My Filipino and Proud shirt.
It’s very comfortable and fits me well.
It’s one of the shirts I usually pack when I travel.
I’m actually proud when other nationals notice and like it.
Of course, I will.
Last August 23, 2010, a man took hostage of a tourist bus in Manila. It ended in bloodbath with 8 hostages and the gunman killed. It was indeed a sad day for the Philippines. I sympathize with the family and friends of those who had died. I also hope for justice to be served. I mourned for the lives lost at the same time troubled with what will happen to my motherland. The result had left a negative image to our country. We blamed the policemen and the media for what transpired on that day but we didn’t examined our own actions when we watched it like a soap opera on tv. Perhaps if these sectors of our society are taking steps to learn and improve, shouldn’t that include us too? Instead of criticizing the president, we should also do something to be better Filipinos. Echoing his words, let us not be defined by this one incident. Inspirations and hopes still float. As long as there as great Filipino striving, we could change our country in a major way. As long as there are Efren Penaflorida, Charice, Venus Raj, honest citizens who return enormous amount of money, we could strive to be better. Even Jejemom teaches us to be good Filipino, “nagbabayad ako ng tax, hindi ako tumatawid sa hindi tawiran dahil nakakamatay, hindi ako bumibili ng pirated DVD sa Quiapo.”
I’m Diosa Diaz, 30, Philippines!
Everytime I travel, I spend countless hours on the internet researching about the place. I would be awed, amazed, and surprised. I just to want make sure that we eliminate danger and possible rip offs. And I hope that we get to enjoy all the things the place has to offer even if we go to off beaten paths. Plus, I like trivias. However, my friend Karen usually comes up with things and terms that couldn’t be possibly seen on researches. Here’s some of the stuff she said which made us wonder at first then eventually laugh hard about it.
Coron is very beautiful. One that actually makes me shout “ang ganda ng Pilipinas!” Coron is a municipality that includes Busuanga Island and all nearby Coron island. (according to wikipedia and coronphilippines.com)
While waitng at the airport, we took pictures (camwhores we are) and came across the name of the airport. Karen made a conclusion: Busuanga Is. Coron, Palawan. Ahh, busuanga pala ay coron din. (Ahh, Busuanga and Coron is the same.) Then, we read what she saw. I think its Busuanga Island Coron, Palawan.
2. Trip to CDO and Camiguin
We really love to go to Camiguin. In order to get there, I studied different routes to the the place and decided to use the Cagayan de Oro route. We got there in the afternoon so we spent the night before heading to Camiguin. We hanged out at their Divisoria and attended the Mass the next day. On our way back to the inn, Karen saw a sign at a furniture shop. Since we were in Mindanao, we had a bit of hard time understandng the language. She read “lay away.”(all a’s are short sound a) We thought about it s0 we read it with her, we said lay away. Karen, that’s English. (the payment scheme)
3. Trip to Hongkong and Macau
Hongkong is my first international trip. My childhood dream of seeing Mickey Mouse at Disneyland is finally coming true. We only have 6 days to go around the place but we really don’t care if we get tired and exhausted. It’s a must that we get to tour all the destinations we chose to go.With hundreds of thousands of overseas Filipino workers in Hongkong, it’s possible that we’ll be identified as one of them. We were so excited when we saw them at the Largo Leal de Senado and it felt home when we heard someone spoke our language. Karen started gushing “DOH.” Huh? Domestic Helper. Ahh, DH. We had a good laugh even with an empty stomach!
This post is dedicated to Karen who teaches us the most provocative and sexiest model-like poses and provides us hysterical quotes when we get too serious.