Being Filipino Thanks All, for your comments re the e-mail forwarded several times it seemed till it reached a friend of a friend and eventually me. I copy-pasted and shared with you DC Forum friends. I am a Filipino although quite extensively traveled and have had numerous opports for careers overseas. I'm done with "working my butt off", still with some [tee hee] left and re-tired [new tires], I'd say I am keeping my ID as a unique individual. I don't know Art Bell but he must have his say, I guess, on what he has in mind about any race, even his own. And everyone else including myself has the right to respond accordingly. My response stays this, being a Filipino: I will enjoy being a unique individual immersed in a culture that has withstood all sorts of "trials and tribulations" written and unwritten. Speaking for myself as a fact, opinion for others. There is no need to add any more war formats to what live multimedia we see and/or feel everyday -- in the environment, in some crowds, in words. Do I sound old? That's because I am.