Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Pinoy Jeepney

When foreigners come to the Philippines, one of the things that we share with them is the Pinoy jeepney. We regale them with the creative designs on the jeep, those moving horses, and the funny horns that go “ha-ha-ha-haaaaa.”

But there is more to the Pinoy jeep than that. The jeep is a showcase of Filipino culture – the bayanihan spirit innate in us. Where else can you find people willing to move aside so some unknown person can also take a seat? Where else do you see people willing to pass on the fare until it reaches the driver? And where else will you experience people help, even if they don’t know each other, a passenger tell the driver that it is time to stop so he can go down?

Be proud of the Pinoy jeep. It’s a testament to who we Filipinos really are.

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