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By Bernie V. Lopez
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Perhaps it is his primordial nomadic instincts, his Austronesian genesis, which is the essence of the modern Filipino. Since 10,000 BC, for 15 millennia, the Austronesians spread out across the eastern hemisphere in small makeshift boats (balanghay in Pilipino) from Burma to the Polynesian islands in the vast Pacific, centuries before the Phoenicians pioneered to cross the tiny Mediterranean.
Through joys and tears, the pinoy smiles.
many times we fret about
unimportant mundane things
and ignore important spiritual things
we are awed by what is absurd
and ignore what is meaningful
we lose our sense of humor so easily