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My back is killing me just watching this
I had to lie down!
And it was only 2 minutes!?
What's worker mean?
You mean they have to do this longer than 2 minutes!?
Now I will need some Bengay to keep scrolling down. Everything hurts after watching this video.
I had to make a chiropractic appointment after watching this
Sorry I stepped on a crack
We actually have a song about this in the Philippines "Magtanim ay hindi biro" or Farming is not an easy job. It's sad that our farmers here doesn't earn that much. These farmers are the reason why we have rice on our tables yet they are ones who doesn't have anything to eat but just rice and coffee.
The fact that they spend all day farming and spending 1000-2000USD for their equipments for farming yet they don't earn as much as they spend on these equipments and labor they do.
Sorry for bad English
Never apologize for speaking in a language that isn’t your mother tongue. Props to you for sharing this story.
After bending over to plant a few plants and standing up today….. I came to make this same comment. Damn theirs backs have got to be on fire.
I legit carry a plastic stool w me when I garden, I'd rather sit in the dirt instead mooning at the sky gods and have a back pain for the rest of the day!![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|table_flip)
holy shit, Rice cultivation is soo hard, we barely respect them farmers
I was kneeling but still had to bend over a bit. Would still have to bend if I sat on a stool. I must be getting too damn old or something. Haha
Same. Wondering why I am sore today. Oh bc I trimmed some shrubs and pulled a few weeds. Jaysus. Stretch it out!
My backpain is killing me.
My back was already hurting. This just made it worse.
I swear, i can only imagine the damage from this over time.
Ah broke back bros I see.. I feel ur pain
When they stand up…if they stand up….ouch
Welcome to the rice fields motherfucker!
Damn you are quick, take my upvote
At least it's not north korean rice fields
Thank you for spreading the gospel of Papa Franku.
More amazing is the fact that after including the cost of labour, shipping across the world, etc, the price of a giant bag of rice is about fifteen bucks.
Well I can't imagine the labour costs are very high in most rice production
Imagine if they got a robot to do it.
Lol what is this gif called
Probably because rice planting is a lot more [automated](https://youtu.be/LKh6RIoX6yQ?t=245) than what we see here.
Family grows rice in CA. We fly it onto fields that are marked by lasers for perfect coverage. People never even go in the fields.
That sounds really interesting! Can you tell us the type of machinery and processes your family uses?
Oh, hell yeah. The folks in the OP really are next fucking level, but I don't see that practice continuing widely into the future if such mechanization remains at all possible.
The rice you buy at the supermarket is more likely to have been planted [like this.](https://youtu.be/51Gma15dzWc?t=284)
Well the labour cost is probably like a dollar an hour
Haha. It’s barely $2 a day there.
More like $4 per day.
In the Philippines, as a farmer like that, you're lucky to get more than $2 a day.
Not so fun fact, farmers are being underpaid. Particularly, here in the Philippines.
Don’t worry guys I paused the video so they could take a break.
you monster now you're making their backs hold that position for even longer
Their poor backs
.......maybe my life isn't so bad and I should be happy with what I have. Shine on you fucking champions
I would bet my bottom dollar that they are happier than 90% of people in western countries.
This is in the Philippines . I grew up doing this to support my studies during my high school. We still have a farm but we are using machinery now during the harvest . I’m not really missing this. Back pain and scorching sun. 8 hours a day , 4 hours in the morning with 15 mins break. 1 hour lunch then another 4 hours in the afternoon.
What song are they singing?
Bakit ba by Fred Panopio. Title translation is 'Why?' Song is about a beloved who suddenly left their lover, leaving only a letter. Song goes on to say that the beloved is the only one the lover will ever love.
It’s a folk song. I don’t remember the title.
You have to pay for high school in the Philippines?
We don’t pay for tuition but for my daily allowance. We are dirt poor if i don’t help my parents i cannot buy things like bond paper or pen or my school bag , even my school uniform. I was an scholar though through my college days so now i have the privilege to work here in another country.
most people here need to pay a tuition fee to get an education. there are a lucky few like me who took entrance tests and go to school without paying anything
There's many public high school in the Philippines so you can easily graduate even if you're poor, in college tho you have to pass an exam in state university or you have to enroll on a private university and pay a hefty sum
It looks like they are having fun while doing it at least. But as someone with no sense of rhythm I would be terribly out of sync
most of the singing is to keep the airborne bacterium from getting deep inside the lungs. splashing water breaks seals. similar to first nations rhymes when skinning a deer....the vocal cords use air in different ways
This could be the most interesting fact I've read all week, or this could be the most elaborately clever bs. Congrats, I don't know which.
This sounds like complete bull shit.
it is. singing while doing manual labor in groups is a very common practice between rural workers because it helps to keep rhythm in repetitive work like this and also keeps workers distracted from the repetitiveness/boredom of this kind of labor. there are a lot of documentaries online about work songs in many places of the world, super cool stuff
That’s the Philippines, almost everyone sings there, specially on the countryside.
Magtanim ay di biro
the vocal cords may use air in a different way, but how does that stop bacterium from entering the lungs when they breathe in? unless they're singing on the in-breath as well?
In Japan, in older restaurants that have been around for a while, it’s considered polite to eat every little grain of rice.
Taiwanese-American here. As a child, I was told to finish every grain of rice in the bowl, because if I didn’t, my future husband would be ugly and covered in pimples.
(Seems like I did a great job, because my boyfriend is super hot and not pimply :P )
I wonder if this is part of why we evolved the capacity for music. Music strengthens our social bonds (as does culture in general), but maybe it started out as a way for our ancestors to synchronize communal work. It might have allowed them to get more done and feel more connected to each other while doing it, thus giving them a survival advantage.
I've always found music fascinating, and I'm sure, like almost everything, there's no simple explanation of its origins. But it seems this kind of thing might be part of it.
My favourite part about music is that ultimately, nobody really knows why we love it so much. There's a few theories but personally I think it's because it's a more advanced form of communication than speech. You can give an entire emotional experience to somebody in a way that words alone can't.
That falls through because music doesn't have to have vocals though
I don't see how that changes anything.
I probably misread the fuck outta what you said now that im reading it again lol
Love the music.
wish these types of workers made the money they deserve
If they did they would probably be fired and replaced with machines
Sadly, they don't
This feels like a gif on a perfect loop
They’re in unison lol
Can't wait to see the kiffness jam to this.
Previous fucking level...
Where do the seedlings come from?
From what I observed:
A small section of field is sown with lot of seeds (seedling), while they still prepare the rest of the field.
They'd raise them separately so they don't drown, get them to a certain growth stage and then transplant them like this
I am from one of the rice growing regions of the world so I know. Idk if it the same in all parts of the world but here in Bihar they sow the rice in a patch of normal soil. In some weeks with proper water it grows into long shoots like these farmers are holding. After that they pluck it out with the roots and Plant it in heavily watered and deep soil like this. I always see them doing it when I go to India in my vacation in the monsoon season
they sow many together originally ... then they plant them at distances so each plant can produce more....thinning the rice field
The tune is what I stayed for
Teach elementary school in rural Japan and part of our curriculum has the 4th and 5th graders doing this. Let’s just say, my students were not this in sync and fast lol
Its honestly satisfying to see everyone in unison and working together.
Damn the song rocks, it can feed the whole village
Let’s go Philippines! 🇵🇭 my mom grew up working in the rice paddys
I just watched Heaven and Earth (1993 Oliver Stone movie) yesterday and there was a whole scene about how they plant rice. They said it has to be transplanted a couple-few times while young?
I live in a country where people do this for a living watching them for years,our backyard is facing the ricefied.. I usually gather the left overs after harvest.They wake up like 4 am, go home at sundown do it again the next day..they seem to be happy and content living a very simple life
Years ago, I went down early mornings into the paddies & hung out, took pics, during a harvest.
Nicest people, they shared their billy-made tea and showed me cutting tools & techniques. I could hardly speak Malay back then, just basic greetings & thanks.
Went back to visit the place recently and found a new housing estate had replaced that peaceful valley.
The lady singing is also belting out a medley. If I’m hearing correctly, she’s singing like a medley of 3 songs
The lyrics go like
“I remember you day and night
When I do not see you
My heart is filled with sorrow”
“Why oh why
Did you leave me darling
You know I love you
My life will be nothing if you go away”
“If you are poor and lacking in riches
Your relief is here in the fields
The water in the stream is dancing and jumping
If you stifle it, it will release itself like love”
its from the philippines
Fun fact, rice doesn’t have to grow in water like this…. But in can and almost nothing else will so the water is really a weed killer for the rice.
And you thought your job sucked
150 an hour and I'm in
No wonder they’re rice so fucking good
I need this jam on itunes...
There are several songs and here are the ones I was able to recognize
[Bakit Ba? Bakit Ba? (Why? Why?)](https://open.spotify.com/track/40MOH7SbjteDpsAB95xQBm?si=wREXPmuTQkS24tIjkptnqg&dl_branch=1)
[Masaganang Kabukiran (Bountiful Farmland)](https://open.spotify.com/track/1v1QJ1a2okCqxFO5JXO4Lh?si=Ve9k3P_ZRCWVJnjBgMeW3w&dl_branch=1)
[Sinisinta Kita (You are my beloved)](https://open.spotify.com/track/7dpUXowNsI1k0fYpm0pzk1?si=efCiCfKxQ-aiMep0IEOD4w&dl_branch=1)
The kiffness needs to remix this!
It's back braking work for them. Poor buggas
Cultivating rice is a lot of work. In old Japan, rice was used as currency. Nowadays, it’s still disrespectful sit on, or put your foot a bag of rice.
I wish work shanties were more popular where Im from
Lol I’m vibing with this
That’s very cool
That song is SO catchy! I think its stuck in my head....
My back hurts from watching this.
Looks like back-breaking work
This is a perfect metaphor for life
They're moving at the perfect rhythm to bob your head to. It's so mesmerizing enough that I started doing it.
Edit: The video was on mute, so I didn't know the farmers were basically making their own music.
this belongs on r/aboringdystopa
Whats next fucking level is their back pain
The Kiffness next remix guaranteed
Thats so relaxing and satisfying
Play in reverse.
It makes them harvest , and song weird
1, 2, 3, 4 ..1, 2, 3, 4...1, 2, 3, 4!
I am raised by a farmer like them. So proud 🇵🇭. Hope my stupid government gives more attention to them and good use of tax to farming.
I get tired tying my shoes.
Looks fun until you realize they barely make any money.
They would do an ah-mazing Bus Stop.
Fortunate Son starts playing
That synchronization though
No one told me r/sakunaofriceandruin got a live action movie
This is what robots should do and those people should be getting basic income to counter it.
This video makes realise how much of a lazy negative excuse of a human I am
Filipinos playing Patapon ricefield edition.
My butt feels like I just did 50 squats after watching it
coffin dancer's day job.
Ahh finally another thing to be proud of my country
After watching this I realize I am one spoiled human being. If I even did one row of planting like this , they would have to call me an ambulance.
Damn. I remember when I used to do this in the Philippines! Bad times haha
The lady's voice was so attractive...
For the people from developed countries, it might be surprising but most of us here in Asia still use hands to plant rice. And it's back breaking.
This isn't next level. There's got to be an better way then destroying your back.
There is. This vid is from the Philippines and I remember seeing people do this often as a kid, but now it's mostly done using machines.
I was thinking the same thing.
Welcome to the rice fields muthafucka!
I'M A LEAD FARMER, MUTHA FUCKA!
Someone has to put this to music!
Playing rave music
In California it is done by plane. Germinated seed dropped into a flooded field.
I need a Dubstep version of this!
The 3rd on the right side in the 19th row was a little crooked.
This… is what robots are for. This here. The manual repetitive labor that nobody should have to do.
Holy back problems
When they finally stand back up at the end of the day their intestines unkink and they immediately have to poo
Excuse my ignorance but there's a non manual way to plant rice?
There are some. I just saw someone on this post share a video where they use planes. I assume this video is from rural Philippines where even machines are just starting to pick up pace. I remember neighbors planting rice manually for years.
My back aches for them...
My last 5 brain cells
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They should plant the other kind
I wonder if Amazon employees sing like that while they work
Sounds like Trey and Matt sound track
Now i know why my village just keep to farming and not moving out
My back is killing me!!!
Came for the skill, stayed for the beat
Anyone else have a beat playing in their head matching their rhythm?
The guy on the end being left handed is just bugging me. Messing up the whole visual. Still NFL though.
Ouch, now my back hurts
Make sure to follow arr slash next FUCKING level to see more videos of people doing their fucking jobs.
Listen to Wildest dreams by Taylor swift while you watch this. It lines up perfectly if you time it right and makes it look like they’re dancing lolol
Behold, the rice printer.
Someone needs to set this to a dot-matrix printer sound.
the rhythm put me right to sleep… zzz
Some say they’re still spittin and planting to this day.
My back hurts so bad watching this.