Floating Filipino Government Officials, Chinese Reactions

Floating Filipino government officials, Photoshopped visiting a disaster area following Typhoon Nesat.

Floating Filipino government officials, Photoshopped visiting a disaster area following Typhoon Nesat.

From NetEase:

Philippines officials’ disaster area visit photograph Photoshopped

Summary: After last week’s Typhoon Nesat passed through the Philippines capital city of Manilla, the Philippines government posted on a social media website a photo of 3 government officials standing on the rubble of a walkway destroyed by the typhoon discussing the disaster situation. Someone noticed that the photo was Photoshopped. The Philippines government Public Ministry has already made a statement of apology regarding this matter.

A photoshop of the floating Filipino government officials, at a boxing match.

A photoshop of the floating Filipino government officials, at the Last Supper of Jesus Christ.

A photoshop of the floating Filipino government officials, surfing on a surfboard.

A photoshop of the floating Filipino government officials, on The Beatles Abbey Road album cover.

Comments from NetEase:

中國有風險投胎需謹慎 [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

Much more realistic than the Photoshops of a certain country.

毛脸鸡蛋 [网易江苏省淮安市网友]:

Although the skill is good, the originality is still ours!

广州小谢 [网易湖南省益阳市网友]:

So the Philippines doesn’t have any temporary workers to be the scapegoat… Looks like they still haven’t learned the Heavenly Kingdom‘s true knowledge/tradition.

我们的党 [网易广东省江门市网友]:

China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs should immediately lodge a serious protest: This is stealing our patent!

弱无气势 [网易宁夏银川市网友]:

China has already become a powerful country in the truest sense, having now begun exporting ideologies!

我是火星男孩 [网易吉林省敦化市网友]:

Of all the countries you can learn from, they had to learn from China. Although, it has to be said that this [Photoshopping] skill is much higher than certain people.

gztong [网易广东省广州市网友]:

So it seems our inferior and shameless methods still have people following them and learning, eh? Looks like only the Philippines could do something like that.

诚也 [网易瑞士网友]:

The wu mao must be so tired, searching all over the world to find a scapegoats [find others who do the same thing].

caoyh6 [网易福建省福州市网友]:

Ah?? I actually thing it was Photoshopped quite well…If it weren’t pointed out… And even if it were pointed out…I think it is still quite hard to notice…

小么个 [网易江苏省南京市网友]:

We’ve been infringed upon! It was us who first invented this!

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Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

  • Ahwong

    SOFAAAAAAA !!!!!

    • Just John

      Are you sitting on the sofa, or floating above it?

  • Krell

    Much better compare to chinese made.

  • Whoa!
    Filipino Shanzhai :)

    • lonetrey

      Lol! i remember the one with chinese officials. indeed.

  • coala banana

    Not much to say about this Article, except that from my experience, Filipinos are great people, friendly and warm hearted.

    …just want to take the opportunity to say bye, and thanks for some of the posts, replies and exchanges. They came in handy. Now its work time, trying to put all the different pieces together and make something out of it which deserves the meaning of “academic contribution”. As an educated person I have to say that its not easy to post on such a forum, and neither its to read all this BS from others, but its funny i guess and truly an experience. While i am not a fan of social networking, like forums, Facebook, twitter, msn, and what else is out there, and i am glad that i don’t use any of them. I still prefer face to face talks, theaters, operas and cultural gatherings. The internet just can’t replace a real book and is in my opinion just useful for finding out information fast and easy, other then that it becomes a waste of valuable time which can be spend in a more useful way, but thats just my opinion…..

    Again, thanks and bye !

    • hooots

      I knew you wouldn’t last long. You’ve used up all your boastful stories in a matter of days?

      I’d like to apologize on behalf of all chinaSMACKERS to you coala banana. We are very sorry for leading you to choose to waste your valuable time typing overly verbose self-obsessed rants about your sexual fantasies. We are all very sorry. We are also sorry that you have somehow managed to piss off basically everyone who frequents this site in one way or another.

      Finally all those horny massage girls and super rich professionals will be able to have some kind hearted sex addict whip his dick out for them in the middle of a movie. All is now right with the world. Farewell coala.
      You’ll be back.

      • Just John

        He won’t leave. He will just lurk under another user name.
        It’s not like he is the only one who doesn’t understand how to use the enter or shift keys.

    • 山炮 ShanPao

      “academic contribution” – anyone else notice what’s wrong with that? A well-educated person would certainly know. However we all know your not that well-educated as you continually refer to yourself as an educated person. Academics behaved like that when they were postgraduate students but as intelligent people they soon learned that it was no way to gain respect or belief in what your saying. As you said yourself, you cannot think of anything more to say than “Filipinos are nice people” (“Am I using quotation marks correctly professor?”) As an educated person you would certainly have something interesting to say, you’d be able to break down the article and provide additional insight and perspectives. You would also refrain from linking operas as an alternative to this forum and the same applies to cultural gatherings – whatever it is you mean by that if its anything other than a pretentious imagination?!?! Theatres, ‘culture’ and operas… you sir are indeed very cliché!

      Time to work… indeed… off you pop!

    • MeiDaxia

      TL, DR.

      words to make the comment long enough.

      • Brett Hunan

        Story of his posting career

    • Irvin

      Educated my ass! have you seen his long winded post of the past? The dude can’t even paragraph or get his point down in 3 paragraphs.

      I on the other hand can get my point down in just 4 words:

      The banana is whack!

      • Tengu

        Never has one written so much about so little!

        • Just John

          And said so much to so few?

          • Tengu

            That’s really it in a nutshell isn’t it….

        • Just John

          Blogging – Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few.
          http://www.despair.com/blogging.html

          • Tengu

            Ex Girlfriend of mine has a brother who blogs, Tweets and Facebooks all the time.

            He has no initiative, a lousy job, is married, just had a son, already has a daughter who his wife raised, his daughter is in college (His ex-wife’s mother is paying for the tuition)

            My point is this guy has NOTHING going on and NOTHING interesting happening, but he blogs endlessly about nothing, his everyday life, how he’s waiting in line, he just had a pizza delivered, why he loves Gouda…

            “Waiting in line for my morning Starbucks.” – seriously?

            I come out here because it’s the ONLY place where you can lose an arm to a guy one minute and play handball with him the next, I don’t have the time to update all that other shit and I work online every day.

            It’s like a dysfunctional family, but so far it’s the only one I found with a back and forth that can be meaningful and as well as totally asinine at the same time sometimes in the same post……quite a feat in this day and age.

            There’s a comfort in that schizophrenic simultaneity.

    • Brett Hunan

      See ya soon, fruitcake!

      Who has to take the opportunity to “say goodbye”? Are we your audience? You have been posting for less than a month here.

      Are there people here who took pleasure in reading anything banana has ever written?…. Not that anyone cares about anything I have ever written either, but at least I promise I won’t write a speech to “say goodbye”.

      • Tengu

        Seemed to spend an awful lot of time on something he considers beneath him.

        He’s in the cheap seats of the opera listening to Wagner’s Ring Cycle (Only thing more tedious than he is.) listening to “Die Walküre” by now.

        Talking to the guy next to him, picking his toenails and chomping on his own magnificent 8″ choad!

        It would be interesting to figure out how many words he did put out…we need to hire a secretary!

    • he xie

      I still prefer face to face talks, theaters, operas and cultural gatherings. la di da

      • Tengu

        @ he xie – is it me or aren’t face to face talks during an opera frowned upon?

      • Tengu

        Remember the important thing is, he’s gone…for now!

    • rollin wit 9’s

      Go watch Californication Season 1 and step your criticism game up.

  • Ian G

    Yep, sure looks like the Chinese been copied… it is about time someone finally did! Interesting to see the vast improvement in quality when it is done outside China though…

    • Just John

      It’s the Philippians, not exactly a vast step up…
      (And yes, I have friends from there, and one of my best friends is Filipino, but when you talk the actual development of the country, it is not exactly much better than China).

      • jeffli

        but when you talk the actual development of the country, it is not exactly much better than China.

        that is an over statement!
        where Philipines no. 1 income comes from maids and hookers working OS!
        Another fruitloop country.
        but my friends are way cool.

  • Ian G

    One picture is missing! It is the Queen Elizabeth II when she visited her old family friend Uncle Joe Stalin..
    What will the Philipinos copy next? Cancer villages? Live dog skinning? Melamine milkshakes? Maybe they are “harmonising” with their near neighbours… making amends for the Spratly and Paracel Islands…

    • Patrick

      Actually it would have been great if they had a photoshop of the Filipino and Chinese officials pontificating together.

  • Miguk

    Not a temp, but close enough: They blamed the photographer.

  • Stimpy

    I love the way that it looks as though two of the people who were photoshopped into the image are already there- in the background.

    • Stu

      Haha, you’re right! Either that or they’re tiny versions standing on the dude’s hard hat…

  • dim mak

    Shadows are easy as fuck and take like 20 seconds, what’s wrong with these shitty papers?

  • RichinBeijing

    I’m sure the original photo of these guys was taken from their inspection of Heaven Nightclub’s internal training.

    • Brett Hunan

      I can vouch. I was there, I saw it.

      • RichinBeijing

        Blimey. Looks like the cat’s out of the bag then.

    • Rod

      Well played sir.

  • Foreign Devil

    I guess the only difference is the Phillipino government at least acknowledged it and apologized. Though it is more “were sorry you figured it out!”.

  • Tengu

    We should have ChinaSmack group photo, all of us standing around with pensive or concerned looks, we can do a coffee table book.

    The possibilities are endless, although it could wind up looking like “The Village People Chillin’ with Kim Jong Il”

    • hooots

      If nothing else, I think we should have a party somewhere. I’m sure it would be quite crazy. Count me in!

      Tengu, bring the shroomage.

      • Tengu

        Well we know that hothothot hates us now, so road trip it is….

  • Aurelien

    What the fuck, look at the top of the left guy’s hat.

    CLONES.

  • riann

    lol. hilarious and stupid. next time try it with the stupid phil president

    • King Tubby

      Second last photo.

      Teahupoo off Tahiti.

      No one surfs that mother in wingtips, okay.

      • Tengu

        What’s you’re thought on my surfing it in my monk straps…too ostentatious?

        • Will

          Wingtips and monks in calf are going over the top. Either both are in suede or a blucher in either calf or suede.

          • Tengu

            I’m going to defer to your obvious good sartorial sense.

            I have gray calf skin Derbys and blue suede Derbys, or I could do a nice Fratelli Rossetti brown suede cap toe…just tossing it out there.

  • vvvvvv

    the right is going fly away