Today’s #PhilippineFridays question is: Who is your Filipino Hero? Filipino heroes vary today. They can be your next door neighbor, maybe a classmate or someone who’s done a lot for the Philippines. However, my Filipino hero is none other than my parents. As well as the thousands of other people who are also Overseas Filipino Workers. Being an OFW is hard and I’ve witnessed many people who have gone through so many changes, so many adjustments that you have to look up to the way they are treating life. Despite the hardships of being away from family, they will do everything to save us, their children from witnessing a fate that will greatly affect our lives and futures. My parents may not be Jose Rizal or may not have fought for the country like Andres Bonifacio. But, they’ve sacrificed so much just like these historical heroes of ours, they’ve put all their work, gone through numerous challenges, fought to live with different cultures and despite not always getting fair treatment in a different country, they’ve suffered through it all just like many other OFWs. Just like Paciano Rizal who is the wind beneath Jose Rizal’s wings, these OFWs and my parents are the wind beneath mind. Their courage, faith and determination will always be a great inspiration for achieving and
Today’s #PhilippineFridays question is: What Images come to Mind When You Hear the Word Philippines? What else? BEACHES! Take a look at some of the best beaches in the Philippines:
The topic for the 2nd week of #PhilippineFridays is: What Filipino Food Do You Miss Eating? The Filipino food that I dearly miss eating is definitely Polvoron from the Baker’s Hill in Puerto Princesa City. There’s just something about their Polvoron that I can’t seem to find in other products or even other Polvoron products. I’ve tasted many, believe me, but there’s nothing like that homey taste of just the right amount of sweetness from the Polvoron of Baker’s Hill. If ever I do go back to Puerto Princesa, Baker’s Hill will be on top of my list of places to go back to.
My lack of time and money to tour the Philippines every single day of my life has hindered me to explore my country more as of this moment. However, I am blessed to have been to many of my country’s most beautiful places. I am sure that there are also more places to visit in the Philippines and that one day, my favorite destination in the Philippines will change. Right this moment though, my answer to your question would definitely be El Nido in Palawan. I am completely in love, head over heels with that place, just a tiny bit over Puerto Princesa City. If I get the chance to go back there, I would without the blink of an eye. Why El Nido? First of all, the small town is so simple that you won’t appreciate anything else except for the beauty and the simplicity of the town. You can walk the whole Poblacion and the people there are friendly. Second, going to El Nido had solidified my love for my country and my love of traveling. It was the time when I realized that the Philippines shouldn’t be written off just yet and that although our current economy is bad, the country offers such beauty that I don’t think I can ever lose hope for my country. If
Recently launched, #PhilippineFridays will be helping the country’s tourism by aiming to put the Philippines as a Twitter trending topic every Friday. A topic will be provided each week for people to tweet and blog about. This project, headed by #ManilaMinds, is a joint project for many of the country’s talented writers. Promote the Philippines! I think this is definitely a great way to spread Philippine Tourism. Publicly announcing my support now. For more details and today’s topic, check out Brian Ong’s The Philippines and Beyond Thanks to Lloyd of http://thelostboylloyd.blogspot.com/2011/05/manila-minds-launches-philippinefridays.html for the heads up.