Planning to Retire Soon!

If you are planning to retire in the Philippines soon, I suggest you visit several excellent websites on pro's and cons of retiring in the Philippines. However if you want to retire in the provinces, where life is simple, standard of living cheaper, less traffic congestion and pollution, availability of fresh seafood and vegetables compared to the big cities, my island province is the place for you! If this is your first time in my site, welcome. Please do not forget to read the latest national and international news in the right side bar of this blog. Some of the photos and videos on this site, I do not own. However, I have no intention on the infringement of your copyrights. The photo above is the front yard of Chateau Du Mer-Our Retirement Home in Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Monday, July 8, 2013

Philippines Identity Crises-Pilipinas to Filipinas


I was reading an article about the Philippines identity crises ( see below) just recently. I feel there is no need to change Pilipinas to Filipinas. The "P" letter sounds better than the "F" letter as in UP for the University of the Philippines. UF for University of Filipinas sounds to me like the four letter word that most of us are familiar with. Moreover, I like the sound of Pinoy instead of Finoy and Pinay instead of Finay. On the other hand, I like the sound of Filipino instead of Pilipino.

Along the same line, the word puck (goblin or elf) is a decent word, but not as funny and versatile than its corresponding word beginning with letter "f" as described in the following video.

Perhaps we could change Pride to Fride, Passion to Fassion and Patriotism to Fatriotism, if we do not care about our English spelling. On the other hand Freedom is correctly spelled and there is no way we can change it to Preedom unless you are from Pampanga. Lastly, Will you call President Aquino, FNoy instead of his popular short name PNoy?

My dear readers, what do you think? Is this a laughing matter or really important to the Filipino identity in the world? Or do you really care?

http://www.philstar.com/supreme/2013/07/06/962031/filipinas/pilipinas-national-identity-crisisP

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