By Remy Custodio
This being Chinese New Year and celebrating it with a holiday no less even if we are not a full Chinese nation , shouldn’t we be giving a perfect new year’s gift to the insistent Chinese leadership, naval officers and abusive Chinese fishermen with Spratly Islands they have been salivating to own and wanting to grab from us.
And in return, maybe they be sensitive to withdraw or bring back the Chinese criminals and outlaws they’ve thrown to us so we’ll finally have a peaceful existence minus those rotten rascals.
Poor us, we expert English teachers to theirs so they can learn and understand the international language and won’t be a laughing stock.
But again, what do they send us in return? You guess it-drug dealers and lousy businessmen running merchandise stores who pay less to sales ladies and impregnates them and lock in bodegas.
Lucky for us though, our educated Chinese-Filipino communities embraced their “Pinoyness” to the full, perhaps making the illiterate leaders in China to think twice they should not put us down like other inferior Asian neighbors they threatened with battle ships in their own seas.
Since our national leadership has no balls without admitting and making alibis we are perpetually looked down as inferior creatures in the category of god knows what. Go ask the Chinese merchandise vendor in Hongkong who refused or make a face to take social-climbing Pinay shoppers, most of them wives and mistresses of politician-thieves.
This Chinese New Year, all the more we should actively acquaint Chinese culture for its wisdom and admirable human strides. After all, China is one ancient civilization ahead from the West. How unfortunate and a mistake that we are snubbing the ancient Oriental belief and traditions, so near and close to us.
Now wait a minute, if we give up Spratlys and offer to them so there won’t be a quarrel, why not take or demand Macao in exchange? After all we Pinoys are suckers of “pustahan” of all kinds, mahjong, being our favorite-pong!
Artwork courtesy of Sonshine Radio