If you weren't (insert your nationality here), what nationality...

Philippines
September 11, 2009 2:41am CST
...would you want to be? i would like to be japanese or french. i am awed with the japanese and french cultures. i love animes and mangas. i think their languages are really cool. i haven't been to japan or france but someday i will definitely try to visit them and experience how it is to be them.
5 responses
@cmdr001 (371)
• Portugal
11 Sep 09
American or Japanese. Japanese because I believe they have a fascinating culture. Some of the older traditions are just beautiful and altogether they seem to have a very honorable society that most would feel proud being part of (Even if slowly, as the Japanese themselves realize, what was once their prime trait of being so welcoming to foreigners is fading away a bit). American because, well, it's a country that has it going... I suppose that not all states are doing top-shape, but nevertheless if you can put the crime in some places aside it's probably a good place to grow and live on with access to plenty of resources.
@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
I'd agree with you about the Japanese having an honorable culture, or at least their higher class of society does. I would have to disagree with you about them being welcoming to foreigners, because they are not. The revolution that culminated with the end of the Tokugawa era occurred because of their reluctance to accept foreign influence. I am open to corrections though for discussions' sake as long as there is no flaming involved. If there's anything I'd applaud the Japanese for, it's their ability to adapt to almost anything and make it something their own.
@KaraKATAD (246)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
If I weren't a Filipino, I would probably be American or Chinese or Korean of Japanese. I believe that I fit into these different nationalities and cultures more than I do in my real country. Some people I know here have such a different culture that I don't understand them and they don't understand me. And it's not necessarily a language barrier. Also, I like their way of doing things and I get along with people from those countries.
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
i don't want to be of any other nationality. i wouldn't know if i want to be japanese, chinese, american, french, etc. because this is the only nationality that i know since birth... i cannot compare, so no point of comparison as to "wanting to be". personally, i need to experience things to be able to differentiate and make a choice.
@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
If I wasn't a Filipino, I'd probably be an American or maybe even Japanese. The crime rate in Japan is so damn low, something that I don't feel at all here in the Philippines. All the time I feel like I should grow eyes on the back of my head. Cheers~
@aeadams (126)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
I am proud being a Filipino. Cheers =)