Bakit ang sarap maging Pilipino?

Ang sarap maging Pilipino.

Sarap maging Pilipino - JollibeeHas this thought ever crossed your mind recently? With the various problems our country is burdened and battered with, have you considered to stop and think about the wonderful things that still make us proud to be Filipino? Maybe a story or a personal experience or even a general trait that would make you say to yourself, “Ang sarap maging Pilipino…”

Allow me to share my own thoughts with you while we’re at it…

If there is one thing or trait I absolutely love about us Filipinos as a people, it is perhaps our hospitality towards other people.

Indeed, other nationalities and cultures are generally hospitable as well. But ours is arguably on a league all its own. Ask any foreigner who’s recently experienced a Filipino’s warmth and wholehearted graciousness. Filipinos are known to have this very admirable characteristic. Filipinos love to help others. We smile and go out of our way to go the extra mile even for people whom we consider to be strangers. We love to please others even when we are inconvenienced by it. And we never complain.

Who else on Earth does that? Correction… let me rephrase the question. Who else on Earth can be just as accommodating and hospitable to others and extend this level of kindness so effortlessly?

Only us Pinoys, in my opinion.

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