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How welcome these days??

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    How welcome are we foreigners these days?

    Most people seem to be welcoming, but there seems to be an increase of racism here.

    I think this f*cking Corona is make us all crazy at times, but is this an increasing problem for whites and Chinese here?
     
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    This is not a local phenomenon. All across the world we see the same. It's sad I start to feel it here. Hopefully it won't grow
     
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    Have not really seen it myself. I think you just need to be careful what you say and do, mindful of the locals' sensitivities.

    I also think it's about balance - you might come across some negativity as to your origins (as you say, not uncommon anywhere in the world) - but I also personally feel that there's a genuine 'niceness' with a lot of folk here. Where else would you regularly have light banter with a store or mall security guard and actually feel that it was genuine customer care? Not all places are like that, of course, but I've found if you approach with the right attitude it can happen often. Maybe I'm looking at it from a Brit perspective, as most shop workers and other 'service' related employees can be quite indifferent, but it's a genuine indifference (other Brits will know what I mean).

    I'm probably lucky to have a wife that keeps me in check too. I can moan as much as I like between the two of us and she just ignores it, but if we are in the company of other locals, she'd soon give me a killer look if I'm starting to sound off a bit too much, mindful that I could give a negative impression and hurt the 'pride'.
     
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    Trust me when I say, I believe in the Buddhist mindset. I truly think we all (humans) is in some sort of experience learning curve, with the current being the current one. Sad to say, I also believe that one individual can't change it all, it's cycles where the whole planet needs to come to some sort of point, where change is a common need. Today's politics and the stress in health and economy, is forcing towards a new tipping point. Sadly it's common we simple humans need aggression first, to accept that unity is best. I am somewhat happy to experience today's world, and somewhat sad.

    ...this just me...

    My life is small.. nothing..in the eternal clock
     
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    In what way is there an increase in racism here? Do you have any specific examples?

    Can't say I have noticed it, unless one is/ looks Chinese. In my experience the locals are generally still as friendly and welcoming as ever.
     
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    I feel no change in attitude, actually i find myself in more supermarket line conversations than previously. Many asking my opinion of current times, I think they more Filipinos are starting to wake up to how they are being led.
     
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    A bunch of posts deleted. Let's keep this thread on topic and civil.
     
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