Despite flak, Vilma Santos thanks grammar police
MANILA, Philippines—Batangas Governor Vilma Santos on Tuesday laughed off the flak she got from the Instagram followers of Kris Aquino for what the critics deemed a grammatically-flawed message she sent her along with a box of “ensaymada.”
“Hi Kris…I am being bashed because of your [Instagram] post. Hahaha. I guess marami pa akong dapat matutunan. I take all of these as constructive criticisms. Tao lang; nagkakamali. Sa mga bashers…Salamat po..Again, thanks for believing in me. Until next time…,” Santos told Aquino in a text message. The presidential sister posted the text message on her Instagram account.
(Hi Kris…I am being bashed because of your Instagram post. Hahaha. I guess I still have to learn a lot. I take all of these as constructive criticisms. I am just human, I make mistakes. To my bashers, thank you. Again, thanks for believing in me. Until next time.)
Aquino also posted her reply to Santos’ message, apologizing on behalf of her followers.
“I’m sorry Ate Vi. I did not think about the wrong spelling because what mattered to me was your kindness [and] the thought behind the card,” Aquino replied.
In the caption of the composite image, Aquino praised Santos for her “bravery, sense of humor, wisdom and humility.”
“Hindi [s’ya] pikon kasi nga alam [n’ya] that her life is good (She is not overly sensitive because she knows that her life is good). Her example will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life,” Aquino said.
On Monday, Aquino posted a photo of the box of ensaymada that Santos sent her. The box of pastries came with a note from Santos that read, “Dearest Kris, Thank you sooo much for believing in me! I truely appreciate it friend…Life is short…Enjoy it—You are so bless. God is good! Smile. I love you!”
Many of Aquino’s followers bashed the two for different reasons—the actress-governor for her “wrong spelling and grammar,” and the host-actress for posting the message even if she had already possibly noticed the flaws in the syntax.
Other followers of Aquino, however, defended the two, saying that the mistakes were “not a big deal.”
Originally posted: July 2, 2014 | 10:36 am
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