aguhon:

thisisnotpinoy:

damnlayoffthebleach:

hoar answered you:

Whoops, I’ll probably have to find a way to remember everything, since I failed to save the original post I’ve spliced up. >: Or at least I can give my hand at brevity:

The first part of my lengthy ask was about my fear/concerns dealing with a parade we had in my college,…

That was a thesis paper of an ask. Lol. Did someone really compare Russia to the Philippines? And I guess the Koryo-saram aren’t Asian either. >.>

For new followers, Negritos is a term designated to Aeta, Mamanwa, and Batak people. Not limited to people of the Philippines. Google is your friend.

So, pinoy-culture did a good job answering my ask on blackface in Filipino festivals. 

http://tmblr.co/Z3ziGuWPg2Aj

And we talk about it a little bit here:

http://tmblr.co/Z3ziGuVxEE4x

On the terms “negrito” and “negro” in the context of the Philippines, yep. Not racist at all. Sometimes people use them as insults, but in the same way someone would try to insult a white person by saying “You’re such a [insert oppressed minority here]!” Doesn’t mean being a member of whatever “oppressed minority” is a bad thing, just that the society that allows your minority to be used as an insult needs to be changed. One time there was a translator from the Philippines who translated “black people” into “mga negro” in front of 2000+ Filipin@-Americans and the gasp in the crowd was like

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Probably should clear that up for the followers in the motherland:

Huwag kayong magusar ang termino “negro” para mga itim na tao kung kayo ay nasa Estados Unidos. Pansalakay ito. (Don’t use the term “negro” for black people if you are in the US. It’s considered offensive.)

Well. Since that’s taken of.

Ati-Atihan (at least in its pre-colonial context) shouldn’t really be considered blackface because it isn’t the manifestation of racism. It is a symbol of unity of the indigenous black and brown peoples of the Philippines. Though personally I think recently, due to the lack of positive representation of Negrito people in Filipin@ entertainment and other discrimination of Negrito people by “Malay” Filipinos as well as the erasure of the traditional meaning of the festival, perhaps the participants of Ati-Atihan are not deserving to represent Aetas in the festival. 

On a side note, the ethnic groups outside the Philippines closest to many Filipino ethnic groups is actually not the Malays or Indonesians, but Taiwanese Aborigines. This is because most Filipinos are descended from a migration that started in Southern China, moved on to Taiwan, down into the Philippines, out into Malaysia, Indonesia, Madagascar, and the Pacific Islands. So if Malays and Indonesians are Asian, so are Filipinos. If anyone tells you otherwise, they’re probably not Filipino or proud to be, and so have no right to speak on the subject.

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http://tmblr.co/Z3ziGuTdmIt5

(Warning: Uses antiquated meaning of “Malay”)

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Proof

And for future reference: It’s western propaganda that made Filipinos think they aren’t Asian.

http://tmblr.co/Z3ziGuWnOaE0

http://stopwhitewashing.tumblr.com/post/31094263293/filipinos-as-latinos-hispanics

Not sure which language the ‘note to followers in the homeland’ is in, but just wanted to suggest a Tagalog translation in case you want it: Kung ikaw ay nasa Estados Unidos, huwag mong gamitin ang salitang “negro” upang tukuyin ang mga itim na tao. Ito ay salitang nakagagalit o nakasasakit. (Don’t use the term “negro” for black people if you are in the US. It’s considered offensive.)

Beat me to it. I believe it’s something with the mod’s idiolect; Ilokano seems to be their native tongue opposed to Tagalog. (At least assuming from previous posts and the use of “usar”.) Other than “upang tukuyin ang mga itim na tao”, what about “patungkol sa mga itim na tao”?

damnlayoffthebleach

nepetaleijon:

well if troy can tell his secret than i can tell mine

im a homestuck

The one born into solitude appreciates little of material joy, but he cannot resist occasional saccharine sweetness. (Taken with Instagram)

The one born into solitude appreciates little of material joy, but he cannot resist occasional saccharine sweetness. (Taken with Instagram)

thiefoworld:

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Sunday Morning by *fieru-ri
Imagery often clouds my mind, visions and auras of The End, perhaps that of my own. (Taken with Instagram)
Some perspective on the image: I almost got into a car accident earlier this year, something hit the back of the car, as we were driving in the middle of some protest. The earlier comment is actually some sort of roleplay; I’ve been playing around the idea of setting up a secondary blog, where what I take pictures of in real life get converted into some kind of roleplay.

Imagery often clouds my mind, visions and auras of The End, perhaps that of my own. (Taken with Instagram)

Some perspective on the image: I almost got into a car accident earlier this year, something hit the back of the car, as we were driving in the middle of some protest. The earlier comment is actually some sort of roleplay; I’ve been playing around the idea of setting up a secondary blog, where what I take pictures of in real life get converted into some kind of roleplay.

bloggish:

sicani:

Jupiter may have just saved Earth from a devastating impact event
Something just went down on Jupiter. Monday morning, at 11:35:30 UT, amateur astronomers glimpsed a brief but blazing flash of light in the upper reaches of the planet’s cloudy atmosphere. If past observations are any indication, Jupiter may have just sustained a major impact event. If that’s the case, the gas giant may have just saved Earth from a devastating cosmic collision.

  “Hey Jupiter!” Earth burst in, grinning wildly. “Where are you? Some of my scientists got this theory about your moons and-“
“I’m over here.” The voice calls out from another room and Earth frowns. Why does Jupiter even have rooms? Hesitant, he walks into another room, to find Jupiter. The man is standing shirtless, which could be a little awkward, until he notices Jupiter standing slouched and the red, inflamed burn along his torso.
“Jupiter?! What happened?!” Without a second thought he rushes forward, grabbing ice off a table and wrapping it in a towel, and pressing it to the burn. Jupiter jumps back, and Earth whacks his hand. “Stay still! Trust me, I know what I’m doing. We have actual medical professionals on my planet. We have actual people on my planet.”
“…Hello, Earth.” Then Earth realises his position, kneeling in front of Jupiter and with his hands pressed to the other man’s chest. And he hasn’t even said hello. He blushes.
Must defuse situation. “Uh, hi!” he says awkwardly. “Sorry about bursting in. You know me, always interfering with everything and thinking I know what’s best for everyone, ha ha!”
Jupiter chuckles. “It’s fine.” Earth notices the ice is heating up so he takes it out of the towel, swaps it for more ice. Jupiter winces as Earth reapplies the bundle.
“Seriously though,” Earth says, “What happened?”
Jupiter sighs. “Impact event. Asteroid, comet,” he says.
Earth stops dead. Impact events. He’s seen a few of those in his time, and they’ve always been so much worse for him than anyone else - the rest of his solar system is barren enough it doesn’t count, but him, teeming with life and ideas and species. He still remembers when he lost the dinosaurs, in a haze of fire and ash and poison. Woke up centuries later, smaller and fragile. He loved them so much, and still remembers them. It terrifies him to think of such a thing happening again, even to his humans, with all they’ve done to the planet - he loves them too.
And… Jupiter. “I’m so sorry,” he says, blinking through the haze of emotion.
“It’s alright,” smiles Jupiter, and Earth wants to ask how can it possibly be alright? “It’s not exactly an uncommon occurrence. Largest planet in the solar system; I think my mass just attracts things.”
“What?” Earth leaps to his feet. “But - that’s not fair!”
Jupiter cocks his head to the side. “Greatest mass, greatest target. Laws of physics. How is that not fair?”
“Because - because you haven’t done anything wrong!”
Jupiter laughs again. “Oh, right. You and all your lifeforms, and their concepts - fairness, morality, karma.”
“Don’t mock me; they don’t even all have those, anyway,” Earth huffs. “But how can you… Look at that burn, man. And you’re telling me this is nothing?”
Jupiter briefly looks down at the oozing, crusting thing. “Well, what would happen if I wasn’t here, huh?” he asks. “The meteors - or comets, or asteroids, or whatever - would get past me, hit the smaller planets behind. Your best friend Mars… or Venus and Mercury, nuts as they are. Or you.”
Earth gulps. “You shouldn’t have to do this for us,” he says.
Jupiter smiles, before pulling Earth into his embrace. Um. Okay. “It’s alright, Earth. I don’t mind. After all - I’m a gas giant, emphasis on the giant. I can get by, pretty much no matter what happens. Other people are more important. People like you. You’re… special.”
“I’m not,” says Earth. “I’m not special. Just… self-important.”
Jupiter chuckles again. “You’re better than you think you are. You’re alive, Earth, and that’s the most important thing. You have people, ideas, emotions still to share. You have so much to find, so much to see, so much to explore. You’re fragile, and I wouldn’t let you get set back by just any old meteor. You are special, Earth; you’re gonna fly across the universe one day, and to me that is worth a thousand burns.”

BEST FANFICTION for news is BEST. ;____;
Maker bless whoever did this.

bloggish:

sicani:

Jupiter may have just saved Earth from a devastating impact event

Something just went down on Jupiter. Monday morning, at 11:35:30 UT, amateur astronomers glimpsed a brief but blazing flash of light in the upper reaches of the planet’s cloudy atmosphere. If past observations are any indication, Jupiter may have just sustained a major impact event. If that’s the case, the gas giant may have just saved Earth from a devastating cosmic collision.

  “Hey Jupiter!” Earth burst in, grinning wildly. “Where are you? Some of my scientists got this theory about your moons and-“

“I’m over here.” The voice calls out from another room and Earth frowns. Why does Jupiter even have rooms? Hesitant, he walks into another room, to find Jupiter. The man is standing shirtless, which could be a little awkward, until he notices Jupiter standing slouched and the red, inflamed burn along his torso.

“Jupiter?! What happened?!” Without a second thought he rushes forward, grabbing ice off a table and wrapping it in a towel, and pressing it to the burn. Jupiter jumps back, and Earth whacks his hand. “Stay still! Trust me, I know what I’m doing. We have actual medical professionals on my planet. We have actual people on my planet.”

“…Hello, Earth.” Then Earth realises his position, kneeling in front of Jupiter and with his hands pressed to the other man’s chest. And he hasn’t even said hello. He blushes.

Must defuse situation. “Uh, hi!” he says awkwardly. “Sorry about bursting in. You know me, always interfering with everything and thinking I know what’s best for everyone, ha ha!”

Jupiter chuckles. “It’s fine.” Earth notices the ice is heating up so he takes it out of the towel, swaps it for more ice. Jupiter winces as Earth reapplies the bundle.

“Seriously though,” Earth says, “What happened?”

Jupiter sighs. “Impact event. Asteroid, comet,” he says.

Earth stops dead. Impact events. He’s seen a few of those in his time, and they’ve always been so much worse for him than anyone else - the rest of his solar system is barren enough it doesn’t count, but him, teeming with life and ideas and species. He still remembers when he lost the dinosaurs, in a haze of fire and ash and poison. Woke up centuries later, smaller and fragile. He loved them so much, and still remembers them. It terrifies him to think of such a thing happening again, even to his humans, with all they’ve done to the planet - he loves them too.

And… Jupiter. “I’m so sorry,” he says, blinking through the haze of emotion.

“It’s alright,” smiles Jupiter, and Earth wants to ask how can it possibly be alright? “It’s not exactly an uncommon occurrence. Largest planet in the solar system; I think my mass just attracts things.”

“What?” Earth leaps to his feet. “But - that’s not fair!”

Jupiter cocks his head to the side. “Greatest mass, greatest target. Laws of physics. How is that not fair?”

“Because - because you haven’t done anything wrong!”

Jupiter laughs again. “Oh, right. You and all your lifeforms, and their concepts - fairness, morality, karma.”

“Don’t mock me; they don’t even all have those, anyway,” Earth huffs. “But how can you… Look at that burn, man. And you’re telling me this is nothing?”

Jupiter briefly looks down at the oozing, crusting thing. “Well, what would happen if I wasn’t here, huh?” he asks. “The meteors - or comets, or asteroids, or whatever - would get past me, hit the smaller planets behind. Your best friend Mars… or Venus and Mercury, nuts as they are. Or you.”

Earth gulps. “You shouldn’t have to do this for us,” he says.

Jupiter smiles, before pulling Earth into his embrace. Um. Okay. “It’s alright, Earth. I don’t mind. After all - I’m a gas giant, emphasis on the giant. I can get by, pretty much no matter what happens. Other people are more important. People like you. You’re… special.”

“I’m not,” says Earth. “I’m not special. Just… self-important.”

Jupiter chuckles again. “You’re better than you think you are. You’re alive, Earth, and that’s the most important thing. You have people, ideas, emotions still to share. You have so much to find, so much to see, so much to explore. You’re fragile, and I wouldn’t let you get set back by just any old meteor. You are special, Earth; you’re gonna fly across the universe one day, and to me that is worth a thousand burns.”

BEST FANFICTION for news is BEST. ;____;

Maker bless whoever did this.

io9.com
youtu.be

Looks like I’ve sprung back into life.

datrobutt:

knochensoldaten:

the-goddamn-batdragon:

nightmareloki:

riseuplikeangels:

raelynnmarie:

nosuchthingasanawkwardsilence:

strawberry-hummingbird:

sareva:

A candle that smells like books.
How novel.

That’s fucking romantic as hell.

If anyone gave this to me I would ugly cry tears of joy. Oh my god. Please? Someone. Anyone. Birthday present?



WANT

Oh hot damn,

Give it to me now






Oh, darling~





FUUUUUCK I WANT THIS, OKAY.

datrobutt:

knochensoldaten:

the-goddamn-batdragon:

nightmareloki:

riseuplikeangels:

raelynnmarie:

nosuchthingasanawkwardsilence:

strawberry-hummingbird:

sareva:

A candle that smells like books.

How novel.

That’s fucking romantic as hell.

If anyone gave this to me I would ugly cry tears of joy. Oh my god. Please? Someone. Anyone. Birthday present?

WANT

Oh hot damn,

Give it to me now

Oh, darling~

FUUUUUCK I WANT THIS, OKAY.

nerdvalentine
superhappy:

pembrokewkorgi:

All of my <3 to Chun-Li and Devilot.  Some of my <3 to Ibuki too.

Kinu drew Effie?? How could I not have known this until now??

superhappy:

pembrokewkorgi:

All of my <3 to Chun-Li and Devilot.  Some of my <3 to Ibuki too.

Kinu drew Effie?? How could I not have known this until now??

gusandmedownbythesea

If you love God reblog this. If you love Satan keep scrolling.

#THIS WAS AN IMPROV

ROFLMAOOOOOO

getdownyoulittlepancake

islandsmag:


Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal I Rehabilitation and Renovation

A pro-bono proposal from Budji Layug, Royal Pineda and Kenneth Cobonpue in cooperation with the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines.

Its time someone did something about the worst airport in the world. So we made this design because we believe that no matter how beautiful our country is, our airports give the first and last impressions. This plan is relatively inexpensive and simple to adapt. The plan also involves renovating the interiors to allow faster flow of travelers between security, immigration and departure.

The first step has been done. Lets hope our government moves on this proposal quickly.

- Kenneth Cobonpue

I have to say, YES PLEASE. But perhaps if they utilize Terminal 3 more, this would not be needed urgently.

I’ve only been in Terminal 3 twice, because of that flight to Iloilo I had to take for my sleep test, but upon my arrival here in Manila, I saw that there were some immigration desks which weren’t used, unpowered walkalators, et cetera.

There probably will be more motivation for the terminal to be used if all the other international flights were to be designated there; many, if not most of its facilities are designed for such purpose.

francesyoungmoney:

dreamsandsubmarines:

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :”“”“”&gt;

This will be my future child’s first halloween costume. :)))))

WHATISCUTEWHATISCUTEWHATISCUTE

francesyoungmoney:

dreamsandsubmarines:

OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG :”“”“”>

This will be my future child’s first halloween costume. :)))))

WHATISCUTEWHATISCUTEWHATISCUTE

cassavaqueen
bi0tics