Monday, September 1, 2008

What Are Filipinos Like?


Nothing is as difficult as self-appraisal and to answer question in the little of this article. I thought it best to start by asking it. With no particular pattern in mind, I asked a number of foreign friends to give me their impression of the Filipino. I was told that we are friendly, good-natured, loyal, idealistic, sentimental, socially gracious (even the lower classes), un willing to accept responsibility, lacking in self-reliance, less hard working than the Chinese, more intelligent than the Malay, imitative but less so than the Japanese religious but not so mystical as the Indians, and in general, the most adaptable of all the races in the Orient.

A Spaniard thought we were very like the Spanish: an American thought we were not American enough. A Frenchman remarked we were the only people in Asia with a sense of humor at least only ones who could laugh at themselves, which when one thinks of it, was probably the pretties compliment of all.

17 comments:

martha said...

Yes, i agree with your article here. Filipinos are easy to get along with. They have good-nature, hospitable. You will like filipinos, they are so friendly.

adrian said...

Hi Pari. Are you a filipino? You know, i have a heart to a filipino. They are so kind, so hospitable. That's why when i read your article about the likes of the filipino, i paused there and eager to know what are the likes of the filipino. You gave me some ideas about that.

Dominic said...

Someone told me that filipinos are kind person. It's that really so? I want to know coz next month i will visit the Philippines and i'm sure i will going to meet filipinos. And at leat with your article here, i will not make them offended, coz i have some knowledge of what they like. Thanks Pari!

Michael said...

I met many filipinos, and i know what they like. Filipinos are so simple. They are very kind and hospitable. They are good.

danny said...

I agree filipinos are easy to get along with. They are so friendly and loyal.

leyah_30 said...

filipinos are good people. sure everyone would enjoy mingling with them..

April Dianne said...

You know what? You just plagiarized Leon Ma. Guerrero's "What Are Filipinos Like?" essay! And I hope that you get caught because anyone with a logical mind knows that it is illegal!You just violated the law in copyrighting and i would just hope that you will be behind bars soon.

Anonymous said...

this is from Leon Ma. Guerrero's essay.I've read this from a Philippine Literature book...
PLAGIARISM...

Anonymous said...

i am so pissed that you have to use leon ma. guerrero's work for you to came up with this blog... that's PLAGIARISM... and if you dont know what are the consequences of what you've done.. be ready to be behind bars..

nlimpag said...

Your Right Guys, To know more about philippines and filipinos have a look at this one..

http://thefilipinos.blogspot.com/

harah said...

where can i get a copy of " what are filipinos like by leon ma. guerrero" the full readings

harah said...

please help me on it po. . .kc i need to pass it. thanks sa mka help sa kin. . .

Anonymous said...

Please at least give due credit for Leon Ma. Guerrero's work.

else, delete this post.

else, I'll check in another week and if this post doesn't get deleted, I'll report it.

Anonymous said...

i like filipinos, but the thing i dont get is they point with their lips! lol

Anonymous said...

PLAGIARISM
put some credit for Leon Ma. Guerrero's work please.

Anonymous said...

plagiarized or not,this is the finest article i've come across so far that best describes a Filipino.. compared to the other trashy comments i've read which did nothing but put down Filipinos...if i may add, resiliency is one of the best traits of the Filipinos i really admire..'though i agree that the one who posted this should have given due credit to Mr Guerrero..

megan said...

tnx for some information:)