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“Back home”

23 Sep

It’s  every  Filipinos’   “dream”  to  return  back home  alter spending some years  outside   of  it.  Definitely,    back home,  is  the Philippines.   There is  no  other  “place”  like  “home”,  we  would  usually  say.   And  it  is  true.   There  is nothing  more  authentic  than a  “balut”  being  eaten  back  home.  There is nothing  more  delicious  than the “mangoes”,   the  “pancit,  the adobo,  the  kare-kare,  the   “bulalo and  many  other  food,  than  what   we  have  back home.

You wouldn’t  experience  as  much  traffic  in  another  country  than  what there is to  experience in the Philippines.   You  wouldn’t  see  as many  public  transportation   in  other  countries than  what you can  find  in  the Philippines.  We  have  jeepneys,  buses,  MMRT,  “trikes”,   “kalesa(see kalesa photo below),    bicycles,  “kariton”(see below image)  and  of course the taxis,  trucks,  cars,  trolleys…etc.    Our  Philippines is a  combination  of  modernity on  one  side   and  rural  on the  other  side.  And  this  difference  is just  kilometres   if  not  merely a  few meters away.   Makati  City   is  a  concrete  example  of   a modern city  with  rural  areas.

Kalesa

Kariton

The  Philippines has all the  “ingredients”  you can  find  in  a  country  to make   it  exciting,  interesting,  curious  and   to  see  “things happening  un-expectedly”.   We are  unique.   We  receive   typhoons  like  no other country in the  world does.     We  get  earthquakes  at  any  given   time of the year.  We  have volcanoes,  natural  springs,   thousands  of  uninhabited  islands  that  can  house  the  almost  100 millions  Filipinos    without  any problem at  all.   We  have  a huge amount  of  natural  resources  to  tap  for  the  needs of the Filipinos.

We  “start”  Christmas  season  when the  month  ending in “ber”  begins.  We  jam-pack  the  Churches  on Sundays.   As  much as  aficionados  of  “cock fighting”  fill up  the  “sabungan”  halls  on Sundays  as  well.   What  about the  markets?  They’re  open  16 hours  a  day.  MacDonald’s  serve breakfast  as  early  at  6 AM.   Kentucky Fried Chicken  faces competition  with  Max’s  Fried  Chicken.   And the “lechon?  Where  have you seen pigs  being  roasted  along  the  road.

The  are  quite  a number  of  things  to  say  that  we  end  up  murmuring to ourselves “only in the Philippines”.  It’s  true,   we  are  unique,   tremendously   exciting  and  interesting country  that  every Filipino should be  proud  of.  But  a  lot  cannot  resist  the  call  of  the “outside world”,   so they venture  to seek  for  a  better  “place to live in”.   Contradictory isn’t  it, that many  Filipinos  living  outside  of  the  Philippines  say  “there is no  better place like  home”.   Ironic  as  it may  seem, but  that   irony is the reality.   There  is no  better place like  home,  but only up to some  extent.   Because  we  are  being  denied of that opportunity  to really  feel  being  at  “home”.   To the  11 million  Filipinos  that  “home”   is  located  outside,  and they   have already  believed  it  to be.

True  enough,  there  could  be  no “better place  like home”,  but  let  us  face  it,  if  that  “home”   can  provide  you  with the needs  to “live better”,  then  it  shall  truly be  a  “home”,   otherwise,  it will  just  remain  as  a  simple  adage, a simple  saying,  a  simple  quotation,   with no meaning    and  content,  but,  some  letters  of  the alphabet.

Muchas  gracias  a  todos.   Que  os  vaya  bien….

Maraming  salamat  po  sa inyong pagtaguyod  at  pag-palain kayong lahat…..Eric

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