So, I've been a dual citizen for almost a week now (It was made official on Friday), which means that I can stay in the Philippines for up to a year, rather than only three months at a time with my American passport. Hell, I could probably work there now. Or maybe go to school. I don't know. My mother is probably going to spend half a year at a time there, now that she can; we've got a condo in Eastwood, a carehome in Sunnyvale, a house in Daly City, two farms, and two passports [each], so she's pretty much ready to roll son.
Then I came across this link - ironically, I was reblogging about the crab mentality - which I hate - when I found this fun clip instead (20 Reasons Why
Two White Dudes Walter and Jeff Love The Philippines). I decided to come up with my own reasons, but as I am a Libra and need balance, I made two lists: ten things each of what I like and don't like about my birth country, the Philippines. And true to my Libra self, they're often mirror images of each other. I may expound on them further; we'll see.
10 Things I Like About The Philippines
2. Fresh and/or Convenient Everything
3. Island Hopping
5. Getting Shit Done
6. It's Inexpensive
7. Instant International Support System
10. Stargazing/Fun Times in the Bukid
10 Things I Don't Like About The Philippines
1. I'm Usually The Fattest Person There
2. Lack of Environmental Friendliness
5. Not Getting Shit Done
7. Crab Mentality & Cronyism
10. Snakes, Mosquitoes & Other Scary & Annoying Organisms
I like: My indelible roots to the Philippines
I don't like: The heat.