Monday, January 27, 2020

Tweet Scoop: Sofia Andres Challenges Netizens to Answer Questions on Exotic Food






Images courtesy of Instagram: iamsofiaandres

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  1. What’s taboo for you maybe normal for some people and vice versa. I‘ve never eaten exotic. I don’t even eat goat meat but you have to understand that the world is a big place. We have different cultures. We may not agree with other cultures but we can’t impose our beliefs on others. We can try, though, but we have to be sensitive on how we can influence others. The more you pound, the more resistance.

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    1. There has to have certain boundaries and limitations. It cannot be tolerated just because you think it's just based on "beliefs" or it's a cultural thing. For instance, dog meat trade is definitely against the law, so with turtles, other endangered/exotic animals of which common sense can be used on why they're prohibited. Are you saying that a person can violate a law just because eating dogs has become part of their culture? Certainly not. Even ignorance of the law excuses no one. Hence, even personal or cultural beliefs cannot exonerate a person from penalties for violating a law. You may not like the law but it is what it is. There are certain animals that aren't allowed under the law to be traded/sold/bought/eaten for human consumption irregardless of cultural, personal beliefs. FYI mere possession of dog meat is punishable. You need not have to eat it.

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    2. Pasosyal ka di mo na naisip ibang culture! Kakainis! Di naman bagay!

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    3. You’re talking about laws. How certain are you that every country has a law against eating all of those animals?

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    4. Ngayon sana dapat may law na sa lahat ng bansa na bawal yung mga super exotic para maiwasan na to. Prevention is better than cure

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    5. May batas naman na bawal mga aso, pawikan, tamaraw, agila, mga unggoy, certain uri ng ibon, bawal sila patayin. Automatic bawal kainin. Kahit nga un mga sea horse bawal un eh. Ignoramus kasi karamihan.

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    6. People should also evolve to be more humane and civilized. Maybe in the past people need to eat anything and everything in order to survive but that is no longer the case. Humanity already abolished slavery which was considered “normal” during the uncivilized times in history.

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    7. I ate frog in a restaurant in Florida as one of the exotic dishes being served. It tasted like chicken. In US, it is safe to eat frogs. Kung bawal iyan, madami nang nagclose na mga exotic restaurants sa ibat ibang state ng US or ibat ibang lugar sa mundo.

      Eating exotic food may not look or sound right for others but people also have to understand that once you live in other countries, many might have different appetite than yours or hers. We don’t have the right to tell them that is wrong or evil. Allowed naman ng government nila, kaya nga may mga exotic restaurants.

      What some people may not be considered normal for them, maybe consider normal for others like eating exotic foods.

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    8. 1:43 am, may mga exotic foods na inaa-allow na kainin sa America, like frogs. In New Orleans and in Florida, they fry or steamed frogs. Ang bawal sa America ang “horse meat” etc. In countries like Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia they eat Cuy - is a species of cava rodents ( rats ). In Mexico, they eat worms. And also in Peru, they eat tortoise.... Mga exotic na pagkain yan. They do not Eat as raw. They cook it.

      Kailagan lang natin maging open minded na may mga tao sa ibang bansa na kumakain mga exotic na pagkain na hindi bawal sa kanila, pero ayaw natin.

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    9. 1:17, unfortunately may differ with different countries... you should also take that in to consideration

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    10. I don't think it's part of a country's culture. I call it survival. You eat what is available.

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    11. Country's history and culture Sofia. What's normal for us might not be normal for them and v.v. There are certain beliefs that eating specific animals makes them stronger. Acknowledge that there are other history, cultures and beliefs out there that isn't the same as yours. You can help by educating people of the health disadvatages of eating certain animals.

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    12. kaya nagkakaroon ng virus outbreak. napaka garapal ng tao sa pagkain ng kung ano ano. lalo na ung china.

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    13. hindi naman sa culture lang idepende kaya nga lilimitahan because of endangered na sila and higit sa lahat may masaman epekto sa kalusuganna pwedeng makahawa sa tao. tignan nyo lock down na ang part ng china.

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  2. It is normal for some people based on their culture. How hard is it for you to understand that there are other people aside from yourself? Ang hirap kasi na hindi mo iniintindi yung culture ng iba.

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    1. Un batas ba mas mahirap intindihin? Bawal kainin ang aso. Ano mahirap intindihin don? Bawal kumain o pumatay ng mga endangered species. Ano mahirap intindihin don? Kung kultura niyo na kumain ng langaw, well GO. Support ka namin. Wala naman batas na nagbabawal don. Pero aso and other endangered animals kahit pa parte ng kultura niyo. BAWAL YON. BAWAL YON.

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    2. I am not saying na dapat kainin ang aso. I dont. It’s true may batas na nagbabawal to eat dogs but let us not forget na bago pa ang batas na yan e matagal ng kinakain ang aso sa ibat ibang kultura. At mahirap man e kelangan intindihin dahil kahit yung madaming kaguluhan sa mundo natin e nag ugat sa mga kanya kanyang paniniwala na ipinipilit natin sa iba na paniwalaan din.

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    3. 120AM sige hulihin mo ung mga taga china na kumakain ng aso at ikulong mo sa bilibid, wala tayong universal government, patawa ka

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    4. 1:20 sa pilipinas lang, hindi sa ibang bansa at sa ibang mga kultura.

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  3. For some culture, oo! Rationalize pa more.

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    1. For most culture, it's not acceptable. For the hungry, anything goes.

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    2. 1022 problem is mas maraming nagugutom.

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  4. this girl is like a gong. so loud but empty!

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    1. Her bashers live empty lives. Hindi magets ang simple niyang statements.

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    2. 1:22 am, it’s not bashing Sofia. Dapat educate muna iyong sarili niya na.. hindi po bawal kainin ang mga exotic foods sa ibang bansa or ibang kultura . Bakit e-allow sila ng goberyno nila kung bawal kainin mga un?

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    3. Tama ka 1:22. Mahina ang pangintindi nila pero mahilig kumuda.

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  5. ay ayaw paawat sa pagpapapansin si Ateng mo

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  6. Is it normal to eat balot?
    Syempre! Hahaha

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    1. We eat 1-day old chicks as well 💁

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    2. It is not normal in most western countries. My friend cried when she found out how balut is made. How the embryos are cooked. . .alive.

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    3. At least luto yung balut hahaha

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  7. Oh my gulay. Talagang ayaw ipaawat ni ateng ipakita na makitid ang pangunawa nya.

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    1. Kung malawak ang pangunawa mo, then should we eat a dog, koala, a rat, a bat? Tell heeeeeeeer!

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    2. 1016 lahat ba tayo pare pareho ang kultura at paniniwala? Isa pa kung bawal yan sa atin kainin, eh malamang sa ibang bansa HINDI. May nagbebenta nga aa merkado nila diba? Wag mong iimpose sa iba ang paniniwla mo kasi gulo lang dala nyan. That's the reality.

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  8. Girl, just shut it. You’re just embarrassing yourself.

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  9. Those are not food to eat! Sofia is right! Maawa kayo sa Koala and other animals like dogs. They have feelings! Kadiri kasi kayo!

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    1. Hindi naman kasi koala yung nasa market sa China. Koala lang tawag nila pero it's a different animal. Google mo.

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    2. But all living things have feelings. Pano na ang paborito nyong lechon, may feelings dn ang baboy. Pano na ang mga kaldereta nyo. Lumalayo pa kayo e sa mga probinsya normal kumain ng palaka, daga, baboy damo, at bats dn. Ung mga sosyal, nido soup pa more.

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  10. Distracted ako sa pg contour nya ng pisngi nya ;)

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  11. im with sofia!!! chicken meat, pork and beef are for human consumption and part of the livestocks while koalas, bat, dogs, cats and snakes aren't... she's asking coz someone ask her kung kumakain ba sya ng meat and if yes part sya ng problem which is not...

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  12. Ang daming online vegans

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  13. Eating exotic animals is the usual route for humanity to get sick and spread deadly viruses and bacteria like Ebola, HIV, SARS and the coronavirus that we are experiencing now.

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    1. Very true. People don’t seem to understand how these pandemics are started by people being exposed to these exotic animals.

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  14. Bat di nalang sya magtagalog baka na express pa nya mabuti gusto nyang iparating kesa yung trying to make a point by patingi tingi na tweets

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  15. Maybe not normal but definitely not pure evil.

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    1. To be fair, it used to be the norm, at maraming parts ng pilipinas na norm parin siya. And you're right, it's not pure evil either. Mas horrible ang condition ng mga livestock nowadays, maybe sa pinas hindi pa masyado, but sa 1st world countries sobrang cruel ng mga practices to the point na unsettling pag naiimagine mo ang pinanggagalingan ng mga pagkain.

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  16. Pagkain ng mga katutubo ang dagang bukid, paniki, at ahas.

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  17. Hay ateng! Pilot nagpapaka-relevant eh! Itanong mo nga yan sa mga katutubo sa Amazon. Normal ba na kumain sila ng baboy-ramo, suso, paniki at kung anu-ano pang hayop na nahuhuli nila sa kagubatan nila? Ano, PURE EVIL din ba sila? Hindi normal sa kanila ang kumain ng hamburger, fries, fried chicken at iba pang pagkain na nandito sa kabihasnan.

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    1. Truth lol. Just imagine yung hamburger, kung ano anong parte ng daan daang baka ang ginigiling. Lahat ng laman nila halo halo dun. The ground beef that people take home prolly came from hundreds of cows na di man alam kung san nanggaling, yet we eat it.

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  18. dami nagtatanggal sa china porke part of their culture kuno... tignan nyo naman ang karma.. di porke ginagagawa nuong unang panahon eh tama... daming bagay ng ginagawa nuon na maling-mali at dapat baguhin... mga pa-cool mga nagtatanggol sa china kalok

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    1. Baks, wag ganyan. If it will spread worlwide, wag nman sana at sana makahanap na mg gamot, alam mo sino pinakakawawa? Tayong mga Pinoy na wlang halis kakayahan na icontain ang sakit na yan. Ang China mayaman na bansa, tayo? Maski masks nga di mabigay ng govt natin.

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    2. 6:51 Wala namang nagtatanggol sa china. Ang point lang dito is, mali ang ginagawa nila (sa paningin ng nakararami), pero hindi naman ata maitatawag na pure evil. Gets mo?

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  19. Live and let live, doll. Open your mind. I don't agree with eating a lot of exotic cuisines either, but will not begrudge others' cultural beliefs. That's how wars start. With intolerance.

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    1. 7:45, Lol, that’s also how epidemics from deadly viruses and bacteria are started. Started by people who eat exotic meats. It’s okay if they live in isolation and die alone, but they also spread it to the general population.

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  20. Wait anong pinaglalaban nya? Wag kainin yung dogs, bats, rats, koala, etc? OK so how are they different with chicken, beef, pork, lamb? Di sya kumakain nito? Vegan sya?

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    1. 8:06, Chicken, pork, beef, lamb are not wild and don’t carry deadly viruses and bacteria. They are being monitored regularly and are regulated. If they are contaminated, they are destroyed by the government right away to prevent an epidemic. Wild animals are not monitored for diseases and are responsible for many deadly pandemics, started by people who consume exotic meat products.

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  21. kaya nagka coronavirus dahil sa mga exotic na food na yan

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    1. Yung mga baboy pinanggalingan din ng swine flu, never heard na tumigil kumain ng sinigang, adobo, chicharon, at barbeque ang mga pilipino.

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  22. Bakit parang tumanda ichura nya

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  23. CULTURE IS RELATIVE! What may be ok for you may not be ok for others and vice versa. Let’s be sensitive, people!

    Case in point, PORK. Pwedeng pwede sa karamihan sa atin dito sa forum but to a Muslim, bawal na bawal. And re dogs, you’d be surprised to know that in many countries outside our dog-is-family-country, dog eating is very much legal. Ang batas ng Pilipinas ay para lang sa Pilipinas. Di po yan universal. Read, travel and learn!

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  24. Nag iingay kasi babalik showbiz na after mag hiatus

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  25. Normal is relative to peoples culture and upbringing. Sofia, there are provinces in the Philippines where people eat bats, dogs - both out of necessity and as a novelty. Vegans can ask you if it's normal to eat cows and pigs, which is abnormal for them. Ang babaw ng perspective.

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    1. The main point is that these people are responsible for starting deadly pandemics from viruses and bacteria because they expose themselves to these animals and even eat them. Gets mo.

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  26. All your petty arguments won't matter in a few weeks when the virus reach our shores.

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  27. @12:08 PM and 9:21 AM - Cultural relativism isn't absolute. Cows and pigs and chickens - they are raised in farms specifically as food sources. They are regulated by national and local government to ensure that they remain safe food sources and their population is not rendered extinct and their environmental impact is within sustainable limits. The animals Sofia enumerated are NOT regulated, meaning they are captured wild and if other do farm them - again, outside of government regulation meaning their environmental impact is not taken into consideration by the ones breeding them and no one is looking into how consuming these animals affect our health. While I agree that Sofia is most likely pandering a half-hearted concern for the animals, she raises a valid point. And your cultural relativism defense is neither pragmatic nor absolute. Mababaw, to quote 12:08 PM. As for 9:21 AM, traveling is a good form of getting education but so is reading. If you need to travel to be made aware of certain things like cultural relativism, then prepare to make trillions because you'll need it to educate yourself further and deeper.

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    1. 4:37, I'm not quite sure that the government regulates the meat industry to the point that its impact is within sustainable limits. Recent studies show otherwise, eating meat is actually one of the most harmful things that you could do for the environment. And I dunno if this applies to the philippines, but in the US there's very little that the gov't can do to regulate practices in the food industry because of lobbying, and they're the most powerful country in the world. Since there are actually instances where people got away with selling botcha in local markets, buko juice laced with formalin, bagoong made in factories infested with rats, junk food factories where people don't wear hairnets and gloves, chicharon made of carabao meat, and many more, I'd say our gov't don't have as much control either, at least to the extent that you'd like to think.

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  28. nga pala, anong ganap kay ateng?

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  29. Well, you can eat exotic meats if you want but you don’t have the right to spread exotic diseases from these animals to the rest of humanity that kill many innocent people.

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  30. Ang kitid ng utak ng mga tao dito gusto lang sumalungat o maging pa woke o pa-hip. Kahit iba kultura dpat bawal na yan mga exotic animals specially endangered animals kainin. Pag farm bred pwede. Pag kakaiba lalo na HILAW kainin na pwede magdala ng sakit inde normal kainin yun. Simple lang inuurirat pa kesho iba kultura, kinagawian na. Kaya nga dpat inde na gawin eh. Parang pinag tatanggol nyo pa mga taga china eh alam nyo nman na barubal sila sa pagkain. O ayan tuloy eh di may virus nga na umusbong dahil dyan..

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