notes on this day; wild heart

As everyone and their mother knows, I am, in fact, a Directioner. [Here are some posts mentioning or featuring my love for them.] With Zayn leaving the band, my OT5, OT3 (Zourry) and second OTP (Zouis) have all been destroyed. I am very sad and also very confused; how does a fangirl recover? I even missed half of…

It’s a matter of definition.

The phrase cultural appropriation is gaining weight in the criticism of popular media, a provocation brought about by hipster smokers dancing to music festivals while wearing First People attire, by the music videos of the likes of Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift ostensibly mocking the ways of African Americans and ghetto communities. And now –which…

Response: U.P. is so iba na

Originally posted on Sankage Steno:
Like I was in the University of the Philippines kanina in Diliman, and I noticed that my Alma Mater is so iba na. It has changed talaga, like a total makeover! Gosh. And I’m not talking about the bagong structures ha or the monorail that was made paandar here and…

Haikus to Freedom

I was reading the Inquirer a week and a day ago, and I thought of airing some opinions on Philippine news. With some poetry. I. to think of the world quite odd: easy to clamor easy to forget The Philippines is perhaps one of the few “democratic” countries where a corrupt president –overthrown by a mass…

The Perception of Sexism and Racism

The whole point of this post —the problem of dealing with sexism, classism, racism and other oppressive behaviors— is captured in this quote from @chocopompcirc: Racism in this day and age is often subconscious and implicit; you may have to think critically about it, rather than just seeing a black body hanging from a tree…

Foreigner: Pinoy Inability to Improve is due to Escapism

via Foreigner: Pinoy Inability to Improve is due to Escapism. Comments: It is valid to say that we are escapists, preferring to tolerate certain injustices to a certain point. The failure to act is either a product of failure to reach critical mass (that is, the needed number of people who are still willing to…

IWD + A Bone to Pick with Anti-Feminists

Women are awesome. I can’t really write a lot about IWD, since I failed to celebrate it this year (or every year since I learned about it, actually), but there is something I can say for or about women, and it began with these posts:

Word Vomit: GAB Caf

Rant about school, administration and state universities with their cool logic. …No judgment, this is a word vomit of feelings.