Friday, September 7, 2007

pakibatukan ang babaeng ito kapag inyong nakita

Makikisakay na rin ako sa Malu Fernandez bandwagon kahit alam kong papatapos na ang ride. Naging mainit sa mga bloggers at mga manunulat ang issue na ito. Sino siya? Isa daw siyang “socialite” at “fashionista” na nagsusulat din sa Manila Standard at People Asia. Nalathala sa People Asia June 2007 ang isang article nyang may title na “From Boracay To Greece” kung saan ikinuwento niya ang kanyang pagpunta sa mga nasabing lugar. Eh anong masama dun?

Aba eh tirahin ba naman ang mga OFWs na nakasakay nya sa eroplano nung papunta na sya sa Greece. Eto ang kanyang sinabi:

"However I forgot that the hub was in Dubai and the majority of the OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) were stationed there. The duty-free shop was overrun with Filipino workers selling cell phones and perfume. Meanwhile, I wanted to slash my wrist at the thought of being trapped in a plane with all of them.”

Filipino si Malu Fernandez pero hate na hate niyang makasakay sa eroplano ang mga OFW. Gusto na raw niyang maglaslas ng pulso na lang. Sana nanghiram siya ng blade. Eh bawal nga pala sa plane ang mga blade. Sayang.

"While I was on the plane (where the seats were so small I had bruises on my legs)…, I heaved a sigh, popped my sleeping pills and dozed off to the sounds of gum chewing and endless yelling of “HOY! Kumusta ka na? At taga san ka? Domestic helper ka rin ba?” I though I had died and God had sent me to my very own private hell."

Impyerno daw makasama ang mga OFW habang naririnig niyang nagbabalitaan ang mga iyon. Sa kanya pang pagkakasabi, para bang nilalait pa niya ang mga domestic helpers.

"On my way back, I had to bravely take the economy flight once more. This time I had already resigned myself to being trapped like a sardine in a sardine can with all these OFWs smelling of AXE and Charlie cologne while Jo Malone evaporated into thin air."

Pinagtawanan pa niya ang mga Filipinong gumagamit ng Axe at Charlie cologne. Natural, maraming Filpinong nakabasa ang umalma sa sinulat niyang iyon. Pero imbes na mag-apologize, anong sinabi niya? Eto:

"As I type this, I’d like you to know that it’s not about whining, complaining and bitching but just stating the facts. Just recently, I wrote a funny article in my magazine column and my friends thought it was hilarious. It was humorous and quite tongue-in-cheek, or at least I thought so, until the magazine got a few e-mails from people who didn’t get the meaning of my acerbic wit. The bottom line was just that I had offended the reader’s socioeconomic background. If any of these people actually read anything thicker than a magazine they would find it very funny ..."

Hindi daw siya nagrereklamo, sinasabi lang daw niya ang totoo. Ang sinulat daw nya ay nakakatawa at natawa daw talaga ang mga kaibigan nyang nakabasa nun. Kung nagbabasa ka daw ng mga babasahing mas makapal sa magazines, matatawa ka din daw. Haller. Nagbabasa ako ng libro at hindi ako natawa dun. Syempre, lalong nag-init ang mga ulo ng mga mamamayan at ipinaalam nila ito sa publishers ng babaeng ito. Ang ending? Nag-resign si babae at nag-public apology. Pero hindi ko nakita ang sincerity ng pag-sorry nya na para bang napilitan lamang.

Ang sinulat kong ito ay hindi tungkol sa Jalajala pero alam kong maraming taga Jalajala ang nagtatrabaho sa ibang bansa, hence, mga OFW sila. Hindi ko rin sinulat ito para kaawaan natin ang mga OFW na nagpapakahirap sa ibang bansa. Hindi awa ang kailangan nila kundi proteksyon ng batas na mangangalaga sa kanilang kaligtasan at kapakanan.

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13 comments:

someone you dont like.. said...

I get what malu fernandez's trying to say on her article, that it was only meant to be joke on her part.. meaning the cramp seat because she’s a large woman, the strong cent of perfume in the air which will irritate anybody’s nose and the loud noise while she’s trying to sleep.. unfortunately that joke was meant for her friends in the socialite and fashionista world, clearly she didn’t think about the rest of us middle class who would read about it when she wrote that piece of crap, which is a no-no in our society.. now she’s a marked woman because her ego got the best of her.. poor girl..

Last I heard, Manila Standard or People Asia didn’t accepted her resignation.. freedom of speech they say.. what a bummer!!..

saddam hussein said...

i like this one coz im also an OFW, no matter what society she belong wala sya karapatan na maliitin kaming mga OFW, sana nag research muna sya kung gaano kalaking dolyares ang na iitulong namin sa ekonomiya ng pilipinas. masyadong irresponsable ang ginawang nyang pagsusulat sa artikulo nya.
kapal ng mukha nya dapat sa kanya ipagahasa sa 100 camel...

paolo said...

someone, people can force those publishers to accept her resignation. i-boycott ang papers nila

saddam, wag sa camel, kawawa naman camels :P

reyna said...

was she trying to prove how much of a socialite, rich or so-si she is by writting such offensive things? these just proves what an idiot she is. if she doesnt want to be with be other filipinos, she should have told her parent, grandparents, kids (if she have any) and all her ancestors to, according to her own words "slash my wrist at the thought of being trapped in a plane with all of them".

and what is up with her crocodile apology? was that another insulto? did she just say that we are so stupid not to get her "acerbic wit"?

she is pissing me off. proves you cant buy intelligence and class with money.

paki lakasan na nga ang batok when you see her. better yet, subsob mo mukha sa putik.

paolo said...

wag ng isubsob sa putik. lunurin na lang sa axe hehe

damn her, i use axe and i smell nice (rawrrr)

someone you dont like.. said...

well she wont get any endorsement from axe thats for sure.. good thing i use "Drakkar Noir" perfume waahihihi

saddam hussein said...

a rich mans shit is also a poor man shit.. gaano pa kamahal ang pabango ng isang tao pare-pareho lang amoy ng ebak natin..

paolo said...

pare-pareho din lang ng texture at dami... ewwwwwwww----

arcibald said...

dinig ko nagresign nga siya, and she wrote an apology on the issue. pero kung di nga tinanggap ng publisher resignation niya (pwede kaya yun? ano kaya kontrata niya with the publisher?), this reflects a lot on the extent and social responsibility of the publisher or editor. ewan lang.

someone you dont like.. said...

well my shits smell like Drakkar Noir waahihihi (joke).. seriously maybe because shes bitter or something thats why her apology is not that sincere, who knows.. to boycott a paper or a magazine takes a lot of work and persuasion to be effective writer.. lets just hope she learn her mistake, let us just hope there wont be another malu out there..

paolo said...

arcibald, you're right. it is no longer an issue about ms. fernandez alone but of her editors/publishers as well. now i'm starting to think that maybe ms. fernandez' family is a big stockholder of the magazine company that's why she was able to write her "funny and hilarious" articles there.

someone, we can also boycott the magazines' advertisers... nah, that's still a lot of work. maka-ebs na nga lang... harummmfff...

bar hopper said...

nagpapatawa sya at the expense of others tama ba naman yun? sino kaya ngayon ang katawatawa. sa akin kasi yun ang pinakawalang kwentang klase ng pagpapatawa kaya di ako nanunuod ng mga comedy shows daw sa Library bar kung alam nyo yung mga ganun.

paolo said...

errrr--- di ko din alam yun. homeboy kasi ako :P kanya-kanya lang sigurong sense of humor lang. basta kapag alam mong nagpapatawa, dont take it seriously na lang...