4 March 2014
Place of Importance.
There’s always a place of importance that everyone has in their lives. A place where it holds strong feelings or good memories, like of a place where I had grew up. My place of importance would be the Philippines because that’s where I was born and was brought up. I was born in Bangui, Ilocos Norte Philippines, and I came to the United States when I was six years old. Later, I went back for a couple of months when I was about twenty-years old. My place of importance is characterized by the hospitality, the beautiful nature, culture/history, and the journey I had gone through in my hometown.
One of the first many things that make the Philippines an important place to me would the great hospitality that they show. The people are so friendly and very generous here because everyone loves to help make sure everything is taken care of. I remember a time back in 2005 when I was in college, the students in my host university, Valenzuela, Fatima University were all very nice and enthusiastic in introducing me to their campus and culture; they even used their spare time to bring me and my friends around Manila. It really meant a lot to me that they took the time to show me around and that they cared. I just had a great feeling that I was going to enjoy going to school in the Philippines. Filipinos also wear lovely smiles on their faces. Even when they are stuck in traffic or in a long queen, they are still happy enjoying music, or chatting with friends, and even seeing people drinking beer in front of their house having a good time. This has stayed with me because it warms my heart how every smiling face can make your day better even when you’re having a rough day.
Beauty and Nature is another reason why the Philippines are important to me. As you look up at the clear blue skies you can see the fluffy white clouds forming into different pictures. The bright shining sun that lights up nature and shines...
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