Proud and beaming to be a Filipina?
I guess racial descrimation has been and will always be part of this world's culture. It is something we cannot change, but it is something we can definitely hurdle.
I am a proud and beaming Filipina. I am thankful to God for having brought me in this world through my Filipino parents. I mean, why not? I can think of many reasons one Filipinos should be proud of their country and culture, but let me share five traits that come immediately to mind:
.1. Filipinos are generally warm. Something I am so proud about our people. We are hospitable, friendly, happy people. Who wouldn't want such company?
2. Filipinos are loving. Imagine taking care of old people who are not even your next of kin, and yet we, Filipinos can genuinely and lovingly take care of them. Its not just for the money, eventually these people whom you get to be with every single day of your life, become like parents and/or family to you. How can anybody do that without being A filipino first and loving at the same time? It doesnt only take skill. There's got to be the heart.
3. Filipinos speak good english. I still believe that 90% of all Filipinos can at least understand English. While its been said that Filipinos deteriotated in terms of speaking good and straight english, I think that majority of total Philippines can still speak English. The proliferation of call centers, BPOs and on-line teaching is a solid evident that we are still in the running.
4. Filipinos are achievers. (www. filipino achievers.com) There are a lot of Filipinos who excel in their line of work - here and abroad. They may not be known to a regular pinoy, but if you do some research, you would find out a long list of outstanding filipinos who have become achievers in their own rights.
5. Filipinos are world-class. Manny Pacquiao, Leah Salonga, Cherish Pempengco ( very recently), Lani Misalucha, Efren Bata Reyes, Paeng Nepomuceno. And the list goes on and on and on. Though we live in a third world country, this has not hampered our drive as a nation to make our country rise and become part of the world class roster.