Patriotism: many people claim to be a patriot, but don't even speak the mother language. (especially here) They try to speak english instead. To me, one of the best ways to love your country is to love, and speak, your language. It's one of the strongest foundations of our culture. So this picture is my way of encouraging my fellowmen to keep our languages, even the minor ones, alive. :]
& i know that i don't speak our national language that well, but i am learning. and i still proudly speak in another one of our country's native language. astang bisdaka !
Hey I think this is a great pic and you make a valid point; though I am not Filipino, I enjoy the concept and your words on the subject. Well done. And where I live, they murder English even though it's supposed to be our mother tongue. Ebonics have taken over. Go figure... it's sad to feel your language is dying.
CONGRATULATIONS!! As one of only two Honorable Mentions of the Patriotic Photography Contest, you have been featured in the News Article [link] and here [link] and here [link] with more features to come from some of the other generous Prize Donors as well!!
Excellent thought and view. I absolutely agree with that 100%. Here in American Spanish is taking over in a lot of places and you're looked at as prejudice if you suggest someone "should speak English", but it's not about being prejudice, it's about speaking the language of the Country your in (especially if you live there). I even think you should be able to at least attempt a language if you're visiting a country (though us Americans get spoiled with that when we travel, we shouldn't). Thanks for the pic and description on it for the Contest!!
thanks for agreeing! Pride in your language is definitely one of the simplest, yet best acts of patriotism, and also for showing respect to the country you're in. it's important to learn a bit of culture as well.