SPOON AND FORK BLUES NORTH OF THE 49TH PARALLEL

matunog na balita ngayon yung episode na nangyari sa canada kung saan isang batang pinoy ang sinabihan ng kanyang school principal na “baboy” kasi gumagamit daw ng kutsara at tinidor imbis na tinidor at kutsilyo sa siyang common practice sa canada. sayang, sana ginamit na lang nung kupal na principal ang incident na ito para maging lesson sa cross cultural relationships.

pupunta pa naman doon sa canada ang kaibigan kong si tito rolly this week. sasabihan ko nga siya na medyo mag-ingat sa pagkain at siguraduhin na huwag gagamit ng kutsara at tinidor. baka kasi hulihin siya ng pulis.

batjay before cosmetic surgery
ako rin medyo ninerbyos kasi baka mag punta ako this year sa canada for a business trip. agad agad nga akong bumisita kahapon sa doctor ko para sa isang emergency plastic surgery procedure. buti naman at pinagbigyan niya ako. yung litrato sa itaas ang dati kong hitsura. eto na ako ngayon…

batjay is a pig
nagpa plastic surgery ako para pag punta ko ng canada at may pumuna sa akin sa pag gamit ko ng kutsara at tinidor sa pagkain ay sasabihin ko na agad ng – “YES, you packingsheet racist, look at my face – i am definitely a PIG!”

mainit talaga ang dugo ko sa issue na ito kasi nangyari na rin ito sa akin kaya alam ko kung ano ang feeling. nung bata kasi ako ay sinabihan din ako na baboy nung gumamit ako ng kutsara at tinidor. one time kasi ay may formal party sa bahay namin. sit down dinner at talagang fine dining. eh gusto ko kasing magyabang sa mga bisita namin kaya kinuha ko yung malaking woodcarving ng kutsara at tinidor na galing ng baguio na nakasabit sa ding-ding ng dining room namin at ito ang ginamit ko sa pagkain. binatukan tuloy ako ng tatay ko ay sinabihan ng – “hoy, ang baboy baboy mong bata ka. gumamit ka nga ng tutuong ispun en pork”.

37 thoughts on “SPOON AND FORK BLUES NORTH OF THE 49TH PARALLEL

  1. bwiset talaga yung nangyaring yon. and then i wonder how that principal expects the kids to eat chicken and spareribs. kasi ang ibang hangal, pangangatawanan pa with kubyertos, but actually it’s acceptable na kamayin. so meaning to say, walang hard and fast rules sa pagkain, wag mo lang lunukin yung kubyertos. kaya ibig sabihin, racist nga lang talaga ang principal at pinagdiskitahan ang bata.

  2. kumulo nga dugo ko kahapon nung nabasa ko sa newspaper dito sa Cebu…ang bagay sa principal na yon, tuhugin na lang ng sangkatutak na tinidor.

  3. ay sus! ibang klase ‘tong principal na ito.

    ang baboy kumakain nang nakataas ang paa sa upuan o mesa habang kumakain!

  4. mag hatag ka na lang ng ice sa iyong ulo bay para mag cool down. nakakainis nga yung ginawa ng principal pero hindi naman lahat ng canadians ay ganito, thank god.

    impak, canadians are great people.

  5. yan kasing canada, mga tao jan e puro ugok..minsan nga may mga friends kami na dumating dito, pure canadians, nakita na kumakain kami, naka kamay, sabi ba naman e, you people are like monkeys..e ako naman itong isa pang banas sa mga kanadiyans, sabi ko, you idiots are even worse, you harbor terrorists, you welcome awol us soldiers, your accent stinks and you just wipe your ass after you shit and don’t wash..at least, i wash my hands before i eat and using spoon while you eat is a sign of regency..hehehe..canadians are POS’s.

  6. i hate sweeping generalizations. hindi naman lahat ng canadians ay ugok. in fact, there is probably an equal amount of ugok na mga pinoy. baka nga mas marami pa.

    i have many canadian friends and all of them are great people.

  7. Gustong-gusto ko yung sinabi mo about using the situation as a lesson in cross-cultural relationships. It’s unfortunate that there are ‘teachers’ who can’t get past their prejudices to teach children the proper things.

    We would think that children are better off in schools than they would be on the streets. But if this is the mindset that they are being trained into, are they really?

  8. oo nga mylab.

    yan din pinagtataka ko. kasi if i were the teacher, i’d use every incident as a lession. in this case, i’d teach diversity. i’d explain how different people from different races are in beliefs and practices but really eep down, we are all the same.

    sayang.

  9. Anong say ng mga magulang ng bata? Hindi ba naman sila nag-emote at nag-dialogue ng makabagbag damdaming, “My brother..err…my son is not a pig!” (with matching pangangatal ng baba):-)

  10. I agree with you, maganda sanang learning yon for cross cultural studies.

    hehe..baguio spoon and fork..kwela! when we meet here,instead of chopsticks, bigyan kita ng samurai swords to eat tempura,cool?

  11. oo nga po agree naman ako kay Frank Sumatra… di naman lahat ng Canadians eh “ugok”… by saying that, you’re also showing how racist you are. Syempre tiga Canada po ako and most of the time, lahat ng na me meet kong “Canadians” eh puro mababait at polite… there’s nothing wrong with their accent either.

    Canada is a multi cultural country, that is sad for the principal… siguro sa school nya bawal din ang takip ang ulo, bawal gumamit ng chopsticks, etc…

    pero oo nga po don’t generalize a country for one person’s behaviour dahil marami kang natatamaan na inosente naman.

  12. I have another cliche for you..(and I have a feeling you hate this one too) 😉
    “laughter is the best medicine”

    Faced with stupidity of this magnitude, the best thing to do is laugh about it. I love your take on things, it makes me smile and yet it makes me think. What a missed opportunity to learn about diversity and different cultures indeed. Sayang….

  13. ngyehehe… my all time favorite cliche: “TIME IS GOLD”. umiinit ang ulo ko when i hear or read this. its worse if it’s from a celebrity interview or a beauty contest Q&A. argh!

    naalala ko tuloy yung kwento ni mec:

    Host : What is your favorite motto?
    Contestant : (After a long pause) I don’t have a motto eh.
    (So the crowd starts helping her out by whispering – “Time is gold! Time is gold!”)
    Contestant : I have na po. Chinese gold!

    i love to use humor when i’m dealing with injustice and prejudice. you get even and laugh at the same time.

  14. sana kuya sinabi nung batang pinoy

    “In the Philippines, we have plenty of rice; wag wag, denorado, c4, gold cup, sinandomeng, and we love to cook chicken tinola and sinagang na baboy… that is why we can’t eat without spoon! our country is a spoon loving people! and we even use spoon to make kutos kutos to phony people!”

    sabay irap… ahehehehe

  15. kung malapit lang ako sa Quebec, pupunta ko don at ipapakita ko sa kanila kung pano ko kumain ng kanin at ulam. Ano kaya’t magkamay ako?

  16. ngayon ko lang nabasa toh!..i just moved here in Alberta, Canada..now i have to watch out my table etiquette..pucha baka masabihan ako baboy…

    nice blogspot by the way..nakakatawa!..nakakaalis ng homesick 🙂

  17. ganun talaga sa quebec, medjo iba ang timpla ng tao dun. feeling superior kasi francophone sila. gusto nila yung kalahi lang nila ang pumunta dun.basta di ka marunong ng french e mababa ang tingin nila. nakakaawa tuloy yung bata na sinabihan ng principal na eating like a pig. dito sa toronto, walang pakilaam sa yo. kaya wag na lang tayong magpunta dun sa parte ng daigdig na may mga ganung klase ng mga tao.

  18. hi joyce.

    kaibigan mo pala si owen at galing ka rin pala sa singapore. good luck sa iyong pag move diyan sa alberta. mababait naman ang mga canadian in general and i’m sure you’re in good hands.

  19. uy magandang idea yan – dapat nga nating padalhan ng higanteng ispun eh port na galing baguio yung principal nang matauhan. while we’re at it, samahan na rin natin nung world famous “barrel man”.

  20. Hey, old post but i’ll clarify anyway [2 years later, lol (I just recently discovered your site mentioned from a Filipino site and I couldn’t help reading ALL your posts, they’re hilarious)] to those who care =)

    I’m 100% Filipino, though I’m naturalized Canadian, and I remember hearing this news and like most of you, I was shocked. However, I found out that the comment was made not due to the boy’s use of spoon and fork, but to his slurping as he ate.

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