Astrological Asks

  • Aurora: What is the most beautiful thing that you can think of?
  • Stars: Who do you think of most?
  • Bolide: What makes you want to give up?
  • Comet: Who do you like to be with?
  • Constellation: Is your family blood related?
  • Eclipse: Is there someone who you think outshines you?
  • Equinox: What makes you calm?
  • Galaxy: Who do you want to be?
  • Meteor: What makes you feel alive?
  • Nova: When were you happiest?
  • Orbit: Is there someone you can't stop thinking about?
  • Solstice: Do you prefer time with friends or time alone?
  • Sun Spots: What makes you feel bad about yourself?
  • Zenith: What makes you feel good about yourself?
  • Black Hole: Has there ever been a point where you thought nothing would get better?

Saying a big thanks to whimsandramblings (miel) for this! First contest to join and win (- -,)v

You can never get enough books for your lineup reads! haha!

Yes!!! This is true! Kids, do not proclaim what you did not experience!

indiohistorian:

A constant reality: How hard it is to do a historian’s work. We make enemies out of people not because we want to, but because we have to. Not that history or historians have not been manipulated. History has been manipulated oftentimes through revisionist means. There is a grain of truth in saying that history has been written by the victors. And since history is in the very gore and grime of things, telling the unfolding revealed drama of human nature, there are things that people often forget, or choose to forget. There are even some historians who choose not to reveal things, blinded by either conviction or political agenda. But then again, show me a historian who doesn’t have any tinge of bias. So then, it is my conviction that history is dangerous. For good or for ill, it is a tool for truth or for deception. It remains so especially when the actors in the history being told are still alive, through dynastic families that live on in our political life. It was Leon Ma. Guerrero who pointed out that indeed, an educated native is a dangerous native.

And so it is quite disturbing to find stuff on the Marcoses on the net. Stuff that are more or less positive and to the core, revisionist. I also noticed that most of these people who say that Marcos was the best president the country ever had never lived at the time of Martial Law. Whether driven by desperation and hopelessness for the country’s present problems, these young people now have a positive look at Marcos and his regime. It is also that dichotomy of discipline vs. freedom that most of these people argue on. We need to be disciplined, they say. Democracy doesn’t really work for us, because Filipinos do not know how to use and dispense their freedom. The Philippines needed Marcos. And Marcos put the Philippines on the map.

Really? 

But then, is it really worth it, to sacrifice our basic freedoms—freedom of the press, of the speech, of assembly—for order, for progress? Or for that matter, is it right to call a muted vox populi, a pervading fear to be taken in and never be seen again, as progress?

While I can also say I never lived at the time like these young people, I would like to reiterate that the same freedom that make them say something FOR the Marcoses was the same freedom that was never present when the Marcoses were in power.

Books are written to prove this. Scholars have published peer reviewed journals agreeing that the Philippines plummeted to economic debt under the Marcos regime. Victims that were never seen again remain missing. The corruption ran deep in the military during Marcos’s regime that it is hard to think how deep the rabbithole went. The materials are out there. The proof is staring us in the face.

So please. Enough with opinions. Show me some cold hard facts to support your view, and let us derive from those facts. For if what you say is truth, your stand would survive the scrutiny of academic inquiry, an exercise of freedom that Marcos himself discouraged.

My advise…. guys, read.

Video above, released by ABS CBN.

Blog posts on Martial Law HERE.

Confess something you’ve thought about me on anon, and all I can do is post it

(Source: drabbles-and-ideas, via dearestdaryl)

#hyperlapse 1 minute timelapse of me #blinking lol

kekekeke~~~

#gpoy

7 September 2013. My sister left for London. It brought me to tears but I held it back for my mum surely will burst if she saw me forming waters under my eyes.

6 September 2014. The half of my heart will leave for another country for good. It will bring me to tears definitely. Shall I show the forming waters during that time? Or shall I hold back again?

Oh God this is so painful. Almost a year apart.

Just when you thought you are tough life slams you hard…

…and you get tougher, like the callouses on the fingers of a string musician. The thicker the lesser the pain the more time to create and play beautiful music…

…the tougher you get the more you have the strength to face life’s seemingly impossible situations.


I will not cry. Thank you Lord.

Some #cutlery handles at #Mesa

#green lamp post stand 👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽 (at concepcion, tarlac)

"High-intensity noise that exceeds 95 decibels disrupts performance on complex tasks but improves it on simple, boring tasks — noise tends to raise arousal level, which can be useful when trying to stay alert during mindless and monotonous work, but can agitate you out of creative flow when immersed in the kind of work that requires deliberate, reflective thought… These effects, of course, are relative to one’s psychological constitution… Writers more afflicted with anxiety tend to be more disconcerted by noisy environments. Proust and Carlyle appear to have been among those writers — the former wrote in a cork-lined room to eliminate obtrusive sounds and the latter in a noiseproof chamber to ensure absolute silence — whereas Allen Ginsberg was known for being able to write anywhere, from trains to planes to parks."

#hyperlapse fck u so amazing

Questions About Books and Reading

  • 1: What was the last book you read?
  • 2: Was it a good one?
  • 3: What made it good?
  • 4: Would you recommend it to other people?
  • 5: How often do you read?
  • 6: Do you like to read?
  • 7: What was the last bad book you read?
  • 8: What made you dislike it?
  • 9: Do you wish to be a writer?
  • 10: Has any book every influenced you greatly?
  • 11: Do you read fanfiction?
  • 12: Do you write fanfiction?
  • 13: What's your favorite book?
  • 14: What's your least favorite book?
  • 15: Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?
  • 16: When did you learn to read?
  • 17: What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
  • 18: What is your favorite book series?
  • 19: Who is your favorite author?
  • 20: What is your favorite genre?
  • 21: Who is your favorite character in a book series?
  • 22: Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
  • 23: Which book do you wish had a sequel?
  • 24: Which book do you wish DIDNT have a sequel?
  • 25: How long does it take you to read a book?
  • 26: Do you like when books become movies?
  • 27: Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
  • 28: Which movie has done a book justice?
  • 29: Do you read newspapers?
  • 30: Do you read magazines?
  • 31: Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
  • 32: Do you read while in bed?
  • 33: Do you read while on the toilet?
  • 34: Do you read while in the car?
  • 35: Do you read while in the bath?
  • 36: Are you a fast reader?
  • 37: Are you a slow reader?
  • 38: Where is your favorite place to read?
  • 39: Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
  • 40: Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
  • 41: Who gave you your love for reading?
  • 42: What book is next on your list to read?
  • 43: When did you start to read chapter books?
  • 44: Who is your favorite children's book author?
  • 45: Which author would you most want to interview?
  • 46: Which author do you think you'd be friends with?
  • 47: What book have you reread the most?
  • 48: Which books do you consider "classics"?
  • 49: Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
  • 50: Which books should be banned from all schools?

Finally finished Dolores Claiborne despite busy schedules. Practically reading on my way to work!

Sang to the barista, “hey I just met you and this is crazy, so here’s my order, one latte venti” hahaha