country of spirited people


2 December 2010, Philippines
Ateneo de Manila High School

I was in a highly rated national hospital in London in early September for a week.  I was taken care of by a team of the British doctors and a group of hard-working nurses – majority of the nurses were from the Philippines.  They were prompt, kind and cheerful.  My experience in the hospital was lifted up by their merrily smiles a lot.

And now in their mother country, many towns and villages are totally devastated and many people are living without safe place, food and water.  I really hope that the help they need and deserve will arrive to them as quickly as possible.

This stamp is celebrating their most historical educational institution‘s 60th anniversary since it became a university.




2 thoughts on “country of spirited people

  1. Recently, a film in Singapore won accolades in Cannes. It is called ilo ilo, named after a province in Philippines. The story is about a generation of Singaporeans who has grown up with their Filipino nannies. These Filipino ladies bring much warmth and motherly care to the children, elderly and ill of other countries, often leaving their own families back home. Deepest respect to them indeed.

    1. hi Wendy!
      Thank you for your comment. How are you?
      I really hope the international support will help out problems in Philippines. We should not forget about it until everyone has proper shelters…

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