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To be fair, most British people couldn't tell you what county some random 3rd tier cities are in. I'm guessing that most Americans couldn't tell you what state some random 3rd tier cities are in (and states in the USA are much more important than provinces in the Philippines). I'd consider myself an expert on the Philippines and couldn't confidently tell you what province those cities are in.
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I'm not sure how you can judge the intelligence of a huge country based on some random woman's geography. American's for example have insanely bad geography also, and a truly significant amount could not find China on a map regardless if they have college education or not.

Not trying to be a white knight, but I've met plenty of Filipinos in the major cities that are pretty indistinguishable from a middle class westerner. It's a poor country so there are people who are not worldly at all, but I'm not sure if they're really the "dumbest" country.
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Yes, didnt mean to judge the whole country, ofcourse. She was not the only girl I talked to about this. I guess im just surprised that people know so little about geography(Whole world).

I doubt there is so much different between Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and all these other countries around when it comes to education and knowledge outside their country.

Philippines was really great to travel in! I dont understand how anyone can say its "dead" when it comes to girls, I was not there for like 10 years ago, when it was supposed to be easier to get hotter girls. I had no problems at all now atleast. I considered to stay there long term, but found out it was too expensive and food was crap, what a shame.. I left for Vietnam instead.

The thrash is also a huge problem, in Bangkok and Da Nang they have these people who clean in the streets, I never saw this in Cebu or Manila..
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(06-13-2019 09:46 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  Yes, didnt mean to judge the whole country, ofcourse. She was not the only girl I talked to about this. I guess im just surprised that people know so little about geography(Whole world).

The more responses I read from other guys about your post, the more dumb your whole inquiry seems to me, and seems to demonstrate your own dumbness about giving people credit for different kinds of things that they may or may not know.

It's like a doctor testing lay people about anatomy, and arguing that the vast majority of people do not know about basic functions and locations of their body parts.

Of course, people who travel, including guys here, are going to be more aware of geography because we are interested in traveling, and likely there is a bit of correlation to geographical intelligence that goes along with people who travel more. The less that someone travels, whether college educated or not, the less that they are likely to know about the location of various other places that they have not been nor do they inspire to go there.

I also found that people who live in cities do not tend to know their directions very well. I recently had a Chinese girlfriend who claimed to be quite smart about her directions (north, east, south, west), but the longer that I knew her, the more I realized that she did not have any kind of significant handle on her directions.

I did not really consider the Chinese girlfriend to be lesser of a person because she did not know some things that I knew, and surely she had her subject matters of knowledge.. some of the things I thought were not very practical for me, but of course, people have their differing priorities about what kinds of information they believe to be helpful or NOT to their own life activities and what they anticipate of their future selves, too.
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(06-13-2019 09:15 AM)Heart Break Kid Wrote:  I'm not sure how you can judge the intelligence of a huge country based on some random woman's geography. American's for example have insanely bad geography also, and a truly significant amount could not find China on a map regardless if they have college education or not.

Not trying to be a white knight, but I've met plenty of Filipinos in the major cities that are pretty indistinguishable from a middle class westerner. It's a poor country so there are people who are not worldly at all, but I'm not sure if they're really the "dumbest" country.

Filipinos are NOTHING like westerners. A lot of people get fooled because they might have some money, dress well or even speak English.

These people are really good at camaflague.

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(06-13-2019 10:56 AM)JayJuanGee Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 09:46 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  Yes, didnt mean to judge the whole country, ofcourse. She was not the only girl I talked to about this. I guess im just surprised that people know so little about geography(Whole world).

The more responses I read from other guys about your post, the more dumb your whole inquiry seems to me, and seems to demonstrate your own dumbness about giving people credit for different kinds of things that they may or may not know.

It's like a doctor testing lay people about anatomy, and arguing that the vast majority of people do not know about basic functions and locations of their body parts.

Of course, people who travel, including guys here, are going to be more aware of geography because we are interested in traveling, and likely there is a bit of correlation to geographical intelligence that goes along with people who travel more. The less that someone travels, whether college educated or not, the less that they are likely to know about the location of various other places that they have not been nor do they inspire to go there.

I also found that people who live in cities do not tend to know their directions very well. I recently had a Chinese girlfriend who claimed to be quite smart about her directions (north, east, south, west), but the longer that I knew her, the more I realized that she did not have any kind of significant handle on her directions.

I did not really consider the Chinese girlfriend to be lesser of a person because she did not know some things that I knew, and surely she had her subject matters of knowledge.. some of the things I thought were not very practical for me, but of course, people have their differing priorities about what kinds of information they believe to be helpful or NOT to their own life activities and what they anticipate of their future selves, too.
Giving people credit? Please explain, Im just writing my own opinions.

Im not sure if this is what you are trying to say, but you believe that I think lesser of a person who has less knowledge than me? Seems like it, since you brought your chinese girlfriend story up.

Do you believe all people are equal?
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(06-13-2019 11:37 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 10:56 AM)JayJuanGee Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 09:46 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  Yes, didnt mean to judge the whole country, ofcourse. She was not the only girl I talked to about this. I guess im just surprised that people know so little about geography(Whole world).

The more responses I read from other guys about your post, the more dumb your whole inquiry seems to me, and seems to demonstrate your own dumbness about giving people credit for different kinds of things that they may or may not know.

It's like a doctor testing lay people about anatomy, and arguing that the vast majority of people do not know about basic functions and locations of their body parts.

Of course, people who travel, including guys here, are going to be more aware of geography because we are interested in traveling, and likely there is a bit of correlation to geographical intelligence that goes along with people who travel more. The less that someone travels, whether college educated or not, the less that they are likely to know about the location of various other places that they have not been nor do they inspire to go there.

I also found that people who live in cities do not tend to know their directions very well. I recently had a Chinese girlfriend who claimed to be quite smart about her directions (north, east, south, west), but the longer that I knew her, the more I realized that she did not have any kind of significant handle on her directions.

I did not really consider the Chinese girlfriend to be lesser of a person because she did not know some things that I knew, and surely she had her subject matters of knowledge.. some of the things I thought were not very practical for me, but of course, people have their differing priorities about what kinds of information they believe to be helpful or NOT to their own life activities and what they anticipate of their future selves, too.
Giving people credit? Please explain, Im just writing my own opinions.

I thought that my post largely is self-explanatory, but o.k. let me see if I can elaborate a bit. There is nothing wrong with you giving your opinion, but I also gave my opinion that I think that you seem to be making broad generalizations about the intelligence of people based on their knowledge of geography, and like I already mentioned, they may have little to no travel experience or even future prospects for travel, so in that regard, you are asking them about knowledge that is not too likely to be in their baliwick, so why would they give two ratt's asses about that kind of information - meaning little incentive to learn it.

In my years of living, I have learned that people can be smart or dumb in differing kinds of ways, so even if they are dumb in one area, they might be smart in some other area. Of course, if you have decent schools and decent teaching coming through the schools, then you might have more opportunities to learn the subjects that are taught in the schools. Even if the schools are very bad, there are likely going to be some people who are still really smart and can thrive in spite of having bad infrastructure. We do tend to find that there is some correlation to quality of education providing more opportunities, so of course, if you are receiving bad education and you also have few travel or job opportunities, then there would likely be a lot of people in those kinds of systems who might NOT be able to rise above their limited environmental exposures and they may resort to simple street living instead of attempting to become more worldly in their perspective and activities.

Even amongst the street people, there may be some that are more savy and smarter amongst their area of focus than others, but of course, there is going to be some truth to any claims that people who chose to live more simple lives are going to have some degree of self-selection, too - beyond mere bad luck.


(06-13-2019 11:37 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  Im not sure if this is what you are trying to say,

I said what I was "trying to say." I am not "trying to say" anything beyond what said.

(06-13-2019 11:37 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  but you believe that I think lesser of a person who has less knowledge than me? Seems like it, since you brought your chinese girlfriend story up.

You have your own demons in regards to how you perceive other people.... do what you like. I just used my Chinese girlfriend as an example regarding her lesser focus on directions, and largely I have been driving cars for way more years than she had been alive, so I had a certain interest in knowing my directions, even when I am not driving. At the time of my conversation with her, she had only recently started driving, and also it is quite likely that she never really had to use a map, since she was already quite used to using GPS for everything... She also proclaimed that in comparison with her friends, she was way smarter when it came to her ability to know directions, and I had to take her word on that representation since I never was able to confirm such alleged knowledge differentiation in person with any of her friends compared with her.

(06-13-2019 11:37 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  Do you believe all people are equal?

I doubt that I said anything near to that.

Of course, beyond luck, there is going to be both nature and nurture influences on any people that can affect the level to which any person might thrive relatively to others.
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(06-13-2019 12:07 PM)JayJuanGee Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 11:37 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 10:56 AM)JayJuanGee Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 09:46 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  Yes, didnt mean to judge the whole country, ofcourse. She was not the only girl I talked to about this. I guess im just surprised that people know so little about geography(Whole world).

The more responses I read from other guys about your post, the more dumb your whole inquiry seems to me, and seems to demonstrate your own dumbness about giving people credit for different kinds of things that they may or may not know.

It's like a doctor testing lay people about anatomy, and arguing that the vast majority of people do not know about basic functions and locations of their body parts.

Of course, people who travel, including guys here, are going to be more aware of geography because we are interested in traveling, and likely there is a bit of correlation to geographical intelligence that goes along with people who travel more. The less that someone travels, whether college educated or not, the less that they are likely to know about the location of various other places that they have not been nor do they inspire to go there.

I also found that people who live in cities do not tend to know their directions very well. I recently had a Chinese girlfriend who claimed to be quite smart about her directions (north, east, south, west), but the longer that I knew her, the more I realized that she did not have any kind of significant handle on her directions.

I did not really consider the Chinese girlfriend to be lesser of a person because she did not know some things that I knew, and surely she had her subject matters of knowledge.. some of the things I thought were not very practical for me, but of course, people have their differing priorities about what kinds of information they believe to be helpful or NOT to their own life activities and what they anticipate of their future selves, too.
Giving people credit? Please explain, Im just writing my own opinions.

I thought that my post largely is self-explanatory, but o.k. let me see if I can elaborate a bit. There is nothing wrong with you giving your opinion, but I also gave my opinion that I think that you seem to be making broad generalizations about the intelligence of people based on their knowledge of geography, and like I already mentioned, they may have little to no travel experience or even future prospects for travel, so in that regard, you are asking them about knowledge that is not too likely to be in their baliwick, so why would they give two ratt's asses about that kind of information - meaning little incentive to learn it.

In my years of living, I have learned that people can be smart or dumb in differing kinds of ways, so even if they are dumb in one area, they might be smart in some other area. Of course, if you have decent schools and decent teaching coming through the schools, then you might have more opportunities to learn the subjects that are taught in the schools. Even if the schools are very bad, there are likely going to be some people who are still really smart and can thrive in spite of having bad infrastructure. We do tend to find that there is some correlation to quality of education providing more opportunities, so of course, if you are receiving bad education and you also have few travel or job opportunities, then there would likely be a lot of people in those kinds of systems who might NOT be able to rise above their limited environmental exposures and they may resort to simple street living instead of attempting to become more worldly in their perspective and activities.

Even amongst the street people, there may be some that are more savy and smarter amongst their area of focus than others, but of course, there is going to be some truth to any claims that people who chose to live more simple lives are going to have some degree of self-selection, too - beyond mere bad luck.


(06-13-2019 11:37 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  Im not sure if this is what you are trying to say,

I said what I was "trying to say." I am not "trying to say" anything beyond what said.

(06-13-2019 11:37 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  but you believe that I think lesser of a person who has less knowledge than me? Seems like it, since you brought your chinese girlfriend story up.

You have your own demons in regards to how you perceive other people.... do what you like. I just used my Chinese girlfriend as an example regarding her lesser focus on directions, and largely I have been driving cars for way more years than she had been alive, so I had a certain interest in knowing my directions, even when I am not driving. At the time of my conversation with her, she had only recently started driving, and also it is quite likely that she never really had to use a map, since she was already quite used to using GPS for everything... She also proclaimed that in comparison with her friends, she was way smarter when it came to her ability to know directions, and I had to take her word on that representation since I never was able to confirm such alleged knowledge differentiation in person with any of her friends compared with her.

(06-13-2019 11:37 AM)KingKrule Wrote:  Do you believe all people are equal?

I doubt that I said anything near to that.

Of course, beyond luck, there is going to be both nature and nurture influences on any people that can affect the level to which any person might thrive relatively to others.
I felt out after your first sentences, what? I wrote about their knowledge about geography, I never mention that their intelllegence has to be bad because of this or that its worse than in the west or whatever. From my experience and what I have heard, this is a country where parents teach their kids that all white people is from America. I asked over and over again "This has to be a jobe?"

About the equal question, it was just a question, not saying that you believed it or didnt. Nothing more than that.

Stop drawing conclusions, please. I get it that you wrote "seem", but still.

This girl was well travelled in SEA, btw.

Good job on figuring out that a person can be dumb in one area, but still might be smart in some other area, wow really?! This is every grown up person in the world, as long they are not a vegetable. Im not sure what you consider being smart in a area though.
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(06-13-2019 12:39 PM)KingKrule Wrote:  
(06-13-2019 12:07 PM)JayJuanGee Wrote:  [edited out]
I felt out after your first sentences, what? I wrote about their knowledge about geography, I never mention that their intelllegence has to be bad because of this or that its worse than in the west or whatever. From my experience and what I have heard, this is a country where parents teach their kids that all white people is from America. I asked over and over again "This has to be a jobe?"

About the equal question, it was just a question, not saying that you believed it or didnt. Nothing more than that.

Stop drawing conclusions, please. I get it that you wrote "seem", but still.

This girl was well travelled in SEA, btw.

Good job on figuring out that a person can be dumb in one area, but still might be smart in some other area, wow really?! This is every grown up person in the world, as long they are not a vegetable. Im not sure what you consider being smart in a area though.

We are getting a bit repetitive (it seems... Laugh), and largely I don't feel any inclination to elaborate further on ideas that I already adequately presented.

I will add, though, that you might need to consider your own perspective and responses in terms of why you feel some kind of inclination to go to battle with me on the various points that I made and even to go on the offensive in terms of defending your prior assertions (which I still consider to be a bit out there in terms of logic, not in terms that you might really believe what you are saying).

Anyhow, I suppose that is for you to work out, even though you seem to want to work it out in this public thread. Go figure. Blush
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I still dont get it, you are drawing conclusions from a sentence or two I wrote about a pinay who didnt know where China is on the map, then I wrote a joke about there is no maps in PH. Then I get attacked for believing that the whole populuation have bad intelligence, because of this girls geography skills. Funny tho!

Edit: This reminds be a bit of the " So yo`re saying..". Jordan Peterson has a nice interview like this.
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Quote:I've met plenty of Filipinos in the major cities that are pretty indistinguishable from a middle class westerner. I'm not sure if they're really the "dumbest" country.
That's like saying: "I've met plenty of Chinese in the major cities that are about as tall as the average white person. I'm not sure if they're really a 'short' country."

You're comparing outliers of one country to the average of another. The bell curve is a thing. Outliers exist. They don't invalidate low averages.

Add brain drain (most pinoys with an IQ over 90 have left the country a long time ago) and you see why things in the Philippines are the way they are.

"Sorry sir, out of stock sir..." 5 times a day.

"It's because of their bad education"... yeah, who's teaching them so badly? Other pinoys.

The not finding countries (and even Philippines) on a map is super common. I even ran into one girl who said "what's that" when we showed her a map.

And come on, it's the age of the internet and smart phones... there's really no excuse these days. Information is equally accessible to everyone now.
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(06-13-2019 01:44 PM)Enhanced Eddie Wrote:  And come on, it's the age of the internet and smart phones... there's really no excuse these days. Information is equally accessible to everyone now.

Indeed. If you have access to computers (whether at home, in school, or in libraries) then you have no excuse for ignorance or stupidity.

It means that you have set really bad priorities in your life.
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(06-13-2019 01:44 PM)Enhanced Eddie Wrote:  "Sorry sir, out of stock sir..." 5 times a day.

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The average IQ in the Philippines is 87. Pretty much end of discussion there, the rest is white knighting for them. They aren't bright. Extrapolate from that, 1 in 6 has an IQ over 102 and many of those are overseas, hidden in their gated fil-chinese community, or in a poor community where they never had a good education. The nice girls you date who work in a call center and put up a front of being Western tend to have an IQ in the 90s. Kind of functional, but they will never have a natural curiosity about the difference between art nouveau and art deco. Or even about the differences between Belgium and the Netherlands.
Give someone with an 87 IQ smartphone access to all the world's information, and they will watch funny prank videos. That's just how it is.
The guys that cannot serve you properly at the store or restaurant - the "out of stock, sir" dudes - they have IQs just below the average, like 80-85. They're not just lazy or unmotivated or untrained, they are barely functional morons, and they are close to the mean.

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(06-13-2019 05:44 PM)RawGod Wrote:  The average IQ in the Philippines is 87. Pretty much end of discussion there, the rest is white knighting for them. They aren't bright. Extrapolate from that, 1 in 6 has an IQ over 102 and many of those are overseas.
Exactly... it also means that 1 in 6 have an IQ under 72. And that half of Filipinos are actually below 87.
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(06-11-2019 02:26 PM)KingKrule Wrote:  I asked a pinay about geography," what continent is China in?" She had no idea.. India? No idea, Canada? Same thing.. It seems like maps dont exist a in Philippines.

Oh man...one of the things I do is make girls guess where I'm from (I look like I could come from a number of places around the globe).

In the Philippines it was getting depressing how often I'd give girls "You're getting hotter/colder/bit more east/north", etc. hints and they'd just guess something totally off in another direction and far away Huh
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The thing is they DO NOT CARE one bit whether you're from New Zealand or Norway. It's all the same to them. They never ask about interesting facts about my home country like girls from other places. Several have told me about meeting/dating/banging some foreigner and when I ask what country he's from, they don't know. I just tell myself "this is the Philippines" and remember IQ and try to calm my blood pressure.

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Plenty of the girls I met knew about the northern light and the amazing nature in Norway, but that was pretty much it.
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You could just go to Makati, a lot of the college kids at bars like Z hostel are intelligent. Demographics......

I try to stay off the thread. The last 50 pages is just repeating girls being harder. I would be more interested in hearing everyone talk about which countries they thought were better for girls. That would be more interesting.

It seems the Philippines is a very polarizing place for everyone. BUT have you been to Vietnam? I do not understand why people do not complain harder about that country.

I had a girl post me on one of those girl shame groups, because I did not buy her a drink on my birthday and had them buy me a drink. (@blackbeard.travels, you know Wink

Do not even get me started on teaching English in Vietnam. ... lets just say a lot of English teachers here are jaded.

Filipinos do try harder to be nice to foreigners, well some of them.
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Low IQ does not automatically mean "stupid" It is a measure of cognitive ability in a technological society. Any of the Poindexters commenting here would be dead in a week if dropped into the middle of the African savannah.

My wife is a Filipina and she has a few years of college under her belt. But she is a farm girl and grew up with things that I never experienced. My English, chess and pretty much everything else is better than hers. That doesn't make her stupid nor does it imply she is from a nation of idiots.

The Philippines has 26% of its labour force in agriculture. In Canada, we have 2%. Somalia has 86%. That single statistic can tell you vast volumes about the state of the nation, and the people who occupy it.
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(06-14-2019 12:28 AM)Duke.33 Wrote:  Do not even get me started on teaching English in Vietnam. ... lets just say a lot of English teachers here are jaded.

Vietnamese are on average, the nicest, most normal people in SEA I have experienced so far - they have genuine interest in things outside of Vietnam, they have good strong family values, they work hard.

But it's a fucking shitty country to live in if you ask me, way too many people (same as Philippines) and the scooters are an absolute nightmare.

And yes, teaching English there was an absolute slog and not very rewarding - the kids did NOT want to learn at all and the boys in particular are often spoilt by their parents and never scolded, so misbehave constantly and get away with it.

Tiresome....

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(06-14-2019 06:27 AM)66Scorpio Wrote:  My wife is a Filipina... My English, chess and pretty much everything else is better than hers. That doesn't make her stupid nor does it imply she is from a nation of idiots.

Stupid is a harsh pejorative. However, the Philippines is a land of incurious people with low cognitive ability, on average. Naturally, there are also many brilliant people - they leave, get drowned out in the mass, or excel in their limited circles. That's how averages work.

The adept farmer or savannah hunter and gatherer who can read the weather or make a fishhook has skills and intelligence, of course. But that doesn't necessarily help their descendants to code, write film scores, or count out change at a 7-11 at the same rate and with the same proficiency as members of other societies are able to. And I'm saying, based on an understanding of IQ as well as observation, that the proportion of Filipinos who struggle with the typical tasks of technological society is probably 6-10 times greater than in European or NE Asian populations.

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I did not mind the kids, I found them to be great, it was the owners of the schools, not paying up the money because of not liking your class or the super passive aggressive style.

Lets just say I found Viet people to be just as sensitive, except where Filipinos prefer to be mad in secret, I found Viet girls and people to be more emotionally explosive.

But I also like to call girls out for being super materialistic and making money out to be such a big deal.

random viet girl "can we go free shopping?"

other random viet girl "this room is not that big."

In terms of girls, I think Filipinos are way more pleasant to be around in general.
They do not work as hard as Viet girls or as smart, but hey if that is your priority, you could just find a girl in the west, they work hard and are pretty smart.
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(06-14-2019 12:28 AM)Duke.33 Wrote:  I try to stay off the thread. The last 50 pages is just repeating girls being harder. I would be more interested in hearing everyone talk about which countries they thought were better for girls. That would be more interesting.

So much I could share. I've been doing this (travel for girls) full time, year-round, for 18 years. Fully location independent for 9. I found Philippines in 2011. Jakarta in 2004. Brazil in the late 90s.

Here's the thing: that kind of information doesn't belong on a public forum. The Google spiders love forums and give them super juice. Which is why this thread has millions of views and contributed significantly to the decline I'm sure.

I'm going to reiterate what I posted a few times last year... let's get a motion going to make the travel board private, deleted off Google, members only access and a few rep points required too.

Then we could have some REAL conversations around here again. Like back in the day when Roosh Forum was underground and not well known. Read some threads from 2010, good info was shared, cause the place felt like a small community.

Unfortunately outdated now. But we could bring that back to life... if the place was private, members only, X rep points required.

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