Sunday, December 6, 2009

Only in the Philippines...

Almost everyday I see something that I'm not sure happens any where else in the world. (If it does... I haven't seen it any place I've ever been.) So it has inspired the phrase, "Only in the Philippines..." and we use it often.

For example, we were driving home from the golf course last week and there was a man in a tricycle with an infant in one hand, and holding on to a flailing chicken by the legs in the other. Dinner I presume.

Me: Do you think you would see that anywhere else in the world?

Lee: Only in the Philippines...

Me: I mean, do they even sell car seats in this country?

Lee: Definitely not.

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Then yesterday, I was in the front yard when a carabao (water buffalo) passed by. (Fairly normal. I live in Texas... there tend to be cows around from time to time... cows... carabao... whatev.) But... he was pulling behind him two large logs... on those logs?? A washing machine. I stood there with my mouth open... too shocked to run get my camera... I'm seriously hoping that happens again.

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Then there is always the signage. Inevitably, there will be a translational error...


"What's your step!!!"

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And then today, while stuck in traffic on our way to Alabang...

Me: So... is it just not important to have a license plate here?

Lee: I don't know...

Me: I see so many cars with no license plate... and then some of the ones that do have a license plate have that dark shield over them so you can't read them anyway...

A few minutes later....

Lee: HAHAHAHA... well look at that...




Me: Awesome. Only in the Philippines...

These are just a few of things that have happened in the last couple days... so, I decided to share these, and keep you updated with, "Only in the Philippines..." It keeps me entertained over here... you never know what you're going to see next.