“It looks so great it seems I am not in the Philippines.”
This is how Filipinos, a lot of them, described majestic views, breathtaking scape and pristine beaches in my humble little country.
Some may say it’s fine. But for me, it isn’t.
It is, for me, almost synonymous to saying that the Philippines is the worst country in the world and it has no right to have something so beautiful.
Please, don’t get me wrong.
My country and its people, including me, are no way perfect. There are a lot, maybe all, corrupt officials. There are garbages, there are stinky areas, there are crooks.
But hey, the Philippines have all the right to the credit that it deserves.
So please, when you describe something that is just so great, don’t use the phrase I’ve written above.
Say, “Beautiful, magnificent, of course, I’m in the Philippines,” instead.
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DAY 12 of 50 Days of Gratefulness
Today, I am grateful that I am a Filipino, that I am from the Philippines. 🙂
I am about to go home, today in a first-ever journey of discovering the the land where I was born.
I am probably seeing this culture-rich, old-and-rustic view:
Photo credit: Forums France
So… yes, it’s marvelous, because it is proudly, Philippines.