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PostSubject: ESSAY BY A KOREAN TO THE PHILIPPINES! PLEASE READ! :D   Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:01 pm

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READ..

Please pass to all Filipinos you know

Backgrounder:
As you know, we have plenty of Koreans currently studying in the
Philippines to take advantage of our cheaper tuition fees and learn
English at the same time.
This is an essay written by a Korean
student that I want to share with you. (Never mind the grammar; it's
the CONTENT that counts). Maybe it is timely to think about this in the
midst of all the confusion at present.

Bam U. Ramirez

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"MY SHORT ESSAY ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES"
by Jaeyoun Kim


Filipinos
always complain about the corruption in the Philippines. Do you really
think the corruption is the problem of the Philippines? 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 no natural 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 be loved. 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.

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PostSubject: Re: ESSAY BY A KOREAN TO THE PHILIPPINES! PLEASE READ! :D   Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:02 pm

yeah! its really a good essay huh? well, as we all know korean people
are very nationalistic. despite of being poor, they can still manage to
love their country and the neighbors aswell. they never hated their
country but they loved, cared and cried for it.. while in filipinos(us)
we all know that we have a corrupt president we are going down, instead
of changing our attitudes and having the discipline to ourselves, we or
most of us accept the fact that we cannot go back to the top, i mean
they just never really care about it at all, i guess and the poor
people? i could say that some of them are good, some of them are bad,
but most of them rely on what other people toils under the sun. we
should really love and care for our country just like what koreans did
and strive for the good. do good. have faith in god. love our country.
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PostSubject: Re: ESSAY BY A KOREAN TO THE PHILIPPINES! PLEASE READ! :D   Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:19 pm

I've read this beautiful essay at answersyahoo... and the one who posted this there is a filipina.. and she seems to be angry about what jae youn wrote..cause she thinks jae youn is blaming filipinos! ugh!!! she did not appreciate this essay.. in fact she should be happy that jae youn understands the philippines and filipinos!

i strongly agree with Kim jae youn... after i read this essay, from that moment i realized that he's sooo right.. i think we should stop complaining about the corruption.... and i think we should let PGMA read this essay!....( as in throw the essay to her face .. hehehe just joking) geek Razz . No! we can't.. Razz
I'm really touched... Wow! koreans are so kind hearted , they care for other country...
Well thank you Jae Youn ssi!
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PostSubject: Re: ESSAY BY A KOREAN TO THE PHILIPPINES! PLEASE READ! :D   Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:04 am

i've read it before
and
no comment!!













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PostSubject: Re: ESSAY BY A KOREAN TO THE PHILIPPINES! PLEASE READ! :D   Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:20 am

this is the first time ive read this essay and my reaction is....
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i think he really knows Philippines, he understands the situation here..
but now i realize the differences of values or attitude in diff. countries..
koreans are very nationalistic, they must consider their country in everything..
but filipinos are different, really different,,, if a typical filipino may read this essay without any background, he may think its negative.
but for me, kim jaeyoun is trying to change us filipinos, and he wants us to realize what are the things we must have...
he is very concern to us,..
yes what we need is LOVE... but i think we are "manhid",,,,,
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sbihin nyo ng nega ako, pero s plagay ko hindi n magbbgo bansa natin.. hanngat ndi natin narerealize kung anu ang ibig sbihin ng love.....
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PostSubject: Re: ESSAY BY A KOREAN TO THE PHILIPPINES! PLEASE READ! :D   Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:49 am

you're right
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PostSubject: Re: ESSAY BY A KOREAN TO THE PHILIPPINES! PLEASE READ! :D   Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:43 am

Now Jae Youn ssi's essay was posted in crunchyroll!!
whoa many comments..and they all agree
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PostSubject: Re: ESSAY BY A KOREAN TO THE PHILIPPINES! PLEASE READ! :D   Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:43 am

Now Jae Youn ssi's essay was posted in crunchyroll!!
whoa many comments..and they all agree

edit: im not the one who posted it
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PostSubject: Re: ESSAY BY A KOREAN TO THE PHILIPPINES! PLEASE READ! :D   Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:36 am

What a great essay. I think he really thinks deep about the situations that surrounds us. I realized something from it too. And I think he has a point.
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