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Mom: baby, your good in math. Now I'm going to ask you a question.
TAKING the Nokia N90 mobile phone underwater in Anilao, Batangas was enough to convince the judges to award Filipino Janice Yu the grand prize in a recent competition for Asian amateur mobile filmmakers.
On the last day before Christmas, I hurried togo to the supermarket to buy the remaining of the gift I didn't manage to buy earlier. When I saw all the people there, I started to complain to myself," It is going to take foreverhere and I still have so many other places to go. Christmas really is getting more and moreannoying every year. How I wish I could just lie down, goto sleep and only wake up after it..." Nonetheless, I made my way to the toy section,and there I started to curse the prices, wonderingif after all kids really play with such expensive toys. While looking in the toy section, I noticed asmall boy of about 5 years old, pressing a dollagainst his chest. He kept on touching the hair of the doll andlooked so sad. I wondered who this doll was for. Thenthe little boy turned to the old woman next to him, "Granny,are you sure I don't have enough money?" The old lady replied, "You know that you don'thave enough money to buy this doll, my dear." Then she asked him to stay here for 5 minuteswhile she went to look around. She left quickly. The little boy was still holding the doll in hishand. Finally, I started to walk toward him and Iasked him who he wanted to give this doll to. "It is the doll that my sister loved most andwanted so much for this Christmas. She was so sure thatSanta Claus would bring it to her." I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus willbring it to her, after all, and not to worry. But he replied to me sadly. "No, Santa Claus cannot bring it to her where she is now. I have to givethe doll to my mother so that she can give it to her when shegoes there." His eyes were so sad while saying this. "My sister has gone to bewith God. Daddy says that Mommy will also go to see God very soon, so Ithought that she could bring the doll with her to give it to mysister." My heart nearly stopped. The little boy lookedup at me and said, "I told daddy to tell mommy not togo yet. I asked him to wait until I come back from the supermarket." Then he showed me a very nice photo of him wherehe was laughing. He then told me, "I also wantmommy to take this photo with her so that she will not forget me." I lovemy mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me but daddy says that shehas to go to be with my little sister." Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes,very quietly. I quickly reached for my wallet and took a fewnotes and said to the boy, "What if we checked again,just in case if you have enough money?" "Ok," he said. "I hope that I have enough." I added some of my money to his without himseeing and we started to count it. There was enough forthe doll, and even some spare money. The little boy said, "Thankyou God for giving me enough money." Then he looked at me and added, "I askedyesterday before I slept for God to make sure I haveenough money to buy this doll so that mommy can give it to my sister. Heheard me." "I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for mymommy, but I didn't dare to ask God too much. But He gave me enough to buythe doll and the white rose." "You know, my mommy loves white rose." A few minutes later, the old lady came again andI left with my trolley. I finished my shopping in a totally differentstate from when I started. I couldn't get the littleboy out of my mind. Then I remembered a local newspaper article 2days ago, which mentioned of a drunk man in a truckwho hit a car where there was one young lady and a littlegirl. The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in acritical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on thelife-assisting machine, because the young lady would not be able to get out of thecoma. Was this the family of the little boy? Two days after this encounter with the littleboy, I read in the newspaper that the young lady hadpassed away. I couldn't stop myself and went to buy a bunchof white roses and I went to the mortuary where thebody of the young woman was exposed for people to see and makelast wish before burial. She was there, in her coffin, holding abeautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of thelittle boy and the doll placed over her chest. I left the place crying, feeling that my lifehad been changed forever. The love that this little boy had for his motherand his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine.And in a fraction of a second, a drunk man had taken all this awayfrom him.
Filipinos always complains about the corruption in the Philippines. Do you really think the corruption is the problem of the Philippines? I do not think so. strongly believe that the problem is the lack of love for the Philippines. Let me first talk about my country, Korea. It might help you understand my point. After the Korean War, South Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world. Koreans had to start from scratch because entire country was destroyed after the Korean War, and we had no natural resources. Koreans used to talk about the Philippines, for Filipinos were very rich in Asia. We envy Filipinos. Koreans really wanted to be well off like Filipinos. Many Koreans died of famine. My father & brother also died because of famine. Korean government was very corrupt and is still very corrupt beyond your imagination, but Korea was able to develop dramatically because Koreans really did their best for the common good with their heart burning with patriotism. Koreans did not work just for themselves but also for their neighbourhood and country. Education inspired young men with the spirit of patriotism. 40 years ago, President Park took over the government to reform Korea. He tried to borrow money from other countries, but it was not possible to get a loan and attract a foreign investment because the economic situation of South Korea was so bad. Korea had only three factories. So, President Park sent many mine workers and nurses to Germany so that they could send money to Korea to build a factory. They had to go through horrible experience. In 1964, President Park visited Germany to borrow money. Hundred of Koreans in Germany came to the airport to welcome him and cried there as they saw the President Park. They asked to him, "President, when can we be well off?" That was the only question everyone asked to him. President Park cried with them and promised them that Korea would be well off if everyone works hard for Korea, and the President of Germany got the strong impression on them and lent money to Korea. So, President Park was able to build many factories in Korea. He always asked Koreans to love their country from their heart. Many Korean scientists and engineers in the USA came back to Korea to help developing country because they wanted their country to be well off. Though they received very small salary, they did their best for Korea. They always hoped that their children would live in well off country. My parents always brought me to the places where poor and physically handicapped people live. They wanted me to understand their life and help them. I also worked for Catholic Church when I was in the army. The only thing I learned from Catholic Church was that we have to love our neighbourhood. And, I have loved my neighbourhood. Have you cried for the Philippines? I have cried for my country several times. I also cried for the Philippines because of so many poor people. I have been to the New Bilibid prison. What made me sad in the prison were the prisoners who do not have any love for their country. They go to mass and work for Church. They pray everyday. However, they do not love the Philippines. I talked to two prisoners at the maximum-security compound, and both of them said that they would leave the Philippines right after they are released from the prison. They said that they would start a new life in other countries and never come back to the Philippines. Many Koreans have a great love for Korea so that we were able to share our wealth with our neighbourhood. The owners of factory and company were distributed their profit to their employees fairly so that employees could buy what they needed and saved money for the future and their children. When I was in Korea, I had a very strong faith and wanted to be a priest. However, when I came to the Philippines, I completely lost my faith. I was very confused when I saw many unbelievable situations in the Philippines. Street kids always make me sad, and I see them everyday. The Philippines is the only Catholic country in Asia, but there are too many poor people here. People go to church every Sunday to pray, but nothing has been changed. My parents came to the Philippines last week and saw this situation. They told me that Korea was much poorer than the present Philippines when they were young. They are so sorry that there are so many beggars and street kids. When we went to Pasanjan, I forced my parents to take a boat because it would fun. However, they were not happy after taking a boat. They said that they would not take the boat again because they were sympathized the boatmen, for the boatmen were very poor and had a small frame. Most of people just took a boat and enjoyed it. But, my parents did not enjoy it because of love for them. My mother who has been working for Catholic Church since I was very young told me that if we just go to mass without changing ourselves, we are not Catholic indeed. Faith should come with action. She added that I have to love Filipinos and do good things for them because all of us are same and have received a great love from God. I want Filipinos to love their neighbourhood and country as much as they love God so that the Philippines will be well off. I am sure that love is the keyword, which Filipinos should remember. We cannot change the sinful structure at once. It should start from person. Love must start in everybody, in a small scale and have to grow. A lot of things happen if we open up to love. Let's put away our prejudices and look at our worries with our new eyes. I discover that every person is worthy to be loved. Trust in love, because it makes changes possible. Love changes you and me. It changes people, contexts and relationships. It changes the world. Please love your neighbourhood and country. Jesus Christ said that whatever we do to others we do to Him. In the Philippines, there is God for people who are abused and abandoned. There is God who is crying for love. If you have a child, teach them how to love the Philippines. Teach them why they have to love their neighbourhood and country. You already know that God also will be very happy if you love others. That's all I really want to ask you Filipinos.
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As we've all come to notice, in the past few decades, Filipinos have begun to infest the United States like some sort of disease. Their extensive involvement in the U.S. Armed Forces is proof of the trashy kind of qualities all filipinos tend to exhibit on a regular basis. You can see this clearly by studying the attitudes and cultural Icons of most Filipino Americans.
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