Its been only 5 days to Christmas. We, Filipinos, loves this season more than any other holidays. It has always been a joyful time wherein we can spend with our families & the people we loves the most. But Christmas doesnt always worked that way. Christmas, I think, imparts a more valuable lesson in life more than gifts, foods, the songs, and all the material things that we received. We should remind ourselves that Christmas is celebrated because it is the time that we can become a better person by virtues of generosity and greatfullness. Christmas always gives us a chance to shine and display our greatness.
While I was watching the TV earlier, the ABS-CBN station ID for 2010 caught my attention. Their theme on this years Christmas plug is "Ngayong Pasko Magniningning ang Pilipino", which is interpreted by Gary V & Toni Gonzaga. Aside from its catchy tune, I think it also emphasizes that all Filipino deserves a fair chance to shine this season.
The chorus is very apt on the concluded matched between our very own Pacquiao and Mexico's pride Margarito, wherein the Filipinos shine once again. Pacquiao proved to the world how great fighter he is. Aside from that he also gave all Filipinos around the world of something to be proud of. But what is more admirable to Pacquiao was when he showed inner strength when he refused to inflict more damage to his opponent. In one of his interview he said that, "boxing is not for killing each other" and for that impressive statement he stood out one more time.
It is not only Pacquiao that makes our country proud, there is Charice Pempengco & Arnel Pineda, who does not tired on proving how talented the Filipinos are. Another is Efren Penaflorida, the CNN's 2009 Hero of the Year. He also showed how compassionate Filipinos are and for giving the importance of education, when he used his kariton being a classroom to teach the less fortunate children on the streets. And the AZKAL's, the Philippines National Football team, without the government support, still, they struggle to fight to show to world that Filipinos can excel even on football. They are just among the many ones who continously gave us something to be proud of and something to believed in. Their successes gives us hope that everyone can achieve more than what they achieved. One more reason why we shine throughout the world is because of our OFW's, the what we called the newest Hero of our time. Their dedication to their job, talents & intelligence, hospitable & care for others, also the determination to succeed are some of the many things that other countries & cultures admires of. No greater love than being apart from love ones just to give them a good life & future.
They are just among the many ones who continously gave us something to be proud of and something to believed in. Their successes gives us hope that everyone can achieve more than what they achieved.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
MABUHAY ANG FILIPINO!!!