- call any toothpaste, colgate
- diapers are pampers
- photocopies are xerox
- detergents are tide
The list goes on. If you ask me why this came about, I can’t answer you. I really do not know. But this is what I do know:
As brands go, Filipinos are surprisingly literate. Longchamp bags are extremely popular nowadays even with the fact that they cost at least 7,000 pesos apiece. Why? Try going to a tiangge. You’ll find genuine-looking Longchamps at around 150-200 pesos.
Gone are the days when Esprit knock-offs are labeled “Espirit”and Jansport fakes are “Joesports”. What you’ll see are carefully made knock-offs with clean edges. They may not be made in the Philippines but they sure are infamously famous.
I know the moral discrepancies of piracy. But I can’t help noticing it. It has become a way of life.