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Stuck at home, I’ve been watching a lot of Cinema One and ANC.
Yesterday I was getting a hot compress when my assistant and I saw this…
I’m the type of person who, if you watch a movie or TV with me, I’ll be yakking my comments during.
So I was telling my assistant, “ang chica naman ng glasses ng mamang yan” (referring to the white-haired man in the interview).
Then this Rafa Santos came onscreen and personally, I found him so smug and mayabang. I told my assistant, “ang guapo pa naman.”
Strangely enough, he says something very shocking—even to me.

When Cityscape host Lexi Schulze asked why the Samarito director preferred to employ stage actors in his films, a straight-faced Santos answered: “Because they don’t complain. You can feed them Skyflakes three meals a day or pay them in cat food. They’re never late and they cry when you want them to cry.” Source

My brain’s a little slow after the operation, so I thought nothing more about it, until my friend called this morning and told me it was all over Twitter and Facebook. Meet Tricia Gosingtian, Part 2.
Here’s an interesting blog entry on the Rafa Santos booboo.

I’m so grateful there was no social media when I was 21 and feeling the power, having my own column in the Daily Globe, where I could write anything I wanted, because I certainly wrote a lot of careless things.
I can’t tell you how grateful I am that Internet came along in my 30s. Otherwise, I would’ve been a serious social media casualty.

Read about Rafa Santos’ apology.

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Male Tricia.. LOL

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 Meet Tricia Gosingtian, Part 2.
lol

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Pia

I think it’s his face. It’s kind of annoying.

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Mr. B

I clicked on the video first while reading, having heard his comment ahead, I didn’t find anything bad with his statement. Only after reading people’s reactions did I get that it was taken the wrong way by many. I find that sarcasm, sardonicism, and conceit is so alien in everyday conversation in Asia. What I do find odd is that, as much as Filipinos embrace American culture (TV/film), this nuance in Western/English communication has never been understood. We really take things too literal. The other thing is we have to walk on eggshells just in case, god forbid, someone talks… Read more »

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Sir, It’s all about context.  When Lars Von Trier made that anti-Semitic remark in Cannes Film Festival, he was called persona non grata and was subsequently banned from the festival.  He later reasoned out that no one got his sarcastic Danish humor, because in Denmark, one can get away with such statements.  It didn’t help that his remark was said in way that was also slightly self-deprecating. That Rafa guy is Filipino and is in the Philippines.  What the Philippines’ socio-economic injustices may be the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in, say, France.  People just don’t joke about these things because they… Read more »

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For one thing we are a third world country and that makes the skyflakes and cat food  “joke” , sarcasm or whatever you may call it all the more in bad taste. No matter how we ” embrace” western culture that will never make us cuacasians nor will it excuse  tasteless statements.

Personally life would be better in any part of the world without conceit and being blatant about this.

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Carla D

His type of humour reminds me a lot of the kind of banter exchanged beween Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and the guests on their show, yun lang nga, medyo tagilid ang delivery ni Rafa and it’s too bad the true sentiment of his statement wasn’t inferred by the audience.

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Mark Mainguy

My cat is a GREAT actress and can meow her lines to perfection…she’ll work for cat food.  Maybe she can act in his next film ..since noone wants to work with him now… His words are so degrading to all hard working individuals who pursue a craft known for low pay.. if he has said that about the poor or a minority he would have been burned at the stake just as well. He is NOT a comedian.  The forum he said this at was not a comedy show…and his deadpan, smug demeanor makes it even harder to take.  He… Read more »

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he was joking. why is everybody so sensitive? [Reply]Mark Mainguy Reply:June 30th, 2011 at 8:18 AMbecause it’s a form of abuse when you TAKE advantage of somebodies work and passion and malign it and disregard it the way he has. It’s like being mata pobre and elitist when you take advantage of labour KNOWINGLY. It’s like saying I like Filipino Nannies and maids because they work for skyflakes and Cat food…rather than saying because they are loyal, sensitive, passionate, devoted and really great at what they do. It just so happens in this case the people he degraded in his… Read more »

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Mark Mainguy

because it’s a form of abuse when you TAKE advantage of somebodies work and passion and malign it and disregard it the way he has. It’s like being mata pobre and elitist when you take advantage of labour KNOWINGLY. It’s like saying I like Filipino Nannies and maids because they work for skyflakes and Cat food…rather than saying because they are loyal, sensitive, passionate, devoted and really great at what they do. It just so happens in this case the people he degraded in his careless statement are people in the public and not so faceless. This is why UNIONs… Read more »

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Anonymous

like john galliano, only he went to rehab and was sorry

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Anonymous

 who’s laughing

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pa-image/pa-deadpan pa kasi e.  maanong mag-“charing!”, di ba?  
yan ang napapala ng mga paminta.

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‘I found him so smug and mayabang”

I’ve met this guy several times and yes he is indeed smug and mayabang. 

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mavis10

arrogance of youth? or just plain arrogant.

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I do not think there is anything wrong with what he said. OA naman ng mga may negative reactions. Heller? Wag OA. [Reply]CVS Reply:June 29th, 2011 at 5:09 PMmeganon? [Reply]Mark Mainguy Reply:June 30th, 2011 at 8:32 AMIf I told you the reason why foreigner come to our country for our call centers is because the cost equivalent is as cheap as cat food and skyflakes would that be any different? Isn’t the real reason foreign conglomerates come because of how well we articulate ourselves and how passionate we are in our endeavors?  We should have pride in what we do,… Read more »

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Mark Mainguy

If I told you the reason why foreigner come to our country for our call centers is because the cost equivalent is as cheap as cat food and skyflakes would that be any different? Isn’t the real reason foreign conglomerates come because of how well we articulate ourselves and how passionate we are in our endeavors? 

We should have pride in what we do, whatever job that maybe. It is better than stealing or begging or CORRUPTION!!! Making insensitive comments such as what “he” said degrades human rights and the pinoy race. He deserves the foul attention PERIOD.

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“Isn’t the real reason foreign conglomerates come because of how well we articulate ourselves and how passionate we are in our endeavors?”

Actually, no. They ARE here because the cost equivalent is like cat food and skyflakes. Why do you think there’s lots of manufacturing in China? More than here? Because Filipinos are not as good with their hands or something? Because they admire the Chinese culture and its ancient, sophisticated civilization? As much as some would like to believe otherwise, reality is what it is.

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Oh boy. I just got blocked by a friend in Twitter for commenting stupidly on one of her tweets (and I believe I’ve made some Tweeting boo-boos on your Twitter, too). This is a time to think carefully before you speak/tweet. :/

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whatever happened to thinking before speaking?

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