May 24th, 2007

Feels Great to be Pinoy

Google’s Aileen Apolo tagged me for this meme: What are the 3 signs you see happening now that make you say, “it feels great to be Pinoy”? Thanks to the Macalua who started this meme.

1. Filipinos actors, directors, musicians, artists and sportsmen from the Philippines are making waves internationally. Lea Salonga, Manny Pacquiao, Efren Bata Jr. (idol!), Paeng Nepumoceno, Cecil Licad — they are the best at what they do. The list can go on and on. Not only that, Filipinos are dominating the nursing and outsourcing industries here and abroad. In short: we help make the world go round!

2. Can I say I’m proud to be Davaoeno? Nothing beats Davao City in terms of livability, cleanliness, peace and order and low cost of living. This alone makes me proud to be born here. (hint: invest here now!)

3. Filipinos are smarting up. Like what Marc said, if you’re a celebrity it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to win an election as proved by the recent polls. Even though there are those ubiquitous trapos (ancient politicians) and dynasaurs (political dynasties), I’m just happy I won’t see Richard Gomez, Cesar Montano and Tito Sotto in office. I’m proud of Manny Pacquiao (see #1), but what does boxing have to do with running a city?

I’m gonna tag a few people for this: Ria, Kim, Shari, Max, Chris, Michael and Eric.

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  1. 12 Comments

  2. Aileen Apolo said...

    Thanks Andrew for answering the meme!


    May 24, 2007

  3. talksmart said...

    Thanks Andrew for the tag. I don’t normally do this, but there is always a first time 🙂

    May 24, 2007

  4. Andrew said...

    @Aileen: Salamat sa tag!

    @Eric: Np! It’s my first time too! Looking forward to your answers.:D

    May 25, 2007

  5. Ria Jose said...

    Didn’t know you tagged me. Now I do. 😉

    May 25, 2007

  6. Rico said...

    Nice word, that “dynosaur.” 😆

    May 25, 2007

  7. Max Limpag said...

    Davao is indeed a great place. I’ve had fond memories of it. The last I was there, though, was almost 10 years ago.

    One thing I’m particularly proud of right now as a Filipino, and more particularly as someone from Mindanao—specifically Polomolok, South Cotabato—is that Manny Pacquiao got knocked out in Polomolok and the other areas in the district during the elections. Yes, Manny is a great fighter, maybe the best the world over. Yes he is a good man, he helps poorer folks in his community. But like what you said, but what does boxing have to do with running a city?

    May 26, 2007

  8. Andrew said...

    @Rico: Dynasaurs.. akk.. hate them!

    @Max: You should revisit Davao in October (’07) for the Mindanao Blogging Summit! I’m part of the organizing committee. We’re still in the planning stages so I can’t offer much details yet. But I hope to see you here!

    May 28, 2007

  9. daj said...

    Yup i agree… it feels greet to be pinoy…

    Many Pacquiao realy has the pinoy

    power punch that threatens most of the mexican


    In some field, i can say that pinoy are not

    only good in sports – Physically, but

    pinoy are smart also… agree?

    In fact Philippines is becoming more

    involved in Information Technology(IT)…

    Philippines is creating new generations

    of IT enthusiast such as graphix artist

    and web programmers.

    May 28, 2007

  10. Andrew said...

    @daj: Spamming is bad. ‘Nuff said.

    May 29, 2007

  11. fruityoaty said...

    I’m am a proud Filipino even though I was raised for most of my life in Canada. Culture-wise, I probably identify with being “Canadian” a bit more than being “Filipino”.

    In my experience, I’ve met a lot of Filipinos who moved to Canada for supposedly better opportunities, but ended up not being able to use their education here. Doctors working in factories, nurses working as admin assistants, teachers working in retail, etc. Sad, really. They may have been better off staying in the Philippines.

    Jun 2, 2007

  12. Culture Shiok! Singapore OFW said...

    Truly, it feels great to be Pinoy, specially for us who are working overseas.

    I just hope that everyone would feel the same way.

    Jun 2, 2007

  13. marvin said...

    Hello everybody,
    I am really proud to be PINOY that is why we made this free online classified ads and social networking for filipinos worldwide. We will be launching this March 2008 and We would like you to join us and participate with the forum, blogs, IM, chat, upload your videos/photos, create your own webpage, sell something and so on. See you there.

    MABUHAY and Have a Great Pinoy Day.

    Community of

    Massive Thank you to for this Lovely site. Good Luck!!!

    Feb 15, 2008

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