*disclaimer: this is something political. thus, it might bore you. i just need to wake up the political side of me.
it is always my funny dream, to walk along katipunan avenue one day without seeing a single foreigner passing by. mind you, i am not a racist neither an extreme nationalist. the idea just came to me one night while i was looking for a place to dine in. while i was walking, i noticed that almost everybody that i've passed by were foreigners. there were people that have european, american, hispanic and/or chinese features. but mostly koreans (which i think is already given). then, i just realized when everybody thought that filipinos were all over the world, it was actually the world that was all over our country.
everyday, hundreds and hundreds of filipinos are going abroad. while thousands and thousands of them are sacrificing their ambitions and undergoing different trainings into something else just to go out of the country. and the remaining millions are left also just dreaming to follow.
it is just sad to know that nowadays, most of the answers i hear from small children whenever they are asked, what they want to be when they grew up, are no longer: "i want to be a teacher", "a dancer", "a ballerina", "an artist" or "snow white". now, it is usual to hear from their petite lips, responses such as: " i want to be a nurse like my rich tita", "to marry a blonde husband like our old neighbor" or "just have a green card". naive as they may seem, but it depresses me to know that, these kids in their young years are already conscious about the harshness of life which is way ahead of their innocence. they actually need to trouble themselves with this sad reality that in this life there is no room to play. everything is a vicious game of survival. honestly, i can't blame them. but like everything else there is always something that we could pinpoint to including ourselves.
i have just realized that in this period, it is no longer the person who decides what path he will take for his life. the considerations are no longer within what you like or love to do, what interest you, or where your passion lies. foreign countries are gracious enough doing this for us. they made it easier for us, not to bother thinking anymore of what to pursue on our life by setting job demands with a more promising future--- or so we thought.
then out of this thought and while taking dinner alone, i have formulated a futuristic short story (well talking about just into a different topic---so anti-climatic, i know. hehehe)
by the year 2050 or probably sooner, the philippines will be the leading producer , manufacturer and exporter of cheap man power. ironically, but not that surprising, its economy will still be plunging into deep wells or probably will plunge into worst because of perrrenial, unimmaginable and worsened corruption.
modern filipinos will be equipped and designed to provide world class skills, love, care and even internal organs to satisfy the dainty taste of foreign buyers. consumers will be guaranteed with exclusive use and rights for each of the filipinos that they are going to buy. since all the product's rights will be programmed solely to the discretion of their buyer. it couldn't be utilized by any other people, not even their own families.
modern filipinos will also come with the state-of-the-art energizer batteries that are expected for a lifetime and doesn't need to recharge. meaning, customers will be assured that this product would never run out from working and all potentialities are maximized until the last drop. these will practically, save buyers from energy and gasoline consumption. because it is also predicted that by that time, petroleum price will soar up to $562,726 per liter due to foreign economic monopoly.
philippine market will also offer, specialized abaca fiber chips that could be plugged at the back of any modern filipino's nape and this enables them to learn different skill/s that would be perfect for multi taskings purposes. though these will be sold separately.
they will be put in presentable boxes with a manual book inside. it will also be informed to foreign customers to always look for the "made in the philippines" seal at the back of each product to avail its 60 years money-back warranty.
such action will be made because of a forecasted massive attempt of china as well as third world countries to pirate and imitate filipinos through a will-be-invented-cross-breeding-copier machine. although, competition will get tough and the expected impossibility of the philippine government to eradicate piracy, filipinos will still remain as the primary in-demand product in the foreign market. since nothing still beats the original.
all modern filipinos will come in different models and sizes that would fit to any foreigner buyer's needs.
see posters and print ads for details.
BLURP!. i can now taste the sweet-bitter taste of globalization fastly coming ahead. unfortunately, the worst thing is, i am tasting only a part of it.