Sunday, May 31, 2015
Made in the Philippines: Why I Only Buy and Use Pinoy-Made Stuffs
Filipinos love imported stuffs: kahit na Made in China basta galing sa USA, okay na okay! But as I grow older, lived and worked in a different country surrounded with different cultures, I came to realize that I love being a Filipino. I love and appreciate our culture. Sure, Philippines isn't perfect- far from it I'm telling you- but this is home to me and this is where I belong.
Since Philippines isn't perfect and heck, I don't have the power to make it perfect,I made a personal decision to help. Sure, this thing that I'm doing isn't too big or too profound but I'm surely helping our economy a little bit at a time, as what they said, "Constant dripping of water wears away the stone."
What is it that I'm doing? I buy Made in the Philippines stuffs. I buy local. I support Pinoy-made stuffs.Simple, isn't it?
From toothpaste that I'm using (hello there, Unique), body lotion (hello there, Human Nature) to where I shop for clothes (I only bought two basic t-shirts since I came back) are all made in the Philippines. What I buy, use, eat should be local, made exclusively by Pinoys and should be from the Philippines.
Why am I doing this? This is a way to help our economy, thus showing my love to our country. As we buy local stuffs, we help create jobs and when we create jobs, the salary of the workers go straight to our economy by means of spending and when we spend, and hopefully buy local, we create more and more jobs. No need to go abroad, right?
As I stopped buying imported stuffs and go local, I realized how hard this decision is (gosh, I still miss Nutella!) But on a bigger picture, I'm happy that I made the conscious decision to support and go local.
Do you plan on going local?