#Oh #This (Taken with Instagram)
(I followed this list to be extra sure and also checked every character on IMDB to see who played them. No one was ever cast for Terry Boot, Anthony Goldstein or Marietta Edgecombe okay? Also, Nigel and Colin are together because in my head Nigel is Dennis Creevey)
I’m a senior now and I still can’t accept the fact that they require us to speak in English. (Yes, I’m gonna say this in English.) I know it’s really important to train/practice in speaking/using the language but I don’t think it’s necessary to do anything that would force us students to use it all the time. As I usually say, “we’re in the Philippines and we’re all Filipinos. We should all use our language way more than in English.” But of course they’d have a good reason why and I understand that. “We should all speak in English because it’s for our own good. Practicing the language would make us better and more fluent.”
On my account, I stick to my opinion because hat’s how I see things. I have nothing against English speakers, I’m just saying that we should all pride in using our own language.
What makes me say these? It’s because of the things I see and hear anywhere and everyday. If it’s from students or artists. More and more people are speaking in English but i’m surprised that they’re not used in speaking in Filipino. In my opinion, that’s what I call embarrassing because you’re Filipino but you don’t know how to speak your own language. If other nationalities can speak both English and their languages, then why can’t we?
I had the urge to write an insight about this matter because we launched our English campaign today. We had a guest speaker who’s a graduate of our school and she shared her experience about these kind of things. I was very surprised that back in her time at school, they had to pay .50 cents for every Filipino word. But it didn’t stop there and it’s not even the worst. If they were caught speaking Filipino again, they were gonna ‘personally’ write their names in the Record of students. Talk about harsh. I mean the purpose of that record is to put the names of students who committed offenses. Not students who used their own language. It’s just so unreasonable. What if you’ve accumulated a lot of it, then are they saying that you cant pass or graduate because of your conduct? That’s just downright mean.
I just wish that people would respect more of our opinions and beliefs because we live in a free country with free people.
All I’m saying is, I wish myself and classmates good luck for a good challenge. I hope we’ll still be free to speak out our insights to anyone without people telling us to speak in English.
It’s just really annoying. :)))