Friday, July 27, 2007

SOUNDING LIKE A BROKEN RECORD






We fearlessly praise our own country on the internet. We are proud of ourselves. We show the world how beautiful our country and how rich our culture is. We tell them we are the best; we are achievers, talented, intelligent, beautiful people. We even declare an all out war on the Internet when somebody disagrees.

All of it, of course, is already known to the world…we just keep repeating ourselves and sound like a broken record.

Although we are living in the age of information, I'm sure there are still many great things that are untold and you take pride of...


WHAT IS IT ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY THAT YOU ARE REALLY, REALLY PROUD OF; THAT THE WORLD DOESN’T KNOW YET?




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27 comments:

Arunny Chantou said...

It is funny to notice the label you put on this post as a "question with no answer".

Truly, people in our region would find this question very hard to answer because ---> we are all engrossed looking up at other countries' that we forget to appreciate our own.

To answer the question for Cambodia, this is a little trivial...our most famous blogger is our King.

His Majesty has a blog since he was still a Crown Prince. And this makes us feel closer to our monarch.

This, I take pride of.

ErickLau said...

Something we are really proud of? And not yet known to the world? That's hard to answer. All I know about Singapore are also known to the world.

This has made me think. Ohmigod, a simple question I can't answer? This is embarassing! I'll get back to you on that.

Sucre Castro-Montpelier said...

i must admit. the question is valid but its too hard to answer. this made me look like a fool, i admit. now what am i so proud of the philippines?

maybe this would count: the name of the philippines before magellan named it (after king philip II), was achipelago de san lazaro.

there! i bet not too many people knew that. i take pride that my country was once named after a saint.

Saiful said...

Singapura... Singapura...Singapura. What do I know about you that others don't? I'll take a rain check on that. ;-)

Teddy Geronimo said...

Good point! Excellent insight! But the question, I'm afraid, I cannot answer. Call me unpatriotic. I will accept it.

Anonymous said...

Can you change the question to simply: "What is it about your country that the World Doesn't Know Yet"? The "proud of" part is making the question almost impossible to answer.

Rowena, Philippines

Theresa Mallari said...

Rowena, you mean you dont know anything about your country that you are proud of? This goes to Teddy Geronimo too.

PinoySireyna said...

Your posts are too deep for the netcafe dwelling rats of the Philippines. Can you make it a little shallow so we can react accordingly?

Anonymous said...

Tumigil tigil ka nga jan pinoysireyna. Speak for yourself! Chura nitech!

PinoySireyna said...

Hey anonymous. Im just saying the truth. Has any one of us actually left a sensible comment to the Thailander and the other non-Filipino posts? Wala! (nothing). All we know are jolog blogs that we are used to. Puro ka jologan! Puro ka baklaan! Dont wash hands on me anonymous!

Silvia said...

Gay Filipino readers never like blog posts that make them think. They just like shallow entertainment to make them go all out with their "kabadingan" (gayness).

Afterall, the internet is a great way to "ladlad" (come out of the closet) without really revealing our true idendity.

I think this will answer PinoySireyna and Anonymous catfight. Nakaka-hiya kyo!

Dan Gabriel said...

Of course, to generalize would be a fault. I think the issue with people like "shallow" is caused by several factors.

The blog is more or less a new medium to most people. And you know what they say, sex sells. So sexy or sensual posts, especially those with pics to match will attract more readers.

Another factor would be linked to another post here in United Sea. The post title is "Conformity". When we conform to the belief that people will almost always go to "shallow" posts, then we cannot hope to change the general view on blog-reading habits.

Of course, people are entitled to their own tastes. But I share United Sea's vision to take blogging to another level.

Just my two cents worth. ;)

Dan Gabriel said...

And before I forget, I am proud of the Filipino street games that children play. It's unfortunate that with other forms of entertainment, young Pinoys and Pinays fail to enjoy such games as patintero/harangang-daga (with one of the players uniquely called patotot), piko, langit-lupa, prikidam 1-2-3, etc.

I feel nostalgic just thinking about these games.

Dan Gabriel said...

Sorry. The post I was referring to is not titled "Conformity", it's "under the weather".

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Good morning bloggers of SE Asia. Oh! I got so many comments already! Yahooo!!! I like. I like. Thanks guys! It's good morning indeed.

Notice DAN GABRIEL's comments. Then check his blog. Oozing intelligence without even trying.

I am almost certain HE will get the job to represent the Philippines for the ASEAN Blog proposal. I'll talk about that another time. I don't want to pre-empt anything. :-)

Alexandra Bounxouei said...

Laos main export is electricity.

empress maruja said...

Seems like my latest post is being snubbed, huh? (judging from how this title is changed)

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Yup Empress, my editor suggested to change the title. He should know better. LOL

Even on my blog; I just post and post and never check spelling, grammar and all. But somebody do that for us.

Thanks.

Dodong ng Romblon said...

Para ky ate maruja: npk nega mo nman ate. mag praninggerzie ka b jan? helo.

To the question: I am proud of the fact that my island of Romblon in the Philippines is the "Italy of Southeast Asia" for it's quality marbles. We have more marbles than other places in our region.

Ahmed said...

Malaysia produce the most number of pirated DVD in the world. Next to China.

Sofia for BISEAN said...

Alright, if it was such a big DEAL > I forced Pisanu to change back the original title. Unbelievable!

empress maruja said...

@ Dodong - Mare, kung ikaw ba naman mag-post ng entry ditets, sabay may magpapalit na titlet na ang koda'y "KNOWSUNG NA NAMIN 'YAN...", hindi ka rin ba maaaning?

(Translation: I'm okay now. No need to worry. :) )

khalel said...

reading reader's comment in this post better define United SEA stands for and what vision it is being moulded into.

I agree with Dan Gabriel. There are several factors why there is a "thirst" for "shallow" post.

Empress, ill check on the matter. As far as i am concern, i envisioned this blog to be free flowing. So I have no Idea, Who change the title and why is it change.

Now to answer the question, I am proud of the "BAYANIHAN SYSTEM"

khalel said...

Dan Gabriel, I have sent you the invite to join Us!

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Wow! So many things for me to research on! Thanks for the dudes and babes!

*** To other contributors: I suggest you post an advert on your blog that you posted an article here, put up a link directly to it.

This is very useful if you "want" a lot of responses to your posts here. Isn't it just common sense?

khalel said...

Yes, common sense. lolz!

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