Sa mundo ng bawat fandom ay mayroong komunidad ng mga nagsusulat ng fan fiction. Ang pagsusulat ng fic ay naging isang mahalagang parte ng buhay ng pagiging K-Pop fan. At kung isa kang fan, malamang ay nakapagbasa ka na ng kahit isa.
Pero alam niyo ba na sa komunidad na ito ay mayroong mga fan fic na isinulat sa wikang Filipino? Kakaunti man ito, nakakaakit pa rin silang basahin. Sa katunayan lang, nakaka-akit din ang mga kuwento sa fics na ito tulad sa mga English fics. Ang wika lang talaga ang pinagkaiba.
Dito sa KStreetManila, kinausap namin ang ilang fan fic authors na nagsusulat sa wikang Filipino. Dito, pinagusapan nila ang kanilang pagsusulat ng Filipino fics at ang mga hamon sa pagsulat ng fics sa sarili nating wika. Kilalanin sila rito:
Si daeseol ay nagsusulat ng fic para sa EXO pero recently, nagsusulat na rin siya para sa Seventeen, Wanna One, and NCT. Seven years na siyang nagsusulat ng fic at makikita mo siya sa Archive of Our Own at LiveJournal. Mas maingay siya sa Twitter at lately, dahil busy, bihira na siyang makasulat ng fic. Pero mahal na mahal niya ang Filipino ficdom community.
Si forgottenforever ay isang EXO fic writer at two years na siyang nagsusulat ng fics. Ang pinakauna niyang Filipino fic ay noong 2016. Mahilig siyang magbasa ang magsulat ng Tagalog works, not necessarily fics. For example, if may required na write up, if allowed, isusulat niya ito in Filipino kesa English kasi mas genuine. Mas comfortable siyang mag-communicate sa Tagalog at mas nakakarating yung point na gusto niyang iparating. Ipino-post niya ang kaniyang mga fics sa Archive of Our Own pero nagpo-post din siya ng iilan sa Twitter niya.
Isa ring EXO fic writer, si rolexdaddy ay isang taon nang nagsusulat ng EXO fics pero halos sampung taon na siyang nagsusulat ng fics in general. Kilala siya sa Filipino EXO ficdom sa pagsulat ng explicit content, yung NSFW (not safe for work). Also, she warned na tinalakay niya ang iilang sensitive topics and themes like sex kaya kung minor ka o uncomfortable sa ganyan, pwede mong i-skip ang kaniyang mga sagot.
Lastly, si nineafternoons ay isang fic writer na nagsusulat mostly ng Seventeen fics. Five years na siyang nagsusulat ng fan fiction at pinopost niya ito sa Archive of Our Own din. Interesting fact! Nagsimula siyang magsulat—in general—noong eight years old palang siya, at ang kaniyang unang original story line ay nung ten. Pero as she described it, “it was really, really bad.” But then, masaya siya na naishe-share niya ang kaniyang mga kwento sa iba.
Kailan ka nagsimulang magsulat ng Filipino fics? Pwede mo ba i-share kung ano ang pinaka-una mong Filipino fic na sinulat?
daeseol: Nagsimula akong actively magsulat ng Filipino fic noong 2013 pero ang pinaka-una kong Filipino fic was written in 2012. Super Junior fic siya, Donghae/Eunhyuk. Ang title, “Bookstore.” Luma na talaga siya. I reposted it sa LiveJournal community ko kaya yung time stamp diyan, 2013 pa.
forgottenforever: It was around 2016 when I posted my very first angst KaiSoo fic, I stayed up all night reading the comments and the tweets about it, nangangapa pa ako noon so the positive feedback was overwhelming.
rolexdaddy: I think I was fourteen or fifteen when I wrote my first Filipino fic. I don’t think I can share it kasi sobrang cringe lol Basta parody siya ng Pinoy Big Brother without a definite plot.
nineafternoons: Nagsimula ako magsulat ng Filipino fics noong 2016 pa. Ang pinaka unang fic na na-publish ko sa AO3 ay ‘yung, “Kung Hindi Ngayon, Kailan Pa?” I first started writing Filipino fics kasi na-inspire ako sa aking Filipino teacher noon. Dahil sa kanya, mas lalo akong napamahal sa ating wika. Although, Taglish pa ako mostly magsulat, kasi hindi pa ako ganoon ka-hasa sa pag gamit ng wikang Filipino sa pagsulat ng fiction.
Paano mo ide-describe ang iyong Filipino fic writing style? May pagkakaiba ba ito sa iyong English fics?
daeseol: Hmm. Natural? I think that’s my writing style. Yung tipong kung paano mo naririnig yung mga tao na mag-usap normally and in real life, ganon din sa fics ko. Maraming references sa pop culture. Hindi naman sobrang iba yung writing style ko kapag English fics na pero I think I tend to become more descriptive kapag English na? Also, because I have a wider audience kapag English fics, hindi siya kasing “bibo” ng Filipino fics ko.
forgottenforever: Noon, I used to write in straight Tagalog tapos I use deep words, ganyan, lalo na if the genre is angst. Now, I switch between using deep Tagalog and Taglish, inaakma ko rin sa tema. I tried to write in English pero feeling ko talaga, hindi ko ma-mold or ma-shape yung point para maibato ko sa reader when on the other hand, may feelings talaga na madidiscover mo after mong makabasa ng isang Filipino fic na kikiliti sayo in all the right places.
rolexdaddy: When I write Filipino fics, I write primarily for myself and the audience I want to reach.
I like to inject everyday Filipino elements that normally go unnoticed, (like how middle-aged men sit na naka-dekwatro sa bangkito ng sari-sari store, etc). I also like mentioning brands and places that people are familiar with to make each fic unique and distinctly local, i.e. Bahay ni Character A sa Legarda, may katapat na Ministop na nagiging maingay kapag Friday kasi maraming lasing na estudyante. It’s the small details and cultural references that make fics inherently Filipino (and hard to translate lol).
My English fics on the other hand, are angstier hahhaha I am more comfortable writing in English, so I think I’m able to express myself easier in fics I write in that language.
nineafternoons: Sa aking Filipino fic writing style, I can say na na-eexpress ko ng mas mabuti ‘yung mga emotions ng characters, lalo’t na if the genre is comedy and/or drama. Para sa’kin, mas dama ko ang pagsulat in Filipino, kasi syempre, there are some terms and jokes na hindi kaya mai-express o mai-explain ng mabuti sa wikang Ingles (like for example, ‘yung concept of kilig.) Iba kasi ‘yung tuwa na nararamdaman ko habang nagsusulat in Filipino than in English—kumbaga pagdating sa world-building/setting, mas confident ako kasi syempre kultura ng Pilipinas yung pinapakita ko dun sa fics.
Gaano kahirap (o kadali) magsulat ng Filipino fic compared sa English fic?
daeseol: Actually, medyo mahirap siya kasi marami kang pwedeng sabihin. Kumbaga, the Filipino language and culture is our turf so marami kang pwedeng i-reference na alam mong maiintindihan ng readers mo. I guess that’s a problem: how to filter what you want to put in your fic. Unlike sa English na references usually are on the international level. Di rin ako sobrang well-versed sa Western pop culture so most of the time generic yung settings ng fic writing ko. Of course I can only speak for myself. On the other hand, the fact na Filipino is a comfortable language para sa akin, it makes “word vomit” a lot easier. I can spew 500 to 1000 words sa isang upuan. Pero kapag English, exhausted na ako pagdating palang ng 250 words. But then again, medyo mahirap din if sanay ka na magsulat at magsalita in English or Taglish. May mga times na mas marami kang nasusulat in English kesa sa Filipino, pero I guess mas natural pakinggan yung mga singit na English kasi you don’t have to be strictly literary. Nagkukwento ka e. And what you want is to engage your Filipino audience and feel like may kausap lang silang Pilipino.
forgottenforever: It’s easy lalo na if structured na yung flow, like, you know how it should go kasi dire-diretso na ‘yan eh. It’s a bit of a struggle lang talaga when pigang-piga ka na and you don’t know what to add kasi alam mong may kulang.
rolexdaddy: They’re both very different. Nasa mood ‘yan. Pero of course, may mga bagay in Filipino na never mong macoconvey in English.
Like I mentioned, since I’m more comfortable and have a wider English vocabulary, I feel like I can write more freely and accurately when I use it. However, since Filipino is my first language, the words I use when I speak and write in it naman strike closer to home. Again, nasa mood lang talaga.
nineafternoons: Ever since 2008 pa ako nagsusulat ng mga stories, at lahat ng nasulat ko nun ay nasa English language. Sana ganoon din ako kaaga nagsimula magsulat in Filipino. Kahit everyday naman ako nagsasalita in Filipino, it was hard for me to sit down and write something in pure Filipino. As you can see in my fics, Taglish siya mostly. I even asked my friend if she could beta my Filipino fics, kasi hindi talaga ako ganoon kagaling pagdating sa Filipino grammar. However, kahit sobrang hirap para sa’kin, I was still very happy. Challenging siya pero at the same time, it was a very fun learning opportunity. Iba talaga ‘yung saya na nakukuha ko kapag nagsusulat ako ng mga kwento sa sarili kong wika. Iba talaga ‘yung sense of fulfillment kapag nakabuo ka ng kwento in Filipino or kahit pa in Taglish.
Ano ang pinakakilalang Filipino fic na sinulat mo?
daeseol: I guess it’s the Big 4 AU, yung EXO fic where the members went to the Big 4 universities (AdMU, DLSU, UP, UST). Recently, nagsulat ako ng Big 4 AU 2.0 na centered mostly sa Seventeen and Wanna One and while the readers are still there, it’s not as “big” as the original Big 4 AU.
forgottenforever: It’s not really a fic, pero there’s this AU na ipinost ko online on my twitter account where I made the EXO members students from UP, I was in my freshman year so ano bang alam ko noon diba. Pero I won’t take credit sa buong AU na ‘yon, kasi may lumabas na roleplay accounts ng mga kuya from my AU and props to them dahil hulmang-hulma ang mga character, both sa pagiging isko and well, EXO. So if yung question ay pinakakilala, then ISKO!EXO.
rolexdaddy: BALENCIAGA and its series. Kilala siya dahil sa smut. It was my intention to make it as laswa, blunt, and intense as possible. I have also adopted a policy (lol) to make every smut fic I write worse (BETTER??) than the last hahaha
nineafternoons: Siguro ‘yung “Kung Hindi Ngayon, Kailan Pa?” it was written for the Seventeen fandom. It’s basically about having a crush on someone and being torpe to your crush. It was fun to write kasi syempre, nakaka-relate ako. I really enjoyed writing this fic because I get to incorporate the OPM songs that I’ve loved ever since as a child until now with it. I was really touched with all the comments saying na natuwa sila sa sinulat ko. I’m glad na parang naging happy pill para sa kanila ‘yung fic.
Ano ang Filipino fic na pinaka-proud mong sinulat at bakit?
daeseol: Dalawang fics, parehong EXO fics. Proud ako sa kanila kasi ito yung fics na kapag binasa mo, yung emotion na gusto kong maramdaman ng reader, mafi-feel mo. Yung una, ang title niya is “Galawang Breezy sa Mundong Pabebe.” Baekhyun/Chanyeol yung pair. Proud ako rito kasi sobrang kilig ng fic na ‘to. Chill lang. Hindi siya stressful. Also, yung sinasabi kong “natural” na feel ng fic, if I can give an example of how I do it, perhaps ito yung best. Yung next na fic na proud ako is yung “Dahil May Hangganan Ang Lahat.” Baekhyun/Chanyeol fic din siya pero unlike the first one, this is a lot way angsty. Masakit. It’s based sa tula ni Juan Miguel Severo so sobrang emo nito.
forgottenforever: I can’t really pick so I’ll go with my recent ones, I enjoyed writing for the KaiSoo Tagalog Fic Fest, yung entry ko na Mga Palipad Hangin and my yet to be revealed ChanBaek fic kasi I joined another Filipino Fic Fest, it’s mostly because I never had a struggle while doing it. Parang kinakausap ko lang ang readers when writing, tapos kapag may nababasa ako kung ano ang gusto nila (the readers) these past few days, syempre I apply it sa fics para relatable siya for everyone and it would feel like may degree of closeness sila ng characters!
rolexdaddy: Right now it’s ARAL AFTER ANAL. I did a lot of research for that one.
It’s not easy writing about sex once you’re milked dry of inspiration. Sex gets pretty repetitive fast, so it’s a challenge to keep scenes exciting. That was why I did a lot of research. At dahil nga may policy ako to make every fic worse (better) than the last, I chose a setting I thought not many people knew of—which was Alter lol. Basta. Please read ARAL AFTER ANAL if you are interested 😉
nineafternoons: I have to pick “Kung Hindi Ngayon, Kailan Pa?” because it was my first Filipino fic. Bago ko naisip ‘yung plot ng story nun, I was inspired by the conversations I had with my twitter mutuals and friends. The fic was really special to me.
Ano ang challenges na hinaharap ng mga Filipino fic writers? Mahirap bang mag-connect sa mga Filipino readers?
daeseol: Ang pinaka-challenge is kung paano ito maga-appeal to a wider audience. Let’s all be real, nariyan pa rin talaga yung bias against Filipino literature, na kesyo baduy siya, kadiri, “jeje,” mahirap intindihin. Maraming ganiyang comments. I can’t (fully) blame them to be honest because we are so westernized. It’s a result of colonial mentality. Di ko hinihiwalay sarili ko diyan kasi minsan I am at fault din. It’s internalized and sometimes we do not fully realize yung words and actions natin, subtly if not overtly degrading an aspect of our culture na. Also, when people see na “jeje” ang Filipino fics, it’s because to begin with, nagsimula at nag-flourish ang fic culture sa international K-Pop fandom in Englishs o kumbaga yung standard ng quality ng mga readers, naka-base pa rin sa English fics. So this is the wall na kailangan ma-break both ng writer at ng readers. Perhaps EXO writers are lucky na we have a relatively active Filipino fic writing community, but I am not sure for other fandoms.
I also want to touch yung issue ng “pagtanggap” sa rated fics. By rated, I mean NC-17 fics. Yung may malaswa. Mega SPG. Ganern. Isa ito sa pinakamalalang biktima ng “cringe” at “kadiri” attitude. Naiintindihan ko naman na yung degree of understanding and acceptance ng vulgarity may be higher sa native language. Mas nakakaskandalo mabasa yung “titi” o “puki” o “kantot” kesa sa “dick” o “pussy” o “fuck.” This is why marami ang ayaw magsulat at lalo nang magbasa ng NC-17 Filipino fics. But I guess we have to start learning how to unlearn this? If okay tayo sa NC-17 fics in English, then we should be equally okay na nakikita at nababasa ‘to in Filipino. Besides, “dick” and “titi” are the same, so as “puki” and “pussy.” Again this is not going to be easy because we have to unlearn it.
Lastly, yung jokes na we all thought ay funny pero hindi pala. I think hindi lang ‘to applicable sa mga Filipino kundi kahit kanino. Marami tayong jokes na medyo problematic but we grew up thinking na funny siya. For example, yung “Bumbay” jokes na if you think about it is actually racist. Also yung mentions ng “rape” or mental health problems. Nabanggit ko ‘to because many Filipino fics appeal to readers kapag funny siya. Being funny isn’t entirely a bad thing kasi it’s in our nature na mga Filipinos na maging masayahin. Pero may mga jokes talaga tayo na dapat iwasan kaso minsan ang hirap iwasan kasi nga lumaki tayo na iniisip na okay lang siya, na funny siya. I personally learned a lesson here so I guess it’s worth sharing this one, too.
forgottenforever: I think it all boils down to how Filipino Fics are viewed ng mundo ng mga netizens, lalo na sa fandom. Kasi for them, when we say it’s in Filipino, may prejudice agad na it’s cringey, it’s jeje, basta it’s everything not good. It’s disheartening lalo na when you know there are works out there na sobrang well-written, tagos sa puso, nakakakiliti in all the right places, pero since it’s not in English they won’t even bother clicking. It’s easy to connect dahil meron tayong humor na shineshare na tayong mga Pinoy lang din ang nakakagets so translating it in English would not make sense.
rolexdaddy: I am not sure about other writers, pero ang mahirap mag-Tagalog 🙁 I wish I had a deeper vocabulary!! Then andami ko sanang nasulat pang mas tagos-puso, mas tagos-pepe huhuhu
Also—people who complain. The ones I can handle are people who don’t like my smut fics, don’t like the subject, the lack of plot, whatever. Pwede naman isara na lang ang tab at mag-move on.
Pero people who complain because fics are written in Filipino… ibang klase sila.
Once you have an audience, I don’t think mahihirapan ka mag-connect with readers.
Ako kasi, I write what I think is good first. I focus on making everything perfect according to what’s best for me. Later on ko na lang iniisip kung magugustuhan ba ng audience. Kung may dapat baguhin, edit accordingly.
If I keep worrying about what the readers thinks, then hindi ako makakasulat ng fic na maganda. If I write the fic as I like it—even if hindi basahin ng marami, kung ako satisfied, then everything is worth it!
nineafternoons: Dahil sa mga platforms sa internet ngayon, pakiramdam ko na mas madali na makipag-connect sa mga Filipino readers. Mayroong platforms kagaya ng AO3, Wattpad, Livejournal, etc. na pwede kang makahanap ng mga Filipino fics/stories. Easy access pa siya. Nagbabasa din ako sa mga websites na ‘to eh.
‘Yung challenge siguro—for me—is I wish I started writing stories in Filipino as early as I started writing in English. Sana mas maaga kong na-appreciate ‘yung pagsulat in Filipino. Our language is really beautiful. Kaya hanggang ngayon, sinusubukan ko parin na mas lalong matuto sa pag gamit nito.
Sa tingin mo dapat bang magkaroon ng initiative ang Filipino fan fiction fans na i-promote ang Filipino bilang isang language sa pagsulat ng fics?
daeseol: Yes. It is our language. Sino pa ba ang dapat mag-promote nito kundi tayo diba? Whether writing fics is an effective or even appropriate way of promoting the Filipino language is a matter of debate but I believe it is still a good effort lalo na sa pag-reach out sa mga Filipino K-Pop fans na for the longest time, exposed sa English fic writing. It is a fun language. Mas nakakatuwa, mas nakakatawa, mas masakit.
forgottenforever: Sobrang overwhelming yung dami readers ng Filipino fics nowadays, lumalaki na yung community both ng readers and ng writers. Sa tingin ko’y dapat na i-promote ito simply because there are so many works out there na magaganda, mula sa characterization hanggang sa flow ng story. Promoting it should lessen the stigma na kapag sinabi mong Filipino fic, it’s cringey and jeje.
rolexdaddy: They are already doing well 🙂 The Filipino fic readers I see on my timeline are all very supportive and enthusiastic. We writers appreciate the likes, comments, and live thread reactions. Positive feedback and constructive criticism are things we are always thankful for 😀
And I think meron na ring initiative para i-promote ang Filipino bilang language for fic-writing, as there are already fests in my fandom dedicated to EXO and its OTPS. Yay!!
nineafternoons: Syempre naman! Sobrang saya kaya magbasa ng Filipino fics! Mas dama mo ‘yung bigat ng mga linya, ‘yung emotions, ‘yung mga jokes… kung hindi natin i-propromote ‘yung pagsulat ng mga kwento sa sarili nating wika, edi sino pa ba ang gagawa nun para sa’tin?
Kung meron kang tips na gustong i-share sa mga gustong magsulat ng Filipino fics, ano ito?
daeseol: Sulat lang ng sulat. Practice. Huwag kang matakot na i-share yung fics mo. Also, kahit familiar ka na sa Filipino culture, still do your research. Better if close to reality or to what really happens ang napapakita mo sa fics. If maka-experience ka ng writer’s block, it’s totally fine! Hindi porket sanay tayo sa Filipino language we can always easily spew a thousand words para makagawa ng maayos na fic. Rest. Then write. Rest. Write. Practice pero do it in moderation. Fic writing shouldn’t be stressful. Also, support other Filipino fic writers! If may nabasa kang Filipino fic na nagustuhan mo, mag-iwan ka ng comment. Share mo sa friends mo. Support-support tayo rito! Lastly, siguro take note din of the challenges I mentioned above. Kasi there are a lot of lessons to be learned from them. Kahit ako hanggang ngayon marami pa ring natututunan.
forgottenforever: Always read, kasi for me, it has helped me find kung anong voice or writing style ang gusto ko. By reading Filipino fics, nahanap ko ang mga gusto at hindi ko gusto when it comes to writing. Pati na rin ang mga viral jokes na timely, words na tayo lang ang makakagets, maganda kung nai-incorporate mo siya para relatable. Also, be comfortable with writing para smooth sailing lang ang journey with fic writing.
rolexdaddy: Just write. Plan your fic well, then write. Study. Do research. Get inspired. Ang dami-daming posibiledad. Ang daming kwento sa paligid, ang daming pwedeng gawin, at ma-experience. Nasa pagsusulat mo ang lahat.
If it’s good, people will praise it. If it’s not, learn from it. Don’t force your creativity, let it flow gradually. Learn that not everyone is going to like your fic, but that doesn’t mean you should stop writing. Write what YOU want, not what you THINK other people would like.
nineafternoons: Internalize and be inspired sa lahat ng surroundings mo. Choosing the setting for your fic is really important, so when you walk around the streets of your own city or province, be aware. Take it all in. Makakahanap at makakahanap ka ng makaka-inspire sa’yo at ng story mo sa mga lugar na pinupuntahan mo. At sa fic writing in general, for me, music always helps. I always visualize the scenes I write as if it were a film—at in every film, may background music. Sa Filipino fics syempre, bagay na bagay ‘yung mga OPM songs.
Any other last words you want to share sa ating readers?
daeseol: Sobrang saya ng Filipino fic community! Magbasa tayo ng Filipino fics, at magsulat tayo ng Filipino fics. Hindi ito baduy. Hindi ito “jeje.” It’s our language and we should be proud of it. Also, kung hindi ka sanay sa Tagalog, why not write in your own mother tongue! Cebuano? Bikolano? Ikokano? Chavacano? Why not! Marami tayong lenggwahe rito sa Pilipinas at hindi lang Tagalog ang Filipino. Ngayong Buwan ng Wika, mahalin natin ang sarili nating wika!
forgottenforever: Please, please always support our Filipino content creators mapalabas o loob ng ating fandom. Never invalidate people’s work no matter how much you don’t like it, it’s always easy to scroll past content na ayaw mong makita. Sobrang work, time, and effort ang inilalaan ng content creators para sa output nila, give them a little push pa by sharing their work (credit them please!!), commenting on their works, kudos, like, basta anything for the content creators. It’s always heartwarming to see comments on your works mapa-constructive criticism or something as short as “I love it!”.
rolexdaddy: Writing and reading Filipino fics is not ‘jeje’ nor is it ‘baduy.’
I’ve talked about this on Twitter before, but let me take this opportunity to extend my thoughts to a larger audience. Ours is a country, a language that has remained resilient through colonization and world wars. The essence of being Filipino, everything our country ever is, was, and will be, is in our language. Our whole beings, our culture, our history—everything, is in the words we use everyday.
Fanfiction, though not part of mainstream media, is still consumed by a large audience. Compared to the entire population, we’re a tiny number, but powerful nonetheless.
The youth holds so much potential. If fanfic writers can reach out and influence them, teach them to appreciate and love their country and language through this unique medium of utlizing Kpop idols (lol) we all love, then it’s something to be proud of and be thankful for.
When I started writing Filipino fics, I didn’t realize how much of an impact I would cause. I was surprised at the feedback and attention, because it was just smut to me, but to a lot of people—it was a whole new world. One reader told me it was like my fic opened new doors. Another told me they’d never imagined smut in Tagalog was possible—until mine existed! Of course, a lot of inspiration had to be taken from things like www.porn7.xxx that help you picture what great X-rated action should look like, and this kind of thing helped me a lot with my work.
Writing smut fic gave me a platform, a presence to educate people how to perform during sex, and to practice safe sex, as well. Sex education in the Philippines is still not widely discussed. Stigmas still exist, and the topic is still considered taboo. By writing about what young people don’t learn in school, I realized that my fics could be educational to a certain point, and now I strive to make each fic informative as the last.
The Filipino Kpop ficdom scene is still growing. It is a thriving community full of inspired writers and eager readers bonding together because of the locality and nationalism that is conveyed—interestingly—through Korean idols we admire from our screens. I still don’t understand how this came to be, and I can’t see where we are headed, but I know we have the potential to be something great. I hope every writer remembers their role in promoting the Filipino language, and their potential to move lives with every story they publish. I hope every reader appreciates the fics they read, and realize that each story is written in the language that makes us who we are.
Thank you, KstreetManila, for considering me to be a part of this interview 🙂
Let’s all continuing loving our favorite K-idols with the Filipino hearts we were born with.
nineafternoons: Sobrang ganda ng wika natin. ‘Wag natin itong kalimutan. Maganda rin ‘yung kultura natin. Actually, kahit magsulat lang tayo ng fics set in the Philippines (kahit English pa ‘to), it’s already a very big deal na. To be able to showcase our language and culture to both Filipino and non-Filipino readers feels very fulfilling. Today, sobrang nakakatuwa na makita mag-flourish yung mga Filipino fics/stories/novels. Dapat ipagpatuloy natin ‘to. 🙂
Sana maging inspirasyon ang fic authors na ito para makapagsulat din kayo ng fics sa wikang Filipino. O kung hindi ka man magsusulat, sana ay matutunan mong pahalagahan ang fics na isinulat sa ating wika. After all, importante ring mahalin natin ang sarili nating wika tulad ng pagmamahal natin sa K-Pop.