i know i have a lot of catching to do. the past weekend for me was pretty much a very busy one. i met a lot of people a handful of which, i haven't seen for a long time.
the other day, i met che, who came back from south korea and just made a quick visit int he country, with marx (www.marocharim) for a quick mug of latte in gateway. then excused myself because i need to meet up with my mom, who also happened to passed by manila after visiting her hometown province and had breakfast with her. after which, i rushed back to the two to catch up with che's 0100 in the afternoon flight just to know after wards, that it was actually 0100 in the morning.
then, i met jamie and roamed around the vintage shops in marikina shoe expo in cubao. we went for another coffee with marx and che again. until we ended up beer drinking until 2 in the morning.
the next day (yesterday), i went to gateway again, to meet up with my block mate, odette and had a frap. then i drag her to kalayaan, where kuya ben, zig and h are dining for dinner. eventually, i ended up drinking again until 0200 in the morning. i arrived home around 0300 because i still needed to drop odette home. after a couple of hour i drag myself up to bed and tried beating the transpo strike on my way to work.
when i arrived at the office, an officemate gave a pat on my tummy telling me that its beginning to bulge which i was not surprised. considering i was seriously drunk for two straight days.
now, with just a couple of hours sleep and a severe hang over, i am already here at work and writing this entry.
i have learned a lot of things over the weekend. aside from some personal things about my friends, there are some facts and revelations that i was really surprised with.
the newly elected prime minister of south korea mandated english as the official language of the country. thus, it compelled locals to learn the language. in relation with this, che also informed me that the salary of english tutors here in the philippines are almost a hundred times cheaper than in south korea. no wonder there are lots of koreans who would either prefer going here than staying in their country.
my friend was even offered an apartment for free by her korean housemates as long as she would converse with them in english. then, i thought, che don't even speak korean so in what other way could they communicate aside from english?
its just surprising to know how other people would prefer other country's language aside from their own.
then i heard of what happened in the binibining pilipinas...
it saddened and put me into deep thoughts after what happened there.
what exactly is the reason why we kept on using english if we could actually speak in our native tounge?
what is with our native language that we opt in not prefering it in any casual or formal setting?
is there such thing as a superior language?
can we be proud of our language as a filipino?
i thought of not answering the question just for a change and because of my hang over of course. hehehe.
disclaimer (pweh!)*some might think why am i writing such post if i am not even using my native language as well. that is because i wanted to be consistent with my main objective when i created my blog. check for my profile for details.