It’s been a hundred years. And it’s been a long 80 days in lockdown.
Blink and you’ll miss it #milestones
Third-year medical school is a whirlwind. Blink and you’ll miss it.
Why I love deconstruction
Tired of reading about cardiology, or the world, or life in general? Here’s a post on deconstruction as it applies to fanfiction, gender debates, politics and even medicine.
“Really, I like deconstruction because it basically goes wild with everything and anything. Because we define by différance, constructions and their manifestations can be as endless, limitless and as justifiable as you want it to be.”
filipino liberalism, the ties that bind, and the illusion of immutability
M recently remarked that I haven’t been posting anything other than art and poetry (and korean dramas), so here is a rant. No editing. 💕💕💕 Lots of redundancies. Lots of sense. (Hi.) … Privilege protects me from the consequences of my liberalism.
i don’t hate indigenous peoples, but i never learned to love them either
an essay on the absent narratives of indigenous peoples in the philippines, by jari The plight of indigenous peoples (IPs) against the reality of ethnic cleansing is a battlecry some people are willing to take to its bitter end . Since the inception of nation-states as we know them, indigenous peoples have been fighting…
i’ve been thinking lately (on language, 1984 and the ‘bakla’)
I’ve been thinking more and more lately about language, and specifically their role in the formation of ideas and the creation of avenues of discourse. This won’t be a cohesive opinion, because I just want this out of my chest. I’ve been thinking too much. In Orwell’s 1984, the idea of crimethink (which exists in vernacular as thoughtcrime)…
To be quite honest, I’ve got nothing. That’s all there is on my writing desk: miscellaneous poetry and lyrics, essay seedlings for some contests here and there, an empty travel blogpost. (You know, I’ll only start working on my Bali 2015 blog post after I finish the video. So I can’t do that yet, because some people…
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…
A Reclamation of Awesomence
Hi. I haven’t written anything in awhile, so I’ll be a bit more unstructured. I’ll even resist numbering things or making a list of any sort. The slant of this essay starts with this, PRIEST you spend two hours or more fixing yourself in front of the mirror, putting make-up (what do you call that?…
Essay: TH does not believe in religion
I had a nightmare earlier. I had a nightmare, and I woke up praying to the lord for strength. How odd, that for a person who professes no affiliation to a religion, I find myself coming back to the same rituals and the same prayers when I am reduced to my lowest. It must be…