When we say Pinoy Pride, it is usually in the context of a Filipino or something Filipino being recognized by foreigners.
Jessica Sanchez is so great! Pinoy Pride!
Manila traffic on Bourne Legacy trailer! Pinoy Pride!
Apl. De. Ap raps in Tagalog! Pinoy Pride!
Bruno Mars/Vannessa Hudgesn/Nicole Scherzinger is half Filipino! Pinoy Pride!
I think Pride is too strong a word for what we actually mean. Do you even care about Migs Ayesa, Jasmine Trias or Efren Penaflorida these days? People hardly even remember them now yet just a few years back they were synonymous with Pinoy Pride.
We don’t even attach Pinoy Pride to undoubtedly awesome and consistently famous homegrown artists like Parokya ni Edgar. Do they need to be on Oprah or CNN to qualify?
Pride needs no external validation. You have Pride in something even if no one cares about it.
I think we should only use the word Pride for deeper convictions. Gay Pride for example. Whether a gay man lands on the moon or kills school children, Gay Pride remains. It is not tied to achievements or disgraces. It is not ever forgotten.
From now on I will avoid using Pinoy Pride.
Pinoy Joy seems more appropriate. Joy is a smaller word that does not require strong commitment. It is fleeting and it gives us license of be trivial and silly.
Famous international singer is half Filipino! Pinoy Joy!
Oprah hugs Charice Pempengco! Pinoy Joy!
Ewoks speak Tagalog! Pinoy Joy!
Jollibee on Glee! Pinoy (chicken) Joy!
Hey! Have some Pinoy Joy why don’t you!
(also, that kinda sounds like a dishwashing liquid)
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