Kanina natapos ko na ang popost kong article tungkol sa karanasan ko sa pagkuha ng english test at mga tips aba ng pindutin ko para ipublish can not find server tapos nawala yong tinype ko. Naasar ako pero naalala ko "we are the happiest people in Asia" kaya tuloy ang ligaya wag na lang muna yong kuwento ang sakit na ng ulo ko mag-isip uli. Onli in the Pilipins na lang muna:
Happiest People in Asia Despite the many problems hounding the Philippines, Filipinos still consider themselves as among the happiest people in the world. Results of regional surveys conducted by MTV-Asia, ACNielsen and the Economist magazine have indicated that Filipinos are the happiest people in Asia. But in the World Values Survey conducted by University of Michigan in 1998, the Philippines was ranked 12th among 54 countries in the world in terms of happiness index. Among Asian countries, it was ranked first. According to the survey, the top ten happiest nations in the world were Iceland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, Great Britain and Venezuela.
91 Percent Proud to Be Filipinos In a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS) in November 2001, 57 percent of the 1,200 respondents said they were very proud to be Filipinos while 34 percent claimed they were proud of their national identity. Only 9 percent said they were not proud and 1 percent claimed they were not proud at all of becoming Filipinos. The respondents also cited the following qualities of the Filipinos: God-centered, industrious, faithful, has convictions, responsible, peaceful and law-abiding, and loving and caring.
World's 5th Largest Christian Population According to the book Top 10 of Everything, the Philippines had the world's 5th largest Christian population. As of 2000, the Philippines reportedly had 72.225 million Christians, comprising 93 percent of its total population then. Countries with larger Christian populations than the Philippines were the United States, Brazil, Mexico, and China. Most Filipinos remain Catholics. The Protestants comprise only 8 percent of the population although they were growing at a faster rate than any other religion in the country.
81.2 Million Filipinos The National Statistics Office (NSO) placed the Philippine population at 79.5 million at the start of 2002. This number is expected to grow by 1.7 million or over 2 percent annually to 81.2 million by the end of 2002. This makes the Philippines the world's 14th most populous country in the world behind China, with 1.3 billion people; India, 1 billion; United States, 288 million; Indonesia, 218 million; Brazil, 176 million; Pakistan, 149 million; Nigeria, 147 million; Russia, 143 million; Bangladesh, 136 million; Japan, 127 million; Mexico, 100 million; Germany 82 million; and Vietnam, over 81 million. About 93 percent of the Philippine population is Christian, while the rest belongs to Islam and other religions. In 1799, Spanish historians said there were only 1,502,574 people living in the Philippines.
Kahit na anong problema masaya pa rin tayong mga Pinoy kay nga siguro dami na natin ano? Pang labing apat na pala tayo sa pinakamalaki ang populasyon hindi naman kalakihan bansa natin. At least akahit ano pang sabihin nila malaking porsiyento ng Pinoy ang ikinararangal pa rin ang pagiging Pilipino nila. Siguro likas sa atin ang maging masayahin at palabiro kaya despite ng mga problema nakakasurvive pa rin ang ating bansa. At likas din sa atin ang magkamayroon ng debosyon sa ating relihiyon. Siguro malaki ring tulong ito para makayanan natin hirap ng buhay.
Heto mga patunay ng siste ng pinoy kahit sa pagnangalan ng negosyo nilang pamumuhunanan at pagkakakitaan:
Bread Pitt (a bakery)
Maruya Carey (a fast-food place selling turon and maruya in Greenbelt, Makati)
Caintacky Fried Chicken (an eatery in Cainta, Rizal)
Cooking ng Ina Mo (Resto in Mandaluyong)
Cooking ng Ina Mo Rin (Resto across the street from above!)
Mang Donald's (a burger joint at the Naga City Plaza)
Candies Be Love? (Can anything be sweeter than this ? )
Doris Day and Night (a 24-hour eatery)
Babalik KarinderiaHolland Hopia (Owned by Mr. Ho)
and next-door neighbor Poland Hopia (owned by Mr. Po)
in ChinatownMiki Mao (a noodle house)
Tapsi Turbi (a tapa house)
Cleopata's (a manukan and bakahan)
Goto HeavenGoto Hell (serves spicier goto)
The Fried of Marikina (a fried chicken house)
Wrap and Roll (a lumpia outlet in Quad, Makati)
Pansit ng taga-Malaboni (a panciteria on Boni Ave., Mandaluyong)
Side-saki (a side street eatery besides Mandarin Oriental in Makati)
Let's Goat-Together (a kambingan-cum-beer garden)
Meating Place (a meat shop)
Automobili Ko (2nd hand car buy and sell shop)
Meatropolis (another meat shop)
Isda best, Pusit to the limit, and Hipon coming back (entrees on the menu of a seafood restaurant)
Cinna Von (a laundromat)
Yo Wash Up (another laundromat)
Pier Carding (a tailoring shop in Pier, Manila)
Elizabeth's TailoringThe Way We Wear (a boutique)
Curl Up and Dye (a beauty salon)
Goldilooks (a barber shop)
Goldirocks (a gravel and sand shop)
Sylvestre's SalonStomach Inn (motel in San Juan)
Bote Nga Sa 'Yo (used bottle shop)
Christopher Plumbing (your friendly neighborhood plumber)
Fernando Pe's Box Office Hits (a video rental shop in Palawan)
Leon King Video Rental (in Las Pinas)
Memory Drug (a clone of Mercury Drug)
Petal Attraction (a flower shop near U.P. Diliman)
Susan's Roses (a flower shop, but of course!)
Maid to Order (maids placement agency)
Kik-Mai-Balls (food cart selling kikiam, siomai and fishballs)
Sa aking mga kapwa Pinoy tawanan natin ang problema. Huwag lang tayong maging complacent. Pagpatuloy ang paghahanap ng solusyon sa ating mga suliranin. Sana naman ang pagiging pinamakamasayang tao natin sa buong Asya ay mapaltan ng tayo na ang pinbakamasayang tao sa buong mundo sapagkat maunlad na ang ating bayan at tayong lahat ay sagana at sama-samang nabubuhay doon sa ating Inang Bayan.