July 4, 2002

i love the u.s.a.

i don’t go around singing amazing grace nor do i have a flag decal on my car rear window, but deep down inside my filipino brown body, i have a strong affection for this country, despite its faults.

if it weren’t for america, i wouldn’t know french fries or fireworks on the fourth of july. i wouldn’t be who i am. no, i’d be just another dalaga on just another rainy, humid, mosquito-infested day.


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