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Speak Out: Filipino-American Debate
Posted 2/15/09
i find it out funny how they argued about the FILIPINO IDENTITY ...

we are filipinos but still confused about it
Posted 2/16/09

lainey025 wrote:

their discussion seems very intersting..

i personally experience the division between
Filipino immigrants and Canadianized/canadian-born Filipinos.

i actually uncomfortable to be around with
canadianized/canadian-born filipinos.
its not that i dont like/hate them but i just feel left out with them.



ol, omg, i hear you!... they make me soo uncomfortable too >.< it's like they're not even part Filipinos at all >.>
some of them can be snobby as well
Posted 2/17/09

maia_maia wrote:


lainey025 wrote:

their discussion seems very intersting..

i personally experience the division between
Filipino immigrants and Canadianized/canadian-born Filipinos.

i actually uncomfortable to be around with
canadianized/canadian-born filipinos.
its not that i dont like/hate them but i just feel left out with them.



ol, omg, i hear you!... they make me soo uncomfortable too >.< it's like they're not even part Filipinos at all >.>
some of them can be snobby as well


they make me feel invisible..
they talk to me like i cant understand a single word of english..
not that i cant or sounds funny when i speak english... :o
they make me feel like theyre more superior than me
so i ended up hanging out with new immigrants which is cool
but the consenquence is i didnt become fluent in english

the worst one ive encountered is when this born canadian guy
speaks english with filipino accent to his canadian friends in the class
and they keep laughing..

Posted 3/10/09
wow...another thread of mine died...again..GRRRRrrr....
Posted 3/10/09


Don't Bump your own thread OP -_-
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Posted 3/11/09 , edited 3/11/09
1. I don't think one should be able to speak the language to be called Filipino. It's nice if one is familiar with the Filipino culture, but if not, then I think pride is enough. That's better than denying you're Filipino when you obviously are.
2. I don't think American born Filipinos are prejudice among Filipino immigrants, but I sometimes think the naturalized citizens are. I think they feel superior to immigrants since immigrants are "fresh off the bat" and are still clueless about what's going on. I think that's kinda stupid.
3. I don't think there's anything wrong with interracial dating. There's nothing wrong with Filipino-Filipino dating, either. People just make a big deal out of these small things.
4. Parenting-- it's not about being Filipino or American. It's just simply how your parents raise you to be the person you are. Although I'm not denying culture is somewhat a part of parenting.
5. Half's are half's. They're not the first people to become half-something and half-something.
6. Some women are after the money (you can't deny it) but some are simply in love. Race shouldn't matter when it comes to love.
7. I love lechon.
10. If spanking works, then do so. Spanking is just a slap-in-the-wherever-it-may-be. It is different from beating someone.
12. TNT's should just be deported. I don't think it's fair for others who have been waiting for a long time to become legal residents of the US.


*Don't misunderstand me, I love the Philippines. They're just opinions.
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Posted 3/11/09
I'm looking forward to this! Thank you!
Posted 3/11/09

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1. I don't think one should be able to speak the language to be called Filipino. It's nice if one is familiar with the Filipino culture, but if not, then I think pride is enough. That's better than denying you're Filipino when you obviously are.
2. I don't think American born Filipinos are prejudice among Filipino immigrants, but I sometimes think the naturalized citizens are. I think they feel superior to immigrants since immigrants are "fresh off the bat" and are still clueless about what's going on. I think that's kinda stupid.
3. I don't think there's anything wrong with interracial dating. There's nothing wrong with Filipino-Filipino dating, either. People just make a big deal out of these small things.
4. Parenting-- it's not about being Filipino or American. It's just simply how your parents raise you to be the person you are. Although I'm not denying culture is somewhat a part of parenting.
5. Half's are half's. They're not the first people to become half-something and half-something.
6. Some women are after the money (you can't deny it) but some are simply in love. Race shouldn't matter when it comes to love.
7. I love lechon.
10. If spanking works, then do so. Spanking is just a slap-in-the-wherever-it-may-be. It is different from beating someone.
12. TNT's should just be deported. I don't think it's fair for others who have been waiting for a long time to become legal residents of the US.


*Don't misunderstand me, I love the Philippines. They're just opinions.


i love your answeres
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Posted 3/12/09
this should be good maybe but its too much pride.
im a filo myself and i can call my self one no matter where i was raised!!!!
Posted 3/12/09

lainey025 wrote:


anotherCRaccount wrote:

1. I don't think one should be able to speak the language to be called Filipino. It's nice if one is familiar with the Filipino culture, but if not, then I think pride is enough. That's better than denying you're Filipino when you obviously are.
2. I don't think American born Filipinos are prejudice among Filipino immigrants, but I sometimes think the naturalized citizens are. I think they feel superior to immigrants since immigrants are "fresh off the bat" and are still clueless about what's going on. I think that's kinda stupid.
3. I don't think there's anything wrong with interracial dating. There's nothing wrong with Filipino-Filipino dating, either. People just make a big deal out of these small things.
4. Parenting-- it's not about being Filipino or American. It's just simply how your parents raise you to be the person you are. Although I'm not denying culture is somewhat a part of parenting.
5. Half's are half's. They're not the first people to become half-something and half-something.
6. Some women are after the money (you can't deny it) but some are simply in love. Race shouldn't matter when it comes to love.
7. I love lechon.
10. If spanking works, then do so. Spanking is just a slap-in-the-wherever-it-may-be. It is different from beating someone.
12. TNT's should just be deported. I don't think it's fair for others who have been waiting for a long time to become legal residents of the US.


*Don't misunderstand me, I love the Philippines. They're just opinions.


i love your answeres



Me too. I agree with EVERYTHING.
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Posted 3/12/09


negimaneo wrote:

im not a filipino.... but i find this forum very informative and interesting =D
btw... someone from the chat (i forgot her username) told me that filipinoes sorta look like black americans but a lil shorter in height .. i dont really know about that...


ee..Black americans? Not really. Filipinos...I think is one of the asian races that has a lot of other races mixed into them. Spanish, chinese, japanese and american. It's a strange blend some of them but really pretty.

The show seems interesting..

Ugh, I hate the Pride thing. Filipinos are too proud of themselves. And when I mean proud, it's not the patriotic kind of proud, it's more like a hey-b*tch-we-got-this-what-u-got-is-sh*t or just evil proud. I mean that's mostly what I've been hearing a lot. I'm really sorry but this is my opinion. But, I have no right to call myself a 'Pinoy' because I was not born in the Philippines and I happen to get squeezed out by mom in Macau, China and I grew up there until I had to transfer to Philippines to graduate early and get into a good med school.

But during my stay here, I grew to love the filipinos here. I just hate the proud thing.
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Posted 3/12/09 , edited 3/12/09
I also hate this adamant "Pinoy Pride" slogan they've reiterated on television, it gives off an air of immodesty. I'm also Filipino (actually I'm a mix of other Asian cultures such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean and we speak Filipino, Chinese and English at home) even my late father thought this exorbitance was redundant and really got old. I'm particularly interested in the Dual Citizenship, I grew up in America for ten years and eight years prior to the present I was brought here to the Philippines to pursue my studies in high school and Pharmacy. Ignorant at the time and the policies of maintaining permanent residency my status has been questioned and is variable at the moment.

The other topics are good except for a few which are inconclusive and vary in contention.
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Posted 5/27/09 , edited 5/27/09
I am half filipino, and I used to like when someone said "proud to be pinoy" but after a couple of months, everyone was saying it, and now it just annoys me like hell whenever I hear or read it.

as for the parenting thingy where parents hit or spank their kids, it is true, and I find it just sick.
kids should never be hit. It is NOT a way to dicipline children. My parents have never hit me and I am just fine. Yelling back at your parents isnt really called rebelling. It's called "screaming your heart out" or "speaking your mind". It IS normal. If parents cant accept that; if they still keep on hitting their children, then they should never even have had a child.

The sad part is, children have already gotten used to it.
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Posted 6/8/09

FatedEmperor wrote:

@FOB: WTF are they talking about...FOB is referring to Chinese. Filipinos didn't come from boats!...


Yea! thats wat i thought too but for wat i know Indian people or bombay r known for fresh off the boat!

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Posted 6/9/09
Ako ay isang fil-Am ang aking sarili ngunit sa aking puso Ako ay isang anak ng Diyos at sa lahat ng 1st bago ako kahit ano sino pa ang paririto. Sa tingin ko ito ay lubhang mahalaga sa buhay na namin ang aming kasaysayan at sa kultura na kung saan ay kailanman ang pagbabago progressively. Pa rin ako ng stick sa isang pulutong ng aking mga pinoy pag-aalaga na ako ay may kung ito ay sa Pilipinas o hindi. Walang anuman mas importante kaysa sa alam na tayo ay isang pinagpala lahi at kultura. Aking mga katotohanan na ako AM PINOY dahil sa aking pag-ibig para sa Pilipinas at ang aking mga Fellow Kababayans. Walang anuman mas espesyal sa akin kaysa sa alam ko maabot at tulong kapag tulong ang pinaka-kailangan. Dapat nating tandaan ang salita ng José Rizal " Hindi, ipaalam sa amin na hindi makagawa ng Diyos sa aming mga imahen, mahirap na kami ay naninirahan sa isang malayo planeta nawala sa lugar na walang hanggan. Subalit napakatalino at napakaganda ng aming katalinuhan ay maaaring, ito ay bahagya na higit sa isang maliit na spark na shines at sa isang saglit ay extinguished, nag-iisa at ito ay maaaring magbigay sa amin ng walang ideya na ang liyab, na ang sunog, na karagatan ng ilaw. sulat sa Fr. Pastells (4 Abril 1893)"
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