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 [1][2]. Since the inception of nation-states as we know them, indigenous peoples have been fighting…

2014 x Footnotes

Before I make a post bragging about the roast chicken I cooked (I did a lot of the prep, okay), and actually making my new year post, I’ll add in the last four highlights of my December 2014. And before I forget: THANK YOU to everyone who made 2014 possible and wonderful. The air I breathe. My…

Rise and shine!* …for Simbang Gabi

*Though to be honest, I didn’t wake up early so much as I never slept at all. Simbang Gabi is a well-loved holiday tradition of the Philippine Catholic. For the nine mornings before Christmas Eve, the religious devout (or just plain dedicated) attends mass before the crack of dawn. For some people it’s for the…

Life Update #2014x

I’ve been living the past few days in a haze of hesitant lethargy. I don’t actually go to sleep every night planning to sleep over fifteen hours the next day, but that’s what happens. Curse the invention of naps.

Also technically an unscheduled holiday because #MarioPH came and ruined all of my plans. I have done nothing the whole day but sleep and maybe study. A little bit.

Vlog Progress

We have to understand that the progress of my vlog for Korea (vlog = video blog, to be uploaded in my Youtube channel (yes, I have one, only all of them are locked videos) and embedded here) is non-existent. Because my video making skills range from Windows Movie Maker to iMovie. :< I’ve begun something…

It’s coming to a close

The first day of classes this 2014 is right around the corner [AND TRUST ME I WANT TO CRY] so I’ve decided to recap my awesome (not really) holidays.  + + + first post of the year (fireworkssss) Family and Friends and Stuff Fast-paced Christmas. Christmas Eve | 8PM Christmas delights at the Paranaque home | 9PM/10PM Travel to…