Yes, it sounds like a racist remark
It was insensitive
There was only cultural gulf and misunderstanding
The fellow's sensitivity over his ethnicity was coming to the surface
Is bad handwriting a stereotype for people from Philippines?
People should be more careful throwing out accusations of racisms
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)