Farewell George Orwell
I was listening to the radio the other day, and the commentator didn't really understand the Big Brother expression. "Nasaan na si Big Brother? Where is Uncle Sam?" (Where is Big Brother? Where is Uncle Sam?) He said this in the context of the current war in the Middle East and the Filipinos stranded there.
It's sad when Big Brother was a term to be afraid of, and now, well, I'm sure the first thing that comes to mind to most Filipinos is Pinoy Big Brother, and how big brother is this fatherly, if sometimes capricious, person.