By Guest Blogger: Dyanah da Dyologs
Bakit ang Pinoy, karaniwan ay pikon, pero kung makapag-lait naman, wagas, nakaka-konsumisyon?
Bakit ang mga komedyanteng Pinoy laging may binabatok-batukang sidekick na “pangit”, tulad nina Dolphy + Babalu, Joey de Leon + Rene Requiestas, Vic Sotto + Jose & Wally?
Bakit isa sa madalas na insulto nating mga Pinoy ay ang “Mukhang Chimay”? Not only do we imply that maids are “unattractive”, we also degrade their livelihood. We offend the women who help take care of our children.
Wats DEMEANING of dis?!?!
We, Filipinos, are so used to making fun of others, that it’s already embedded in our system. We think it’s acceptable just because it’s the norm. I used to laugh at (and make) discriminating jokes too, until I realized that mean jokes are also a form of bullying.
Sometimes I would even self-deprecate. At the back of my mind, I’d rather joke about myself already, than hear it from other people. Inuunahan ko na.
Society can be harsh, and our expectations on the so-called “beauty” have drastically changed. Good looks beget good luck. Those who are “good-looking” get “better” opportunities. I keep on adding quotation marks because these are only labels that we create in our own heads. Stereotypes that are superficial.
The TRUTH is what we CHOOSE to believe in. Kaya kung sinasabi ng iba na pangit ka, at naniwala ka, hindi ka lang “pangit”, “tanga” ka pa.
There was a time in my life when I had a lot of insecurities. Naisip ko na ngang magpa-tattoo ng cleavage eh! But instead of #hugot , I made #kapit . (Yes, I can be konyo like dat.)
What I mean to say is: Hold on to INSPIRATIONS instead of INSECURITIES.
Ang strategy diyan, kumapit ka sa confidence ng mga magagandang sikat!
Examples of Insecurities’ Inspiration, a.k.a. “INSPECURATION”:
- Ma-Noo Po = Lucy Torres
- Lapu-Lapu Lips = Angelina Jolie
- Troso Legs = Beyonce
- Kulay Morena = Maine Mendoza
Tapos kontrahin mo ang mga kontrabida.
Better yet, let’s stop making excuses for our “flaws”. Let’s not categorize each other. At the end of the day, we are all God’s children with equal blessings, just different manifestations.
“Be what you WANT to be, NOT what OTHERS want to SEE.” (hindi ako ang nagsabi niyan, na-Google ko lang)
Remember, you are unique. Just like me. #LaboMehn
P.S. I would also like to apologize to people I might have insulted in the past. It’s a constant challenge to avoid demeaning jokes, but I am aware now. I’m SORRY.