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Why I Live In The Philippines?

A friend named "Maeng Ni" posted this. Lahat ng sinabi niya nakakatuwa at totoo... When I travel, people often ask me why I live in the Philippines ? Well here it is...

It is the only place on earth where...
  • Every street has a basketball court.
  • Even doctors, lawyers and engineers are unemployed.
  • Doctors study to become nurses for employment abroad.
  • Students pay more money than they will earn afterwards.
  • School is considered the second home and the mall considered the third.
  • Call-center employees earn more money than teachers and nurses.
  • Everyone has his personal ghost story and superstition.
  • Mountains like Makiling and Banahaw are considered holy places.
  • Everything can be forged.
  • All kinds of animals are edible.
  • Starbucks coffee is more expensive than gas.
  • Driving 4 kms can take as much as four hours.
  • Flyovers bring you from the freeway to the side streets.
  • Crossing the street involves running for your dear life.
  • The personal computer is mainly used for games and Friendster.
  • Where colonial mentality is dishonestly denied!
  • Where 4 a.m. is not even considered bedtime yet.
  • People can pay to defy the law.
  • Everything and everyone is spoofed.
  • Where even the poverty-stricken get to wear Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger (peke)!
  • The honking of car horns is a way of life.
  • Being called a bum is never offensive.
  • Floodwaters take up more than 90 percent of the streets during the rainy season.
  • Where everyone has a relative abroad who keeps them alive.
  • Where wearing your national colors make you baduy.
  • Where even the poverty-stricken have the latest cell phones. (GSM-galing sa (magnanakaw) .
  • Where insurance does not work.
  • Where water can only be classified as tap and dirty.
  • Clean water is for sale (35 pesos per gallon).
  • Where the government makes the people pray for miracles. (Amen to that!)
  • Where University of the Philippines where all the weird people go.
  • Ateneo is where all the nerds go.
  • La Salle is where all the Chinese go.
  • College of Saint Benilde is where all the stupid Chinese go and;
  • University of Asia and the Pacific is where all the irrelevantly rich people go.
  • Fast food is a diet meal.
  • Traffic signs are merely suggestions, not regulations.
  • Where being mugged is normal and It happens to everyone.
  • Rodents are normal house pets.
  • The definition of traffic is the 'non-movement' of vehicles.
  • Where the fighter planes of the 1940s are used for military engagements and;
  • The new fighter planes are displayed in museums.
  • Where cigarettes and alcohol are a necessity, and where the lottery is a commodity.
  • Where soap operas tell the realities of life and where the news provides the drama.
  • Where actors make the rules and where politicians provide the entertainment.
  • People can get away with stealing trillions of pesos but not a thousand.
  • Where being an hour late is still considered punctual. (Grabe talaga 'to!)
  • Where the squatters have more to complain (even if they do not pay their tax) - than those employed and have their tax automatically deducted from their salaries.
  • And where everyone wants to leave the country!

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