With sooo many things happening around the country, it’s so easy to get caught up with all the divisiveness and the hurt and it can honestly take its toll on how we feel about the country. Fortunately, I’ve just realized that even the little things can have an effect on our hope for our nation.
As of the last few weeks, people on the interwebs have been gushing about the baybayin keyboard that has been made available for smartphones. While the app had already been released a few years ago, it’s getting a lot more attention now.
Baybayin is the indigenous script of the pre-colonial Filipinos. A lot of people have been pushing for it to be recognized more because it’s one of the very few things that is truly ours–with no hint of anything from our colonizers.
And so, people have been downloading the baybayin keyboard and sharing their excitement online.
the Baybayin keyboard is amazing pls let's all learn it ISSA BEAUTIFUL PART OF OUR CULTURE WE NEED TO BRING BACK
— paola ???? (@ensushiastic) July 18, 2017
Baybayin keyboard is amazing!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fpEexCmqhV
— Caryl (@caryllouiseanne) July 15, 2017
Make baybayin a trend to us filipinos this 2017! #BayBayin2017
— ᜎᜒᜂ (@lexctn) July 19, 2017
IM SO HAPPY I CAN FINALLY LEARN BAYBAYIN ON MY PHONE
Pls revive this script and download Baybayin Keyboard <3 pic.twitter.com/DmItmKuvWa
— Justine Danielle (@perksofjustine) July 17, 2017
With most of us spending our days on our phone, this Baybayin keyboard will really help in those of us trying to learn this written language.
I'm having fun with my new "Baybayin" keyboard. I have "I'm pretty" status everywhere. And in baybayin and no one is objecting ????????????
— Aiyin Laganapan (@madmwaazel) July 16, 2017
i sent jap "mahal kita" but using the baybayin keyboard and all i got was an "alibata keyboard pa more" lol romance is dead and cancelledt
— Gianella (@gianell_a) July 19, 2017
Others are just having fun typing ~hidden~ messages with the baybayin keyboard.
I’m honestly thrilled about its sudden popularity again. Maybe sometime in the future, we can actually use it in our everyday lives. Sooo, BRB gonna go download this keyboard.
What do you think of the baybayin keyboard? Share it with us!