. some foreigners, loves the philippines !

@SIMPLYD (83173)
Philippines
November 14, 2011 9:53pm CST
It was featured on TV that there was this French who is now singing Filipino songs and loving them so much. And to think that our singers on the other hand are trying to copy foreign singers and singing English songs. Then there was this model, Travis Kraft , who is a foreigner who now speaks Pilipino and loves cooking Filipino foods. His favorite is dinuguan and adobong manok. And to think that there are lots of Filipinos who don’t speak Pilipino but English as if they are not Filipinos. And in Russia, there are classes in Pilipino, because they like to be able to learn how to speak Pilipino. Ironic , but foreigner love speaking our language and singing Filipino songs , yet it is contrary to some Filipinos specially those “rich” ones.
5 responses
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
22 Nov 11
hi Simplyd! that is very true!! i had a classmate who was raised in Canada and he is a pure Filipino. he doesn't speak Filipino! he does have a hard time doing it. he would laugh at it sometimes that piss me because he is just some fake foreigners! with these foreigners speaking our native tongue he should be ashamed of them because they are not Filipino in blood yet they love our country very much. damn those proud people who never honor our country and worst forget they are Filipino! but these foreigners are worth our claps and welcome!
@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
22 Nov 11
Yes shane, we feel so proud when a foreigner is trying his very best in speaking our language. And you can hear from their tone, how proud they are , to be speaking it. The irony though, is our fellow kababayans , who because they have worked abroad, would still be speaking in ENglish once they visit Philippines, just to show off that they are already abroad , living.
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
23 Nov 11
yes, although they sound trying hard but still that makes me proud. unlike our fellow kababayans who are really proud of themselves once they step on some other type of land. lol they forget that we have the best specie of man and woman on earth. oopsie! for the readers of my response. well, that's just my opinion. i have that right to be proud right? and so are you.ha ha
@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
25 Nov 11
Well, you are correct there. Some Filipinos would be speaking in English whenever they come to the Philippines ,for a vacation. I just wonder, did they forget how to speak Pilipino or they simply just would like others to know by speaking English that they are already living abroad?
@champoy186 (1638)
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
Filipinos have different way of thinking. If you can speak English fluently they will tell you that you are smart. They look up at you. It's inspiring that some foreigners love our language, food, culture and traditions. Same with what others are saying, I hate hearing a child always speaking in English and can't even speak his native tongue fluently. I find their parents irresponsible. They should taught first their native tongue to their child. It's not bad to teach them english. Let's just not forget our own language.
@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
I agree my friend. The parents should be responsible enough to let their children know how to speak our own language. They can let them learn English or speak it, but then let them also speak Pilipino, when at home. That way, they still won't forget how to speak our national language.
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
Imagine a Filipino who can't speak his native language fluently. It's extremely bad. You don't love your language. Its not bad to learn other foreign language as long as we still use our own language. Have a nice day!
@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
18 Nov 11
Very true, my friend.
@keihimekawa (2010)
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
This is just so true. It's great to see foreigners appreciate Philippine language, culture and tradition but at the same time, it's sad since it takes foreigners to appreciate something which we should appreciate in the first place I hate it when I hear kids who speak straight English but can't even speak one straight Tagalog sentence.
@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
Yes, same as you, i hate it when i hear a kid speaking straight English specially to the yaya. I pity the yaya who gets so weird answering the child in broken English too. But those foreigners, even if they have a different accent, they feel so proud speaking Tagalog!
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
Lol! This reminds me of the time when my cousin scolds her daughter's yaya because she taught the child to speak in Tagalog. I told my cousin that the yaya did the right thing. "You guys are in Philippines. At least teach your child how to speak straight Tagalog before fumbling on the English language"
@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
Such my friend, is the effect of colonial mentality. Besides they want to be tagged as "class"!
• Philippines
16 Nov 11
Yeah, right. I feel so proud and happy whenever I watch foreigners singing our songs on youtube. That was just so great. About your predicament, I think that's really how it is sometimes.
@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
17 Nov 11
It's a wonderful feeling hearing some foreigners speaking our language. Yet, other Filipinos would be English speaking even if they are just at home. Well, yes that's how it is with some Filipinos they stand tall when they are speaking English in their own country.
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
Wow. That's great and honorable news! I couldn't believe myself that "that" actually happens! I mean, I'm this person who always thought Philippines is way off the famous-countries line. After hearing that, I'm relieved. That's great news really!
@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
15 Nov 11
Yes, it's indeed refreshing to hear that news. And to think that they considered transferring residence here in the Philippines. I feel proud i am a Filipino !