Friday, May 2, 2008

Brunei's "Bruneiyuki"?


This is the breathtaking The Empire Hotel of Brunei Darussalam and i frequented here a lot of times during my travels to Borneo. It is very near to the Philippines and during my husband's meeting with clients he always wanted me to be with him, plus babysitters!
Anyway, one time, here i am relaxing(while hubby is with clients), taking a walk at the magnificent golf course, and there is this guy jogging and stopping by right at my spot and bluntly asked this question, " who are you booked with?" I said, "what are you talking about"? But hearing the word "booked", i know very well what it meant as sometimes i made a chitchat with some Filipinas in Labuan's Waterfront Hotel or Sheraton Hotel or Kota Kinabalu's Shangrila's or Sutera Harbor Hotel, to name of a few of 5 Star Hotel Accomodations of Brunei and Sabah. So, i said to this guy, "I am sorry, you are talking to the wrong person. Not all Filipinas are prostitutes. If you think all Filipinas are ,then you are very wrong" ... I got so angry and he saw it on my face. I can see also that he got little bit nervous hearing those words from a woman! He said he is very sorry....

I cannot blame this guy because i know so many Filipinas, some with illegal passports going to Sabah and Brunei who will take a ferry from Zamboanga city to Sandakan who will come to Borneo either to be domestic helpers or prostitutes. The ferry ride is pretty cheap and the travel is not very far! I knew some domestic helpers and some of them are really nice people and i also knew some prostitutes who look very pretty indeed but i am sorry about their attitudes. They think they are "somebody" who married Sultan Bolkiah or something....

Oh, well, anyway, Morality is a very personal thing. It just belittled me how many people think that Filipinas are prostitutes. Fine, call me, domestic helper, i don't care. It is very noble thing to do and it is a profession we are proud of. The OFWs are the modern heroes and the situation in our country made them decide to work as DH. And the prostitutes? Aren't it that being "escorts", more popular and more "social" term for "prosti" happen because of the sad situation of our country?...Probably yes, probably not. I can't really answer. There are so many reasons and the only reason i can think is that all what we do is a matter of choice. We always make a choice of what we want in our life.

Now, what i wanna let the world know this ... FILIPINAS ARE INTELLIGENT INDIVIDUALS. WE ARE NOT PROSTITUTES AND SO MANY OF US WANTED CHANGE IN OUR SYSTEM.

I am very happy with this blogging thing because even how small our voices are, it can be heared all over the world and no matter how small the voices are, it is limitless.

3 comments:

JeFf & NoVa said...

i do agree with you.. we are not absolutely prostitute.... darn them....

tag you here portia...http://www.supernovachron.com/2008/05/tagged-time-red-rose-from-me-passed-to.html

hows ur day?

Lynn said...

nice entry, cuz. keep up the good work! mwah!

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