Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Exceedingly Filipino

I often notice dialogue lines in different movies that allude to expertise of a particular country (or nationality). The most common is the allusion to the technical prowess of the Japanese when it comes to electronic devices. “This is exceedingly Japanese. They never make it easy” (Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon). This seeming simple line brought to me an immense jealousy, if not a strong hope, for the Philippines.

It doesn’t have to be technology-related stuff. Perhaps a strong regard for our culture, history, or heritage would do. (We may see our past in the context of the Spanish times in the country, but that is another story). It would be really great to be still alive when I get to hear something like this: “This is exceedingly Filipino.”

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