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Desperate times call for desperate measures.
I couldn’t help but recall this saying as I quietly observe the latest developments on the ongoing (and never ending) telco war.
As of late, I just noticed that Sun Cellular has been quite forward on its attacks against Globe Telecom. They seem to have been making not-so-subtle snipes against the leading telco in the country in hopes of probably luring old and new subscribers away from Globe.
I happened to chance upon a couple of sites just like this one, who have noticed the same thing. That’s why I decided to throw in my two cents on this issue.
Sun Cellular, which everyone knows is also owned by Smart, seems to be more busy criticizing and being critical of Globe’s own promos and upcoming events rather than just focusing on improving their own offerings.
Such has been the method of attack of both sister companies, it seems.
When one door closes, another one opens. Or so they say. Well, in this particular bit of news, the saying indeed holds true.
Two doors have closed, in fact!
Never before have I been so excited about a few stores closing down. Hahaha!
Let me explain why…
A few weeks ago, I chanced upon a very cute tagalog music video which featured a girl named, “Allergic Alice“, singing about all of the things that she is “allergic” to. The song in the video is entitled, “Allergic Ako Sa” (#AllergicAkoSa).
I found it very amusing because it was a very pinoy play on the word, “allergic”. In the “Allergic Ako Sa” music video, Allergic Alice sings about her pet peeves – people, things and situations that irritate her a whole lot.
Check out the “Allergic Ako Sa” music video below…
We Filipinos complain about a lot of things. Common Pinoy folk would bicker and rant about how bad the state of our lives are and how tired we all are about the sad and seemingly hopeless predicament majority of us are in.
As much as we are all entitled to express our feelings and frustrations, it would be most wise to also look inwards and do a “self-check” to see if part of the problem is of our own doing.
That being said, a common fault of Filipinos is lack of discipline. It isn’t difficult to see.
Just earlier today, I was in a hospital observing how inattentive we Filipinos are in reading (and obeying) simple rules and regulations. I decided to record everything that I have been observing. And from what little amount of time I had (roughly 5mins) to document it, majority of what I caught on video is very telling.
Again… lack of discipline.
How can we expect (let alone demand) a better and more progressive nation if we ourselves cannot follow even the simplest of instructions? It is very hypocritical to start pointing fingers at others when the root of our problems start with us.
Something to think about.
What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments section below.
Seriously… can we please stop saying that “The Filipino Spirit is Waterproof”?
Do you really want to keep saying that over and over again as a kind of coping mechanism for our suffering due to government’s incompetence and lack of infrastructure preparedness because of corruption?
Yes, our spirit is waterproof just as it is resilient. I get that already. Everyone does.
But we can be better than that.
Just as our spirit is waterproof, strong and unwavering, we ultimately need to teach our minds and hearts that there is a sea of difference between being forgiving and being disappointingly stupid.
The Filipino spirit is waterproof, indeed… No one needs convincing. But let’s get out of this puddle of crap once and for all.
We owe it to ourselves and to future generations.
I look forward to a day, hopefully soon, when a good number of us can easily turndown the glare of a few hundred pesos in exchange for our votes and look longterm instead.
A time when we, as a people, need not endure the problems that befall us due to constant gullibility, government incompetence and personal greed.
Resilience isn’t just about acceptance. It is about change.
And until we learn to make that change… to stop bickering and to acquire a genuine sense of responsibility and discipline, our resilience and being “waterproof” will never become more than what it only is today – a weakness.
If I had to pick my top 3 most dreaded sicknesses, diabetes has got be one of ’em.
I have a lot of friends and family who suffer from diabetes… I’ve witnessed how painfully tedious and careful one has to be in order to keep this kind of sickness in check. Granted that the meticulous work of caring for oneself eventually becomes a way of life and pretty much “automatic”, it still doesn’t mean that it doesn’t get tiring and depressing at times.
Every now and then, friends (and a few acquaintances) ask me how I was able to curb my appetite especially during those critical months of my diet when I was really going hard at it.
Naturally, discipline plays a major part. But there are also a few tricks that actually work which I’ve learned along the way.
Just a quick update.
It’s been a couple of days since I’ve posted anything here on the blog… but with good reason, though.
The contents of my blog are currently being migrated to a new server. A backup of my stuff have been done a couple of days ago. Anything posted beyond that backup point will disappear as soon as migration has been completed.