Do You Know Your Country's National Anthem?
September 20, 2008 5:14am CST
Do You still know your country's national anthem? I have been out of school for more than 20 years now and I still know my country of origin's national anthem. I have now migrated to Canada and I should have at least learned the lyrics of the country's national anthem. But honestly I have not had the chance to even hear it yet.How about you, do you still know yours? Are you also an immigrant and have you learned your new country's anthem?
• United States
20 Sep 08
Yeah, I know mine and can recite it at any moment if that sort of test came up hehe. In the American society it seems impossible not to hear the anthem at least once a week, it seems to be everywhere and we're all pretty used to hearing it. I think it would be a sign of me losing my mind if I ever do forget it, it has been stamped into my mind so many times haha.
6 Oct 08
I've migrated to Malaysia since 1978 about 30 years ago.. I still remember that I already memories Malaysian national anthem when I'm at the young age (seven years old. It's can influence my loyalty to this country.. until now I still feel the same way when I heard the song. I love this country
20 Sep 08
Unfortunately yes. Coming from England think most people from this country might very well agree that our "God save the queen" is a very bland and boring song. There are so many other songs we could use full of power and strength after all that's what a national anthem is about after all. When you look at other counties like Germany, France and Italy who have been blessed with some brilliant anthems it's a shame England couldn't have decided on a better one.
20 Sep 08
I still know the whole thing because it is being played often. The shameful thing is, if you ask a Filipino to explain what the words mean,chances are, out of 100 Filipinos only 1 can do it. We sing it,we dont understand the words. A pity really. It goes like this: Bayang magiliw, perlas ng silangan. I think its like the country I like, pearl of the east...Oh I dont know. It is in our national language but with very deep words. I wish we can get a translation.