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(Padala ng isang taga California, ayaw magpakilala)

Akala ng mga tao na nasa Pilipinas kapag nasa America ka akala nila madami ka ng pera. Ang totoo, madami kang utang, dahil credit card lahat ang gamit mo sa pagbili mo ng mga gamit mo.

Kailangan mo gumamit ng credit card para magka-credit history ka, kase pag hindi ka umutang o wala kang utang, hindi ka pagkakatiwalaan ng mga kano . Pag wala kang credit card, ibig sabihin wala kang kapasidad magbayad.

Akala nila mayaman ka na kase may kotse ka na. Ang totoo, kapag hindi ka bumili ng kotse sa America maglalakad ka ng milya-milya sa ilalim ng init ng araw o kaya sa snow. Walang jeepney, tricycle o padyak sa America .

Akala nila masarap ang buhay dito sa America . Ang totoo, puro ka trabaho kase pag di ka nagtrabaho, wala kang pangbayad ng bills mo sa kotse, credit card, ilaw, tubig, insurance, bahay at iba pa. Hindi ka na pwedeng tumambay sa kapitbahay kase busy din sila maghanap buhay pangbayad ng bills nila.

Akala nila masaya ka kase nagpadala ka ng picture mo sa Disneyland, Seaworld, Six Flags , Universal Studios at iba pang attractions. Ang totoo, kailangan mo ngumiti kase nagbayad ka ng $70+ para makarating ka dun, kailangan mo na naman ang 10 hours na sweldo mong pinangbayad sa ticket.

Akala nila malaki na ang kinikita mo kase dolyar na sweldo mo. Ang totoo, malaki pagpinalit mo ng peso, pero dolyar din ang gastos mo sa America . Ibig sabihin ang dolyar mong kinita sa presyong dolyar mo din gagastusin.


Ang P15.00 na sardinas sa Pilipinas $1.00 sa America , ang isang pakete ng sigarilyo sa pilipinas P40.00, sa America $ 6.50, ang upa mo sa bahay na P10,000 sa Pilipinas, sa America $1,000++.

Akala nila buhay milyonaryo ka na kase ang ganda ng bahay at kotse mo. Ang totoo milyon ang utang mo. Ang bago mong kotse 5 taon mong huhulugan. Ang bahay 30 taon mong huhulugan. Ibig sabihin, alipin ka ng bahay at kotse mo.

Madaming naghahangad na makarating sa America . Lalo na mga nurses, mahirap maging normal na manggagawa sa Pilipinas. Madalas pagod ka sa trabaho. Pag dating ng sweldo mo, kulang pa sa pagkain mo. Pero ganun din sa ibang bansa katulad ng America .


Hindi ibig sabihin dolyar na ang sweldo mo, yayaman ka na, kailangan mo ding magbanat ng buto para mabuhay ka sa ibang bansa. Isang malaking sakripisyo ang pag alis mo sa bansang pinagsilangan at malungkot iwanan ang mga mahal mo sa buhay.Hindi pinupulot ang pera dito o pinipitas. Hindi ako naninira ng pangarap, gusto ko lang buksan ang bintana ng katotohanan.

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By Joeseg
If ALL FILIPINOS ARE GONE…
Life continues…
Life has been surviving and flourishing for billions of years in its myriad ways of moving forward.
Life continues as it will.
But we are a part of something that is massive and marvelously amazing thing in which we participate and contribute, which is called Life.
We are serving Life and participating in it along with all the peoples and species that are intimately interconnected as one. With this view,we can appreciate this interconnectedness and inter-dependence. We can appreciate that all peoples, all species and all Life, do take part. It’s great to be a part of something great.Life has invented diversity. So the whole show do not depend on one species, one people,one group alone. It creates myriad expressions in order to be enabled to survive and flourish. If one species is gone, Life goes on through the different species that will find alternative ways to bring Life’s project forward. Through the prism of
interdependence we appreciate ourselves as participating in finding ways for Life’s project to flourish. In this view, we will truly appreciate all participation and contributions of others. We will want to understand the intricate interconnectedness of all peoples, all species and all life on Earth. As we continue to do our part well, we not only appreciate others but we will want to learn from the best of their ways and cultures, so that we could have a broader view and diverse ways of moving forward.
In this scenario we see Filipinos understanding the whole living picture, the interconnectedness of everything. They learn from the knowledge and cultures of others peoples and species. They remember to bring out the best in their own ways and cultures to contribute what is truly in them, that is uniquely Filipino, just as they take care of their heritage, their own land and natural environment. In their love of Life, Filipinos will find abundant ways of living and contributing that only them, in their own way, could give and share.If Filipinos do not share what is uniquely their own, if they forfeit their participation, then it is a way of life that ends, a Filipino way of being that meets a dead end. But Life goes on in its abundant ways to move forward with or without Filipinos, with or without the human species.

Life will flourish even better without the exploitative ways of the human species and their ignorance and lack of care for the diversity of species in the Planet.

Considering everything and everyone in the interconnectedness of the whole picture, then we can appreciate not only our own value but of all Life.Life invented the Filipinos as a unique expression of itself, a way of being, a way of living that hopefully would not come to extinction but contribute to the flourishing and sustaining of Life’s project. We ask ourselves, if it were better for the world that Filipinos vanished?
Perhaps, the answer will be clear in 1000 years time, if there’s no more linguistic and cultural heritage left that is uniquely Filipino.Then, the people in 3007 may will be imagining about the Filipinos, what kind of peoples they were, what were their ways of being and living, what were their music and dance like, did their food and drink taste good, what was their habitat look like, what kind of languages and cultures did they have and all the rest. But the most surprising question is why did Filipinos disappear completely?




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