Bakit ang Sarap Maging Pilipino?

Bakit masarap maging Pilipino? Bakit nga ba? Sa dinami-dami naman ng mga nangyayari dito sa atin… dumaan na sina Ondoy at Yolanda, pati naman mga pulitika nakiki-eksena pa. Pero iba pa din talaga dito sa atin… so yes, I agree, masarap maging Pilipino talaga!

Even foreigners think so. Take Bryan, Shu Wang, Marcus, and Anna in the video above for example. They’ve adopted the Philippines as their very own. Anna in particular hails from Russia. She has lived in the Philippines for 7 years. She’s married to a Filipino and they have 2 children. Anna noted that Filipinos are expressive of their feelings and she relishes the warmth and love her Filipino family radiates. Filipinos are very loving and hospitable — ready to play host to people from all over the globe. It’s easy to adopt the Philippines as your home because you’re always welcome here without questions and without judgements. 🙂

Typhoon Yolanda Victims
Photo of Typhoon Yolanda victims courtesy of CBN Asia.

For me though, it’s our indomitable spirit as a nation that makes being a Filipino so special. Nothing can daunt us come hell or high water. We were able to find light even when we were faced with the devastation of one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded on the planet. This innate ability to laugh, smile, and find humor in every situation is proof of the Filipinos’ resilience as a people. I find this to be our most amazing quality. No matter what obstacles our thrown our way, we can always pick ourselves up with a smile and continue moving forward. I find it so much easier to be happy here… truly. 🙂

Bakit ang #SarapMagingPilipino — nakukuha nating ngumiti at tumawa kahit na mabigat ang problema, di ba? 😀

Ikaw ba, bakit ang #SarapMagingPilipino para sa iyo?

Let us reflect as we celebrate the coming Philippine Independence Day. Tweet your answers to the question using the hashtag #SarapMagingPilipino or simply share your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a happy one tomorrow! ♥

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