WOW! What a great commercial by Coca Cola! Having different languages in the song “AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” If you have not watch it… here is the commercial:
I can’t believe the negative reactions that it received though…
So here is my 2 cents about the commercial.
I am an AMERICAN CITIZEN! I wasn’t born in this country! I speak English and other languages. Yes, my English is NOT perfect! However, most of my errors are caused by what we called “language interference” (since I spoke other languages). I AM PROUD of who I am! 🙂
America is beautiful! Truly a beautiful country that is so diverse. I think we should be proud and celebrate this diversity in a positive way. I am grateful for the opportunities that this country has given to me and my family. Thus said, my husband and I contributed back! We are respected members of the community that have been sharing our “brain” in our respected work place. I would like to think that we have been making positive impacts in our community! At least that is what we are striving for daily!
The video is not about the language folks! I am actually agree that immigrants should try their best to learn English. Any immigrants in ANY country should try to learn the country’s language no matter! Trust me! Learning the language contributes to your success and survival 🙂
Please don’t judge so soon! These people are AMERICANS! They are real people with feelings! They speak ENGLISH too! Here are their stories!
I know some people also have issues with the gay couple pictured in the video… My first thought on it ,” COME ON! The ad was not about CHRISTIANITY is beautiful! It’s about America, The Beautiful!”
I am a Christian! I believe what the Bible says! Nothing more and nothing less! However, to me this is NOT about my faith! I would have had a strong reaction if the ad was about Christianity because that is NOT what the Bible say… However the ad was about AMERICA in general! America is a melting pot!
I came from a country where 90% of the people are Moslems! So did I have to do whatever they do according to their FAITH? Of course not because I am not a Moslem! I believe in Jesus. I have aunts and uncles who chose to believe in Islam. Are they no longer my family? Of course NOT! They are still my family! I still LOVE them! We just don’t believe the same things and we don’t live under the same faith, rules and lifestyle. What you CHOOSE to believe in regards to faith and marriage do NOT make you less or more Americans!
America is very colorful now days! Look around you! Listen to each of the beautiful song sang by beautiful faces of America newest generation! I posted one here… Of course the one in Mandarin 🙂 All the singers were beautiful! Check out youtube and their stories… there were many languages!
I think it is time for people in America to STOP judging and STOP stereotyping! Look BEYOND people’s colors and appearances! ALL of my children look Chinese! However, they are only fluent in ENGLISH (sadly! I should have been stricter with them to learn my heritage language!) They are AMERICAN citizens! They were born in America! Technically they can run for the presidency someday or represent the U.S in the Olympics 🙂
To all of you Christians who is reading this blog right now… My faith is standing on solid ground! I believe what the Bible says about marriage! However, it is not for me to judge a person’s choice! If I believe that GOD is Sovereign, I should also believe that my SOVEREIGN GOD can deal or change that person whom HE wants to change! If that person is IN my circle of influence and I am given the chance to SHARE the GOSPEL with him/her, I will certainly presented the GOSPEL and it’s truth! However, until then… I CHOOSE to LOVE and set my JUDGEMENT aside for MY GOD has set an example when HE sat down and ate with those who were considered “NOT suitable” to sit on the table with him!
13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Let us choose to LOVE regardless of colors!