Monday, June 9, 2008

iPhone in the Philippines

I'm sure everyone in the PI would go gaga over this. Knowing how people would always want the fanciest cellphone available, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people would want to be the first to own this beauty.

When I went back to Pinas, first time ever in my life that I got super embarrassed and ashamed of my phone. Super nanliit ako kasi mas maganda pa yung phone nung yaya na I saw from the mall kesa sakin. Seriously...

So sometimes I just can't believe what my friends and family are saying na naghihirap na ang Pinas at mahirap na ang buhay satin.... it doesn't look like it - people with fancy cellphones, sporting signature clothes, drinking Starbucks coffee...

I wonder why is that? Is it because people want to look like they're wealthy and could afford to buy all these? Keeping up with the Jones'??? Oh maaaaaaan, how sad.

You see,
REAL MILLIONAREs don't need all these unnecessary things in life. The millionare next door doesn't drive fancy cars, usually dressed down very casually, doesn't live in a mansion - they're just ordinary people living a low profile life. And believe it or not, a lot of them don't even have 6-digit salaries!

As what my hubby always says - "It's not how much you make, but it's how much you save".


Surfergirl said...

hi berns, i agree with your observations. i haven't upgraded my phone in 3 years, and dont plan to. as long as it can text and call! but yeah in pinas, kasi the priorities are so different. its all about show. when people get extra money, they spend it on unnecessary things. rather than spend it on i dont know, childrens education? investment? something more impt.

QT said...

sinabi mo pa, berns! pinoys yata are really competitive in nature. kung ano meron ung iba, dapat maki-in. even if they have to loan the money to pay for their luhos. mnsan pa, ala ng pangkain, me pangporma lang. such a shame.

flowerdrumsong said...

i third this motion, lol :P truly, it does make one wonder what core values we espouse when people flash their wares kahit kumakalam ang sikmura. :( sad, isn't it?


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