To my filipino/filipina people of the Philippines...
June 12, 2009 12:06am CST
I have to say that I'm looking forward of coming back to the Philippines possibly by next year in August. I realize and know how tough it is for some that make a living in that country, but it doesn't stop us people to enjoy life, party, have fun, to be with our family and relatives. I look and see how many of our filipinos go their way in having to sacrifice working abroad in other countries. I've had some of my cousins that transferred going to Dubai and others that went to study in England. They always remember that home is where the heart is. What I do realize is that no matter how high or small your house is in the Philippines, no matter if it is fixed nice or living in a simple area in a provincial area, it is still an open door to be welcome to. I lived in the deep regions of Bicol, out in the forests, with the coconut trees, small towns, small houses made of stone or even out of branches, I slept on the floors even if it is really hot at night. But I still enjoyed the life with my relatives, my family and great friends. It didn't matter how well someone wore their clothes, it wasn't any different to me for those who wore tsinelas, a simple white tank top and shorts, relating to people who lived a simple life riding their mopeds or mini motorbikes through the rough roads. The beauty of a pinay is what always interest me. The brown skin, her eyes, that smile and her long black hair. Of course it's always good to be careful to know which is the right pinay to be with, some have good and others that have bad intentions. She takes care of her family, shows her love to her nieces and nephews, she dedicates her life to one man she can love, she is there to raise her children so they can grow up to be good at something in life. For the filipino men that get up in the morning to work day or night, carrying loads of bags with cement, road dirt, or even wood to build homes, businesses and much more. They travel distances with their large trucks to make a living, they sacrifice to work to make their wages enough to feed his wife and children. No matter if rich or poor, us filipinos never lose our dignity, we travel worldwide always carrying in our hearts that we of the Philippines live with love and humility. Whether I live or die I will always remember my people and country of the Philippines.
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12 Jun 09
That's also one thing I love about Filipinos - it's our resiliency even in times of hardships. I guess at the back of our minds, we all know that perpetual sulking won't do any good to our problems. So despite trying times, we continue to press on. Goodluck. And I'm sure your family and friends all look forward to your visit next year. Have a good day.
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23 Jun 09
yes that's how life is here in Philippines, simple yet so unforgettable, for people like you who had been living here and move or migrate to other countries will generally keep hunted by thoughts and memories you've left here, from beautiful places to good and sweet friends and, loving and caring relatives. you are an asset of Philippines! The lady President here I'm sure would offer her smile if she only know that you are one of those Philippines' source of dollars, every time you send to Philippines or visiting here with bucks of dollars in your pocket! :)
13 Jun 09
hello there darkangel.... wow!!! very well said!!!!! of you could only see me?i am giving you a standing ovation!!!! You make me even more proud that i am a filipina!!! you have not forgotten your roots. well i hope you will enjoy even more when you return in the Philippines... have a nice day..... Mabuhay! at maray na banggi sa indo gabus....
13 Jun 09
i never been in provinces. my parents are both born in manila and i live my whole life around metro manila. i am a singer and i travelled in different countries of asia, and yes Philippines is where my heart is. i was married to a pinoy but unfortunately left him and lived with my 4 children as a single parent for 8 years already. never got a penny from him up to this date. i had a few of bad experiences with some of our fellow filipino abroad but that does not affect the way i look at others. i also have a bad marriage with a fellow filipino but still i am looking forward to have another chance with a pinoy pa rin. i am proud to be a filipino for we are really hard working. in every country, you will see a filipino who is holding his/her head high with dignity. MABUHAY ANG MGA PINOY!!!
13 Jun 09
I am proud to be filipino .. sometimes life can be so difficult to live here but despite of that filipinos still living as one and always smiling. I mean theres always a helping hand. Many filipinos already migrating in other countries but still keep coming back here because maybe because of traditions, love, and being hospitable of every filipinos.. Hope you visit philippines more often.
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12 Jun 09
Man I didn't know that side of you. I thought you were like mexican or something. That was pretty deep what you said there. Well have fun if you ever go back there. I wonder what it's like and yeah I bet those asian girls there are pretty fine. Yeah let me know how it went if you do go.
12 Jun 09
very well said darkangel! i think we Filipinos are very adaptable. we know how to adjust/adapt in any place in any situation. hospitality...its in our blood! what i love being a Filipino is that we can still be happy even if we have very simple life...and even in time of hardships...we can still find a way to be happy! i am always be proud to be a Filipino...no matter what!