Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Between agitation and titillation

I want to blog about sex and love.

But it's hard to have a titillating blog when you are confronted with the face of Chip Tsao splattered in the internet, print media and TV. How can I think of blogging when all I want to do is wash that oh-so-innocent smile off Tsao's face and tell him that there's a big difference between satire and a distasteful piece, a witty article over a racist writeup against a whole people and a particular sector who have been eating abuses and discrimination for breakfast?

Tsao can go the whole stretch of defending his column but at the end of it, Filipinos and the Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong felt demeaned.

If he made fun of GMA instead, I'll probably cheer him on. If he espoused a change in the situation of domestic workers in Hong Kong, I'll sincerely invite him for a cup of tea.

While Tsao's face haunts me for a couple of hours a day, another blood-curling news that keeps me from blogging comes by: foreign maids are not included in any statutory minimum wage for HK workers. The reason given by the Labour Advisory Board was that since maids work for 16 HOURS A DAY, they cannot likely give them its equivalence of HK$12,480 in a month!

Hmmm, so is the problem with the wage or the working hours?

So after a series of meetings with government agencies who gave them hope they'll be considered in this process, foreign domestic workers are again left in the ditch. Typical Hong Kong.

Maybe next time I'll really blog about sex and love. As long as my libido and romanticism hold up against my agitation at looking at Tsao's photo and dreading the next bad thing to happen to FDWs.

13 comments:

BIG.BAD.EJ said...

Actually i'm dying to open my FaceBook account to get the copy of that devastating article and post it on my blog. I hear it's been deleted from the original site right after getting violent reactions. It became a talk yesterday here in the office, too.

I quote my boss: "if we're a nation of servants, they're a nation of druglords and cheats."

Thanks for linking me up. See yah 'round.

mel beckham said...

pangit kasi siya kaya what better way to make himself feel better kundi manlait ng inaakala niyang maliliit. nakalimutan niya yatang walang malaki na nakakapuwing.

sana magka-salmonella siya.

lucas said...

and he says he's a celebrated columnist. tsk. i am wondering why they published the article. what happened to journalism these days... hays...

Mac Callister said...

i read about that article the other day and made me furious!such a pig!

hayy too bad di ka napakapgsulat ng about sex!LOL

Herbs D. said...

ohmahgawd. ANOTHER ONE OF THIS POST?! lol. i'm fed up na..

hahaha. its like the FRANCIS M. thingy again.

*faints*

Mugen said...

Nung nabasa ko yung article ni Chip Tsao, nag-init bigla ang dugo ko. Pero after reflecting on it, narealize ko, parang ganito lang yan. May isang Pinoy na nakatira sa Patikul, Sulu ang nagsulat ng racist remark about well, Indonesians.

He's just from Hong Kong. Ano ba ang Hong Kong sa China? Aminin man natin o hindi, Outsiders pa rin sila.

Kumbaga, ass kisser lang si Chip. Gustong magpapansin sa cadre sa Beijing.

kiel said...

what if you jerk off and jizz all over the face of the pic of this jerk? will it be a happy marriage between agitation and titillation? wouldn't it be like hitting two pricks with one stroke?

shet. ang bastos ko.

Yj said...

mas masakit bang laiitin ng isang banyaga, o nang kapwa pinoy? naalala ko lang kasi yung ginawa nung columnist din na si Malou churvah at sa mga panlalait niya sa mga nakasabay na OFWs sa plane...

hmmmmmmmmmp bakit may mga taeng ganyan? taeng tae talaga.....

line of flight said...

I think the worldwide outrage of pinoys is a compensation for what the rich do in our own country every day to our own people.

Anonymous said...

The best treatment of the TSAO affair so far is the one I read at http://streetstrategist.blogspot.com but I dont know the author. Saw the link at Filipinovoices.coruil

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