The summer heat is getting intense. July 2009 is almost over. As I am sitting here by the swimming pool in our posh Barcelona five star hotel, I can’t help but fool around with my new Apple MacBook Pro. My other MacBook that I left in my suitcase in Bordeaux is similar but I think it is a lot smaller. As I reviewed my tons of e-mails, I find that half of it was classified as spam while the other half was saved to be read. Good job MacBook. However, I still review my spam mails, to check, if they are really spam before finally deleting them.
What caught my eyes are e-mails from usernames that I do recognize. These are Chasters. With my fervent curiosity, these e-mails are the first ones I open and take time to read. Majority were from people who provided links, so I could follow what they are talking about. As I am so busy reading, the Spanish attendant brought me another cool drink, a mixture of pink pomelo, kiwi, and mint. So refreshing!
So, I continue to read the links provided by the sender. It was a YouTube video. It depicts a show named Buzz POV but the hosts (a male and two women) were all speaking a mixture of English and Filipino language. I do not speak Filipino language. So, the video did not really make sense to me. However, the name Freddie A is the heading. He was rambling and also at times yelling to make his point. The name Charice, Arnel, and Gary were also mentioned.
Another e-mail from Philippines also provided a link to another YouTube video posted by a person with Username 122222e2.
Again, the video is in Filipino and the comments were all written in Filipino. So it did not register with me much.
Anyway, among other things, there were similar e-mails all linking to these YouTube videos.
As I proceeded to go back to our hotel room, one of the hotel swimming pool attendants was talking to another guy and it sounded like Filipino language. I introduced myself as a hotel guest, and asked them if they are Filipinos. Right away, the two hotel employees said, “Yes.”
I said, “Excellent! Maybe you guys could explain to me what these YouTube videos are all about.”
Anyway, the two Filipino gentlemen, took a look at my LapTop and viewed the YouTube videos.
They explained and translated what they had viewed. They indicated to me that the man Freddie A is just so old and senile and he does not know what he is talking about. And they continued to translate all the things that were said on the videos. They also viewed the ones posted by Uploader 122222e2.
The two Filipino hotel employees cautioned me that if they translate word for word, I will be very offended. They also asked me if I am a Charice fan. I responded with a big, “Yes.”
Anyway, what I gathered was so disturbing. The videos depicts Filipinos who are demeaning and saying nasty things about another Filipino who happens to be a young singer named Charice.
After, I took a long walk with my friends around Barcelona. I decided that those things that were said and posted on YouTube do not deserve any reply. Those were products of detractors or maybe I should call it “dementors.”
A word coined in the Harry Potter series by author JK Rowling. A dementor is a person who chooses to live in the dark and will zap all your energy by being so negative—a very evil, worthless person.
I chose not to glorify the nasty and merciless comments made by the people who just want to spew their vile guts to get publicity. The person who hides under the YT User 122222e2 is a coward who seems to be wrapped up with his own self. In his videos, he also posted his own comments. I feel very sorry for this person. He or she can not get any followers to post comments for his vile work.
Charice is a seventeen year old girl who rose to fame in USA and around the globe for her powerful voice. Of course, she needs to sing in English ‘cause that is the universally accepted language that could put her in the international limelight. Do you think she will get invited to sing in Europe if all she will sing is her native Bayan Ko or Anak as strongly suggested by Freddie Aguilar? Do you think she could sell her concert in Mandalay Bay Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, if all she will sing are native songs?
Also, calling Charice names does not really make sense. Why do you have to stoop so low to call her names? She is a minor. Just because you are an elder does not give you a “carte blanche” to disrespect a young person. If you want respect then, you must earn it.
One more thing, before I close, when you mention a celebrity like Mariah Carey as your source of a “quote” you better be ready to prove it or else you could be in big trouble. Have some respect to your fellow artist.
To YouTube User hiding under code 122222e2, you should be ashamed of yourself. Also, learn how to spell Charice’s last name. Or maybe, you are just downright obnoxious to really mess up her last name repeatedly.
I still could see a silver lining behind these human ugliness and jealousy. As you put Charice down, the more, we the fans will put her up. Remember, with God everything is possible. Good triumphs over evil.
Let me go back to my wonderful vacation and enjoy the fine weather of sunny Spain.