My experience with unimpressive Filipina in Hong Kong
Filipina in Hong Kong – my not so good experience with them
I really had fun during my five days vacation in Hong Kong. The memories and enjoyable activities we had are too many if I will mention. So I will narrow only the best ten experience that I remember, and these are the following:
- Affordable food and delicious food trip
- Sightseeing at Ngong Ping cable car & visit at the Ngong Ping Village
- Tai O Village exploration, and to experience the Venice of Hong Kong
- Disney Land Park & Hotel free tour
- Cruising from Hong Kong side to Kowloon Tsim Sha Tsui side
- Tram ride
- Our endless walking trip till 1:00 am
- Good weather
- A hassle Airport express train in-town check-in
- And the most important, are the things I learned and appreciate more about many hard-working domestic Filipino worker.
However, the real world is comparable to watching a dramatic movie. Before you reach a happy ending there would always be a bump on the roads and not a happy moment.
Ever since I created my blog I am careful in the article that I would be posting for a few reasons. I don’t want to create a negative feeling for the reader nor bad vibes in life.
But these sentiments of mine are not totally about negativity. Instead, I would just like some people to realize to be more watchful and sensitive about their actions.
I would be sharing with you guys my two most negative and unforgettable moments during my lovely vacation in Hong Kong. That is irritating, disappointing, and totally unimpressive!
It would be acceptable and understandable if I received those attitudes from foreign nationals. Sadly, my disappointments came from my fellow Filipina.
Please, guys, don’t misinterpret me, this topic is not about those hard-working and humble OFW. You know that I am proud of you.
Instead, this article is for those persons that we are expecting that would provide us fair treatment. Anyway, though we are both Filipino I haven’t got any high standard service neither act of professionalism from these two.
Who are they?
My experience with two unimpressive Filipina in Hong Kong
1.A lady behind the executive desk. She was the first Filipina worker we encountered upon landing at Hong Kong Airport.
We finished the immigration process a bit late as we prioritize freshening up before going out.
Of course, we don’t want to look haggard after the stressful scenario we had in Dubai. As soon as we got out we hurriedly search for our luggage.
We are slightly worried as the flight number from Dubai is not showing anymore on the conveyor’s board.
Then we remember the first Filipina worker we saw in customer service. We approach her excitedly and ask for her assistance.
From her expressions, we felt that she was not accommodating, and cold. She just simply told us to check our tickets.
According to her, all details are mention on the ticket. Though I am aware that it would never be included in ticket information still I did check it. I was thinking that maybe she would be right. When I told her I couldn’t find it, she sarcastically told me “You should know that”
Hubby and I explained to her our situation and our flight number is no longer showing on the board. Believe it or not, she just answers us back the same thing “I don’t know and you should know that”
We don’t want to ruin our day but I know an argument would startup. So before it happens we just left and find it on our own.
2.The girl who works behind the bar. (Franki Money exchange)
After we checked-in in our hostel, we went straight to World Wide House. It is the Filipino hub in Hong Kong similar to Al Attar Karama Dubai.
The same scenario happens, the girl who assists me has an attitude and sarcastic.
I got confused about the exchange rate of the Dollar to Hong Kong rate because she gave me two receipts. I simply ask her how did she come up with the calculation as the rate she gave me was very low compared to what I saw in my online mobile conversion apps.
She stood up and rudely explain to me the calculation. She told me that the purpose of the two receipts is for me to see the conversion. And I should be able to compute it since I have the calculator.
My encounter with these kinds of people in one day is too much, and I couldn’t bear it. They are pushing my maximum patience tolerance. I couldn’t control anymore and told her the below;
Is it wrong to ask you?
Is there a problem clarifying things that I don’t understand as your customer?
Not all people could understand easily the things written on the paper. They just simply need your clear answer! (talking on behalf of the OFW I saw having a problem with this girl)
Answer us politely is your job!
After this confrontation which I am not proud of she finally shut up. I professionally thank her which I am not sure if she got my message to act as a professional one.
Anyway, if she didn’t get what I meant I don’t care at all. But I do care for those domestic helpers that receive unfair treatment from her.
Why some Filipina workers in Hong Kong feel superior?
When I told my brother about the scenario, he told me that those Filipina working in the airport, corporate, money exchange is holding Hong Kong citizenship. That is why they see themselves as superior to other Filipina in Hong Kong. I asked him how does he know whether they are just a normal worker or citizen.
He explains to me the short details of Hong Kong labor law when it comes to that matter. He assures me that they are a Filipina-Hong Kong citizen. Either married to Chinese or those grants of citizenship before (with musician parents based in Hong Kong during the 80s-90s)
Anyway, when I reached the guesthouse I researched the Franki Exchange review. I saw some complaints and negative feedback posted online or on Facebook.
It is just disappointing hearing that a fellow Filipino treats you badly because of their life status. My message for those “Hong Kong-based feeling high profile Filipino”. Wake up, guys! no matter what, the blood that runs in your veins is Filipino blood. Be respectful and treat your fellow countrymen with dignity. You should be thankful that you have a better position in life. So instead of showing your superiority, why not just let them feel you value them.
These scenarios always remind me to be watchful and careful in treating others. This world is already full of injustice things and I don’t want to add up in it.
Let’s just be positive and spread kindness 🙂