The Filipino Thirst for Foreign Blood

Like some traumatic childhood memory that couldn’t be shaken off, colonial mentality still remains deeply lodged within the Filipino psyche despite decades of independence from his tall light-skinned masters. There’s no denying it: the Filipino’s awe over anything foreign still lies ingrained within his/her genes. Digging deeper, is there really a valid ground for this […]

Lucy Liu and a fundamental law of social media motion

It looks like the balat-sibuyas Pinoys have found a reason to play the “victim” and “target of racist remarks” again. This time, the target of their ire is Lucy Liu. People will remember Ms. Liu from movies such Charlie’s Angels, Kill Bill, and Kung Fu Panda, just to name a few. The quip that has […]