By meh - 18/01/2012 05:21 - Canada
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I feel bad for you, OP, I'm an Indian guy and I've lived in London for the first 10 years of my life. I lived in New Zealand for almost 3 years and I've been living in Canada for 3 years. It's a fucking ordeal explaining this to ignorant people wondering why I don't sound "Brown".
Perhaps people are more curious than "ignorant" when they encounter an Indian who doesn't have an Indian accent. I asked my girlfriend where she was from the first time we met because she had grown up in New Zealand, Australia and the U.S. and has a unique accent. Think of them as curious rather than ignorant and it might no longer be an ordeal to say you spent your childhood in the UK.
The majority of Filipinos belong to the Malay or Asian ethnicity. Anyone born in the Philippines would be considered a Filipino but not necessarily be of Malaysian or Asian descent. Since he was born in Ireland he is Irish of (most likely) Malaysian or Asian descent.
4, The Philippines is a corrupt country run by greed and stupidity. You shouldn't be proud of your country until it has some semblance of order. Pity is the emotion you should be feeling for the poor oppressed people living in that backward country who have to live every day under a constant power struggle perpetuated by the trash that labels itself law and order.
190, You're there right now? For a few weeks? Oh I'm so sorry, I'm sure a few weeks has really been enough time for you to learn all about the entire country. I assume then you're staying somewhere like the provinces, or perhaps the outer rim of Manila, and are keeping as far away from the usual tourist areas as possible so you can really see the financial disparity. When you get pulled aside by the police who you have to bribe openly in broad daylight to avoid a false charge you can say you've experienced a taste of the bullshit system they have over there. The country has a joke of a political, legal and judicial system, and the life expectancy is extremely low. It's not a third world country because they have their shit together.
Your post is SWPL - being an expert on other peoples culture. (But you're wrong, sorta.) In other cases, American isn't an ethnicity it's a nationality since America is made up immigrants. Nationality basically means citizenship. So the OP is of Filipino ethnicity whose nationality is Irish. Ethnicity refers to racial lineage. Same thing for French nationality. Of course one can elect to have two nationalities if one chooses/has the opportunity to hold dual citizenship ie. born in America, but moved to Ireland or the Philippines. Of course multiculturalism muddles this two terms and due their multiple ethnic background some people refer to themselves as "muts" (most likely European muts) a derogatory word if you're PC. As for me, I'm an American citizen of Filipino ethnicity. I consider myself an Asian-American (ah, being hyphenated America).
99 sorry to burst your little bubble there, but the rest of you Canadians DO have accents. Just like Americans have accents. I'm from Montreal and I don't have a French accent, but I have an accent just like every other country. And it varies from province to province, state to state etc.
Damn who stole her lucky charms. That's a bitch move OP but don't let her bring ya down cause accents are awesome. Argh!!