Note: This was originally written as an addendum to a Facebook post by a person I look up to
, i.e., a senpai. I edited the screenshot of the OP’s post for privacy purposes and to translate some phrases to English. This is mostly aimed at Filipinos. For context of OP’s post and all the ruckus going on lately in PH social media, kindly read this and this.
Continue reading Brief thoughts on media, sex, and sexuality
My attempt at interpreting my own poems over at twitter. Continue reading A few words, and even more words
Disclaimer: Despite the title, this post doesn’t get too deep. It uses sarcasm and general observations to make a point. Hence, I won’t argue if someone shows up and says this is a pretty bad argument–of course, only when he comes up with a better one. 😛
I often see this “hugot” expression:
“Are you numb or just dumb? ‘Cause you don’t feel that I f*ckin’ like you!”
And it’s often written and taken as a joke. It’s one of those “been there, done that”, “can relate to that” common train of thought, further spread like wildfire by the handy sharing tools we use today, i.e., social media. But it’s actually a bit problematic and worrisome. Continue reading Critique time!: “Numb or Dumb? I like you!”
I want a little attention–
a simple “hey” or “hi”
to my direction.
I thirst for human affection–
a smile, a hug,
a shoulder to cry on.
It’s okay to be vulnerable. It’s okay to be dependent. It’s okay to appear “weak.” That is our strength. I hope you have someone to tell your deepest regrets, cravings, happiness, and all other emotions in your seemingly tiny heart that might burst without ever unloading these feelings.
If you want, I can be that someone for you. Just shoot me a tweet or PM.
I’m quite the lurker in Facebook (and some other SNS, for that matter except for Twitter), reading other people’s stories. No, not the irrelevant captions on selfies. True to life stories of real people. Those who have been hurt and still hurting. Those who have faced cruelties in their past committed by fellow humans and are still haunted by these hideous acts in their dreams, and/or perhaps when looking at oblivious passersby. Continue reading I’m quite the lurker
Author’s notes: The following text was originally submitted as a requirement for our course, Food Processing Wastes Management, last Tuesday, 4th November. We watched the movie in our class as suggested by our instructor, who seems to really like the movie for the attention on the amplified environmental changes brought about by mankind and their implications on other creatures.
Overview of the Movie:
From IMDb: “Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!”
In a nutshell, Happy Feet is about being oneself in spite of the criticisms against being different from the majority, and, in the process finding one’s place to belong while fulfilling a greater purpose of being a unique individual. Continue reading Happy Feet (2006) Movie Analysis
I don’t know how, but my post got deleted, so I had to post this again. Who knows where the original post went.
How will the unjust man ever live a just life?
It was mentioned in Book 9 that the just man has more control over his decisions than the unjust man has over his own. This is because the just man lets his reason, the rational part of his soul, rule his pleasures and desires, while the unjust man does not use his reason, but enslaves himself to his appetitive pleasures and desires. The desires and pleasures of the unjust or tyrannical man can never satisfy them as they are not permanent—they are only illusory pleasures that need to be renewed every time. These insatiable cravings, if they are the only pleasure sought by a man, could only make him a being always hungry of food that will never provide him of all the nutrients which will lead to his well-being. Continue reading Plato’s The Republic, Books 9 and 10 Reflection