Language is a unique human gift, central to our experience of being human.
The languages we speak shape the way we think about space, time, colours
They shape the way we see the world, the way we think, and the way we live
Let’s acknowledge and celebrate this diversity.
The right combinations of words and sentences
can make people laugh or cry, be inspired or be annoyed.
Let’s all explore the beauty of our language.
Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words. What would your seven words be?
My seven words would be:
LOVE – Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. (by William Shakespeare)
HAPPINESS – A happy family is but an earlier heaven. (by George Bernard Shaw)
CHALLENGE – The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart. (by Dorothy Day)
DIVERSITY – Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. (by Malcolm Forbes)
COMPASSION – Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless. (by Eric Hoffer)
FAMILY – Family is the most important thing in the world. (by Princess Diana)
OPPORTUNITY – Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door. (by Kyle Chandler)
I am a Filipino, born and bred in the Philippines
Married to Him Indoors, coming from Coventry, UK
He’s half- British, half-Lituanian, born in the UK
HRH the son is half Filipino (with a dash of Spanish),
A quarter Lituanian, a quarter Briish (with a dash of Viking)
The son married his beautiful K from the south of India
One day they’ll have beautiful and charming children