Code-switching Culture and Beyond

Speaking English well isn’t the only basis for a person’s intelligence. 

Speaking English with a resounding American accent isn’t the only basis for a person’s intelligence.

Speaking grammatically correct English is still not the only basis for a person’s intelligence.

How do we use language in our lives?

When people speak with the vernacular, does it mean that they are already displaying a lower level of intelligence?

Why do Filipinos laugh when they hear another person speaking English with a strong native accent even though it’s grammatically correct?

Even the international education sector recognizes the growing use of International Englishes. It’s not only a singular system that follows syntax, grammar, and other communication standards that are considered as the “American” English. There are a lot of interesting stories, ideas, and even research on how people learn or acquire a certain language (these two still have their own theories).


A random post. I thought of writing this a couple of days ago but I couldn’t finish. Now, I think it is more appropriate because August is almost over and the celebration of Buwan ng Wika. Continue reading

Kaunting Pag-unawa

Maraming malulungkot na pangyayaring naganap sa nakalipas na mga araw. Nagdadalamhati ang mga tao, may mga nangungulila, lumuluha, umaasa.

Ang haba nga siguro ng pasensya ko at pilit ko pa ring iniintindi ang mga tao. Hindi na ako nakikipagkita o nakikihalubilo sa intelektuwal na umpukan, pero hindi ibig sabihin na wala akong pakialam at lalong hindi dahil sa hirap akong maintindihan and mga bagay-bagay.

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