Personally, i dont see anything wrong in appreciating other countries' products and/or following the fashion trends set by other races. We are now in a specific era where globalization has already conquered the entire world, di lang on trading pati din sa culture. Though you definitely have a valid point re our withering filipino values (on giving respect to our elders), i guess in scavenging, we should only salvage the good, and leave the bad ones behind. Regarding the Pinoy's very positive mindset, it is a very crucial pinoy trait that has helped us survive our darker times in history, mga suki nang calamities, as well ung economic and socio-political turmoil, which were permanent elements na yata ng society natin. And, if it actually helps us to survive, then, it must be a good thing,.. unless otherwise, it encourages apathy and indifference amongst us (and not resiliency) as what you have pointed out.