Wise men says “if you have nothing nice to say, it is best to keep quiet”, but fools says, “if you have a contradicting opinion, better keep it to yourself”. If I follow those wise men and fools sayings then maybe I don’t have this blog or maybe I am considered a living dead. I mean, whose opinion, nice or bad, wouldn’t want to be heard or read? Chip Tsao’s, best guess hahaha!
I researched stuff about him and it seemed that he is a famous writer in Asia but definitely not well loved by the people of Asia, even with his fellow Chinese. When I read his very controversial article “The War at Home and other articles he made in the past, I understood why and didn’t even question the anger of the people. I was not upset that he called the Philippines “a nation of servants” because it is true and Filipinos must learn to accept that fact. Isn’t it that most of us prefer to work for another country because of high paying jobs? We go there to serve and not to put up a business, because if that is the case then why leave the Philippines? I think the reason why most of us are upset is because it came from somebody’s else’s mouth, from a foreigner, a Chinese guy, of all races hahaha trust me we are being punked here! Another thing, the Spratly Island claim should end. I was looking at the map and I myself, don’t believe it belongs to us (sorry guys). Now, what really upset me is that after the article was posted and taken out, HK magazine and Chip Tsao (To Kit in real life) claimed that it was all “Satire” meaning 1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc., 2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule. Ok, here is the thing, Filipinos are not stupid, do you really believe that using the “satire” excuse made us calm or made us think that “oh wow he is a genius writer!”, it just made matters worst. The Philippines’ second language is English, we speak and write English very well so don’t you dare tell us that maybe we have misunderstood what you wrote. And maybe, most of our mothers and Filipino women work for Chinese families as housemaids/nannies but atleast, we are not responsible for the proliferation of lead and melamine that caused death to many children and adults all over the world. I will never be ashamed that I belong to a nation of servants, because these servants you, Chip Tsao, are insulting, are the people who brought up great Filipino nurses, doctors, teachers, engineers, and seamen working around the globe.
To Chip Tsao, you may have apologized but you don’t have any idea what kind of war you just have started … we will be keeping an eye on you!