I went to Gaisano Mall a while back and was looking for powdered sugar. I looked but could not find it, so I asked the clerk where I could find it. He took me over to the aisle where the sugar is, and we looked but could not find any powdered sugar at all. So, the clerk told me that they did not have any stock, no powdered sugar was available. There was a lady next to us in the aisle and she overheard the conversation. She told me that they had powdered sugar in another area and she took me there so I could get what I needed. Sure enough, they had it, but the package said “Confectioners Sugar” instead of “Powdered Sugar”. I got what I needed and was on my way. This just shows that the people in the Philippines are uneducated! The clerk told me there was no stock, but there was, he just didn’t know the right name that was on the package!
Well, the topic of this article might take a little different path that you may be expecting by reading the title. It all goes back to a week ago or so when I was looking at Facebook. A few foreigners who live in the Philippines were having a discussion that was sort of negative about the Philippines. Most of those types of discussions really tend to bother me, because I just wonder why people choose to live here when they only seem to have negative feelings about the place. Somebody had posted on Facebook saying that many products were hard to find here in the Philippines or were not available at all. As I posted earlier this year, I have personally found that over the years this sort of thing has improved a lot and most things are available now if you just look for them. Well, in response to this Facebook post, another fellow living here replied, and I will paraphrase what he said: