│RANDOM│essay about our country written by a korean student
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Posted 9/18/08 , edited 9/18/08
isang korean student ang nagsulat nang essay na ito, and i think we can gain some lessons from his/her essay...hindi ko kasi alam kung babae ba ito o lalake..... basahin nyo nalang!..kayo nang magbigay nang opinion ninyo K?~ medyo mataas pala ito...eheheh



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? 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 nonatural 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 small 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 beloved. 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.

(FOR THE LOVE OF OUR COUNTRY, THE PHILIPPINES PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE)




ano sa tingin nyo?! para sa akin.totoo rin yung sinabi nya na ang mga pilipino ay na paka religious talaga, but sometimes hindi natin nilalagay sa act yung pagiging christians natin....but i don't mean all of the filipinos are like this ,pero marami talaga ang ganito opinion lang koh to ha!

here's the link: http://www.mingsworld.com/philippines/


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matagal na to ahh!!!!!
tagal ko n din yan nabasa!!!
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Posted 9/25/08
actually me right rin xa.. but we couldn't change reality.. some of us leave the country kc nga walang future dito.. aminin nyo na totoo un... alam nyo ba kung okay lang tlga dito sa pinas sa tingin nyo marami pa ba ang aalis? to fine better life outside the country.. hindi naman diba....

how can u consider something good in the future kung puro na lang naririnig nyo away, politika, corruption, patayan...

mas masipag pa nga pinoy abroad kc alam nila me kinabukasan sila.. dito satin karamihan na nagsisipag ni hindi parin nila marrating ang gusto nilang puntahan.
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Posted 9/25/08 , edited 9/25/08
maraming pinoy sa pinas bat ang tanong enough ba ang jobs para sa mga pinoy? at enough ba ang bayad sa paghihirap sa trabaho?
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Posted 9/26/08
well, tama nga siya.. ang problema din naman kasi satin yung mga government officials... kapag nangangampanya ang bait-bait tignan kapag na-elect na kung anu-anong kalokohan na ang ginagawa.. di mo na malaman kung sino ang pagkakatiwalaan mo.. and yung ibang mayayaman, hindi man lang nila ma-share yung meron sila.. kaya yung ibang mahihirap, simula nung ipanganak mahirap nung mamatay na mahirap pa rin.. pag minsan di pa nabibigyan ng justice yung pagkamatay nila kasi wala naman silang pambayad..
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Posted 10/17/08
sa tingin ko may points xa... kramihan nga ganyan... may mga kilala ako dito na wala ng balak manirahan sa pinas kc mhirap ang buhay. pero gnun nman tlga ang tao db di mo rin masisi syempre kung nabubuhay ka na ng maluwat sa ibang bansa mas gugustuhin mo na dun manirahan. konti na lang yung mga taong gaya ng parents ko na may balak pang umuwi, na kahit na nahirapan sila talagang gusto pa rin nilang i spend yung last days nila sa pinas.

mag post lang ako baka sakaling may bumasa pa nito. often kc pag nakita nilang mahaba ang sulat di na nagbabasa *like me lol*
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Posted 10/17/08
she/he has a point. and everyone's entitled to have their own opinion. though yung sinasabi nya, hindi ganun kadaling gawin yun. nandyan na yan ee. nakasanayan na ng mga pinoy na mamuhay ng ganito.. hindi ganun kadaling baguhin yun..
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Posted 10/17/08
i dun think that love can always solve problems but love does infact bring ppl closer together but is that really enough to solve the corruptions in the philippines?
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Posted 10/21/08
i agree with u swat902 love is powerful, but that won't solve the corruptions in the philippines.
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Posted 11/6/08
it strikes me. once.i'm a filipino but i'm here abroad to help my love ones out there in philippines. it's true.! uhm..it takes another nationality to enable us to recognize this mess. shameful!
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Posted 11/6/08
we should reflect on what the essay said. but yeah, love alone will not solve the corruption. what we need is a strong leader. and the greater masses should also do their part.
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Posted 11/7/08
I think he's right...he got it straight to the point...

It's so disappointing that..a person with ad different nationality realized that..not us..^.^
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Posted 11/7/08

How true are his words.... so touchy!
For a foreigner to realize our faults cuts deep in my heart... what an irony!!!
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