Saturday, March 28, 2009

READ THIS (and let's see if your blood boils just like mine did)!!!

I encourage you to read this ARTICLE entitled The War At Home, written by Chip Tsao on HK Online. Make sure you have your maintenance meds within arms reach (if you're hypertensive or are prone to high blood pressure) or at the very least, a pack of ice to put on your head after reading...

The Russians sank a Hong Kong freighter last month, killing the seven Chinese seamen on board. We can live with that—Lenin and Stalin were once the ideological mentors of all Chinese people. The Japanese planted a flag on Diàoyú Island. That’s no big problem—we Hong Kong Chinese love Japanese cartoons, Hello Kitty, and shopping in Shinjuku, let alone our round-the-clock obsession with karaoke.

But hold on—even the Filipinos? Manila has just claimed sovereignty over the scattered rocks in the South China Sea called the Spratly Islands, complete with a blatant threat from its congress to send gunboats to the South China Sea to defend the islands from China if necessary. This is beyond reproach. The reason: there are more than 130,000 Filipina maids working as $3,580-a-month cheap labor in Hong Kong. As a nation of servants, you don’t flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter.

As a patriotic Chinese man, the news has made my blood boil. I summoned Louisa, my domestic assistant who holds a degree in international politics from the University of Manila, hung a map on the wall, and gave her a harsh lecture. I sternly warned her that if she wants her wages increased next year, she had better tell every one of her compatriots in Statue Square on Sunday that the entirety of the Spratly Islands belongs to China.

Grimly, I told her that if war breaks out between the Philippines and China, I would have to end her employment and send her straight home, because I would not risk the crime of treason for sponsoring an enemy of the state by paying her to wash my toilet and clean my windows 16 hours a day. With that money, she would pay taxes to her government, and they would fund a navy to invade our motherland and deeply hurt my feelings.

Oh yes. The government of the Philippines would certainly be wrong if they think we Chinese are prepared to swallow their insult and sit back and lose a Falkland Islands War in the Far East. They may have Barack Obama and the hawkish American military behind them, but we have a hostage in each of our homes in the Mid-Levels or higher. Some of my friends told me they have already declared a state of emergency at home. Their maids have been made to shout “China, Madam/Sir” loudly whenever they hear the word “Spratly.” They say the indoctrination is working as wonderfully as when we used to shout, “Long live Chairman Mao!” at the sight of a portrait of our Great Leader during the Cultural Revolution. I’m not sure if that’s going a bit too far, at least for the time being.

OKAY now here's my take on Mr Tsao's sentiments...
FIRST OF ALL ... I didn't even know GOD was Chinese. What makes this man think that having a Filipina domestic helper in his payroll entitles him to write all this crap? He thinks he's better than her (and Filipinos in general, as his article clearly voices out) because of their master-servant relationship? I feel sorry for this idiot, I could fly to HK right now and piss on his stupid logic.

Let's take away the fact that he's of Chinese descent because, #1 : I have A FEW Chinese friends who were raised to be grounded, level-headed individuals and #2 : I'm not about to be accused of being a racist PERIOD.

I don't even want to discuss the Spratleys, for crying out loud! I was never into politics and hate talking about anything that involves mentioning the word "government". Regardless of who really owns the friggin' island...the point here is this :

MR TSAO is a RACIST who thinks he's above Filipinos because he has a "hostage" in his midst. Someone who gives him 16 hours of work a day (isn't that something the Commission on Human Rights should be looking into?) by cleaning his toilet and washing his smelly clothes. Lashing out at a poor Filipina maid because he's upset about some old political issue that the maid is not directly responsible for? MR TSAO...have you tried to engage your maid in an intelligent conversation about Philippine politics? You mentioned that she has a degree in International Politics. Why not try and pick her brains as I think she flushed yours while cleaning your toilet a long time ago.

Hey wait! I just gardener/maintenance guy has Chinese blood! First thing Monday, when he reports for work, I should kick his ass, scream at him and double his work load because some idiot who shares his race thinks having a Filipina maid makes him better than everyone.

"As a nation of servants, you don't flex your muscles at your master, from whom you earn most of your bread and butter." --- someone PLEASE give this guy a one-way ticket to the Philippines. He obviously has never been here. But from the looks of it, this guy won't even make it past the Immigration Counters at the airport if anyone recognizes him.

I speak on behalf of the handful of Chinese friends I have...YOU'RE A TOTAL DISGRACE.
P.S. Special mention goes to my friend, G.E.P. who called my attention to this article.


  1. Ma'am, I'm a filipino just like you and as I read the article, I felt the urge to wring the fellows neck. But upon doing some research, it turns out that Mr. Tsao's articles are pure satire. Not even his chinese readers take him seriously.

  2. Thanks for pointing that out, as others have done in various blogs I've come across. However, I feel that laughing at ourselves is more acceptable (i.e., jokes about Gloria, Erap and the like) but it's downright rude to try to sound funny at the expense of others. Just my honest opinion...

  3. I'm Chinese but this is not satirical at all ... this makes me ashamed be Chinese. There is a very thin line between being funny and being downright rude masking as being funny.

  4. In some ways I agree with him.. U like it or not.. IMHO