When Filipinos were tagged as humorous even in the direst situations, I honestly thought it was just one of those qualities Filipinos would claim as exclusively theirs when it clearly wasn’t. I had the chance to truly verify that claim when Ondoy came–tragic as the typhoon might have been , it was one of those times when certain Filipinos took the opportunity to relax a little and lessen the tension that characterized everything related to Ondoy.
More than the spirit of volunteerism evident in social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube among many others, there were also jibes and jokes that, I admit, even I couldn’t help but laugh at.
I’m amazed at how Filipinos can still laugh and manage to be witty despite this adversity.
Here are six shots of Filipinos at humor:
1. What’s the next big thing Kanye will interrupt?
2.. …or what will the Iskolar ng Bayan (me, included) rally for next time? 😛
3. Filipinos love telephones, noted.
5. The opportune time for a swimming competition, indeed.
6. Lastly, my favorite blog’s take on a celebrity, Tim Yap.
What about you? Did you try to draw comic relief out of Ondoy?
Disclaimer: This post is not meant to mock the aftermath of Ondoy. Rather, it aims to show the spirit of Filipinos during this hard time.