Aside from going to the gym, I totally spent my May 1 in front of the boob tube. May 1, a Labor Day is ironically a non-working day. This is the day when people commemorate about their being a worker but remarkably mortals do not have work on this day.
May 1 gave me the opportunity to catch up on the all-stars edition of Amazing Race. AXN channel featured all the previous episodes of the all-star edition that ran from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM. I was able to watch the said TV marathon.
Now I know that the Philippines is the reason why the condescending and stalwart duo of Rob and Amber (regulars of reality shows like: Survivor: All Stars, Survisor Marquesas, Survisor Australian Outback and Amazing Race Season 7) was eliminated from the race. Their task was to build a sign that tracks Magellan’s route in his legendary expeditions. They got it all right, Rob was such a whiz in following Magellan’s trail, but regrettably the tandem misspelled the name of our dear country. They keep on spelling it as… P-H-I-L-I-P-E-A-N-S!!!
Well, this only shows that the Philippines have yet to truly glitter and impact the world. Let’s face it, people of other countries still do not know where and what Philippines is… that is why they can’t spell it! But we Filipinos, though we haven’t been there, know how to spell Mississippi or Czechoslovakia and lately Slovenia (thanks to housemate Tina and the Big Brother swap). It is because these places or their people may have astonished our lives…
Happy Labor Day PHILIPEANS este Philippines!