Are Filipinos Over Boosting?

@shadow41 (2356)
Philippines
October 9, 2009 5:28am CST
Hi there fellow Filipinos. I don't know if you've also notice this but I do, a lot. Every time some international artist with Filipino blood are out there and shining we Filipinos immediately say that he's a Filipino, she's a Filipino. And most of them are not even half Filipinos. They just have a Filipino bloodline because their grandparents or great grandparents were Filipino. Why are we like that? Americans or Europeans are not like that. Any ideas?
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@noity_07 (35)
• Philippines
12 Oct 09
yes Filipinos have talents and abilities that they can discover... but the thing is... we Filipinos are PROUD as a Filipino... ^_^
@shadow41 (2356)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Yes we are very talented indeed. We should be proud of it but sometimes I felt like it's not right anymore. Am I not a nationalist? :p shadow41
• Philippines
11 Oct 09
hello shadow, some times i think that way when one of our country men becomes popular internationally. we would own that person if we see him/her become successful but we also do the opposite when they're not. I believe that Americans and Europeans are used to that notion that's why it's not surprising to almost all of them when ever there's a star
@shadow41 (2356)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Yes I understand because they're representing our flags. But what if they represent other flags. We still claim them as Filipinos when do don't perceive themselves as one. Being a Filipino, it hurts. shadow41
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
i am very much proud if some filipino achieves in other country, they are an inspiration. no matter how little the filipino blood only they have but still we are proud of them than getting them ignored. It's one trait of filipinos that i like, i think it's not boasting, it's just being proud of the blood since philippines are not on the top of the list with high economy so it is good that there are still filipinos that excel in some other countries.
@shadow41 (2356)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
I'm very proud of our real Filipino countrymen abroad too. They worked their way to get there. My friends instill me this idea. They said that we are over acting. I don't know. I can't understand my friends. I argued with them but they seem to provide me some good views why they can say such thing. shadow41
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
I don't think it has got something to do with boasting. We just appreciate and take pride in our heritage as Filipinos. In a way, this also serves as an encouragement for others to pursue their dreams that even in this highly competitive world, we also have a place and a chance to excel. It is a great feeling when someone in the family accomplished something great, this is a similar case, only in a much greater scale. cheers
@shadow41 (2356)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Yes I agree with you. We should be proud of our fellow Filipinos out there. We should extend our support. I think globally there's a battle of races and we Filipinos don't want to get beaten in that battle. Haha. What am I thinking.... shadow41
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
hello there! i believe there's nothing wrong with that, it's just a way of showing to the world how proud some filipinos are about their country men's achievements or talents..it different though when others boast or boost... [i][/i]
@shadow41 (2356)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Well I guess you're right. I may have this idea from my friends. They think we Filipinos are over acting. I don't know. Maybe they're right too. shadow41
@LiveLove (445)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I would like to disagree on something. Americans, Europeans, and pretty much any other nationality do what you mentioned Filipinos boast about. I don't have a problem with it. There is nothing wrong with being enthused by the achievement of people in general and it feels closer to home when the nationality is even remotely represented. The people that do that just feel like there doing something for all of their nation just as the Olympics create national pride when their team or candidate wins. My only problem is when someone tries to claim a group of people that aren't of any relations to their nationality. Some European-Americans (very few thankfully) were crazy enough to claim that Ethiopians and Somalians were "white". I just shook my head at a crazy thought like that and I couldn't see the reasoning behind it.
@shadow41 (2356)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
Well I don't have a problem with it too. It's just that sometimes I feel like it's way over the top. Seems like Filipinos wants more attention. Do you know about attention deficit disorder? It's something like that. No offense to Filipinos. Just my opinion anyway. Well about those Somalian thing hmmmm.. sorry but I don't know much about it. :) But I get you point on that one.