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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ungrateful Entourage


To remain relevant and in the loop, one has to do much work in keeping up with one’s public relations. In other words, one has to continually meet new personalities, establish ties, and develop the relationship, as new acquaintances might be helpful in the future. Such help may be in the form of investments in business and even in love. However, expanding one’s network is a very basic reason for being chummy with others.

Over the years, Smart Insider (SI) has managed to wheedle her way into a few elite and influential circles in the entertainment industry. Prior to becoming a popular name behind the scenes, SI had already achieved much in another field that is not centered on showbiz. Thus, she started to become popular when her name became connected with celebrities.

With her initial connections putting a good word or two for her work, SI built on this platform and slowly made sure she was on top of her field. Gaining positive approval corresponded to making her reputation. Correspondingly, SI could talk to and convince anyone that she would always be a good choice as far as her field is concerned.

Unwittingly, Non-showbiz Businessman (NB) became convinced that SI seems to be a good person to deal with. SI would often talk to NB, which made him comfortable whenever she was around. One time, NB invited SI to have lunch with him. NB was shocked when SI arrived, as she came to their meeting with several friends. Friends have to be fed, and so the entourage ordered food. They ordered a bit more than expected. As he was the one who set the invitation to SI, NB had to foot the bill as well. While money is not a big thing for NB, what was bothersome was, that after lunch, the friends left without even saying a simple thank you. Sadly, the attitude of her friends reflected on SI.

‘It's joyful to give. But for people who want to take advantage of you, you're kind of an easy mark.’ - Larry King

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35 comments:

  1. L horror ang kapalmukha

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    1. Sino si L na naging popular behind the scene not related on showbiz? Help. More clues please .

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  2. Lagi naman syang ganun.

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  3. Neigh, neigh, neigh?? Someone who works behind the scene daw eh. Not sure.

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  4. SI is L? Not sure, tho.

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  5. Sorry, but this character or habit of Filipinos is abhorring, i.e. bringing hordes of friends that are uninvited. Di ginagawa ng mga foreigners yun. Kahit mag-asawa, pag di kumbidado yung partner di sasama. Pero sa Pilipinas, bitbit ang isang barangay gayung yung isa lang ang kumbidado. It goes to character, yung kinumbida dapat di niya i-extend yung invitation sa mga bitbit na barangay, at ito namang mga uninvited guests, huwag sasama pag di kumbidado, nakakahiya. Imagine kahit sa kasal, 1 lang ang kukumbidahin eh tropa ng basketball and cheerleaders ang kasama. Nakakainis, nakakahiya and sign of ill-breeding.

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    1. 1:43am, add mo pa na hindi pa tapos ang party, may take-out na dapat sa food. Hahahahahahahaha!

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    2. Is it a Pinoy thing? I'm Pinoy, born and raised. But it was never a habit of ours in our family to come uninvited. We have a handful of relatives who are such, but they are known as makakapal ang mukha in general. The schools I went to and the companies I've worked for, this was never the norm. I think this concerns upbringing, not necessarily a Pinoy thing. Other cultures also have the same problematic behavior.

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    3. I think because she L feeling entitled. Agree ako kay ankn 1:43. It happens sa Philippines, nakakahiya

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    4. @AnonymousFebruary 26, 2017 at 2:45 AM, kaya nga sign of ill-breeding. Kasi kung maganda ang pagpapalaki ng magulang eh hindi ganun ang character. Dapat me delicadesa.

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    5. My observation is that IT IS generally a Pinoy thing. Unless your family is of foreign influence. Families who are exposed to foreign culture (chinese/eu or whatever) are not like that. Observe mo lang din.

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    6. Hahaha, totoo yan IN GENERAL. Kami ng mga kapamilya ko hindi ganyan ang ugali, pero marami akong kilala na kahit isang tao lang ang inimbitahan, bitbit niya buong pamilya niya. Tsk

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    7. Truth very very true

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    8. Iyong mga nakikikain sa mga kasalan kahit napadaan lang ๐Ÿ˜„ Nangyari sa relative ko some years ago. Sa bahay kasi iyong handaan, so open iyong gate nila for the well-wishers na mga kapitbahay and kakilala. Nauna pang kumain sa mga bisita talaga. Meron pang ninong na inagawan ng upuan. After that incident, almost none of my relatives hold their wedding reception anymore in their residences. Puro sa restaurant or hotel na.

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    9. Agree with 2:45, I think it's unfair to generalize. I think it's with the upbringing talaga.

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    10. Totoo yan, wag nang magbalat sibuyas. Family ko, we stick to those invited lang, bawal bitbit. Imagine our horror when, during one family reunion, ung ibang mga pinsan namin eh dala ang mga jowa at barkada nila na di naman invited. Kaya nakakaasar mag-plan ng wedding dahil rin sa ugaling yan!

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  6. Nagbakasyon ako sa Pilipinas and took time to meet up with supposed close friends. Susme nagsipag bibit ng alipores tapos ultimo yosi pinasama sa bill. Sorry naalala ko lang

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    1. Typical Pinoy trait kasi na pag-sinabing "abroad" galing ang visitor, akala nila milyunaryo na. Sama lahat pati relatives, friends then ikaw lahat ang magbayad. Delicadeza nawala na kasi. Tsk!

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    2. Isn't it typically the guest who is treated and the host shouldering the cost for the guest?

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    3. True! Jusko naalala ko dito yung birthday ng bf ko, certain friends lang ang invited - aba kala mo yung inimbitahan e siya ang may pabirthday! Tigas ng mukha. Wala naalala ko lang din

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  7. I also find this habit of us Filipinos irritating. sa probinsiya kung may kasal, yung taong inimbita mo (na may dalang isang barangay na hindi mo naman inimbita) papakainin mo, papakapehin mo, tapos papainumin mo pa ng alak. hindi pa nakuntento, makikitulog pa silang lahat sa bahay niyo! tapos tatanungin mo yung mga tao, normal lang daw yung ganun! abusado kasi tinotolerate, kasi it's "normal". pweh!

    sorry, nagvevent out lang.

    - naluging bagong kasal

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    1. Shocks!!! OK lng sna kng close mo, dto nmn s men pg Christmas tradition n ung get together ang nacacaloca lng ung mga kamaganak n inimbitahan mo mgssma p ng iba ung iba kalaro s bingguhan haha sarap pakainin ng plato

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    2. I feel you dear. After incidents similar to what you described, most of my family members had done their wedding parties in hotel or restaurant to be sure that the people celebrating and eating with them are people they actually know. At least, no more missing pots and utensils like when you do the reception in the residence. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

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    3. ha ha ha dapat ung mga invited lang talaga haha

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  8. this is L.nakakairita talaga yang gawain na yan e. naaalala ko lang nung inimbitahan namin yung inimbitahan naming ung dati naming kapitbahay, dinala ba naman ung kapaitbahay rin nya. tinawag pa yung mga dumaan sa bahay namin. nakakaloka. dinala pa yung plato namin!

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    1. Hulaan q fiesta b ang ganap s inio nung time n yn haha nacacaloca ung ganyan lalo n kng nka budget lng ung handa tpos abot kabilang barangay ang bisita haha

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  9. Sinong L? Wala na bang ibang clue mga beks

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  10. Hindi naman siguro dahil Filipino ganyan na ang ugali. Marami rin akong kakilala na hindi pinoy pero ganyan din ang ginagawa. Ako Filipino, pero kapag may party sa kaopisina ng asawa ko hindi ako sumasama kahit na pilitin ako ng asawa ko kung hindi naman talaga ako inimbita ng nagpapaparty. Hindi dahil sa Pinoy ganyan na. Siguro tama lang na sabihin na ugali na talaga ng ibang tao yan. Hindi sensitibo sa mararamdaman ng tao na may pahanda. Pero hindi dahil Filipino ka.

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  11. Bka nmm d nia bet ung guy cyempre date n un kia cnama nia mga friends nia haha

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  12. L feeling high and mighty

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  13. nagkwentuhan na kayo ng experiences nyo, wala akong makitang clue kay L.. cleaner tuloy ako today

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