Friday, March 9, 2018

Reinventing Filipino Time

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Filipino time means being minutes to hours late compared to the standardtime. It's like having our own clock, albeit aware that the right time is the World Standard Time. In our defense, not all Filipinos are usually late. (Promise!)"

We'll be doing video interviews with executive peeps later tonight after office hours. This will be as promotional material for an upcoming big event happening soon at SMX MOA where Wazzup Pilipinas is a proud partner.

We're just hoping it doesn't rain or it will be traffic to the extreme. Of course, we don't want to be late since "Filipino Time" should be early or on time, and not 1 or 2 hours after :)

People are getting used to arriving late because events, meetings, gatherings, etc., rarely start on time. Something organizers should think about.

Reward or acknowledge the efforts of early birds so more people will emulate punctuality. Please don't encourage latecomers. You are unknowingly endorsing a negative trait among Filipinos, and showing a bad impression among foreigners.

Bad trip talaga when an events starts late because some or most attendees have not yet arrived.

When we were working for the United Nations, we always start on time because our boss was American. Everyone is already seated in the conference or meeting room at least 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting.

Imagine the culture difference witnessing our fellow Filipinos with a mindset "It won't start on time coz not everyone will be there on time" or "It's OK for me to be late because I won't be penalized anyway"

What's wrong with us? The only events we witnessed that started on time are those that were organized by foreigners, but when Filipinos are involved, you'll be sure they will go pass the scheduled start of event - 1 or 2 hours or even more. Then the actual event would be happening for only 30 minutes. Lol!

There are a lot of time and opportunities wasted just because we let late-comers, especially the ones with VIP feels, to get away with such irritable acts.

Once again, reward the early birds who know time is valuable. Make the late-comers realize they should change their ways.

For a better Philippines, let's always be early or on time!

Credits to the image owner.

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