption.

And in that matter, other countries excel. In the Philippines, no one will attend to you even on a life and death situation unless someone will be able to pay upfront a deposit.

My sister is a head nurse in the biggest government hospital in our city. I love to ride my Enduro 125 motorbike when I was a teen and has had several accidents, one broke my thigh bone. So I got thrown away into the asphalt when my bike collided with a dog that suddenly runs directly into my front wheel, and I was bruised all over. Said hospital is just two blocks away so I asked the bystanders to look at my bike and I limped to the hospital.

I went straight to the emergency section, blood dripping from my palm, shoulder, and legs; every one is looking at me because you can rarely see someone in that condition walking by himself to the emergency room, LOL. I was asked to sit in one corner. The numbness from adrenaline started to wear off after 15 minutes and since no one is still attending me I asked a nurse if they can look at my injuries. The nurse looked at me with distaste and said I should not be impatient, someone will attend soon to me. That if I unnecessary call him one more time, he'll see to it I won't be attended at all. So I shoved in my anger because I wanted to see how it will be later. After another 20 minutes, no one is still attending to me so I asked "can I use your phone? I need to call my sister.". And the guy said "is it local call?". And I said yeah. And he asked "who is it you will call?". And I said "my sister, Lani Corpuz!".

That took him by surprise. And within a minute or so, he started attending to me then my sister barge in and told him, leave him to me, I will attend to his wounds. So while my sister is attending to me, I told her my earlier brush with that guy. And she said, you should have told them outright you are my brother. And I told her, no I feel ashamed using your name and influence on this minor problem. And she said "No, that is the way things are here. I don't like it either but if you don't use influence or you don't show money, they will just ignore you!". What a shame!

But hey, the letter said with Filipinos, family comes first above all, right? That is true, that asshole guy is not part of my family, LOL!

And to close this long narration as well, I personally have seen we Filipinos, our skills and values, are appreciated more by outsiders than the government itself because what matters with these politicians are just their own pockets. We are tough because we need to be.




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http://sandstorm36.blogspot.com

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Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/26/2013 3:54:41 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Pete Sass @ 12/26/2013 1:25:02 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/26/2013 3:05:56 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Pete Sass @ 12/26/2013 9:20:42 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/27/2013 3:05:22 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/28/2013 2:07:26 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by David Mustakim @ 12/28/2013 2:21:10 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/28/2013 2:44:57 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/28/2013 6:09:33 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by David Mustakim @ 12/28/2013 3:40:55 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/30/2013 12:01:49 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/30/2013 9:07:10 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Pete Sass @ 12/28/2013 6:05:30 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/27/2013 1:32:33 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/27/2013 3:02:33 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by David Mustakim @ 12/27/2013 3:35:54 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/27/2013 4:19:24 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/27/2013 3:55:33 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Jun Tangunan @ 12/28/2013 12:44:08 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/28/2013 4:48:45 AM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/28/2013 5:47:39 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Tore Bleken @ 12/28/2013 5:10:19 PM
RE: Demo: Camelot USB Backup with drag/drop Posted by Dan Baker @ 12/28/2013 6:04:24 PM