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Old 04-15-2014, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Is it just me or did that trailer spoiled most of the movie?
I guess it kinda did, but the storyline was kinda predictable wasn't it? It still makes me wanna see it.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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It's so weird how the Filipino trailer of that same movie had a completely different tone. It makes the movie look more funny and less depressing.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGw-0SbDc2Q

but this trailer is even longer and gives away even more
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:43 PM
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Why are some people so obsessed with the real and imagined racial compositions of people living in the nations discussed in the Asia forum? What difference does it make if a Filipino "looks more Chinese"?
Its not just in the Asian forums, its in all the international forums here. The reason is that City-Data is mostly visited by people living in the USA and, unfortunately, for many people race is a central theme in their lives.

To understand why this is important to many US Americans, read the following posts I wrote in another thread:

Post 2

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Old 04-15-2014, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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It's so weird how the Filipino trailer of that same movie had a completely different tone. It makes the movie look more funny and less depressing.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGw-0SbDc2Q

but this trailer is even longer and gives away even more
Yeah I prefer the first trailer, this one gives away too much...the first one seems more dramatic too.
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Old 04-16-2014, 03:03 AM
 
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When people meet a white or black in America, we are not keen to know his or her ancestries.
But when people meet an Asian, many Americans are keen to find out his or her ancestries.
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Old 04-16-2014, 04:28 AM
 
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The reason is that, just like elsewhere, most countries in South East Asia are constructs created by colonial powers. And within these constructs you have ethnic groups and nationalities that have been fed a bunch of made up history, primarily by their colonial masters and educators. And only now, in the age of the internet, is it possible to see how many lies have been told to the masses . This was done in order to have them conform to the totally made up and artificially created "ethnic" identities that have largely come about through colonization, genocide, migration and assimilation. So it makes sense that there is a lot of confusion and a lot of people spreading half truths and lies in order to maintain their "pride" in a totally made up national identity. Most places on the planet have been impacted by European colonization and whole populations have been erased, while others have been reduced and assimilated. Whole continents have been remade into the image of European colonizers. So this is an issue that affects large parts of the globe not just South East Asia. It just so happens that because of the history of all the wars, invasions, massacres and the racial indoctrination promoted by European colonizers, people have become confused. Not to mention as a result of the educational propaganda promoted by these people, which totally erased and distorted the true history of the people they conquered, along with their ideas of "progress", you get a lot of B.S. online. And you know there is sinister intent when you go online and see images of people and cultures from 100 years ago taken by Europeans that either no longer exist or are vastly different than they were before. Anthropology as we know it today originated in the "race science" of European colonizers and explorers and was used to justify their conquests, but associating non Europeans with "inferior" races. So there are a lot of debates on line and there is some good information that is coming to light and some people are beginning to see through the lies and understand the truth for what it is. So in some ways for some people it is a learning process, while for others they would rather stick to the lies no matter what.

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Old 04-16-2014, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Yes there are small tension betweens recent immigrants and old stock, but we do not show it too obviously..

Recently there have been a lot of complaints about Pinoys. They produced a video promoting Singaporean tourism that was subjected to backlash for being poorly done..

There was supposed to be an event for Pinoys to celebrate their interpendence day.. Which locals are not too happy about either

Singaporeans complain a lot online and are keyboard warriors but always hesitant to protest or do some concrete action about it..
Filipinos outside the Philippines celebrate Philippine Independence Day every where in the world. No one ever stops them from doing this. Why are Singaporeans againts of it ?

In Portugal, Filipinos also invite Portuguese friends and some of them would even participate in the program by either singing or dancing or by joining the parlour games. It is not even a multicultural country.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Filipinos outside the Philippines celebrate Philippine Independence Day every where in the world. No one ever stops them from doing this. Why are Singaporeans againts of it ?

In Portugal, Filipinos also invite Portuguese friends and some of them would even participate in the program by either singing or dancing or by joining the parlour games. It is not even a multicultural country.
Yeah why would anyone be unhappy about it?

BTW do Filipinos have any specific perceptions of Singaporeans? Good, bad?
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:43 AM
 
Location: singapore
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Filipinos outside the Philippines celebrate Philippine Independence Day every where in the world. No one ever stops them from doing this. Why are Singaporeans againts of it ?

In Portugal, Filipinos also invite Portuguese friends and some of them would even participate in the program by either singing or dancing or by joining the parlour games. It is not even a multicultural country.
This would probably explain why we are not happy about it...


We are against them using the Singapore skyline in their logo for their Philippine Independence Day logo & posters, Facebook page, websites, etc.

We are against them in using the terms "Two Nations" and "Inter-dependence" in their Philippine Independence Day celebration posters. Singapore only observe and celebrate our own National Day on the 9th of August and we DO NOT and WILL NOT have a joint-celebration of "Inter-dependence" with another sovereign state. Their event is insinuating a very serious and misleading assumption; which we Singaporeans have never endorsed.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:45 AM
 
Location: singapore
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You seen the film Ilo Ilo? I really want to watch it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISovsVvX8Bg
ilo ilo made a lot headlines overseas but Singaporeans dont give 2 hoots about it..

The Director Anthony Chen, though Singaporean, is not based in singapore actually
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