||[May. 22nd, 2004|03:56 pm]
|||||The Day You Went Away - Wendy Matthews||]|
I had to repost the article, curlytop. The conversion of the account to a community required that there would be no entries.
Pinsan ni Rhoanne Evangelista Pinay wins it big in London By Alfred Yuson The Philippine Star 05/16/2004 Patricia Evangelista, a 19-year-old, Mass Communications sophomore of University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman, did the country proud Friday night by besting 59 other student contestants from 37 countries in the 2004 International Public Speaking competition conducted by the English Speaking Union (ESU) in London. She triumphed over a field of exactly 60 speakers from all over the English-speaking world, including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, reported Maranan. The board of judges' decision was unanimous, according to contest chairman Brian Hanharan of the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC). PATRICIA'S SHORT SPEECH WORTH READING.... BLONDE AND BLUE EYES When I was little, I wanted what many Filipino children all over the country wanted. I wanted to be blond, blue-eyed, and white. I thought -- if I just wished hard enough and was good enough, I'd wake up on Christmas morning with snow outside my window and freckles across my nose! More than four centuries under western domination does that to you. I have sixteen cousins. In a couple of years, there will just be five of us left in the Philippines, the rest will have gone abroad in search of "greener pastures." It's not just an anomaly; it's a trend; the Filipino diaspora. Today, about eight million Filipinos are scattered around the world. For the complete speech, please go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stcqc92/message/3017 (access on to STCQC1992 Yahoogroups Members)