A friend recently forwarded this to me. It’s a scanned article from a magazine called “People Asia” which, apparently, seeks to showcase the many wonderful things that the people of Asia have to offer. The title of the article — “From Boracay to Greece” — was very promising. I expected a well-written travelogue; one that highlighted the many excellent sites in the two areas featured. Unfortunately, this article managed to highlight only one thing — that there are still many among the rich who despise their poorer countrymen.
I have nothing against a person “living the life” if he/she can afford it. But to be so callous as to look down on one’s own kababayans just because they make your trip a little less perfect? Copious amounts of Jo Malone perfume can’t mask this pretentious woman’s obvious lack of basic human decency.