urban gentlemen

They Only Like Filipino-American Pop Culture

They only like Filipino-American Pop Culture, but they don’t like Filipino people.

They like seeing them on America’s Dance Crew, to American Idol, but don’t even bother with Filipino traditional dance or folk music. They can easily say “Annyeonghasaeyo”, but don’t even know how to say “Oo”.

They line up to join Filipino Student Clubs for the Dance Practices, but don’t participate to support the Typhoon Charity Events.

They like the Swag Style, Urban Hipster and Modern Gentlemen clothing, the haircuts, piercings, snapbacks and tattoos, but don’t like the sound or language writing styles of it.

They like their “Eurasian” features and “Spanish” sounding names, but don’t like the tan skin or the ethnic last names. They show up for Karaoke Nights and Music Jam Sessions, but leave empty seats at Filipino culture shows and history lessons.

They follow Filipino Instagram Models, Youtube Singers, and Dance Crew Members, but don’t know anything about the Filipino-American experiences.

They only like Filipino-American Pop Culture, but they don’t like Filipino people.

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?
Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet.
Funny, it seems to by keeping it’s dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared 

- Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew From Concrete