I’ve been a K-pop fan since 2009 and I’ve been interacting with international fans like me for awhile (through forums, here on tumblr, on fanfic sites, etc). And I must say that they look down on us. The Philippines.
There’s this poll on Mnet on where would the next Mcountdown to be held. I don’t know it it is legit or not, but Philippines is leading. Leading way beyond other countries. And on the latest update it is like a Philippines vs Brazil. Then there’s this one comment which garnered so much attention lately. (Many K-pop idols go to this event, btw.)
Seriously? Trash? TRASH? I was totally pissed by this. That is just one person, but that doesn’t mean that she’s the only one. This pained me so much. But it is a sad truth. It pains me to think that other countries look at Philippines as trash.
There’s also one thing, on a fan fiction site.
I became friends with this one international fan, she likes 2ne1 so much, and s/he asked, which 2ne1 member is your favorite? I said, “Dara.” s/he asked why. I told him/her because Dara is a Filipina. And it seemed like it was the first time s/he learned about it. And that was when she told me that Dara is untalented, and s/he never saw the potential of Dara, or why would Dara be a Kpop star in the first place, and whatnot.
It is like she had an outburst and there goes her hater feels. Friendship over.
By those two examples, you can see the way the other countries treat us. And this post is not about K-pop, btw.
This is a call for everyone following me. Please use your brains on the upcoming elections. Please vote wisely. Don’t waste your votes
like my uncle who isn’t even registered. Please vote those people who would change the global perspective on the Philippines. Please, be a responsible Filipino.
Also, have you guys watched The Bourne Legacy? I was really happy that our beloved country was featured there, and that they didn’t change the Manila ambiance. But when I was watching, there’s a sudden conflict of emotions inside me. During the action part, it was really awesome and all, but part of me wanted to laugh at the scenes. I don’t know why. I find it really funny actually
the Manila part.
I guess that Brazilian girl was talking about Manila. We all know Manila, anyway. But still, isn’t Manila our capital? Manila, which represents Philippines? Sad truth we must accept.
Again, be a responsible Filipino. Thanks! Coming from me who’s not even legal to vote on the upcoming elections. ;~;