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rozie82

My back is killing me just watching this


MoonShadowArt

I had to lie down!


DoYourPooperStank

And it was only 2 minutes!?


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poizie1985

What's worker mean?


mdewinthemorning

You mean they have to do this longer than 2 minutes!?


MrFiber81

Now I will need some Bengay to keep scrolling down. Everything hurts after watching this video.


Fifi-Mcafee

I had to make a chiropractic appointment after watching this


GiGaBYTEme90

Sorry I stepped on a crack


HumanBread6969

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


abortedfetu5

Never apologize for speaking in a language that isn’t your mother tongue. Props to you for sharing this story.


rmq

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.


le_pagla_baba

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


rmq

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


sea_cricket

Same. Wondering why I am sore today. Oh bc I trimmed some shrubs and pulled a few weeds. Jaysus. Stretch it out!


kormarttttt

Same!


Less_Chemistry_3514

My backpain is killing me.


Cheermom2009

My back was already hurting. This just made it worse.


nathan4122

I swear, i can only imagine the damage from this over time.


Londer2

Ah broke back bros I see.. I feel ur pain


Successful-Engine623

When they stand up…if they stand up….ouch


BullFrogz13

Welcome to the rice fields motherfucker!


IskarJarak88

Damn you are quick, take my upvote


Agreeable-Yams8972

At least it's not north korean rice fields


426763

Thank you for spreading the gospel of Papa Franku.


jsakic99

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.


PM_Orion_Slave_Tits

Well I can't imagine the labour costs are very high in most rice production


an_internet_denizen

Imagine if they got a robot to do it.


Peruvianart

![gif](giphy|SDogLD4FOZMM8)


Runics206

Lol what is this gif called


Peruvianart

Italian Spiderman


partypooper14

Probably because rice planting is a lot more [automated](https://youtu.be/LKh6RIoX6yQ?t=245) than what we see here.


Assgnome_5000

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.


Love_Never_Shuns

That sounds really interesting! Can you tell us the type of machinery and processes your family uses?


svc78

https://www.reddit.com/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/pvfkcj/farmers_planting_rice_by_hand/heasfq2/


otusowl

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.


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The rice you buy at the supermarket is more likely to have been planted [like this.](https://youtu.be/51Gma15dzWc?t=284)


otusowl

Nice.


FooThePerson

Well the labour cost is probably like a dollar an hour


Galthrojh

Haha. It’s barely $2 a day there.


anakniben

More like $4 per day.


DifferenceCold5665

In the Philippines, as a farmer like that, you're lucky to get more than $2 a day.


D3epSh3ep

Not so fun fact, farmers are being underpaid. Particularly, here in the Philippines.


KDbitchmade

Don’t worry guys I paused the video so they could take a break.


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Thank you


XXXTYLING

you monster now you're making their backs hold that position for even longer


Icy_Lingonberry_139

Their poor backs


Accomplished_Deer_10

Thier


KrispyKhristian

Tyhrerr


Accomplished_Deer_10

Ther


EGGNoggKiNG

Them


Accomplished_Deer_10

They


an_internet_denizen

That


Accomplished_Deer_10

This


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Accomplished_Deer_10

These


Garfalsiloquence

Tyrrhenien


[deleted]

.......maybe my life isn't so bad and I should be happy with what I have. Shine on you fucking champions


funkmaster29

I would bet my bottom dollar that they are happier than 90% of people in western countries.


TheRealTempatron

Id agree


inbecominganoldmaid

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.


sweetclementine

What song are they singing?


Junx221

Darude Ricestorm


ginataangmais

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. https://youtu.be/Ftp9-UkZLGc


inbecominganoldmaid

It’s a folk song. I don’t remember the title.


AllUpInTheInterwebs

You have to pay for high school in the Philippines?


inbecominganoldmaid

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.


Pelican_Shamone

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


P6tatas

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


cashibonite

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


bkyona

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


InterestedInResting

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.


HeWhoVotesUp

This sounds like complete bull shit.


crimsonxtyphoon

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


Rat07

That’s the Philippines, almost everyone sings there, specially on the countryside.


Iorenz0

Magtanim ay di biro


0_Rick_0

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?


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Marcuxoo

In Japan, in older restaurants that have been around for a while, it’s considered polite to eat every little grain of rice.


reeetl

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 )


nanocyte

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.


jovie-brainwords

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.


Bisping

That falls through because music doesn't have to have vocals though


jovie-brainwords

I don't see how that changes anything.


Bisping

I probably misread the fuck outta what you said now that im reading it again lol


otter_boom

Love the music.


crackheadcaleb

wish these types of workers made the money they deserve


emyoui

If they did they would probably be fired and replaced with machines


Imperius_Ultima

Sadly, they don't


30tpirks

Minecraft IRL


Qnandossc

This feels like a gif on a perfect loop


castfam09

They’re in unison lol


harrysmarbles

Can't wait to see the kiffness jam to this.


GreeenSparrow

Previous fucking level...


150Dgr

Where do the seedlings come from?


syberman01

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.


Lunavixen15

They'd raise them separately so they don't drown, get them to a certain growth stage and then transplant them like this


hamad_godzilla

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


bkyona

they sow many together originally ... then they plant them at distances so each plant can produce more....thinning the rice field


ADudeThatPlaysDBD

The tune is what I stayed for


hotprints

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


Clydus1

Its honestly satisfying to see everyone in unison and working together.


soviet_monki

Damn the song rocks, it can feed the whole village


BackgroundEnd3567

Let’s go Philippines! 🇵🇭 my mom grew up working in the rice paddys


plushpup2068

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?


Head_Brilliant7490

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


Eeszeeye

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.


taxfolder

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”


Red_Coder09

r/oddlysatisfying


Ravens42

its from the philippines


just4funloving

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.


MyNameCannotBeSpoken

And you thought your job sucked


marlinbrando721

150 an hour and I'm in


Beastybear47

No wonder they’re rice so fucking good


MrSmartyPantsDude

I need this jam on itunes...


taxfolder

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)


tgrneal

The kiffness needs to remix this!


Jealous_Tangerine_93

It's back braking work for them. Poor buggas


Marcuxoo

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.


BisonBait

I wish work shanties were more popular where Im from


SatisfyingUWU

Lol I’m vibing with this


woodedglue

That’s very cool


Eponarose

That song is SO catchy! I think its stuck in my head....


idajar

Aaannd sleep!


Shreddy_Ruxpin

My back hurts from watching this.


alquix

Looks like back-breaking work


cepi300

This is a perfect metaphor for life


AlienBogeys

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.


WulfPax_69420

this belongs on r/aboringdystopa


mattpkc

Whats next fucking level is their back pain


BingeMaster

The Kiffness next remix guaranteed


Ronstermadness

Thats so relaxing and satisfying


hammerhead05

Play in reverse. It makes them harvest , and song weird


purelycorrupted

1, 2, 3, 4 ..1, 2, 3, 4...1, 2, 3, 4!


bwitre

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.


writetaildeer

I get tired tying my shoes.


KlutzyGutzy

Looks fun until you realize they barely make any money.


Jontologist

They would do an ah-mazing Bus Stop.


SeSuSo

Fortunate Son starts playing


EmpireCityRay

That synchronization though


Dudebeard86

No one told me r/sakunaofriceandruin got a live action movie


cromstantinople

This is what robots should do and those people should be getting basic income to counter it.


Mads9409

This video makes realise how much of a lazy negative excuse of a human I am


sstphnn

Filipinos playing Patapon ricefield edition.


Mads9409

My butt feels like I just did 50 squats after watching it


dried_sancti

Magtanim ay di biro


_PorcoRosso

coffin dancer's day job.


BiscuitMaker0985

Ahh finally another thing to be proud of my country


leesto88

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.


Murky_Muffin_7019

Damn. I remember when I used to do this in the Philippines! Bad times haha


Albus_Veritas

The lady's voice was so attractive...


Kazesama13k

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.


yabruh69

This isn't next level. There's got to be an better way then destroying your back.


cxffeeskies

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.


Marcuxoo

I was thinking the same thing.


theyfoundmeomg

Welcome to the rice fields muthafucka!


KnifeyMcEdgey

I'M A LEAD FARMER, MUTHA FUCKA!


JWalkn420

Someone has to put this to music!


Helpful-nothelpful

Playing rave music


jojosail2

In California it is done by plane. Germinated seed dropped into a flooded field.


DweEbLez0

I need a Dubstep version of this!


James-the-Bond-one

The 3rd on the right side in the 19th row was a little crooked.


offtopyk

This… is what robots are for. This here. The manual repetitive labor that nobody should have to do.


tribbans95

Holy back problems


FunnyShirtGuy

When they finally stand back up at the end of the day their intestines unkink and they immediately have to poo


uReallyShouldTrustMe

Excuse my ignorance but there's a non manual way to plant rice?


cxffeeskies

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.


TaurusPTPew

My back aches for them...


ps4isgreaterthanxbox

My last 5 brain cells


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Chillinturtles35

u/savevideo


tripudiumtentacula

They should plant the other kind


Senselessb82

I wonder if Amazon employees sing like that while they work


JROD5195

Sounds like Trey and Matt sound track


seancollnel

Now i know why my village just keep to farming and not moving out


Rusty_Red_Mackerel

My back is killing me!!!


benchandbarbell

Came for the skill, stayed for the beat


Loden-Moss

Anyone else have a beat playing in their head matching their rhythm?


AmishLinemanlu2

The guy on the end being left handed is just bugging me. Messing up the whole visual. Still NFL though.


EvenSheepherder6946

Ouch, now my back hurts


Mrbudart

Make sure to follow arr slash next FUCKING level to see more videos of people doing their fucking jobs.


PossibleNativeGirl

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


ZombiePotato90

Behold, the rice printer. Someone needs to set this to a dot-matrix printer sound.


Quick_Ad_470

the rhythm put me right to sleep… zzz


TheRealMrChief

Some say they’re still spittin and planting to this day.


destenlee

My back hurts so bad watching this.