Probably one of the most insulting things about the Philippines I have ever read. Sad thing here is there really are people around the world who think like this.
Very entertaining post and really made (i.e. ruined) my day.
How the heck do they get through life with NOTHING inside their heads?!
Huge discrepancy: How do locals affords ANYTHING in the Philippines?!
There’s something I don’t get in the Philippines which doesn’t add up at all.
How do local people afford ANYTHING, period?
Most store workers in the Philippines tell me they make around 150p per day, or a little more. But 150p per day is not even enough to eat even two meals per day!
So WHO are the mysterious people buying those 700p chairs in the furniture store, those 350-450p shirts in the mall, those 1000p nice jeans at SM Mall, and these 1000p baby milk cans every week?! The numbers do not add up at all, not even close. There is no way that a person making 150p a day, even two people making that much, can afford ANYTHING in a store, period. Nothing. It’s mathematically impossible to purchase ANYTHING on an income of 150p per day. Thus there’s a HUGE UNEXPLAINED DISCREPANCY here.
So who keeps all the stores and expensive products in business? How does anything get bought or paid for at all, period? This is a great mystery and no one can provide any logical answer to this. I’m very confused. Dianne can’t explain it either.
I do not believe that other people here who say they only make 150p per day can afford the same expenses as me, so there must cheaper ways of living here right?
Right now I’m spending over a thousand pesos a week on baby milk, for a huge 900g can that gets used up in less than a week! I can’t believe it. A thousand pesos a week just on one product! Even an entire family making 150p a day each could not afford that, among other things. So what gives? How do they raise their babies then, with prices for baby milk being completely outside of their reach?
Sometimes I feel like I’m the only customer in the Philippines. lol Is there a big secret here that I don’t know about? (Maybe I’m in something like The Truman Show and the whole world is playing a practical joke on me, as I try to make sense out of everything? lol)
Am I missing something here? How do you account for this huge widespread mathematical discrepancy?