Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Why is the FILIPINO special?

This morning while checking my inbox, this article caught my attention. It was worth reading and worth sharing, too.

Please read on..

Filipinos are brown. Their color is in the center of human racial strains. This point is not an attempt at racism, but just for many Filipinos to realize that our color should not be a source of or reason for inferiority complex. While we pine for a fair complexion, the white people are religiously tanning themselves, whenever they could, under the sun or some artificial light, just to approximate the Filipino complexion.

Filipinos are a touching people. We have lots of love and are not afraid to show it. We almost inevitably create human chains with our perennial akbay (putting an arm around another shoulder), hawak (hold),yakap (embrace), himas (caressing stroke), kalabit (touch with the tip of the finger), kalong (sitting on someone else's lap), etc.

We are always reaching out, always seeking interconnection.

Filipinos are linguists. Put a Filipino in any city, any town around the world. Give him a few months or even weeks and he will speak the local language there. Filipinos are adept at learning and speaking languages. In fact, it is not uncommon for Filipinos to speak at least three: his dialect, Filipino, and English. Of course, a lot speak an added language, be it Chinese, Spanish or, if he works abroad, the language of his host country.

To continue, please check this site: www.venusian.multiply.com.

By the way, this masterpiece was written by Mr. Ed Lapiz.

Note from the site owner: I am proud to be PINOY!



At 5:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a very nice article about us Filipinos. Thanks for sharing.

At 3:40 PM , Blogger My Sanctuary said...

Thank you Rach. You know after reading this, I felt so inspired the whole day.


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