I think you would agree with me that the Spanish language is making a come back in the Philippine society today. I am one of those people who decided to learn Spanish as a third language. However I have noticed that it is very difficult to be conversational in Spanish when you don't have anybody to talk to.
I know many of us Pinoy Spanish learners encounter this problem. And so I have created an Online Spanish Conversation Group named ESPANIERO.
Right now ESPANIERO has only a few members. I am asking for your support in thriving this website and making it the number one destination of Pinoys learning the Spanish language.
Please support ESPANIERO by logging in at http://www.espaniero.com and registering your own account. After registering, please post some topics or reply to existing ones to make the Espaniero Spanish conversation group an active one.
Muchas Gracias y vaya con Dios.
Despondence (Sonnet)by esoteric_hermit (English | Filipino Translation | Miscellaneous Category | Literary Work | Realism | grief)
and jagged shards of glass pierce my body
cold raindrops kiss my forehead, soothingly
as I tread the empty path to solace
devoid of hope, I trudge wearily forth
in my dark mind, chaos holds dominion
the Grim Reaper beckons me to follow
his hollow eyes gazing at oblivion
my heart is crushed, but I know not the cause
I tried to seek the Lord for sanctuary
yet all I got was cold eerie silence
as I held my breath for the final hour
'Tis not what I was searching for my life
but fate has encased my spirit in pain
El uso del español/the use of Spanishby Cristobalito (Other Language | English Translation | Miscellaneous Category | Miscellaneous Section | Feature | Miscellaneous Genre | Opinion | writings)
Quiero comentar sobre la importancia de que perviva el español en Filipinas. Yo, desde lejos y también como extranjero veo la enorme oportunidad que tiene vuestro país para sacarle partido al uso del castellano y del chabacano que es tan parecido. Económicamente la enseñanza del español puede beneficiar a Filipinas, teniendo en cuenta que mucha gente sigue hablando el castellano y además lo fácil que les resultaría a los chabacanohablantes comunicarse con los casi 500 millones de personas de habla hispana. Es más, daría un nuevo impulso a la economía filipina pues se podrían establecer centros de llamadas, sería también posible aprovechar las emergentes economías hispanoamericanas y promover la influencia de Filipinas por el mundo. No digo que eliminen la enseñanza del inglés norteamericano sino que restauren, por dios, la del español.
For International Peace / Security: Islamic Teaching of Righteousness, Love, Compassion and Equality of All People.by Love4all--hatre... (English | Miscellaneous Category | Lecture/Talk | Essay | Realism | Opinion | compassion)
Peace be upon you and all!
=(1)= WHEN MAN SPREADS DISORDER on earth, peace and security declines and righteousness disappears, God sends His Prophets to save the world. 1,400 years ago when righteousness had completely vanished from this world and disorder was at its pinnacle, God sent His final Shariah (religious law) and thus facilitated to save the world from turmoil. Through this Shariah man was taught ways to honour the rights of God and the rights of mankind, which had either being forgotten by those who had believed in the earlier Prophets, or commandments of this excellence had not been revealed before. -----
out of townby pacificojones (English | Miscellaneous Category | Poetry | Miscellaneous Genre)
I wanted to fly
See the flowers and feel the cold summer
But I just can’t leave
The bread is not enough to satisfy the hunger
I have longed to be there with you, right now
But I could not
Conquer these forces that lie beneath
I am held in a solace that disarms my freedom
My heart seems to forget how to stand on its own
I wanted to die
Only to give birth to my old self
So that I can live
When bread is not the only food that’ll nourish my soul
Still I dream here with you
I am in jubilation as I celebrate such defeat
So that in every second I have you in mine
My thoughts, and my prayer
My breathing, and my sight