Filipinos are Everywhere
We cannot deny the fact that more or less half of the population in the
Philippines wanted to fly abroad to earn higher compensation, career growth or
change of lifestyle. Whatever it is, Pinoys or Filipinos abroad are growing in
Filipinos are known for being hardworking, cheerful and caring. No matter how
tired and stressed they are at work, they never forget to be optimistic in some
ways to lighten up the burden. Pinoys abroad usually gather around with other
Filipinos during special days or any events that involves the presence of every
Filipino so that they will be acquainted with each other and exchange pleasant
talks and news about Philippines.
There are a lot of stories to tell regarding the new lifestyle of most
Filipinos abroad experienced and encountered. Nearly all of them experiences a
share of discrimination and stereotypes that Filipinos are exporters of domestic
helpers and maids. There might be truth to that but people of other race should
not generalize that all Filipinos living and working abroad are of that kind.
The Filipino Character
One either Filipino or some foreign people can identify a Filipino based on
the character or habits it shows or reflects. These foreign people are
accustomed to Filipino's character as in every part of the world there is a
Filipino. The following lists are some of the Filipino trademarks that has been
a part of their character for a very long time either by influence of other
culture or not.
1. Being hospitable and polite to visitors even local or foreign are what
most Filipinos behave. You will surely be treated with utmost service and care
when you are the guest of their house. They will help you with every thing you
need. Visitors are commonly treated as a part of the family.
2. The close family ties is very evident in every Filipino's home. If one of
the family members does not have a house to stay, then his or her relative is
open to offer an accommodation.
3. Filipinos usually have a food to bring after they go for a special
occasion or gathering. More often than not, hosts gives dishes to their guests
as a “take home” as what Filipinos call it.
These are just a few of the trademarks that a Filipino has. It is good to
know about these habits or characters so that you will not be surprised to know
that something like that exists. One more thing, you can determined when you are
in other countries if who are Filipinos just in case you are not accustomed to
the Filipino's habits.
The Filipinos are Famous Worldwide
Get to know some of the Famous Filipinos that is marking their name in and
outside the Philippines. These people belong to different fields and lifestyle
whose achievement made a great impact.
1. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao - one of the most highest paid sports
entertainer throughout the world. He is the only boxer that won ten world titles
as of the moment. Many aspiring boxers would like to challenge Manny Pacquiao
since defeating him won likely earn them fame and success.
2. Charice Pempengco - discovered through the famous video sharing
website- Youtube.com, she made her first international debut in the United
States of America through the Ellen de Generes show. People were amazed by her
vocal skills which landed her to guest in Oprah Winfrey's show wherein the
segment was about kids who have amazing talent. From then on, Charice
skyrocketed to fame with the help of David Foster and Oprah Winfrey. She made
appearances in different occasions and in an American musical comedy, Glee.
3. Kenneth Cobonpue - in the field of architecture and industrial
areas, one man is included as a widely known industrial designer, and he is
Kenneth Cobonpue. He was born on July 22, 1968 in Cebu. Most clients like
Cobonpue's craft since it uses mostly of rattan, buri, bamboo and abaca
materials. His designs conquered different parts of the world like in United
States of America wherein his customers includes Hollywood A-listers' Angelina
Jolie, Brad Pitt and Lucy Liu.
4. Lea Salonga - a Filipina singer and actress who became famous when
she lend her voice in the blockbuster Disney film- Mulan and Aladdin. After some
time, Lea Salonga was among the ones who was named as a Disney Legend this year
2011. She was also the first Asian to play the role of Éponine and Fantine in
the musical Les Misérables on Broadway.
5. Shamcey Supsup - who could forget Ms. Philippines in the recently
concluded Miss Universe 2011. Though she may have not won the crown but she gain
her own fame after her controversial question and answer portion. People bring a
lot of stir with her placement during the pageant but as what Ms. Supsup said,
she is contented with her place. Shamcey is a magna cum laude graduate in the
University of the Philippines in the field of architecture.
There are still a lot of famous Filipinos from different fields of
concentration that are truly remarkable and a source of inspiration.