Monday, March 30, 2009

Chip Tsao

In case you cannot read nor see clearly what this CHIP TSAO had wrote in his article, I had the displeasure of copy pasting the whole article below for your enjoyment and comment.



"The Russians sank a Hong Kong freighter last month, killing the seven Chinese seamen on board. We can live with that—Lenin and Stalin were once the ideological mentors of all Chinese people. The Japanese planted a flag on Diàoyú Island. That's no big problem—we Hong Kong Chinese love Japanese cartoons, Hello Kitty, and shopping in Shinjuku, let alone our round-the-clock obsession with karaoke.

"But hold on—even the Filipinos? Manila has just claimed sovereignty over the scattered rocks in the South China Sea called the Spratly Islands, complete with a blatant threat from its congress to send gunboats to the South China Sea to defend the islands from China if necessary. This is beyond reproach. The reason: there are more than 130,000 Filipina maids working as $3,580-a-month cheap labor in Hong Kong. As a nation of servants, you don't flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter.

"As a patriotic Chinese man, the news has made my blood boil. I summoned Louisa, my domestic assistant who holds a degree in international politics from the University of Manila, hung a map on the wall, and gave her a harsh lecture. I sternly warned her that if she wants her wages increased next year, she had better tell every one of her compatriots in Statue Square on Sunday that the entirety of the Spratly Islands belongs to China.

"Grimly, I told her that if war breaks out between the Philippines and China, I would have to end her employment and send her straight home, because I would not risk the crime of treason for sponsoring an enemy of the state by paying her to wash my toilet and clean my windows 16 hours a day. With that money, she would pay taxes to her government, and they would fund a navy to invade our motherland and deeply hurt my feelings.

"Oh yes. The government of the Philippines would certainly be wrong if they think we Chinese are prepared to swallow their insult and sit back and lose a Falkland Islands War in the Far East. They may have Barack Obama and the hawkish American military behind them, but we have a hostage in each of our homes in the Mid-Levels or higher. Some of my friends told me they have already declared a state of emergency at home. Their maids have been made to shout 'China, Madam/Sir' loudly whenever they hear the word 'Spratly.' They say the indoctrination is working as wonderfully as when we used to shout, 'Long live Chairman Mao!' at the sight of a portrait of our Great Leader during the Cultural Revolution. I'm not sure if that's going a bit too far, at least for the time being."


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I'm not sure if this man has the proper mind to write such thing.. I don't think this is about the Spratly Island anymore.. His article is way too personal.. I guess his hatred is brought about by his inability to identify himself properly. By his look in the photo above, I guess he's someone who is suffering from identity crisis. I suspect he's a wounded man and is trying to pour out his rage towards what he thought are the lesser kind..

I don't think his fellow countrymen would agree with him. I'd been here for many years and I'm telling you, many of the rich, famous and respectable Chinese has high regard for Filipinos.

I feel sorry for him because he really don't know who he's trying to pull down. Can't he understand that most of the Engineers, Quality Control Managers, Technicians, Architects, Designers and Administrators in almost all the major offices and factories here in China dealing with high-end products and dependable manufactured goods are mostly Filipinos??!

WHY?

Because local and foreign-based company here believed in the Filipino capacity; with their brains and the technical know-how are considered significant. And most of all, the Filipinos have the capacity to identify the high-end from low!

Maybe the watch and shoes he's wearing right now is designed and quality-controlled by a Filipino! Hmmnnn..

I wish I could write more but I'm sorry CHIP TSAO, you don't deserve so much of my time..

Ohh, one last question though, can't he just fight for his sovereign rights without oppression?

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Instead of minding him, I'd better take a good laugh at Mr Ruffy Biazon's post instead:

http://ruffybiazon.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/why-mr-chip-tsao-wrote-that-article/

I do not know if Mr. Tsao is on the brink of turning this into a Filipinos vs. Chinese conflict, but before that happens, I would like to caution our countrymen to not fall into this trap. It’s not really about the Filipinos vs. the Chinese.

It’s about the Filipinos vs. Mr. Chip Tsao. Let’s make it personal.

But still, I would still give Mr. Tsao the benefit of the doubt. Being the patient and understanding man that I am, I am trying to see things from where Mr. Tsao is coming from. I am trying to rationalize why he wrote those things and why he has that point of view.

I have come to some theories why I think he wrote that article. If you have any other explanation in mind, please try to add through your comments.

My theories are:

1. His mother fed him milk which had melamine, produced from their country’s factories that have very low quality control standards.

2. As a child, he chewed on his lead-paint-coated toys also produced from their low-quality factories.

3. As he grew up, he always had siopao which were filled with imitation meat made of cardboard.

4. He was supposed to be aborted by the State, but somehow, the abortion tool only managed to tear off half his brain and he survived.

5. He had psychological trauma because he wanted so bad to join the Chinese Olympic Gymnastics team but he was rejected by the State because he couldn’t tell which was right and left (owing to having only half a brain)

6. He harbors ill feelings towards Filipinos who are given worldwide recognition for being good English communicators while he, even though being educated in a British colony, is still asked to repeat over and over again what he is saying because of the heavy Chinese accent in his English. So, he tries to prove his worth by writing.

7. He has an insatiable lust for Filipinas but he keeps getting turned down because of his revolting facial features, incurable halitosis and extremely small penis.

8. He is trying to gain attention because as a child and even up to his teenage days, he was so insignificant that nobody noticed his existence.

9. His own country ignores him, so he takes a shot at the Filipinos in the hope that we would react to him, finally gaining recognition for his pathetic existence on Earth.

10. He was bullied when he was a kid and always pissed and shit in his pants out of fear but never had the chance or even the courage to fight back. So he picks a fight with his own employee, or people who live overseas, confident that he will not get a fist in the eye for doing so.

This entry was posted on March 29, 2009 at 10:28 am and is filed under Uncategorized with tags china, chip tsao, hong kong, philippines, ruffy biazon, spratly islands. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.


NOTE: I'm not much into politics and to this kind of stuff but this man is so FUNNY that I could not resist...

LINKS:
1. http://www.senate.gov.ph/press_release/2009/0329_cayetano1.asp
2. http://globalnation.inquirer.net/news/breakingnews/view/20090330-197052/HK-magazine-regrets-columnists-racial-slur
3. http://hk-magazine.com/feature/politically-incorrect-chip-tsao-vintage-year
4. http://www.indolentindio.com/2009/03/chip-tsao-may-be-a-racist-but-what-are-you/

Saturday, March 28, 2009

confusions, replies and up-dates


CONFUSIONS:
I'm not sure why I cannot post replies to all your kind comments. I'm confused with what's going on with my site. I linked to various favourite sites like The Butler and Bagman Chronicles, it ended up in my post and then suddenly disappears.

Please accept my apoloy my friends for my technical inefficiency or perhaps my sites' inaccuracy..

MY COMMENT TO DEBBY OF MY PINK BIRD HOUSE:
Debby My dearest friend, I'd been trying to send you comments after I read about the shooting scare but I cannot send any comments.. So please accept this:
Dearest Debby,
Please forgive me, I was not able to open my site as often as I want. When I read this, I really felt sad and really worried about you especially about the safety of your children.. Do you think they are safe to come back to school now? I hope and pray that the authority there would be very vigilant and would keep the students away from harm. I am offering you my prayers for the safety of your children and for the comfort that you need.. I deeply understand how hard it must be. I am also worried that you are still not strong enough to stand on your own. Please up-date us my friend and keep us posted. Is home schooling a better option? I hope so.
Care so much,
Loida

MY REPLIES TO ALL THE COMMENTS OF MY POST: THE IRREVOCABLE NATURE OF MAN

My dearest Debby,
Thanks for sharing the dreams with me.. Yes, daydreaming is kind of fun.. It relaxes me although some of it are just funny thoughts. Anyway, I am happy to know that even we lack the financial capacity to actaulize our dreams, we're still happy that we're leading a joyful life far better than those who have..

I'd been missing you my friend.. I am sorry for being late in replying and visiting..


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Dearest Judith,
Thanks my friend for visiting. Hehehe some of my dreams are just crazy dreams just to relieve my stress. But thanks that you believed that some dreams do come true.. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend..

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My dear Doc RJ,
Thanks a lot for dreaming similar dreams like mine.. It's a nice way to relax a bit. In your case, everything is possible especially the 9th. I hope you can reach this and both 10 and 11 too...Please take care always.. Care, Tita Loida
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Dearest Deanna,
Thanks my friend for sharing some of my daydreams. Yes it has been my dream to visit the holy land and Rome since I was small. I always imagine how the people live during the life of Christ.
I'll meet you in your site in just a short while my friend.. Sweet hugs to you and regards to Marshall.


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Dearest Mightydacz,
Hahaha sarap mag daydreams di ba? Pero naku, try not to find Aladdin's Magic Lamp, he would only pester us with 3 wishes. I got 11 so I'll end up wishing for more.. Better yet, let's all just wish for "CONTENTMENT" na lang.. Hehehe.. Miss you all.. Pls. take care always.. Care, Tita Loida

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My dearest Margaret,
Thanks that you understand. It's no big deal.. I'm just trying to relax my mind from stress. And yes if we can be able to cope up well in there, I might consider studying again..
Nice meeting you and pls forgive me for not visiting you these past days.. Have a lovely weekend.

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Dearest PATTY. hahaha..! thanks for waking me up and took me away from my dreams.. i don't mean to wake up in a millionaires' den.. never! that would ruin the meaning of 2L3Bs. Simple people having a simple life although we sometimes dream. our simple life is far better, with challenges and all but joy always lingers.. Daydreaming is just part of self relaxation, a kind of therapy for me.. heheh..
Miss you my friend.. Care, Loida



UP-DATES:
And here's why I need to daydream once in a while.. I'd been stressed out with these baggages.. Good news, we're nearing the end.


Friday, March 27, 2009

irrevocable nature of man

There are some trivial and not-so-trivial things in life that I wanna experience and achieve but clearly, I don't have the time nor the resources to make it happen. My life is basically focused on my family, my work and the fact that we're just ordinary people living an ordinary life. I am not complaining; actually I am blessed and happy with the life I got right now.. yet sometimes I cannot help not to wish and daydream for more, which is considered an irrevocable nature of man..


There are times when I felt like experiencing and achieving things such as..

1. Taking a flight on impulse and have a family vacation somewhere without minding the airfare price and shopping spree allowance..

2. Watching Miss Saigon and Les Misérables on Broadway.. (does this still going on..?)

3. Sipping margaritas while lounging in our very own pool with my husband.. (whoa!)

4. Or simply reading my favourite novels while soaked in a warm tub in our very own en-suite.. Now I begun to really dislike the designer of our home again, why he let our master's bedroom bare of my much needed en-suite! **sigh**

5. Taking a helicopter ride around Shenzhen. There is one here but gee, i wouldn't dare spending my RMBY 4,000 for a single 30-min ride..!

6. Having my very own library at home complete with all the book collections in various genres from the works of my favorite writers / novelist; hard bound, neatly catalogized and stacked together in a floor to ceiling solid-oak book shelves. (hehe..)

7. Visiting art galleries and buying work of arts like original oil on canvass and Lladro Porcelain Collections..

8. Having the time and resources to visit food festivals in various countries; eating Mexican and other exotic foods and junks without worrying about adding extra fat to my already extra large tummy!

9. Pursuing my Master's and Doctorate Degree.
I'd actually completed the Master's Degree on Environmental Management and Master's of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering many months ago. 'Got really a commendable grades but the diploma was under my boss' name on behalf of our company.. (believe it or not. yeah, that bad..) Aww, I want my very own transcripts and diploma this time but the minimum tuition fees of over HK$70K would make us malnourished..!

10. Having a pilgrimage tour to the Holy Land and the Vatican in Italy with my family of course.

11. and finally, living for good in our home country without the worries nor the need to lean on greener pastures to hopefully reach contentment..

As I told you, these are just dreams which can or cannot be achieved.. I don't care much if not.. the important thing is I am happy with what I got. :)

Hmmmn, the art of daydreaming... :)
Come and join me, it's free..

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

While I'm busy..

...please consider me as a thing.
...and when i finish packing, i'll make up for my absences and fill up your blogsite with my comments full of love and longing..

Monday, March 23, 2009

Baggages


We are now in the phase when we have to sort, throw, wrap, box, huff and puff until our feet, body especially our backs can no longer bear to walk and bend up. I hope there's a way to accommodate all the things that we had accumulated during the entire 15 years of our residency here in China in one single box.. But really, this is the hardest part of moving..

Not yet though, we have to freight all the baggages first; let them take a ship ride to our 'home sweet home' then take another ride on a plane this time before it reaches our 'future home'.. Such lucky baggages.. They just sit there to enjoy their rides never minding the hardship we had fought out before the realization of our dreams had been finally realized.. **sigh**

Sunday, March 22, 2009

THANK YOU OUR DEAREST FRIENDS!!



Everdearest
DEBBY, DEANNA & MARSHALL, SHEILA, PATTY, JOANIE, JUDITH, RJ, JAMI, TAMMY, AMIE, SUPER GULAMAN, SHARI, PATTI CAKES, MIISSY, BLOGUSVOX, MIGHTY DACZ and MARGARET B.


Words don't really do justice to the THANKS we want to say to you all... We really felt FORTUNATE that we have met and known you all somehow..

Our dearest Debby of The Pink Bird House

Our dearest super sweet couple Deanna and Marshall of Timeless Things
Our dearest Patty of Crisfield Maryland
Our dearest JOANIE of Random Ramblings
Our dearest Judith of Judith's Quiet Moments
Our Dearest Doc RJ of Chhok-minders Quill
Our dearest JAMI of Cooke Creek Sheep
Our dearest TAMMY of Queensize Funny Bone
Our dearest AMIE of FAIRWAYS AND BUNKERS
Our dearest Super Gulaman
Our dearest SHARI of the Big Yellow Farmhouse
Our dearest PATTI of the Cottage in the Curve
Our dearest MISSY of Travelog
Our dearest Sandbox of the BLOGUSVOX
Our Dearest Mighty Dacz
Our dearest Margaret and ted of the French Bear


AND FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL GIFTS WE RECEIVED:
From our sweet children Liane, Barley, Baylon and Laila, for the love and thoughfulness they never failed to provide us..








A heartfelt appreciation from the insanely happy couple,
Bayani and Loida

Friday, March 20, 2009

24th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

It's March 21, 2009.. and today is our 24th Wedding Anniversary.


This is a photo of two persons deeply in love; designed by fate to be in each other's mutual comfort bound together with endless joy and strength in facing the life's challenges... reaping and thanking God's gift as one.

~ Bayani and Loida

Thursday, March 19, 2009

China Houses Photo Shoot-Outs

In the early times, the homes of common chinese people were mostly made of stone, tamped mud or sun-dried bricks reinforced with straw in the north. While in the South, homes were made of wood, bricks or woven bamboo as seen in the old house photo below as sourced from http://www.terragalleria.com


The upper-class Chinese house has a single story, with spacious open air courtyards, tiled roof; adorned with stone lion dogs, stone carvings, ornate carving frames, decorative and colorful latticeworks. Such architecture however rarely exists now in Shenzhen. The old single story homes were replaced by modern design high rise apartments with an average 12 square feet of space, a typical two-room to three-room apartment equipped with hallways, kitchen and bathroom.




When we first arrived here, majority of apartments were mostly 7-story high, but these days, Shenzhen is filling up with newly built 30 to 50th floor apartment complexes and condominiums.

I'm sorry Patty and Reggie Girl, there are no Victorian Houses here. But please find below the photo of the 7-story apartments and flats where I live and newly erected high-rise condominiums few blocks away from our home..












Hope you enjoy my Chinese house photo shoot-outs... Thanks for dropping by..

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Johnsons and Johnsons


I always felt bad when the trusted brands were put under scrutiny considering that J&J has been the most trusted name in baby products since 1886..

According to the Shenzhen Daily News this morning, there was this watchdog from the US stating that Johnson and Johnson's Baby products has found to have contained toxic elements. But the State quality watchdogs however denied an earlier report. There would be further investigation.. The investigation concerns mainly on the J&J's baby bath and baby shampoo products which allegedly containing cancer-causing chemicals 1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde.


J&J has been my family's trusted brand even before I was born. I grew up using the one and only "NO MORE TEARS SHAMPOO", and used the product when I had children of my own.. It was really sad that after strings of food safety scandals just few months ago, here comes the bad news again about this famous and trusted brand..

There are many families all over the world trusting this brand.. After over 123 years of manufacturing similar products, why mothers suddenly has to face this kind of distress?

Other links for reference:

1.) http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/formaldehyde-47031201
2.) http://paper.sznews.com/szdaily/20090318/ca2910669.htm

Monday, March 16, 2009

Priorities and Faces

My Monday turned out to be a day full of priorities..

The First is the PRIORITY MAIL!!!

I finally got one of the friendliest gifts I had ever received.. Have you ever received a gift from anyone you never knew all your life but because friendship blooms anywhere, anytime from the hearts of good people, gift giving just came up? I am such a lucky one, a certain belle from America decided to send me something I will treasure forever..



Thank you so much my dearest REGGIE GIRL (http://midlifeandmenapause.blogspot.com).. Playing for Pizza, Bluesville and the wonderful card with kind words really warms my heart..

Second is to BE WITH MY HUBBY, He only have a couple of day offs every month so we always made sure to be together all alone.. And this Monday, we took a walk as sort of bonding moment from our home to the post office to get my Priority Mail. And while walking, we took turns in taking photos of important people around our neighborhood.

I considered taking the shot of FACES OF GOOD PEOPLE around our neighborhood as part of my Monday Priorities noting that I had promised the good girls of America (Patty and Reggie Girl), that I will show them the faces that made China tick. Opps, Did I say that..? Sorry folks, FACES shots has to be last Friday but it was kind of delayed but anyway here are the photos for you to see..

My favourite photo of the Chinese Soldier, isn't he cute..?
Optometrist taken after my hubby's eye check
Fish Monger when we dropped by the supermarket..
LPG GAS delivery man taken along our way
Mr. Post Man taken when we got my gift from Reggie Girl..
Factory Worker I took before I left our factory
Good old hawker..
Our friendly neighborhood Medical Doctor
Dongle Garden Security Guard, the guy who guards our home
The nearby Bankers
The Road Construction Worker
The Street Sweeper
The nearby Street Food Vendor
Our Traffic Officer

To get more information and for those who would like to join the Friday Shoot-Outs, kindly visit: PATTY of http://crisfieldnews.blogspot.com and REGGIE GIRL of http://midlifeandmenapause.blogspot.com..

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