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Proud to be Pinoy!

March 17, 2008

Ironic, but for someone who has lived a little less than 8 yrs of her life in the Philippines I feel more Filipino everyday. I don’t deny that my children and I are fortunate that we were born and raised abroad. I am a second generation immigrant here in the US. I speak both English and Tagalog fluently. In bouts of anger I revert to English, when threatening the kids in public I hiss in Tagalog. I went back home for High School and college. In all sincerity, if not for the economic crisis and unstable government, the Philippines is heaven and paradise rolled into one. There are many Filipinos who have migrated to different parts of the world. They now look down their noses [flat bridge, Pinoy-style] at anything Filipino, lest they be mistaken for one. They have banned the mother tongue to be spoken out loud in their homes, but I guarantee you they cuss and think in Tagalog. They adopted the accents and cultures of their chosen land but they still eat rice and adobo and fart like a true blooded Pinoy. Be proud to be Pinoy! Our noses are a dead give away.

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