Today is June 12. Other than today being a non-working holiday for me, today is Philippine Independence Day. 111 years — wow.
People often ask me why I would rather stay here in the Philippines when there are opportunities all over the world for someone in my job/industry. My answer? I like it here. As weird as it may sound, I really do. It’s not that I don’t see the opportunities and career growth out there, it’s just that I still see the same opportunities and career growth here for me. I know and respect other people’s decisions to go and work outside of the country, but for me? I’d really rather stay here (but doing travel for work is of course, welcome).
Every time I go out of the country to travel, I often find myself comparing where I am visiting to the Philippines. As much as I loved Singapore, and as much as I enjoyed HK, I always find myselfÂ excited to go home. I can’t imagine living anywhere else but here.
It may not show in my posts, and sometimes I admit to be slightly apathetic over a lot of things in the country (this is for another post again), but I truly love being a Filipino. Despite all the surplus of troubles, the jokes, scandals and inefficiencies, I love this country and all it’s 7,107 islands and quirks. I am proud to be a Filipino.
Maligayang araw ng kasarinlan, Pilipinas! ((Happy Independence Day, Philippines))
P.S. Oh, and don’t you just love Google.com.ph‘s logo today? :D