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    Just want to share!!!

    As you know, we have plenty of Koreans currently
    studying in the Philippines to take advantage of
    our cheaper tuition fees and learn English at the
    same time.

    This is an essay written by a Korean student i
    want to share with you. (Never mind the grammar;
    it's the CONTENT that counts ) Maybe it is timely to
    think about this in the midst of all the confusion
    at present.

    MY SHORT ESSAY ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES
    Jaeyoun Kim

    Filipinos always complain about the corruption in
    the Philippines .. Do you really think the corruption
    is the problem of the Philippines ? I do not
    think so. I strongly believe that the problem is
    the lack of love for the Philippines ..

    Let me first talk about my country, Korea ..
    It might help you understand my point.
    After the Korean War, South Korea was one
    of the poorest countries in the world. Koreans
    had to start from scratch because entire country was
    destroyed after the Korean War, and we had no
    natural resources.

    Koreans used to talk about the Philippines , for
    Filipinos were very rich in Asia .. We envy Filipinos.
    Koreans really wanted to be well off like
    Filipinos. Many Koreans died of famine.
    My father & brother also died because of famine.
    Korean government was very corrupt and is still very
    corrupt beyond your imagination, but Korea was
    able to develop dramatically because Koreans really
    did their best for the common good with their heart
    burning with patriotism.

    Koreans did not work just for themselves but also
    for their neighborhood and country. Education inspired
    young men with the spirit of patriotism.

    40 years ago, President Park took over the
    government to reform Korea .. He tried to borrow money
    from other countries, but it was not possible to get a
    loan and attract a foreign investment because the
    economic situation of South Korea was so bad. Korea had
    only three factories. So, President Park sent many mine
    workers and nurses to Germany so that
    they could send money to Korea to build a factory.
    They had to go through horrible experience.

    In 1964, President Park visited Germany to borrow
    money. Hundred of Koreans in Germany came to the
    airport to welcome him and cried there as they saw
    the President Park .. They asked to him, "President,
    when can we be well off?" That was the only question
    everyone asked to him. President Park cried with
    them and promised them that Korea would be well
    off if everyone works hard for Korea , and the President
    of Germany got the strong impression on them
    and lent money to Korea .. So, President Park was
    able to build many factories in Korea .. He always
    asked Koreans to love their country from their heart.

    Many Korean scientists and engineers in the USA
    came back to Korea to help developing country
    because they wanted their country to be well off.
    Though they received very small salary, they did their
    best for Korea .. They always hoped that their children
    would live in well off country.

    My parents always brought me to the places where
    poor and physically handicapped people live. They
    wanted me to understand their life and help them.
    I also worked for Catholic Church when I was in the army.
    The only thing I learned from Catholic Church was that we
    have to love our neighborhood. And, I have loved my
    neighborhood. Have you cried for the
    Philippines ? I have cried for my country several
    times. I also cried for the Philippines because of so many
    poor people. I have been to the New Bilibid
    prison. What made me sad in the prison were the
    prisoners who do not have any love for their country.
    They go to mass and work for Church. They pray
    everyday.

    However, they do not love the Philippines .. I
    talked to two prisoners at the maximum-security compound,
    and both of them said that they would leave the
    Philippines right after they are released from the
    prison. They said that they would start a new life in other
    countries and never come back to the Philippines ..

    Many Koreans have a great love for Korea so that
    we were able to share our wealth with our neighborhood.
    The owners of factory and company were distributed their
    profit to their employees fairly so that employees could
    buy what they needed and saved money for the
    future and their children.

    When I was in Korea , I had a very strong faith and
    wanted to be a priest. However, when I came to the Philippines ,
    I completely lost my faith.
    I was very confused when I saw many unbelievable
    situations in the Philippines .. Street kids always make me sad,
    and I see them everyday. The Philippines is the only Catholic
    country in Asia , but there are too many poor people here.
    People go to church every Sunday to pray, but nothing has
    been changed.

    My parents came to the Philippines last week and
    saw this situation. They told me that Korea was much poorer
    than the present Philippines when they
    were young. They are so sorry that there are so
    many beggars and street kids. When we went to Pasangjan,
    I forced my parents to take a boat because
    it would fun. However, they were not happy after
    taking a boat. They said that they would not take the boat

    again because they were sympathized the
    boatmen, for the boatmen were very poor and had a
    small frame. Most of people just took a boat and enjoyed it.
    But, my parents did not enjoy it because of love
    for them.

    My mother who has been working for Catholic Church
    since I was very young told me that if we just go to
    mass without changing ourselves, we are not
    Catholic indeed. Faith should come with action.
    She added that I have to love Filipinos and do good things
    for them because all of us are same and have received a great
    love from God. I want Filipinos to love their
    neighborhood and country as much as they love God
    so that the Philippines will be well off.

    I am sure that love is the keyword, which Filipinos
    should remember. We cannot change the sinful structure at once.
    It should start from person. Love must start in everybody,
    in a s mall scale and have to grow. A lot of
    things happen if we open up to love. Let's put away
    our prejudices and look at our worries with our new eyes.

    I discover that every person is worthy to be
    loved. Trust in love, because it makes changes possible.
    Love changes you and me. It changes people, contexts and
    relationships. It changes the world. Please love your
    neighborhood and country.

    Jesus Christ said that whatever we do to others we
    do to Him. In the Philippines , there is God for people who
    are abused and abandoned. There is God who is crying for love.
    If you have a child, teach them how to love the Philippines ..
    Teach them why they have to love their neighborhood and country.
    You already know that God also will be very happy if you love others.

    That's all I really want to ask you Filipinos.
     

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    wow.. what an amazing essay
     

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    For me that essay is an eye opener...Unselfish love for the sake of our country and to our fellows. Set aside so much political intrigues and differences and lets look on wards how we can unite ourselves and help building our country to become a formidable "TIGER IN ASIA".
     

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    form now on i'll teach my little girl to love philippines..hehehe....but her mom first..hehehe..
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by justme View Post
    form now on i'll teach my little girl to love philippines..hehehe....but her mom first..hehehe..
    Love starts at home dapat...however it depends on the kind of environment we have also...
     

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