Thursday, December 11, 2008

feels so good

if i backtrack 20 years down my music memory lane now, i would find myself listening to some deep purple, van halen, bonjovi, seals and crofts, rick springfield, etc etc...but one of those would surely be chuck mangione's FEEL SO GOOD . but this song cannot even substantiate how...that i feel so good now...


i feel so good being a filipino. i feel so good that manny paquiao just became the world's finest fighter. even though i am not related to him, i feel so good that for one thing, the word FILIPINO would add up a meaning to just being a "maid". and i feel so good that pacman's roots also came from BUKIDNON, the place where i was born and raised. [a generic of western samar and zamboanga del norte]

when i checked on yahoo (not even clicking on the sports link) pacman was the headline. something that any filipino can be proud of. not somekind of a philippine headline that says GMA CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE WITH...BLAH BLAH BLAH...

not only did pacman win the fight and became the world's finest fighter...but also won it from the golden boy of boxing, oscar de la joya. the boy that made boxing popular even to hollywood celebs. the boy that i knew the name besides ali...that i am one guilty ass for not knowing a single filipino boxer back in those days...

i feel so good, too, that some of our expat friends show a sense of pride and a part of them now (even just one % of their body fats) says... "i feel good i am here in the philippines."

i have one german friend who cursed the smell of dried fish, although i am not a fan of dried fish, part of my heart was crushed hearing it from him. i felt that if you are a foreigner, you shouldn't curse a long time food tradition of that land, on that land. but this german friend of mine got stucked in thailand airport during the protesters revolt last week. and he was back the other night and he said, "after a week of thai food, it makes me want to puke...oh i miss filipino food!"

well, hearing it from him...i feel so good being pinoy! just a simple thing that makes you feel good.

7 comments:

falcon116 said...

I've lost my voice cheering for pacman that day. as usual, we pinoys got together again last sunday to watch the fight alongside a bowl of sinigang na baboy and fried fish. What can be better than that? watching pacman win the game and eating a 100% pinoy dish? yeah baby!!!!

Well done pacman, now go beat that englishman's butt next!!!

Keshi said...

sweet post. :) hows u dahlin?


** i felt that if you are a foreigner, you shouldn't curse a long time food tradition of that land, on that land

I agree...RESPECT is the keyword!

Im glad he missed filipino food then lol!


Keshi.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

As they say,"In Rome do as the Romans do",and with respect :)

Season's Greetings to you and Kookie my dear!

Margie said...

Hi Schnaggy,
Happy New Year!
All the best to Kookie, you & your family!
Jake is good!

Respect is the keyword....as Keshi said!

Margie

Nabeel said...

feels damn good. Manny Pacquio was just so fast. he landed 45 punches in the first round (his latest match)

Nabeel said...

Next in line is Floyd Mayweather ... i think that's gonna be a great fight, given both fighters are top notch and best at what they do. Can't wait to see it become official.

shnaggy said...

yes nabeel...can't wait to see it, too...pacman says he can fight anyone...