I am a 1st generation filipino american born and raised outside Seattle Washington to a father that was in the US Navy and a mom who was a nurse. We go back to the Philippines every other year because my parents bought apartments there and because almost all of our family still lives there. I went to a year of college while living with family in Pillar Village Las Pinas.
I don't like it when fil ams make no effort to remember who they are or where they come from and look down on native filipinos. BUT I notice that the stereotype that most filipinos have of fil-ams and for that matter americans in general is that we're spoiled and lazy with a very easy life. Nothing could be further from the truth. The difference between the two situations is that we are better rewarded for our hard work, but there is no doubt in my mind we work MUCH HARDER.
In the Philippines you go to work, you make an honest day living, it may not be as much as you like but it's enough to get by, your katulong cleans for you, cooks for you, your nanny takes care of the kids so you get home from work and your day is done.
In the states we wake up, get the kids ready to go to school, send them to school, go to work, come home, mow the lawn, cook, wash the dishes, do the laundry, was the car, help the kids with their homework, vacum the floor, iron our clothes for the next day. In short, are rewarded but we WORK OUR ASSES OFF and anyone who tells you different is lying.
exactly, alam naman ng mga locals yan, its good u tell...
may nagbangit din ng humility just now,,siguro un lng nakapagtataka bakit kokonti nung ang filams samantlanag ganyan naman pala kayo sa tate...