Where did I read that statistic, where Filipino men are the horniest men in the world? I think it was in some Asian fitness magazine. Here in the US, Filipino men were once looked at as horny, perverted bastards. In the Philippines, the men are so used to whistling at a pretty girl that passes by. Filipino men, will "rise" to the occasion, if you know what I mean.
But this topic is a different type of rising to the occasion. Today, two of my Filipino colleagues are being promoted to managerial positions. They were chosen amongst a field of 100. That's really good. I'm really proud of them, as they exemplify the beauty of the Hardworking Filipino. They exude confidence.
Generally speaking, Filipinos lack pride; yes, I'll say it again. But my two colleagues have been noticed for their skills and abilities and their confidence in themselves. And Filipinos as a culture are not a proud people. One of my clients once told me that he wasn't used to my kind of Asian; he said that most Asian he knows are not in sales or marketing, and those he meets do not look him in the eye directly when having a conversation. I don't blame him; even here in the US, there are elements of the "white worship" from a Filipino.
There are Pinoys out there who are representing our people. But we need to see more of them. We need to lead, and inform those Pinoys who lack a sense of self, a sense of pride, that we are a strong, beautiful culture. And when we rise to the occasion, I hope it will be to the occasion that my two colleagues have risen to, not to what Filipino men are known for.
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Wednesday, September 06, 2006
I believe in love, justice, equality, and life. I believe in the pursuit of happiness. Above all else, I believe in God. I started blogging since since August 18, 2006. I am not the same person I was once. My thoughts, perspectives, and opinions are different now.