Hello lovely people! Today marks another milestone for my country. It is a mind-blowing Monday for a fellow countrywoman won the Miss Universe title. Yay!

Please allow me to share with you her winning answer. Her answer reflects one of our characteristics as Filipinos.

”What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your life and how would you apply it to your time as Miss Universe?”

To which Catriona Gray replied:

“I work a lot in the slums of Tondo, Manila and the life there is poor and it’s very sad. And I have always taught myself to look for the beauty in it; to look in the beauty in the faces of the children and to be grateful. And I will bring this aspect as a Miss Universe, to see situations with a silver lining. And to assess where I could give something; where I could provide something as a spokesperson. And if I can teach people to be grateful, we can have an amazing world where negativity cannot grow and prosper, and children will have smiles on their faces.” – Catriona Gray, Philippines

We, Filipinos always see the good side in every gloomy situation. For others, we may look unfazed in all the negativity going around us but we always see the good side. We are resilient like a bamboo. We move on easily, especially after a disaster.

After all the negative things happening in our country, the feat of a fellow countrywoman is a welcome change.

I hope we all see a silver lining in every situation. Thank you for reading! Have a great week ahead! ❤️