This ain't a scene.

Alexa.

|| Aspiring writer. || Big fan of magic realism, romance, chocolates, music and the occasional inspirational quotes.||

"To die would be an awfully big adventure." - Peter Pan

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February 16, 2014 9:42 am
bl-ossomed:

My mom gave me this necklace, it’s called “hamsa” in the middle east, the necklace is believed to prevent the “evil eye”
the hand also represents peace, luck, and power.

bl-ossomed:

My mom gave me this necklace, it’s called “hamsa” in the middle east, the necklace is believed to prevent the “evil eye”

the hand also represents peace, luck, and power.

(via yoursmusically)

9:41 am 9:41 am 9:40 am
"You are not your past, you are the resources and capabilities you glean from it."

Jordan Belfort  (via coffee-and-control)

(Source: laree-elizabeth, via yoursmusically)

9:29 am

Kulturang Pasiksikan

Binanggit ang mga bagay na ito sa aming talakayan tungkol sa “Sining Ng Nagsisikip Na Dingding”. Nandito ang kustara’t tinidor, litrato ng The Last Supper, pusang kumakaway, palakang mayroon barya sa bibig, ang Sto. Nino at ang jeep. 

 Alam ng marami na kapag mayroong ka ng ganito (kulang na lang yung salamin sa silid-kainan), pinoy na pinoy talaga ang pamilya mo. Mukhang magulo sila at hindi rin sila magkaugnay (i.e. pusang kumakaway at palaka - feng shui, Sto. Nino - Katoliko) ngunit alam natin na hindi kompleto ang isang pamilihan kung wala itong tatlo sa isang sulok. Alam rin natin na hindi kompleto ang silid-kainan ng pamilyang Pilipino kung wala silang kutsara’t tinidor, litrato ng The Last Supper at salamin (wala sa litrato). At kahit na sa Pilipinas lamang natin nakikita ang jeep, isa sa talagang tatak na Pilipino dito ang mga pangalan ng miyembro ng pamilya. Hindi lamang pampublikong taxi ang jeep. Ito rin ang sasakyan ng pamilya ng may-ari at minsan, kabuhayan nila. Isang gawain na kailangan ng pamilya ang pagtatakbo ng jeep (nakita ko noong Sabado na katabi ng nagmamaneho ang kanyang asawa/kapatid at sila ang nagsisilbing barker at cashier). 

Hindi limitado sa sining nakikita natin ang pagsisiksikan dahil sa araw-araw na pangyayari, nagkakaroon din ng sikipan sa ating buhay. Nasisiksikan tayo dahil sa ating pamilya (“o anak, kumain na ba?” ” ‘musta na si (pangalan ng kaibigan)?” “tapos ka na ba sa HW?”) o sa kaibigan rin (“I HAVE KWENTO!”) Tatak Pilipino talaga ang pagsisiksikan dahil diyan nakikita ang pagkamaka-bayan ng Pilipino. Diyan nakikita ang ating kultura at identidad bilang mga Pilipino. 

October 23, 2013 10:22 am July 12, 2013 11:05 pm 11:05 pm

quads-for-the-gods:

bellecs:

winningthebattleloosingthewar:

On the morning of September 4, 1957, fifteen-year-old Dorothy Counts set out on a harrowing path toward Harding High, where-as the first African American to attend the all-white school – she was greeted by a jeering swarm of boys who spat, threw trash, and yelled epithets at her as she entered the building.

Charlotte Observer photographer Don Sturkey captured the ugly incident on film, and in the days that followed, the searing image appeared not just in the local paper but in newspapers around the world.

People everywhere were transfixed by the girl in the photograph who stood tall, her five-foot-ten-inch frame towering nobly above the mob that trailed her. There, in black and white, was evidence of the brutality of racism, a sinister force that had led children to torment another child while adults stood by. While the images display a lot of evils: prejudice, ignorance, racism, sexism, inequality, it also captures true strength, determination, courage and inspiration.

Here she is, age 70, still absolutely elegant and poised.

she deserves to be re-blogged. 

(Source: cloudyskiesandcatharsis, via fightingforwhispers)

10:53 pm January 23, 2013 7:47 am