Yea, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the meanest son of a bitch in the valley

September 14, 2005

T: anong katangian ng mga amerikano ang gusto mo?

S: that they love to bitch about things. gusto ko yung fact na mahilig silang magsalita at mag voice out ng mga opinions. that in a meeting, you can shout at each other about work related matters pero pagtapos ay back to normal. walang personalan, ika nga. gusto ko yung exchange ng mga opinion – nagiging mas creative ako sa mga ginagawa ko dahil nakikita ko ang lahat ng mga angulo. gusto ko yung fact na pag may sumingit sa pila, may sisigaw sa likod na puno ng mga salita tungkol sa mga part ng lower anatomy. it’s a refreshing change from the way asians do it (ie, tahimik, timid, keeping things to themselves).

T: anong katangian ng mga amerikano ang ayaw mo?

S: that they love to bitch about things. too much sometimes. bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch. the weather’s too hot – bitch. the weather’s too cold – bitch. the gas prices are over $3 – bitch. walang kape sa coffee pot – bitch. mas maliit yung actual order na pagkain sa fastfood kaysa doon sa nakalagay sa picture – bitch. ultimo kaliit liitang bagay – bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch, bitch. minsan nami miss ko tuloy how asians do it (ie, tahimik, timid, keeping things to themselves).

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  1. trotskybee Says:

    Dahil nga masyado silang opinionated – they sound to whiny – moaners. Assets can sometimes be a liability.


  2. it’s both a strength and a weakness. i kind of love and hate it at the same time, depende sa mood ko. hehehe.

  3. Jet Says:

    Only you mylab, only you.

    Ikaw lang ang alam kong makakapagpresent ng ganitong bagay which would be nothing more than humorous at the outset and another one of your smart-alec-y-tongue-in-cheek observations but when you really think about it, it actually makes so much sense and presented in with the profundity of your sarcasm.

    Kaya ka hindi nakakasawang basahin e.

    Labyu! 🙂

  4. rolly Says:

    typical Filipino ka pa rin bosing. sala sa init-sala sa lamig. Sabagay, syempre lahat dapat e in moderation e. Pag sumosobra, hindi rin maganda no?


  5. thank you mylab sa mga sinabi mo kahit di ko naintindihan agad yung prufundity. first and foremost, i do stuff (write, sing, etc) to please you. pag nakita kong nasiyahan ka – masaya na rin ako.

    lab U!

  6. Capt. Kupal Says:

    masarap ipanligo yung maligamgam na tubig, tito rolly.

    na ulan pala ngayon sa maynila ano? magpakatuyo ka!

  7. cbs Says:

    This is a great post, very insightful & analytical.
    Tingin ko the difference between E & W lies in the fact that in the W they are trained to voice out their thoughts & feelings at such a young age, samantalang sa atin we were told to the bone “if you have nothing good to say, don’t say it”. But somehow we honed ourselves to put our angas in writing (think blogging!), which, in general, the W’s are not up to snuff. Tell the average American to write down his thoughts, and guess what’ll he do (in lieu of wrong spelling, poor syntax)? Right, he’ll probably bitch.

  8. Robbie Says:

    Interesting ang observation niyo sir Batjay. Sa atin sa pinas, pag may sumingit sa pila at sinigawan mo, siguradong away na. Dito sa Singapore, hindi rin nila pinalalampas yung sumisingit pero hindi naman sinisigawan, its either kakausapin ka with sarcasm o isusumbong ka sa may authorities.

  9. owen Says:

    ang galing sir! nag-enjoy ako sobra sa analogy!

  10. Fellow Damer Says:

    Actually, the reason they bitch is: Hindi nila alam ang ginagawa nila.

  11. Angela Says:

    May mga Canadian din akong nakikitang ganyan pero mas madaming friendly. 🙂

  12. Linnor Says:

    i love the way you presented it… the good and the bad side of being bitchy. hehehe…

  13. MarchOne Says:

    first time ko sa singapore eh nag bitch yung kupal na intsik kasi akala nya inunahan ko siya sa pila ng taxi waiting area.

    From bangkok to phuket…sobrang mag recline nang chair yung american..nainis ako…dami ko sinabi…”you think you can do that to asian?”.Ayun natakot na, hindi siya makatingin sa akin pagbaba ng eroplano.

    Sa New York, ang kukulit ng mga kids sa ferry going to Liberty Island…i told them to go somewhere else, ayun nagalit sa akin…”wewantithere!”.

    Dito naman si Pinas, kapag matagal i serve ang food…”miss, inorder ko yan for my lunch and not for dinner.”

    Bitch noh?

  14. Gigi Says:

    What I’ve learned to do with constant complainers is ask them what they would do to solve the problem or situation, and then get them to act.

    Example:

    CC: Ah s**t, there’s no coffee in the pot again! There’s never any coffee in this damn place!

    Me: Hmmm, well what do you suggest we all do to make sure we never run out of coffee?

    CC: Well the a**hole who drinks the last cup should make a new pot.

    Me: Perhaps you should send an email to (boss) and suggest that should be office policy. What do you think?

    CC: (Grunts and walks away). Tameme siya!

  15. Demonyito Says:

    santa gigi!!!

    dinner bukas – don porget. i love your short snappy replies. brevity and a bit of sarcasm goes a long way sometimes.

    ingat!

  16. Engkantado Says:

    hi M-1. marami rin akong mga war stories ng bitchiness.

  17. Fr. BatJay Says:

    boss linnor! musta na diha sa sugbu? maraming salamat ulit sa pag comment. i love and hate bitchiness. para kasi itong art form, may mga taong magaling magdala ng pagiging isang bitch. yon ang mga endearing sa akin.


  18. hi angela – ang kwento nga sa akin (siyempre ng mga canadians – hehehe), mas mabait daw sila at walang masyadong bitchiness. well, at least not at the level of the americans.

  19. Haba ng Dila Says:

    ngyehehe… hindi nila alam ang ginagawa nila? bagay sa kanila yung sinabi ni jesus nung nakapako siya sa krus.

  20. Isip Bata Says:

    hi growen – musta na ulit. napaka pinoy nga ng analogy na ito. parang you love it and hate it at the same time kind of thing.

  21. Jakolito Says:

    hey robbie. thanks for the feedback. actually, isa ako sa mga nagwawala pag may sumingit sa pila, kahit nung nasa pilipinas pa lang ako. sa singapore din, bitchy rin ako sa mga pila at mga kakupalan.


  22. hey CBS.

    welcome back. thank you very much for the great feedback. it is both insightful and funny at the same time. i even snickered at the ending – hehehe. salamat for the laugh. what you said is true: we asians are indeed trained to keep our thoughts to ourselves and just do whatever is at hand. the people from the west on the other hand, speak out, complain. think loudly before they do whatever is at hand. parang peacock ano?

    kaya nga, i love it when the ugly duckling gets the prize in the end. yan pang isang pinoy trait – dehadista at rooting for the underdog.

  23. jennipeng Says:

    hahaha! tangna sala sa init, sala sa lamig.. pero kurak na kurak ka jan! totoong bitchers ang north americans and silent bitchers naman ang asians. generalizing, op kors.


  24. JENNY PENG – ang miss canada ng sentosa! eh paano ka – canadian na asian. does this mean that you’re a medium bitcher?

  25. sis Says:

    tumpak na tumpak ang description mo mr. batjay! LOL

  26. sis Says:

    at puede ring gumawa ng similar analogy sa kanilang pagiging “politically correct” at yung sense of “entitlement”!

  27. ays Says:

    hello mr. batjay, tama po kayo sa observation nyo. when i worked in our US office, naculture shock po ako sa kanila dahil kahit manager nila ay hindi sila natatakot na magsabi ng opinyon nila. pero natuto rin ako, and i started voicing out my thoughts, pero syempre,pa-sweet pa rin ang tono pag nagsasalita, para hindi halata na i’m bitching…;)

  28. toknoy Says:

    Angela,
    Tama ka maraming mababaet na CANADIAN….kase…

    Magluto-CANADIAN
    Maglaba-CANADIAN
    Maglinis-CANADIAN
    MAghugas-CANADIAN
    MAgligpit-CANADIAN
    Magsaing_CANDADIAN

    at wala silang reklamo di ba angela?hehehehehe


  29. hi toknoy. maraming salamat sa tula mo. tula ba yon? ngyehehe – tamaCANAngaDIAN.


  30. hi ays. ako rin ngayon dahil bago pa ako eh – hindi ako sumasagot. pero naninigaw ako. ngyehehe. ayoko kasi ma argabyado pero matagal naman bago ako mag init.


  31. politically correct – yan ang isa pa sa mga dapat kong matutunan. nagsimula na ako when we were still in singapore. more so here dahil mas malaking issue ito sa north america.


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