Saturday, 8 December 2007

A Foreigner of Our Own Land.

Yesterday, Friday afternoon, our school's High School Boys Varsity had a game Versus the High School Varsity Boys of Micah. The game was held in Faith Academy's Soccer Field. These two schools, Micah and Faith Academy are both International Schools. So I was kindda nervous about the game. The very moment I entered Faith Academy's Campus I felt like an alien. It was Davao but we're so outnumbered by foreigners, Americans, Malaysians, Korean. I felt like a foreigner of My Own Land, Our Own Land.

Every time I hear them talk and converse with each other in fluent English I can't help but say, "Wow!" It's not that I don't know how to speak in English but it's just that they've got this different slang accent. And Americans are naturally tall. Yes, They were all tall and every time they kick the ball it's goes half way through the whole field. Maybe that was one of the reasons why they won the game yesterday.

The game was pretty much exciting but aside from that we also got some insults. Well, maybe it wasn't much of an insult for the American Player who said it but I wouldn't want to judge him though or any American or foreigner. He said, "I don't remember Filipinos coz they're faces are very common.." Yes! He said that, and in front of a Filipino. It was kindda harsh. But what do we do. Nothing. Keep our mouths shut and just say our opinions later.

Aside from that Americans have really unique personalities. Very different from Filipinos. We met this Half Canadian, Half Filipino girl named Karen. She's 12 and she's really very hyper. But I wonder why she talks by herself. When my classmates arrived she was playing in the swing and then when they approached they observed she was talking to herself. after awhile my friends played soccer with her. Then during the game she just suddenly picked the ball up and started singing and dancing. Then we didn't know how to respond so we decided to just go along with her. Then we started singing until it became a showdown. And at first she wasn't talking and paying attention to us who were obviously Filipinos but only to our other classmate who had a Spanish blood because she really looks like a foreigner.

I'm not labeling the Americans but maybe just some Americans esp. those we've met yesterday.They were quite boastful and they think very highly of themselves. Maybe for them it is a normal thing. So if you meet an American expect these kinds of things. They're quite insensitive but maybe we should try to understand.

New Encountered Words:

Commissariat Department of the army responsible for the providing of food and other supplies.

Exchequer treasury: the funds of a government or institution or individual

Forage eatage: animal food for browsing or grazing| scrounge: collect or look around for (food)| wander and feed; "The animals forage in the woods"| foraging: the act of searching for food and provisions

Impoverished Reduced to poverty or made poor.


Happy Birthday To You!
Happy Birthday to V I N C E!!!
A friend of mine in CR.
A good moderator of Anything Asian.

A great Artist.
And a Loyal Anime Fanatic.

I know it's a day late. But I hope You had a great birthday!!!
A gift from me...^^ Hope you like it.^^


Currently Listening to:

A little info about Yiruma

*Note: We have the same Birthday!!! Yay!!! I didn't know!!! BWAHAHA... Not until now.*

Yiruma, (born 15 Feb 1978, Seoul, Korea) is a South Korean piano music composer. His works have also been released in Japan. He is married to Miss Korea Son Hye-im.

Yiruma is well known throughout the world, and his albums are sold all over the United States and Europe, as well as Asia. His most famous pieces include "Kiss the Rain", "May Be" and "River Flows in You" (First Love).

Although he formerly held dual citizenship as a citizen of the United Kingdom and South Korea, in July 2006 he gave up his British citizenship and entered the Republic of Korea Navy to begin his military service, which is mandatory for all male South Koreans.


Currently Reading:

"The Art of War"
Sun Tzu

Edited and w/ a foreword by

James Clavell

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