It annoys me when people think Fil-Ams have it so much easier living here in the Philippines. I’ll admit it that I personally do not have to undergo many of the troubling experiences that many of my brothers and sisters have to endure here and as a matter of fact, I stay in respect to them for always finding ways to make it through. I know I am surrounded with such supportive people and great opportunities, but I never in any way try to use that to my advantage and to rank myself superior towards others.
I’m not saying us Fil-Ams are perfect either. We have had our share on making our comments about Filipinos. There just really is a need to bridge a gap of unity in the midst of all these judgments and tokens of hate.
We are all each other’s brothers and sisters. It sucks that we all can forget that sometimes.