For our "check in" questions, to keep track of attendance. Rod had each of us to make a question based on "Bakit Why", connecting to why Filipinos are like this, or in any relevance to that of some sort. The question of the day was: "Would life be better if the Philippines was not colonized?". A few students answered and it unraveled to a conversation of imagining life without being colonized. Students said that it would not be better, us students would have a sense of more information of the history of the Filipinos. If you think outside of the box, if we were not colonized would there even be Filipinos in the first place. Rod brought that up to our attention, and I was thinking to myself of how I can not imagine this. Maybe our culture and ethnicity would never be born, or if so maybe I would not be in the United States. Perhaps the skin color and the genetics that make me who I am would all vanish, if my ancestors were not colonized. I could not see myself anywhere else or have a different family, a different lifestyle. On the bright side of it all, me knowing my culture would be great. But, maybe the history of it all will be altered even more than it already was. Colonization ,Rod was expressing created "Filipino". The Spanish created a sense of sharing colonial experiences. The Bakit why question of the day, shed some light of maybe it was best that history was played out the right way. At least now I am trying to make sense of the past of my ancestors, to connect to there journey.