Posts Tagged ‘Filipino’

Life can be challenging at times, especially if you’re a Pinoy. Yes, you read it right. If you are a true-blooded pinoy/pinay living in seemingly chaotic/problematic country like Philippines, there is not much to expect. Negative news and negative remarks, you can hear and see all over the TV and newspapers; morning after morning, even before you swallow your first sip of coffee.

So have you heard? Lay offs and (Legacy) scandals. Better that you’ve not heard of it. It’s not going to make you feel good, trust me. And here is definitely not going to make you feel any better: Extremists threaten to behead red Cross hostage. (If you haven’re heard about this news, go to the link.)

A gunfight between our military men and Abu Sayyaf rebels has been taking place for several days now. And it will take long before it will end. Has it been going on for decades now? I’m not quite sure. Better check our history books. But more likely than not, this war in Mindanao has been existing long before I was born.

By the way, I also read somewhere else (I can’t remember) that US recession will be “in the air” for another year. Good Lord! I think lay offs are here to stay longer than we expected.

Good thing, we Filipinos are fighters, overcomers. If you’d ask Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Ninoy Aquino, they would probably tell you to be brave and fight for what is right for you: either write a book,or labor till you sweat with blood, or go to other country and make a living, then come back if you have saved enough. The result would be nationwide awareness, freedom, indignation. In short, we Filipinos are genius at making things work for the better. We are known for our very long patience. We waited more than 300 years to get to a free country status that we have now. So I’m very sure, we can make ends meet. We can get by.

After all, it’s just a matter of believing that everything is going to be alright. This, too, shall pass.

PS: Have you heard? Manny Pacquiao has given ABS CBN the right to cover his future fights, leaving GMA7 “angry”. Hmm… network war, Pacman.. now that’s what an average Pinoy call “good” news.


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My hubby used to play tennis regularly. I’m very proud to say that he’s good at that particular sport, aside from badminton of course. He is a single-backhand player which, according to him, finds other tennis players quite difficult to do. That maybe the reason I got hooked in watching grandslam tennis games. And also the main reason I want OMB to be a great Filipino tennis player someday and follow the footsteps of big stars like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Nothing’s wrong with dreaming (super)big for your child, right? 🙂

In the recent Australian Cup in Melbourne, a first filipino player won a championship in the junior boys double. Francis Casey “Nino” Alcantara teamed up with Cheng Peng Hsieh of China and played really well in the finals. They performed their best and came out victoriously.

I say, let’s talk about him. This is another achievement for our country. I am so proud of him. I hope this is not Nino’s first and last win. It’s my dream to see him play in the men’s single someday. I cheer for Federer and fanatically watch every grandslam, I definitely wouldn’t miss watching a Filipino play tennis in the international scenes. Hurrah to you Nino!

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